Ishmael | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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217 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_42
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmf
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oldejoe
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redliner8
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
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 -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keb7816
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cris4545
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrew041180
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cath
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kataco16
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ishmael from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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