Ishmael - Rising Tide Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
Found this last week at Tully's; I got the last bottle on the shelf. This was a pretty nice debut beer.
It was a dark amber color with a small tan head. Plenty of lace.
Mostly a caramel aroma, some floral elements, and a whiff of tobacco.
The taste followed the aroma: caramel, late hops, and a hint of tobacco.
This was a smooth, easy-drinking beer.
09-27-2010 00:30:54 | More by lordofthewiens
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
Had on draft at a local irish pub in the Old Port.
Dark dark amber colot cant see thru at all thick white head remains on the glass and laces well
The smell is of roasted and caremel malts, like a traditional english ale slightly different then my expectation of an alt but I like the smells
Tastes like a homebrew very fresh and smooth with crystal and roasted malts through out. To finish not a lot of body or carbonation leaves a dry roasted flavor
02-16-2011 12:42:51 | More by bishopdc0
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Appearance: tan in color, 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, clear
Smell: English toasted malt and caramel
Taste: English toasted malt and caramel
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium body, sweet with slight bitterness
Overall: A solid and above average English tasting altbier. I would pick this up again, but there are better in the style ad from the brewery.
08-25-2013 13:09:07 | More by tigg924
2.65/5 rDev -28.4%
Review from notes 11/20/10.
A: Pours brown, with no head and no lacing. Looks like it might be flat. No lacing to speak of either.
S: Toasted malts, a little bit of coffee and caramel.
T: Similar to the nose, very toasted and bready. No detectable hops.
M/D: Extremely thin with no carbonation. The taste is ok, but the body was a huge let down. When I bought the bottle the store had just gotten them in, the owner took it out of the case and sold me the first bottle, so it wasn't sitting long. Hopefully I will get to give this one another shot.
02-01-2011 01:54:48 | More by mdaschaf
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
22oz bomber purchased at Carl's Meat Market in Portsmouth NH. Pint glass pour.
Dark copper brown - 1/2 inch foam settles out to a light surface cap. Laces.
Powerfully malty smell.
Rich malty taste, light hop mixed in. Some toffee taste. Perfectly balacned carbonation.
Extremely drinkable, rich wonderful taste. Fantastic.
11-27-2010 23:42:05 | More by KTCamm
3.36/5 rDev -9.2%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Batch 131-Born March 2013. Sampled on November 11, 2013.
It has a slight foggy amber brown pour with a long lasting cream colored head. The head is light and delicate.
The aroma is malty and roasted. There is a hint of earthy hops but they do not jump out at you. A mild sweetness too.
The body is medium and smooth.
A good roasted malt character highlights the taste experience with a mellower but somewhat earthy hop finish. This is not a spectacular beer but it is easy to drink.
11-11-2013 22:24:05 | More by puboflyons
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
a - copper. quite translucent until the sediment at the bottom is added (my choice). big head and lots of pretty retention.
s - not much to smell here. very little hops and malts. reminds me of a Sam Adams Boston Lager
t - mild malt and hop characteristics. minor sweetess and bitterness. balanced all around and quite enjoyable.
m - i thought that the frothy, bubbly mouthfeel fit the medium body of the beer pretty well. ya, it would be hard to chug, but we like to enjoy our beer anyway, so that's not really a concern.
o - again, kinda reminded me of the well-balanced approach brought by a Boston Lager. obviously it is a different style of beer, but i'm just using the Boston as comparison since it is an enjoyable, sessionable beer. i won't get this beer again because it didn't stand out too much, but i did definitely enjoyed it and i'm glad i got it
10-10-2011 01:59:18 | More by Doshkin
3.8/5 rDev +2.7%
Muddy copper in color, with a light white finger of head. Laces a little bit.
Smell is a little muddled, but theres some slight fruity sweetness, and hints of citrus hops. Theres some breadiness too.
Taste is nice, with a fair yeasty characteristic, citrus sweet hops, and a bit of nutty, malt sweetness.
Feel is light in body, light carbonation and lingering creaminess.
11-29-2010 01:59:41 | More by EgadBananas
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured into a nonic pint glass, with much thanks to ToasterChef!
An off white three finger head With a real nice copper body, hues throughout going from chestnut red to orange and all. Looks typical unfiltered style not ridiculously cloudy, I really like this color and head combination, very nice.
Very light dark doughy malts, nice for an Alt, but kind of hidden. Simple sense of chewy-ness, liking this nicely.
A very hop forward altbier for sure. Hop bitter noticeable taking away from much of the malt backbone. Nice dough action a bit mixing in to give just a bread like dark taste. Mouthfeel is a little wet though. Aftertaste lingers with some light chocolate, it seems t get better though as you consume it towards the end.
Still quite drinkable overall, interesting take, not exactly falling in love here, but enjoyable.
01-06-2012 21:12:01 | More by smakawhat
3.33/5 rDev -10%
amber in color with copious amounts of carbonation bubbling up toward the surface throughout. Nice white head on top, maybe an inch and a half before settling down to coat the inside of the glass for a minute. Interesting aroma, mix of grains, light bready malts, and a touch of a grassy, herbal hoppiness. Nothing crazy here but nicely balanced. Same could be said for the flavor, nice pale taste, light bready notes balancing a herbal sort of hop. Lightly sweet with a decent amount of carbonation, this one could go down like water.
11-04-2011 02:14:06 | More by mikesgroove
Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.