AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with slight head. Vegetal with slight asparugus aroma. Refreshing lemony citrus, floral and yeasty flavors; trace of sweet fruits. Lingering aftertaste.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Fairly mild, nutty, honey and spice aroma. Slightly underattenuated. Some notes of ginger in the finish. A tad light, with a lack of proper carbonation. Has potential if they could ferment this one out more and bump up the bubbles.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft- pizza plant- nice bubble gum aroma- sticky hop flavor combined with the banana esters- a bit grassy- very tasty and drinkable- citrus flavors, combined with good amount of body. paired it with a corn beef and cabbage pod- not bad. would drink again.
Jblauvs (1335) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light Golden pour with a pillowy white head. aroma is Floral hops, sweet candi sugar, and some spicy yeast. Flavor is strong citrus, grapefruit and lemon rind. Crisp and a bit yeasty, not much spiciness in the flavor, mostly dominated by citrus and a bit of flowery hops. Pretty tasty but not very saison like.
auerbrau (2946) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mini-growler from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY. Strong isovaleric nose. Just plain cheesy hop aroma over a bit of normal fresh hop grassiness. This fades pretty quickly and gives a nice pear juice-like belgian yeast nose. Pours a lightly hazed middle golden with a clean light white rim. Flavor reveals more isovaleric. Just cheesy, eggy, and grassy. Not delicious. Flavors even out a bit, but the dominating flavor is grassy isovaleric, cheese-hops. By the end of the palate, this has shifted to a bright fresh grassiness. Something was off with the dry-hops. I want to love this beer, but I can’t.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, I heard this beer was created using only First Wort and knock out hops - something I have done in my homebrewing adventures, so I am excited. Nice banana dough nose sits atop a cloudy light amber brew with thick and rocky head. Oozing lace. Interesting. The flavor is a bit muddy. There are hops, yes, some tangerines and the like, plus a spicy rye kick. A bit of caramel adds depth, but a bit of crispness would do this beer wonders. I am enjoying the lingering hop flavor. It is enjoyable.
thornecb (3636) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a snifter. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim leaving slight sheets. Mild grapefruit aromas. Crisp and full with upfront orange and resin turning to yeast and grapefruit in the lasting citrus finish.
j12601 (5569) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed glowing gold amber with a thick medium density white head that deflates steadily. Sweet pine and citrus with a bit of musk and even a touch of crisp ginger. Medium bodied, a bit of grain, more musk, and some banana. Finishes with a bit of warming alcohol over a nice musky yeast.
jb (1806) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big clove nose on this, a bit of pepper too. Appearance is nice dark yellow, almost to orange, hazy, not much in the head department. Palate has lots of body, more cloves, quite a bit of hop character, but it is well balanced. A bit sweet and sour too. Nice beer.
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into my Unibroue tulip. Pours a copper with a decent white head. Smells strong of bubblegum with some lemon and hops. Its a bit dry and well carbonated. Starts off with some grassy hops and becomes sweet and the bubblegum comes out. Not one of my favorite Ithaca offerings