Ithaca Excelsior! Thirteen

 
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.

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3.9
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
750ml Bottle (Batch#: E033!): Aroma of hops, citrus, orange, mango, light grass, tangerine, and slight wheat. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of medium and large-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, pine, resin, hops, citrus, orange, nectarine, light grass, oak, cedar, and wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hop, pine, wood, oak, resin, slight grass, citrus finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
drfabulous (8809) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2011
750 thanks to Matt. Wow. Very interesting. Big pear flavor crossed with the Sorachi hops. Strong hoppy aroma. Very tasty.

3.9
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. This is one of the prettiest beers I’ve seen in a while. Pours a totally cloudy apricot that has this beautiful warm glow when sunlight passes through the glass that seems to make the beer illuminate. Gorgeous. The head lasts until the very end and leaves a layer of foam with each sip all the way down. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with fresh citrusy hops along with some pine notes. The orange and lemon peel are more apparent in the flavor, along with some wheat grain. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Very nice beer.

3.9
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle shared by Bhensonb. Pours a burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma is light apricot and finishes bitter sweet.

3.9
blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Feb. 11. Pours a murky orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Nice aroma with lots of hops, resiny and very citrusy, along with pale malt. Hoppy flavour, along with wheat, fruit and light alcohol. Average bodied. Very good.

3.9
jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle, 11/13/2012, batch E!036, from Good Beer NYC. Pours cloudy, light burnt orange with small head, fades to nice hazy slick. Aroma is definite sorachi ace and orange citrus, lemon peel, pear and tropical fruits, nice caramel backbone, light wheat. Taste follows suit: bright sorachi ace most prominent, with juicy orange, cantaloupe, grapefruit character. Medium palate, fairly smooth and highly drinkable. Really like the sorachi profile. It was great to find this again, not as aggressive as when fresh but still quite nice.

3.9
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pale, not much head. Smells pretty much like an ASA. But the lemon peel adds a really cool touch to the flavour, which differentiates this one from the competition. Excellent hop flavour and bitterness.

3.9
unclemattie (4406) - 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
j12601 (13298) - 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
jredmond (8839) - New York, 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.


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