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Ithaca Double IPA

Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Ithaca, New York USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Another new bottle thanks to bmartin08 - Hazy orange pour, sweet musty nose. Flavor of complex hops but mostly peppery sweetness, almost like a barley wine. Decent weight on the tongue, with a touch of sticky. Odd flavor overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Not sure why I never rated this one. Fresh this definitely has more hops to it but man do they fade fast. An ager if you want it richer with not much hops. Still a great beer but not a DIPA aged. Fresh it has a ton of hops and malts to balance it out but even fresh it is a sweeter DIPA. Giving out my last of these made me realize how much I do like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
Medium amber-brown, not too attractive really. Hoppy, fragrant aroma of grapefruit, pine, tons of hops, with decent caramel malt. Very strong alcohol flavor, with lots of hops again: pine, grapefruit, some cherry and dark fruit, but really driven by alcohol and hops. Way too much alcohol in the mouth. Nice otherwise, with really great hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of yobdoog. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger initial beige head that fades to a soup scum quickly. Nose is caramel malt, muted citrus and earthy notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar and an earthy finish. Where are the hops? This brew comes off more like a barleywine. Not bad though. Thanks Trevor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2008 Flour City Brew Fest. Some hop aroma to this beer. Light clear orange color with a lasting small white head. Initial sweet malt taste turning to bitter hops. Finishes with a good amount of citrus hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is hoppy grapefruit with hints of sweetness. Some lingering bitterness. $2.29 for a 12oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Draft. Pours hazy orangy copper with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, grapefruit, mango, honeydew, black pepper. Tastes citric, hoppy, with a lot of tropical/citrus fruity flavors matched by a decent malt bill and some late peppery and perfumy floral notes. Solid balance and complexity make this a very good IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with a dense one-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring leaving sporadic lacing. The smell is surprising sweet with peaches and apricots on top of the big citrus hop base. There is also some caramel malts in the nose as well. The taste doesn’t quite deliver on the unique smell and is a mix of citrus and pine and some bready malts. It has an abrasive bitterness through the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very sticky with strong carbonation. This is an interesting DIPA though I wish the flavor measured up to the unique aroma. Still worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2008
bottle. piney hops. dark crystal lends an unpleasant dark fruit/prune flavor. alcohol edge. didn’t like this one. ahboo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On draft at Capone’s. Pours a dark orange/brown with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy hops and light pine. Taste of grassy notes, light pine and faint citrus.

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