DalzAle (1898) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light lemon pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of bright lemony hops, white pepper. Flavor is tangy bitter lemon, herbs and finished dry with more lingering bitters. Very unique and enjoyable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon grass, spice and lots of hops in the aroma - very bitter as well. Itís been years since I had an Ithaca beer and have forgotten how solid they are. the body is very bitter.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ithaca Thirteen is a cloudy golden ale with lots of clumps and chunks swirling around in it. Itís topped with a thick elastic white foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. I could smell lemon as soon as I popped the bottle open. It has a huge, fresh, hoppy, citrus aroma: Fresh hops and lemon zest! Itís pretty full bodied and super smooth. It disappears from the mouth almost instantly. The finish is dry and clean. This is very hoppy but the bitterness isnít overbearing at all. The malt just supports the hops here. Thereís a little black pepper-- lemon pepper! This tastes great. Itís just like super fresh hops still on the vine. This isnít very complex but it tastes really darn good. The bottle may be big, but it wonít last long in my hands.
OldGrowth (2414) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Hophead,gotta find the name of it.
good aroma, sweet. citrus, orange, lemon. kind of a spice about it.
tad hazed golden orange. good head and lace.
bitter sweet flavor.
medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish.
gets distinct bitter streak. aroma best part.
alobar (2586) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted malt, grain, and floral hops. Serious hop bite at the back end with a citrus and wheat undertones upfront. Very well balanced,
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to murphym45. Light hazy golden pour with a pillowy white head that faded to a nice collar. Some lace. Aroma was full of nice citrus, plenty from the Citra and Sorachi Ace, then some bitter fruit peel citrus. Nice. Flavors were also big and citrusy, nice wheat undertones throughout, leaving some earthy notes and a rich smoothness. Finished with a pleasant bitterness, mouthfeel was slick, carbonation medium to light. A very good hoppy wheat...
pete4999 (961) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750 mL. Pours a nice deep gold, and tastes pretty much like youíd expect. A little bit of honey, a little bit of citrus...really just a good hoppy wheat with a little bit of sweetness. Tons of little islands in the pour.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Caponeís, Norristown. Nose and creamy body of a citrusy, floral DIPA: deep pale gold, lightly cloudy but as if it had a bright light behind it. Big sticky fluffy head, with tons of retention. Nose is quite grassy, citrus rind, and so forth but with a sharp raw yeast and flaky barley quality that makes for an appealing contrast with the fruits. Things get even more interesting with the taste, which has all the virtues of a DIPA but with a spicy weizen character (and again, some very sharp grains and barley) plus some quality that makes it seem barrel-aged, a bourbony note right through the middle. Very distinctive and well done.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold white a nice white head. Nose is cocoanut & cream, citrus, a bit of toasty malt & very light cattiness. Flavor is cocoanut, a bunch more of the citrus character than is apparent in the nose, nice lightly toasted malt. This is a strongly bitter beer with a good amount of citrus peel character. The finish has more of that great cocoanut/vanilla cream character that was apparent in the nose. Alcohol is noticeable, but not in a bad way - its tying everything together. Its nice - Iím really starting to dig beers that use Sorachi. Absolutely perfect soft body on this one.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of lemon and grApefruit. Pours yellow with little head. Tastes of grapefruit and cream. This is truly yummy.