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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 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Thanks to xnoxhatex for sharing. The body was dark gold with a white colored head. At first you get the obvious grapefruit. Then, behind that, there is a little bit of funk and apples. The taste was straight ahead grapefruit with some almonds. A fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2008
12oz bottle from homebrew mystery swap. Clear amber with small white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, a little caramel, a little dough, a lot of citrus hops, some pine, pretty enjoyable. Citrus flavor resin hops with some pine and caramel and dough, grass, all around pretty nice. Medium body and a little syrupy, but not bad. Overall a very a nicebeer but a little bit too aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
330 ml. found at Premiere Gourmet.A hoppy beer, was not sure what hops used, but leafy taste. Even a tad of wintermint. Not a bad double IPA, short of being a hop bomb and well malted. Just very hoppy.Carbonation was a bit high, this would be interesting on cask. bee-aye #2901.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Starts off with a strong vanilla-laden oak bomb with a relatively biscuity aftertaste that is dry with a nice heavy body. I sense the usual IPA suspects from the pine to grapefruit but with a rather organic grassy envelope surrounding it. Even though its well made, at times it seems a bit harsh and perfume-laden. I think they over did a hop (cascades maybe?). The aroma rocks! This reminds me of Cascazilla on roids. Bottle from NEPA spilt from Stef.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2008
12oz via trade. Pours orange with a bright white ring of a head. Big citrus nose and a sweet and hoppy taste. Not bad, a little eh. but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2008
Bottled. Poured clear, very decidedly medium orange with a short cap of whitish head. The aroma was quite juicy with grapefruit and oranges leading the way.. some toffee was deeper, and grassy notes were evident with warmth.. smelled deceptively soft and approachable. The flavor was more aggressive, if my last comment wasn’t indicative enough.. unfortunately it was in the form of sticky, non-descript sweetness, alcohol, and lesser, but still unpleasant stale cardboard notes.. bitterness was moderate and citric in nature.. the stale notes stuck on the finish. Heavier-bodied and sticky on the palate with only OK balance. Not a good IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Poured amber with a thin off white head. Aroma was grassy with a bit of hops. flavor was slightly hoppy with grass, celery, and some off flavor I couldn’t figure out. Finished bitter, good carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Hmmm.... Hardly a hop bomb. Looks nice, deep orange kinda hazy. Small head, minimal lacing. Smells just like a barley wine. The hops are virtually absent from the aroma.....and taste. This is a freakin barley wine unless this bottle is an old one. Style points are right on the money for this one. Only thing good I can say about this one as far as being a DIPA is that the 10% is undetectable. If they decide to call this a barley wine I’d probably have given it a higher score. Strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Smells of pleasant floral hop, slightly sour. Tastes very smooth and hoppy with a decent malt presence. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
bottle. Deep orange amber color with piney citrus hop aroma. Slight harsh bitterness, piney citrus hop flavor. some caramel sweetness. Decent

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