ben4321 (4490) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from New Beer, 1/15/10
Aroma: This has lots of fresh juicy hops, some peach, pine, and grapefruit. As it warms, the nose looses some of the juicy hops and becomes a bit herbal.
Appearance: Hazy orange-amber color with a fluffy white head, lots of white lace
Flavor: Mild fruity sweetness gives some balance to the big, bitter hop flavor
Palate: Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and relatively soft carbonation
This is my first beer from Ithaca Brewing. This is a pretty nice IPA, has that juicy, peachy feel up-front, and a good balance to it. I like this beer, a really solid IPA. Very drinkable and enjoyable. The nose gets higher scores at first, not quite as nice as it warms, but I’ll keep it here. Just a bit off in the aftertaste as well, I wavered quite a bit on the scores on this one, but settled here.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ D’s Six Pak & Dogz. Pours a slightly hazy amber, fluffy off-white head. Sweet pineapple and floral notes in the aroma. Flavor profile is sweet citrus notes, malt and hops. Finish is mildly bitter.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy golden orange color with off white head. Citrusy aroma. Flavor is moderately sweet malts with lots of grapefruit, lemon, orange and flowery hops. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice IPA.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cock and Bull in Cinci. Pours a deep golden orange with a thick creamy off white head. Aroma is very freshly citric, reallt nicely fruity with mango, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Nice soft hops come through along with the fruitiness. Flavor is much the same, strong fruitiness along with a solid malt backbone. Very fresh and refreshing. Slightly bitter in the finish by still very fruity. Medium body and a zesty carbonation. Really good IPA for those who aren’t hot on bitterness, and very refreshing and easy drinking.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Not sure how old this is. Pours orange with a white head. what seems like a nice piney, grapefruit hop character has all but faded to a caramelly melon booze mixture. Will rerate if i get a fresh bottle.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma of citrus, flowers, caramel. The appearance is a clear orange, white head. The flavor is caramel, flowers, grapefruit. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side of medium. The finish is a nice citrus hoppiness. Decent, if not outstanding IPA.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a hazy orange with fluffy white head. Aroma, Strong citrusmostly grapefruit with soft floral accents. Taste, bursts with huge citrus - graoefruit flavor with a fruity sweetness, lotsof tongue tingle and a very dry mouth finish. A good beer
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -pours a rich off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is sweet peach/lemon, some medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet pineapple/peach/lemon hops. As it warms some herbal, secondary medium malt-caramel.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper body with a bubbly white head. Nose has fresh hop in grapefruit and is balanced by malt that reminds of packaged crackers or grain cereal. Flavor is similarly hop heavy, but there is more caramel and malt to balance than the nose. Flower Power exhibits an oily, moderate-lengthed finish with light salt and a sweeter mango note than is found in the nose. Rather enjoyable and balanced, though nothing is aggressively mind-boggling.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a light to just-short-of-medium amber color, with a frothy white head. The nose brings very strong character of citrusy west coast hops. The palate is definitely hop-forward, bringing a strong bitterness on the front end, a mix of pleasing but hard to nail down malt character and hop flavor (Simcoe?) in the mid-palate, and a nice semi-dry semi-estery finish that lasts several minutes. The drinkability of the beer belies its high abv. Overall, very nicely crafted. A well-kept secret from Ithaca.