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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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1449) - 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 (1406) - 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 (4730) - 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 (2741) - 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 (2249) - 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 (4170) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Pours out an attractive orange/amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is coconut, citrus, lemon zest and some light spice, lots of the Sorachi Ace come through on the aroma. Taste is much the same as the aroma, lemon, coconut, light citrus hops, orange, and some interesting herbal notes creep in there before the dry finish. Definitely a solid brew with alcohol well hidden.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Nice strong bright white head of very small and dense bubbles. Excellent carbonation. Wonderful aroma loaded with cirtus and ripe fruit. Oranges, grapefruit, pine and some mint in this pungent aroma. Color is a bright golden orange. Lots more juicy oranges in the flavor with some soft malts, a bit of astringency, some honey sweetness and some light herbal notes late swallow. Light alcohol warming with a somewhat bitter finish and lingering dry grasses and herbs. A pretty good brew with a great aroma!


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