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Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

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RATINGS: 143   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6246) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle thanks to big-D. A strange beer, quite different. Pours a bright orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet zesty fresh hops. The flavor is dominated by sweet citrus and lemons, some light bitterness, very smooth despite a high ABV, a dry palate. Reminds me a bit of a grainy highly hopped pale ale. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle at GABF. Pours an attractive gold with a fluffy white head. THe nose is phenomenal, big citrus and tropical fruits that burst from the glass. Plenty of big hop aromatics and then a big blast of white bread comes through. On tasting, has a really similar and big hoppiness but there is a hit of onion as well from the hops. Not too distracting, but it’s there. Big malt backbone. Really tasty beer, for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Pour hazy golden orange huge off white head. Aroma citrus, pine, lemon zest, pepper, tangerine, you definitely get the citra and sorachi. Taste citrus, pine, pepper, lemon peel, tangerine, wheat, orange. MF medium body with fine good carb. Wow a show stopper in surprise this is an outstanding brew with huge bold flavor and a remarkable nose a A+ indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Nice hoppy-piney aroma. Hazed golden in color with white head. Piney-hoppy with a wheatiness. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3061) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle from a trade with dmac. Pours bright golden orange color with white head. Aromas lemon peel, citrus dough and some spices. Lemon and orange flavors with some wheat, dough and some spiciness. Medium body with average carbonation. Different and refreshing. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks Dave.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4126) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2011
750 thanks to Matt. Wow. Very interesting. Big pear flavor crossed with the Sorachi hops. Strong hoppy aroma. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle: Poured a orange copper with white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste was steep in citrus fruit, hops, and had a grainy wheat and oat edge to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8772) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of citra, tropical fruits, banana, citrus and clove. Finishes with a strong sorachi ace hop bite. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1906) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Sweet light malt aroma. Hazy golden color with small white head. Sweet malt and yeast flavor that fades slightly in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish and small alcohol burn of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex brew.


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