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Ithaca Double IPA

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Made with 100% New York State hops. India Pale Ale (IPA) is a style of beer renowned for its hop character. Some modern brewers have taken this tradition to the next level with the "Double IPA". What better way to parade the potential of NYS hop farming than with our new Double IPA. Hop farming once thrived in New York State. In the early 1900s, 95% of all hops used in the US were grown here in New York. However, soon the combination of crop disease & prohibition put an end to local hop growing. There is a new movement afoot to bring commercial hops back to NY. The Ithaca Beer Co. has teamed up with Pederson Farms (Seneca Castle, NY) to bring you this exceptional ale.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Courtesy of ElJefe. Slightly hazy, dark golden, decent white head. Pine resin up front, big malt backbone. Flavor much the same, sticky pine resin, light citrus, huge caramel/crystal back end. Very harsh. Thins on palate a bit, could be itís from a growler.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Nice, pillowy head. Golden color; straw-colored, but darker. More carbonation than usual. Very light color, and the head leaves a nice lace. Woody hop scent, with a dry smell. There is almost no other smell immediately present; hops dominate. Crisp hoppy flavor. Has a very nice combo of the piney hops and the citrusy balance. Has a fruity, citrusy aftertaste. Very smooth, but at the same time kind of thick. When it warms up it gets almost a milky feel. Nice and medium-bodied. The beer is kind of heavy, but very pleasant. Because itís so hoppy, a few in a row is unlikely, but this is a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to HogTownHarry for picking me up a growler of this in Buffalo. Appearance: Dark orange/brown with a thick and creamy white head. Aroma: Super hoppy, deliciously fruity with lemons, limes and mango.. thereís a nice woodiness to it too. Very nice. Flavour: Immediately the hops are the prominent feature, followed quickly by a nice malt character, quite a cheeky alcohol burn too. Long hoppy, sprucy finish, nice indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
(drought at Eli Cannonís in Middletown CT, 100% NY hops, 10%)

a sipper served in a large wine glass, ^co2, ^alchl, ^sweet-fruity-hop throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of hops and grapefruit. A flavor of hops, malt and grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1890) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with an off-white head. Nice malt and pine hop aroma. Flavour is sweet malt with pine hops. Candy-sweet finish with malt. 26-09-09.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Pours gold with a large white lasting head. Smells of wildflowers, grassy, perfumy. Tastes bitter, citrussy, earthy, some grassy elements.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grasy, perfumed and herbal! Heavy bitter flavor. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
bottle at the deli givin to me by the brewer at an event. I told him I was a lover of huge beers and he had only brough on bottle of this with him. He cracked it and we shared it. A nice orange color with a little head. the aroma was pungent and citursy. The taste is glorious and hopy with a nice citrus backing. just the bit I wanted it to have loved every sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Sllightly hazy orange coloured body with a super thin white bubbly head and some floaters on top. Aroma of pure hops, sugar, oranges (not just the peel), malt, more hops and tons more sugar. Medium to Full-bodied; Super strong hoppiness up front with a bunch of bitterness leading into a strong malty taste with a bunch of twangy characteristics. Aftertaste has way more hop bitterness which makes this really nice - no sweetness or malt to speak of...just an alcoholic kick and a hoppy taste in the mouth. Overall, I liked this beer way more than most other IIPAs, because it didnít kick as much, but it had TONS of hops. Definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2006.


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