RateBeer
Home >

Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A - Pours a bright cloudy golden-orange color with a nice finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades slowly to a thick ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is bursting with citrus and hop aroma. There is a ton of grapefruit and lemon coming off the beer. There is a bit of wheat in the background with some spices as well. Smells amazing. T - Starts off with some strong citrus hop flavor with lots of grapefruit flavor and bitterness. There is also some nice wheat and lemon flavor mixed in. Through the middle, some stronger bitterness and some spices come through as well. The finish is a mix of citrus hop and bitterness with some wheat mixed in that lingers nicely. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really smooth and even crisp. The finish is full of bitterness and wheat flavors that linger together really nicely. D - Very drinkable, especially considering the heavy complex flavors and 9% abv. The aroma is just amazing. The flavors are really nice with the strong hop flavor and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pale golden pour thin soapy white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of orange peel, citra hops, grapefruits a little wheat and lightly herbal ... taste is of citrusy and bitter hops, little floral and herbal with a bitter/zesty orange and lemon peel, sweet malt, wheat and grapefruit with a dry bitter hop finish .... lots of flavor well balanced and the abv is hidden ... a great brew thats well put together

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle pours orange/gold with a creamy white head. Aroma shows notes of stonefruit, citrus, pine, and bread. Flavor shows the same with definitive lemon, orange, and yeast. Overall body is moderate and soft with a crisp, lightly bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Pungent Aroma, citrus grapefruit with loads of tropical fruits... hazy golden, small white head, viscous.... lively, creamy, full bodied, dry finish, loads of citrus and tropical fruits, poss some coconut and pineapple, really great flavors... nice creamy body without the flavors being muddled, a mild sweetness that doesnt overpower the hops... starts with citrus, finishes tropical... This beer is amazing...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Sample at the Cleveland International Beer Fest on 5/14/11. Pours clear orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma of orange, pine, malt and spice. Grassy hop flavor with a malt balance before a zesty orange and grapefruit finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
0.75l - Nice looking, nice smelling ale with decent lace. Palate was just absolutely taken over by the citrus peel, making it taste like a cup of purfume to me. Balance was missing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Had at Tap NY. Certainly a bold beer. Very hoppy with a nice blast of citrus as well. Definitely a beer to sip slowly and let the flavors wash around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
like an IIPA. The aroma is flowery hops. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, flowers. The body id medium. The finish is floral hops. Quite good. Like an amped up version of Flower Power.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
Pours a cloudy slightly dark golden yellow and a big frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is rich with citrus and orange. Intensely tang and citrus hops. Taste is an absolute blast of lemon, orange peel. Yeast, citrus hops and sorachi ace are very up front. This is a fun beer, I couldn’t drink it all the time but would be fantastic on a hot day on a patio.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
This poured a cloudty orange color with a white head. Aroma was of orange peel, yeast, and coriander. Taste is very sweet, some yeasty notes, and citrus rind too. Alcohol is present as well. Not a huge of imperial wheats.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50