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Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Our anniversary ale, THIRTEEN is carefully brewed with raw and malted wheat and flaked oats, assertively hopped with Citra and Sorachi Ace, spiked with an addition of orange and lemon peel and vigorously fermented with an American Ale yeast. Enjoy the incandescent appearance, immense citrus aromas and flavors, soft and fluffy mouthfeel and bitter zing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sweet and fruity hop nose with some mint and herbs. Taste lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lots of flowers and herbs, solid citrus, light honey.I

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity, juicy, piney hop aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor has citric, piney, and floral hops, with some sweet malty balance, and a nice bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Draft very fresh. Pours a hazy amber body with a copper white head. Grassy and herbal tones that are even still dominated by pure fruit juice notes. Pineapples, with citrus, and crazy juicy blends. Light sugar tones of unrefined sugars and some sticky grass and spruce notes. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Had on tap at the brewery and was very impressed, however the bottle is anything but. Bottle from batch E!033 gushed slightly when opened and from the first pour was filled with chunky yeast sediment. The bottle was stored properly weeks prior to opening. The big hop flavor and aroma were still there but masked by the murky yeasty body. Disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Could ave drank this all night. Drank at The Blue Monk on tap. amber oarange color, nice foam. nose is citrus and sweet, more hoppy than I was expecting. flavor again is citrus, lemon zest,little piney and sweet. really really enjoyed this on tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy brass with a fluffy white head. Nose is wheat, orange and lemon zest with hints of pineapple. Juicy medium body with a tingle. Lingering resiny hops and citrus peel. Taste is vibrant bitter orange, grapefruit and pepper with a touch of honey. Gets cloudy toward the end with the wheat adding some smoothness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
750 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid orangy dark straw colored with big fluffy white head and spare lace. Nose is..wow..gargantuan tangerine, florals, canteloupe, honeydew; a lot like Dreadnaught or Pliny or Troegs Jamba. Tastes very hoppy, citric, floral, with a big ruby red grapefruit taste, navel orange, black pepper, and a smooth finish. Perhaps a biy malt light, but nonetheless, this one is a hop and citrus bomb, and tastes super fresh and just drips off your watering tongue. Absolkutely delicious, but non IBU freaks and citrus freaks won’t care for this one as much as I do, and frankly, I don’t give a damn about that, Scarlett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (694) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours an opaque light golden brown with slight head. Nose is not strong but bubble gum & citrus are present. First sip is malty but balanced with Citra hops and the clean with Sorachi aces hops. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby-orange with barely any head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops, sweaty hops, and light bitter spices. Flavor of grainy malts, rice, booze, and a citrusy hoppy finish. Heavy palate for a 8.9%-er. Overall, very interesting beer with a solid grainy cerealy palate and plenty of hops. 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Thirteenth rating of this beer. I missed the draft version, but Chris from Georgetown bought a bottle to share - thank you sir! Cloudy variegated yellowish orange color. Aroma of pine, orange peel, coriander. Taste is rising bread dough and light spice. Fantastic.

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