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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.

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3.3
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
fresh can from Bangor cheese. some smoke then malt and hops. nice drinking summer beverage.

3.4
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight grainy. Bitter, dry and caramelish. Slight bitter and herbal hoppy finish.

3.3
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 30, 2016
On tap @ Rising Tide. Amber in color with some off-white foam. Not as overly sweet as a lot of altbiers, probably a variety of reasons for that... Some caramel and toasted bread, certainly. Has more of a hop character than I typically expect from altbier, but again, not necessarily a surprise. Has some floral and almost earthy notes. Finishes kind of bitter, but in between there’s a very obvious estery, fruity quality.

3.9
Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours amber with nice cupric smell, light plate, decent flavor with nice sour note that develops into a pleasant spur finish. Not my favorite but I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Jow (4091) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Tap in bar harbor as part of my sampler of strange. Amber pour smal sudsy head. Nose is grains and toasted malt. Tastes of toast, and toasted malt, light cranberry, cardboard, lemon. Thin bodied and light spice and finish.

3.5
Mep3222 (1641) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Caramelized malty beer with a bitter hop finish. But more just dry, not piney. Malt dominates. Bit too bitter of a finish but not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
On draft in Portsmouth, NH. Nice, light altbier that’s dominated by the taste of medium-colored caramel malts and a clean yeast strain that I thought at first had to be a lager yeast. A bit malty and bready, but mostly light and refreshing.

3.3
mansquito (6911) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2016
At the source: pours copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, German hops, and bread. Taste is somewhat bitter. Nice malty backbone. Nice aftertaste. Respectable.

3.4
Pgiovanettijr (2) - - JUL 29, 2016 does not count
This beer has a pleasant copper color and features a smooth if somewhat lackluster flavor. The carbonation is rather strong which tends to dilute the already mild tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sampled at the brewery, pours a clear amber with some sudsy, white head. Nose has malt, metal, some lemon/orange, mild grist. Flavor is chewy with grain, a little butterscotch, orange, lemon. Dry finish.


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