Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Co.
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orange color with a nice white head. The aroma was of some floral and fruit. The flavor was a little bit hopped and spiced. Overall, a tasty beer from Ithaca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Ithaca Pils is a slightly hazy light golden lager. It is very sparkling with a small, fluffy white head. The aroma is soft, grassy and slightly fruity. It is medium light bodied with a clean, crisp finish. It is well balanced with decent bitterness. It tastes like Saaz. The aftertaste is leafy. Its a simple and refreshing lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5698) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
The label on this bottle says; Ithaca Pils Golden Lager, so I guess this is the right place to put my rating. Some mild citrus aroma. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance, with just a slight haze. Sharp bitter big pilsner hop bite. Very good carbonation. Lingering medicinal coating palate. I am rather surprised by the amount of bitterness this has in it, I would say it borders on IPA territory. Long lingering bitter graperfruit rind finish. This has many ale attributes and if I didnt know better, I would never think of this as a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2306) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Not the best pils in the world but not too bad either, the big downfall is the overdose of hops in the flavors, I like pils to be hoppy but this is a little too much, this had a bright golden color with a huge & bubbly white head, decent lacing left around the glass, this beer doesnt really offer a whole lot by way of aroma, only a little hint of hops & slight citrus & yeast, fairly light in body, left a stinging feel in my mouth after drinking it, this beer was just a little too abrasive for the style

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (3152) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Real thick white head, gold color. Buttery aroma, a bit floral. Somewhat nutty, gritty palate. Hoppy, like a German style pils. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3844) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2008
Poured a clear golden color(ok piss like) with a small head that didnt stay long. Pils!! whats with all the hops in the aroma and flavor. It was not my type of Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (2112) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2008
Mix of mild fruit and grain malt. Pale golden color with a large white head and medium lacing. Very light throughout the taste. Mild amount of hops in the finish. Light palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2008
a good beer, NOT a pilsner in my opinion. In tastes more like an IPA. Expectionally hoppy brew, dosent possess the dry crisp finish that I like about a pilsner. But this is the second pilsner Ive had that is overhopped (first being Sam adams imperial pilsner)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Thanks to TomDecapolis for this... Appears a transparend gold with a small white head of velvet that slowly fades away. Small traces of CO2 slowly rise to the top. Scattered lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of spicy saaz hops, earthy minerals, pepper, mild grain, and some abrassive husk. Taste is of grainy, spicy hops with light cornbread, cracked peppercorn, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, corn, spice, and grain husks lingering on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
On tap at Ithaca Beer Co. Poured a clear, light gold with a thin white head that faded to a film after a few sips. Very light aroma of grass and a bit of lemon. Flavor was again grass and just a bit of lemon. Crisp, but not dry at the finish. A bit light bodied. A decent pilsener.

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