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Rising Tide Ishmael American Copper Ale

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4198) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
On tap at the Book & Bar, Portsmouth, NH. Amber with a ring of white head; faint malt aroma; creamy caramel malt taste. This certainly didn’t remind me of Düsseldorf.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 1/06/12. The appearance has a copper brown colored body with a small tan lumpy head with a speckled lacing. The smell has a light sort of mild malts and hops with a light cooked apples and an added sort of bread/biscuitiness. The taste is basically sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, its mostly on a medium sort of body with a nice sessionable sort of quality to it. There is a decent light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste or finish. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Meghan and Dan supplied the 650mL bottle—many thanks! To English-sized pint glass, it pours a coppery amber brownish tone with which a snowy white head 1 finger in length stood. Smells and tastes of tin, caramelized onions, denim, and Bible paper. I’d say, "an occasional hits the spot" beer. I don’t see myself drinking another one of these. Not terrible, but also not worth good money.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2013
on draft at brewery, this one a a little grainy and plain. oh well its the flagship for the masses so i assume this is necessary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
22oz bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering shared by j12601-offwhite-hazy amber. A-med malt-nutty/hazelnut. T-med malt-nutty/hazelnut, 2nd earthy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Batch 131-Born March 2013. The pour is a slightly cloudy amber brown with a lingering cream colored and soft head. The aroma is bready and malted. The body is medium. The taste has a forward roasted malt character and an earthy hop bitterness pulling up the backside. Decently done but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Acadia’s Oktoberfest 2013 (Southwest Harbor, ME). Arôme: Odeur de céréale avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale avec une pointe de noix grillées et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #5260)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Ugly muddy copper pour. Malty beer that lacks good malt character. Watery and boring without much else going on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Bread crusts, earth-covered wood and spicy hop bitterness make this quencher feel wholesome from aroma to finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy amber.
-A light fruitiness is found, reminiscent of apricot jam or marmelade.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-The smooth effervescence and healthy body contribute to a comfortable body.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2013
22oz bomber: This one pours a slightly hazy, coppery color. There was a very small off-white head on it. It has a nice nose. Malty and nutty notes are most prevalent. Some earthy hops and a few lurking fruits. The taste is good. A bit bitter, with an underlying sweetness: a good balance. Caramel malts, nuttiness, a hint of roasted malts. A pretty solid beer.


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