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Ithaca Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The Pale Ale boasts a fragrant aroma and assertive, crisp bitterness. This ale has a deep golden color and slightly sweet malt finish, which nicely balances its hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
A nice hop profile for an american pale. Getting a bit of citrus and orange peel in the nose. Flavor is smooth and balanced with a nice grapefruit bitter finish. A decent body and overall very nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
12oz Bottle. Thanks Kevin! Strong floral citrus and pine nose, heavy on the C hops. Pours a clear copper and orange with a nice, super-lacey rim of white. Flavors are crips and rich. Nice strong malt backboned with some carameled nuance. Hops flavors and bitterness are great. Snappy, leafy, and bright. A really great, flavorful pale ale. Balanced. Exemplary for the style, in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Very nice floral taste without really any sweetness to it and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (167) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Bottle bought at some convenience store in Avon, NY. Copper pour with white head. Decent lacing. This is a crisp pale ale, with fresh citrusey flavor and aroma, with a bit of bitterness but not a whole lot. Excellent malt balance. I really, really, really, really, really enjoyed this brew. One of the best Pale Ales Iíve ever had. Itís not an IPA masquerading as a PA or anything. This would be my go-to Pale Ale if they sold it in stores near me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (3518) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at brewery. pours a dirty gold color. taste is crisp somewhat bitter and finishes dry. slightly hoppy and floral. pale ales just arenít my style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
draft @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. deep copper color with pleasant hopped filled aroma. taste is full of balanced hop bitterness initially but just drops off into a mild finish. solid flavor, good bitterness. good APA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
No real hop nose, malts dominate the aroma, grapefruit hop flavor comes out in the body. Description suggests sweet malts...my palate missed that. There is a balance of hop & malt, decent lacing and a bit of pepper thrown in the flavor too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2007: Light and clear orange-amber color. Decent stubborn finger of foamy head. Quite clear. Leaves just a bit of lace. Pleasant pale malt. Hoppier than most pales, quite nice, though nothing remarkable; itís good enough. Flowery, estery *mild* hops. Dry, biscuity malt. Itís very ordinary, but a pretty good value. A nice, dry, slightly bubbly pale. Ordinary, pale as it should be, competent. A good deal overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
What a pale ale should be. A good balance of medium bodied sweet malt flavor which blends into a slight bitter hop ending.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
There is the subtle aroma of wheat and hops, but not much. The hops come at the end with some bitterness no sweetness at all. It pours a little darker, more amber than golden. Itís okay, but not great.

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