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Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

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RATINGS: 140   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Nice hoppy-piney aroma. Hazed golden in color with white head. Piney-hoppy with a wheatiness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2988) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3857) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3555) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8025) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1894) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
bottle... nice bright gold body with a lots of head... the nose is light a bit citrusty... the taste is really nice, zesty and floral, easy to drink, nice carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours hazy/murky straw yellow, thick white head, spotty lacing. Nose is delicate citrus hops, Adam says it smells like Pliny to him. Disagree. Earthy, spicy, and surprisingly aromatic hops, very fresh and bright. Flavours of sherbet lemons, spice, pepper, honey, very pretty and grassy. A winner! Either that, or the first beer I’ve had in 3 weeks tastes really good. One of those things...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Draft @ coles..fuzzy peach & citrus hop nose..flavors are very hop forward akin to super hoppy west coast iipas, lots of peach, necatarine, and similar flavors in here...pretty dry too though the nose let on that it would be a bit sweeter than it actually is..pretty damn bitter too, but not the astringent lingering kind, which is a nice change. Lots of flavor here...very clean, and surprising for east coast.

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