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Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Draft. Lightly hazed light-amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/lemon, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine. Intensely bitter. Medium body, resiny, some alcohol burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
A nice amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice mix of chardonnay and c-hops, resinous, and smooth meaty notes. In mouth, a smooth woody malt, oak barrel, with loads of resinous c-hops, rich and classy. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, Jan. 15 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Golden amber pour, with a fluffy white head. aroma is juicy hops, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, GOD I LOVE CITRA HOPS. And Ithaca knows how to do it. Flavor is bright, fresh, more zest, creamy mouthfeel, lovely orange peel, pineapple juice, some tight, sweet maltiness as well, with only a hint of alcohol. Really, really delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Tap @ pacific standard. Pouts a golden tan color with thin head. Smells of lemon, citrus and pine. Tastes of hops, honey and pine. Almost like a double ipa rather then an american strong. Very enjoyable nonetheless. Id have it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2011
bottle poured a rich golden color with a covering of white head. aroma jumps out at you, dry citrus rind, orange peel, some resiny bitterness, and a bit of malt. mouth feel is crisp with nice coating and high side carbonation. flavor has a bit more bitterness, citrus, grapefruit, nice and dry, with a lingering finish. this is quite smooth and there is little alcohol to be found. wow this is quite yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Deeper golden pour. Big Citusy hop aroma, Dill from Sorachi, coconut, orange, lemon, . Taste is citrus rind, lemon, grapefruit. Strong yeast presence. Coconut, big bitterness in the finish. Another winner from Ithaca>

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2584) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2011
750 ml from Decicco Ardsley. Hazy orange with head and lace. Very citrus hop sweet lemon pastry aroma. Tangy fruity orange sweetness with fairly dry fruity medium bitter mouthcoating finish. Nice balanced palate, assertive but without a bite. Very good. I’m still not a big DIPA fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Event at Pizza Plant with rep and owner Dan. Orangey appearance with white as snow head. Aroma of citrus, orange blossoms. Creamy mouthfeel. Wild yeast in there making it tasty and satisfying, with hoppyness couched in wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Draft with streets at rattlenhum. Pours a hazy golden body. Aroma is fresh pine hops. Mouthfeel is medium and fresh with notes of pine needles and vague citrus flavors.

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