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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (928) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured copper in color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel malts, hops, slightly metallic. Light, easy to drink, but forgettable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4155) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draught and bottles, since debut, most recently April 2015.
Clear copper-goldenrod body is topped by a small, off-white head that is mostly well-retained.
Toasty malt with flowers, light spices and some earthiness in the nose proclaim a pretty honorable rendition of the "traditional alt". Yes, there’s acidity and citrus here as well, but it’s light and helps take some of the intensity from the toasted malt sourness. No alcohol or flaws, very clean and fruity.
The munic malt does its usual thing, adding tons of sourdough flavor, but there’s enough residual sugar to balance, leaving a malty caramel flavor lingering, while floral hoppiness and citrus bitterness also coalesce on the finish. Vanilla and brown bread notes are subdued and the carbonation is strong and helps clear all of this malt (both the sour and sweet) and hop bitterness.
I don’t love beers with a high proportion of munich malt. It just exacerbates any hop acidity with the heavy sourdough/toasted flavors and really fatigues the palate, requiring, in turn, more fatiguing sweetness to balance. That being said, they do a good job here and it’s still quite drinkable, especially if youre looking for a more substantial beer to go with a meal or whatnot. Again, very clean and not much to complain about.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (109) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from Candia Road Convenience. Aroma is toasted bread, cereal, slightest hint of chocolate. Appearance is clear copper with good sparkle with creamy off-white less than finger width head with foamy lacing. Taste is balance of moderate sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied, lightly creamy with average carbonation--lightest buzz on the tip of the tongue and pretty abrupt finish with mild bitterness. Overall, above average beer with decent attributes but nothing that is spectacular or really stands out.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (15) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice smooth brew. Not a copper ale fan but this beers got me changing my mind way to go Maine that’s my state

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (920) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
Dark amber pour. Malty nose. Notes of yeast. Fresh mouthfeel. Thin for me. Decent brew, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (619) - - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at tasting room. Nice dark copper pour with solid white head. Citra hops come through with nice bitterness and dry finish. Malty sweetness up front. Grass on the finish. Interesting choice for a flagship.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (427) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap. Nice copper color, though tad light. It had a mild malt taste with a thin and watery mouthfeel. A hint of ho bittermess. OK overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2014
Aroma is malty and clean with some dried fruit. Flavor is bitter yet pretty balanced with good clean malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (764) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Ambrée claire. Léger collet blanc. Douce. Fine amertume. Un peu de caramel. Florale. Lavande. Simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (355) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours copper with an off white head. Some malty sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is well balance between malt and mild hops.


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