Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
My trading partner from Maine, Matt, continues to send me fantastic American craft beers from his nape of the neck. This last shipment included a bevy of Rising Tide Brewing Company options. The first pull of the lot is Atlantis, a Cascadian Dark Ale.
American craft brewing is about letting the artisinal side show through. This beer does with a heaping helping of smoke malt that becomes the dominant malt in the beer. Roast and even chocolate find their way, while strong pine and citrus hops balance. In spite of the peat level, the beer is well balance and quite easy to drink. The peat that I mention, in spite of being dominant, isn’t huge which is a saving grace for the beer. I would definitely have this beer. I hope the hint sinks in.
I don’t know how long the Rising Tide has been around but it doesn’t seem like there are ton of different brews of theirs floating around. I think Matt sent me just about everything. Now I just need him to upload pics onto the site. 😉 Enjoy!
Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 7 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.1
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