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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
[4296-20120211] 750mL bottle. Pungent grainy butter orange peel leaf aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy woody orange flavour has a very strong citrus base. Full body. Tasty but hugely boozy. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, JoeMcPhee)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 2012-02-11. Hazy golden body, small frothy white head. 3+ Modest aroma, light alcohol, sweet almost honey like pale malt. Sort of grainy, cereally touch, floral accents. 6+ Flavour is mild, pale wheaty malt and cereals, modest bitterness, hints of melon and apricot, touch of vanilla like notes that seem like I might be imagining them. Smooth average to light bodied palate. 3+ Bit quirky, enjoyable and quaffable. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, earthiness, lemon, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors oif wheat, lemon, earthiness,oak, light vanilla and light orange zest with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle shared by Bhensonb. Pours a burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma is light apricot and finishes bitter sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a bright, clear, light golden. Large fluffy head. Pungent aroma of burnt orange, wheat, cereal, Fruity Pebbles, tropical fruit, cream. Light bodied, bursting with orange and lemon flavor, fresh mown grass, sage. Smooth wheat palate. The finish is very complex, the bitterness feels like it comes from orange pith as well as hops. The Sorachi Ace works perfectly with the wheat. This Excelsior series is very impressive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Nice lemon aroma, not medicinal or chemical, but real lemon. Bright, floral hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice citrus finish. A soft palate with a good, and flavorful balance of hops with real citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle @ home with Jetson. Cloudy, peachy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Very cool grapefruity hoppy, rich mango, orange fruity, toasty malty aroma. Fucking awesome aroma that’s bordering on a 10. Huge citrusy (pineapple, mango, orange, tons of grapefruit), slightly earthy hoppy, somewhat bitter, sweet, toasty wheat malty flavor. Kind of tastes like a fresh hop IPA with additional citrus and wheat elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. This is one of the prettiest beers I’ve seen in a while. Pours a totally cloudy apricot that has this beautiful warm glow when sunlight passes through the glass that seems to make the beer illuminate. Gorgeous. The head lasts until the very end and leaves a layer of foam with each sip all the way down. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with fresh citrusy hops along with some pine notes. The orange and lemon peel are more apparent in the flavor, along with some wheat grain. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (613) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Apricot in color, fluffy white head. Very citrusy nose. Hoppy, nice carbonation. Orange, coriander, lemon zest, grapefruit hops. Wheat notes are definitely present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Mr and Mrs Gription79, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing, lots of floating particles
Aroma: Lemon peel and coriander
Taste: Citrus, lemon zest
Nice and refreshing. It got better the more it warmed up.

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