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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4131) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
750ml bottle, capped. Orange color, tall white, creamy foam. Floral aroma, citrus hops, orange blossoms, pale malts, puffed wheat, rolled oats, band-aids. Flavor of pale grains, floral hops flavors, citrus zest. Sharp hops bitterness, pine bark bite. Aged perfectly, smooth taste, creamy body. (3913)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2011
On tap at the tasting room at Ithaca. Pours a hazed gold with a medium to large creamy white head. Awesome lemon and pineapple notes, huge citrus notes. Citra and Sorachi Ace together? Yummy. Nice wheat notes, earthy and gritty. Malt, toast, lemon, big grapefruit. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Draft with streets at rattlenhum. Pours a hazy golden body. Aroma is fresh pine hops. Mouthfeel is medium and fresh with notes of pine needles and vague citrus flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (679) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours an opaque light golden brown with slight head. Nose is not strong but bubble gum & citrus are present. First sip is malty but balanced with Citra hops and the clean with Sorachi aces hops. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Hazy brass with a fluffy white head. Nose is wheat, orange and lemon zest with hints of pineapple. Juicy medium body with a tingle. Lingering resiny hops and citrus peel. Taste is vibrant bitter orange, grapefruit and pepper with a touch of honey. Gets cloudy toward the end with the wheat adding some smoothness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
750 ml bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a super murky almost muddy, if that’s even possible for a golden body beer, underneath an average sized white foamy head. Aroma is loaded with hops, tons of pine, slight cat piss, orange meat, citrus rind, and an additional aroma I can only explain as vanilla/pepper flower. Palate is medium bodied with average carboantion, a slighltly chalky feel and no trace of the 8.9% ABV. Flavor of pine, flowers, citrus, lemon zest, grains, clementines, grass clipings, oregeno and more. Man this is a solid hoppy beer.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (998) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle, 750 mL. Pours a nice deep gold, and tastes pretty much like you’d 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (882) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2011
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...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3800) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Location: At the Foodery in Philly, 4/9/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly citrusy and herbal, with some floral and tropical notes
Appearance: It has a hazy golden pour with a large white head atop it
Flavor: The taste is like the nose with more of a yeast/dough characteristic to it
Palate: This one is fairly smooth with a medium body, an easy drinkability, and an average carbonation
Overall Impression: This was a really solid offering. One that I really enjoyed and I am glad that I got to try. Good stuff for sure.


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