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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, orange, biscuit, and pine. Flavor of toasted malt, hops, and orange peel with an alcohol burning sensation in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
(draft) Soft beige head with cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, orange/floral, some caramel. Medium-full body, alcohol very well hidden, some sticky, resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: July 17, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, nice fine white head
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma
Body: creamy body puncuated by sharp carbonation stabs
Flavor: sweet and hoppy flavor, nice mellow grapefruit with a piny accent, mellow bitter finish, solid sweet hop flavor lasts through to the last sip
Overall: a very fine double ipa

Date: April 29, 2006
Mode: growler
Source: tasting
Aroma: faint aroma
Flavor: flavor sweetness is tempered, lasting bitterness
Overall: a bit mellower than the bottle

Date: February 10, 2007
Mode: dry hopped cask with oak chips
Source: extreme beerfest
Aroma: a little grassy aroma with only a hint of the oak
Flavor: a big more of the sweet citrus flavor is brought out maybe by a touch of vanilla in the oak

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10474) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Golden amber ale with a thin off white head. A rather floral hops aroma in attack, with signs of oxidized malts. In mouth, biscuitty malts, with grapefruity hops, a clean bitterness lingering, and caramel in finish. Medium bodied. Good but not Imperial. August 26,2006 at McGregor’s, Henrietta, NY. Served in a chalice, 5$.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2008
12-oz bottle received via trade with jah noth. Pours hazy orange with an average, creamy and rocky, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (meal, cereal, caramel), heavy hops (perfume, flowers, citrus, pine), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of pineapple and peach. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. This one really hides its alcohol well and also features a nice balance of ingredients.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is of grapefruit and pine with hints of peach and clementine. Good balance. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness with delicate saltiness. Medium-bodied and astringent with tingly carbonation. Lengthy, salty, then dry finish. Cheers to growler for sharing this gem!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, biscuity, pine, caramel and orange peels. Tastes of oranges, caramel, lighter biscuit, and a grapefruit finish. Medium bitter with a lighter sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8520) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Amber orange and slightly cloudy with a white head. Aroma is quite subtle though. Hoppy, but ot overly fresh. Fruity and lightly spicy with peach/spice and black pepper over a full, sweet malt base. Peachy and doughy and comes across sort of greasy and fatty in the body. Sweet slightly toasty malts, but they mostly just provide fat sweetness with no subtlety at all. Quite hot and not terribly good.


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