Ithaca Pils
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Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Pilsener
Ithaca, New York USA


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Straw-colored and crystal-clear, this Pilsner brew is our first genuine lager beer. We used a traditional German lager yeast strain, and the classic Saaz, Hallertau and Hersbrucker hop varieties. Original gravity of 12.5 plato, followed by 8 weeks of fermentation and conditioning (compared to 2 weeks for our ales), result in a 5.5% abv. and a remarkably crisp, clean flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
bottle. Lemon saaz aroma. Notes of pot porri. Witte like looking pour. pale yellow. Floal hop flavor with large Saaz presence. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
12oz bottle -pours a rich white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt-bready, some fruit. Taste is biting herbal hops, light malt-bready, some fruit. None of the expected continental hops on the nose or taste. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Smells good, tastes like a slightyly above average pilsener. Very easy drinkability. If you’re into chugging beer and don’t want a macro, this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 9, 2009
pours light golden, light offwhite head. aroma is toasted malt with some flowery hops, honeysuckle. Nice bitter crispness up front, some peppery, floral notes. Middle is a a bit of light detergent and finish is some light toasted malt and a bit of bitterness. pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Poured a golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus fruits, grass, toffee, and light floral notes. Taste of citrus fruits, toasted malts, sweeter toffee, and a medium bitter, hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear amber color with a large white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009

7/22/2009: Ithaca Pils pours a hazy straw color with a fluffy white head. The light aroma is grassy and Noble. I like the bite in the flavor. There are plenty of crisp, grassy and peppery hops. The middle is a little soapy and floral, but other than that this is a pretty solid Pils with a good lingering bitterness. It is light, crisp, and refreshing. Not bad at all!

12 fl. oz. bottle (Best Before: July 2009) from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #47 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Pale straw-coloured pour. The aroma is pretty nice. Bright zesty hops and a touch of soft floral character. A touch of lemon and a soft minerally hoppiness on the back. Softly sweet as well with a nice balance of crackery malts. Lovely lingering bitterness with a soft spicy herbal hoppiness. It’s really pretty nice. One of the better pilsners I’ve had in awhile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Not bad for a pilsner. Pours a cloudy yellow color with no head. Aroma of hops and malts. Good carbonation. Smooth and mild for a pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Tap at Barcade: Light golden pour with a fading white head. Dry crackery aroma with some zesty saaz notes. Nice crisp yet creamy carbonation. The flavor is also dry and with a crackery pils base- very clean with a peppery grassy noble bitterness- seems like tettnang. A very nice pils.

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