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Ishmael - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: sogrady on 09-15-2010)
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Ratings: 124 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -45.8%

05-24-2014 08:36:23 | More by chippo33
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -39%

01-19-2014 21:26:40 | More by Jslay013
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MaineMike

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-17-2011 23:42:31 | More by MaineMike
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 01:54:48 | More by mdaschaf
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jgammoniv

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

02-27-2014 14:10:28 | More by jgammoniv
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a khaki, four-finger head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Cloudy amber/red color, with some yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Indistinguishable nose. Flavor is a bready, barely sweet caramel with the hops coming in late. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $6.75 for a 22oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 22:23:10 | More by jdhilt
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-04-2012 17:34:21 | More by Larrydoherty
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

10-11-2013 01:16:04 | More by garrisonp
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-26-2014 01:47:37 | More by Sspeer1
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.

Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic pixie cups.

Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.

Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 14:40:08 | More by KarlosT
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JJChrist

Maine

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-21-2014 19:43:44 | More by JJChrist
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-07-2014 06:05:59 | More by EricDu
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Jonny41

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-09-2014 23:25:48 | More by Jonny41
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-16-2014 00:43:59 | More by mattmarka1
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-03-2013 18:50:31 | More by DonFrap
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Taylor1989

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap In a pint glass at Murphy's taproom,Manchester

A: copper brown colored body with tan head

S: mild malts and hops, bread/biscuit yeast comes through.

T: much like in the smell. I'm getting the bready yeast and a Carmel malt

M: medium,, light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste or finish

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 12:36:37 | More by Taylor1989
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stunna

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-29-2012 03:23:27 | More by stunna
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dunix

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-29-2012 14:09:12 | More by dunix
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-26-2013 03:38:04 | More by s1ckboy
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jebrew

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-29-2014 00:58:48 | More by jebrew
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-11-2012 07:08:19 | More by mattparsons
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:14:06 | More by mikesgroove
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 22:24:05 | More by puboflyons
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 22oz bottle poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a hazy brown with a touch of amber, little to no head to speak of more of a slightly tanned film, some small spots of lacing.

S: smells a bit grassy and skunky, light toasty grain and a hint of caramel, not a very pungent nose. Smells kinda like a skunky copper ale.

T: not much improvement from the nose, I get toasted malt, hint of cAramel, touch of grassy and bitter hops... And a Lil skunk....

M: on the light side of medium. Crisp medium carbonation, and a touch of dry lingering bitterness.

O: a pretty average brew here, not a horrible one, but not a great one either.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 00:36:55 | More by PeterIngemi
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boralyl

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a point glass it produces a huge 3 finger light tan head. The head lasts forever and forms a mountain as the sides fade away leaving some nice lacing. The beer is clear and copper in color with plenty of carbonation bubbles present.

S - Not a very strong aroma. I get toasted malts and spicy/earthy hops.

M - Light-medium in body with some creaminess. This caught me by surprise because of the appearance. I figured it would be over-carbonated, but it is not.

T - The nose is similar to the taste. First I encounter toasted and bready malts. I'm then greeted with some earthy hops with a sweet flavor coming in and lasting into the finish. There is a light bitterness that also appears in the finish.

The beer fits the style quite well. I enjoyed it, but wouldn't actively seek it out again. That being said I would like to see what other offering become available from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:28:26 | More by boralyl
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Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.