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Ishmael - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sogrady on 09-15-2010

Ishmael is our richly-flavored American copper ale. This American interpretation of the altbiers of Düsseldorf is brewed with continental Munich malt, American-grown hops, and a clean-fermenting ale yeast to produce a slightly sweet and malty beer balanced by a firm bitterness.
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3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: slight haze; amber/copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very little lacing;

S: toffee, nutty;

T: caramel and toffee up front; switches over to an odd chocolately amaretto flavor at mid-palate; finish is slightly sweet; never really got any hop character;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: looked and smelled great; flavor was unbalanced and not really to my liking;

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

A - Clear copper body with bubbly off-white head. Not very good retention or lacing.

S - Slight maltiness as you'd expect with a red.

T - Some citrus hop along with doughy sweet malts.

M - Medium/light body with moderate/high carbonation. Slick with no stickiness.

O - This makes for a really drinkable copper ale. The flavors aren't too complex, but they're enjoyable and the body light enough to throw back a few.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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Drank straight from the bottle while walking to the drug store to buy trash bags. Beer has this bizarre mineral taste I can't place. Burton water salts? Heard that a large portion of Munich malt may contribute this flavor too. Would prob taste better paired with food. On it's own a little weak, but not bad for walking around the hood on a mission. Bet it'd be real good in chili or used to steam sausages.

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Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.