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Ishmael | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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.

Added by sogrady on 09-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,381
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
219
pDev:
11.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
50
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of beer_deli
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like to call this a good sophomore beer. The hops are present, but it does not hit you in the face. It's good if someone is looking to transition from light beers to something a little more rugged. The beer tastes as it smells, but it is very tolerable. Definitely one of my go-to options!

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Photo of selecter70
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught. A brown/copper ale which always turn up near St. Patrick's Day and are typically underwhelming. However, this one is more in the altbier style and also leans towards somewhat to English rustic farm ales. The pour was a hazy dark copper brown with very little head or lacing. The smell was malty and yeasty but not clean smelling like other brown ales. The body was medium and the taste was a yeast-infused malt with cherry notes as well as rye bread, and just a hint of lemon hops to brighten it up. Definitely an interesting one

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_42
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmf
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz to becker. Pours a turbid amber with a very mild aroma - yeast and malt. Sweet malty taste with a hint of orange hop aftertaste. Foamy smooth in the mouth. Overall a little sweet, but excellent.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oldejoe
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks. A ruddy, unfiltered Amber with a skinny head.
Smell. Have a cold and can't smell anyway. Don't smell, either.
Taste. Slightly malty start, slightly dry hoppy finish. Citrusy on the roof of the palette.
Feel. Medium weight, but a lively sparkle.
Overall. I.m not much for middle of the road beers, but I do like this one.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redliner8
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark copper color with large beige-tinted head and thick lacing. Doughy malt aroma with a touch of fruity sweetness, including raisins and cherry, and enough hop presence for balance. Medium bodied and just enough over-carbonated that it adversely impacts the taste. There's still some doughy, malt sweetness, and a little hop citrus flavor, but the carbonation is distracting from both.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keb7816
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cris4545
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4 oz. tasting glass at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a sturdy-looking clear amber with a frothy, creamy white head. Nice lacing left behind.

Aroma: Some caramel and biscuit along with a faint nuttiness.

Taste: Follows the nose. Very appealing - caramel and biscuit notes add flavor, and it has a nice "all seasons" kind of character to it. Hops are present enough to satisfy the hop crowd.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium depth. Very drinkable.

Overall: Really solid "flagship"-type beer. Well executed, and should have broad appeal.

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Photo of rallyr32
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrew041180
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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