Ichabod Ale 2009 - Alpine Beer Company
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4.2/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks to Thorpe429 and Amyliz4 for opening this one, another want. Thanks Mike and Amy! Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Bruery tulip.
a - Pours a murky brown-orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of white wine, brett, funk, sour fruity malts. Not pumpkin at all in the nose, but very funky and sour. Awesome nose.
t - Tastes of brett, funk, white wine, sour fruits, light spices, and very little pumpkin. Not quite as funky as the nose, but still very nice.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall I thought this was a very nice sour with a great nose. The taste isn't as sour or funky as the nose, but still light and enjoyable. A beer I'd certainly like to have again.
01-03-2012 03:51:41 | More by mdfb79
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
Thanks to amyliz4 for sharing this one.
A: Pours a hazy amber/gold color with a thin white head, no lacing.
S: Has a really nice sour/vinous aroma with hints of spices.
T: I think the pumpkin has faded some, but this is a great tasting vinous sour with some spice lurking in the background.
M: This has got a really nice, full bodied mouthfeel that coats your mouth. Really helps set this one apart.
O: This isn't quite as unique as I had hoped but it ends up as a really nice, easy to drink sour.
01-02-2012 22:02:58 | More by starrdogg
3.98/5 rDev -7.9%
Bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to whoever it was who shared this at CdC.
A: Chill-hazed orange body; wispy off-white bubbles. Ok.
S: Actual pumpkin (as opposed to pumpkin pie spice), spicy clove, and moderate sourness. Strange, and all right.
T: Much more sour and vinous than the nose, with the gourd coming in midway through. Huge lactic sourness on the finish. Tasty.
M: Light body, moderate froth. Solid.
O: Interesting beer, but not one I'd seek out. I liked that the pumpkin came through in its own right, but actually would have liked the spices to play a slightly bigger role.
12-11-2011 20:20:43 | More by woosterbill
3.95/5 rDev -8.6%
Jeff saves the day again. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a light pumpkin orange with a finger of off-white head that quickly faded into a thin collar that left no lace.
S: Tart nose, lightly funky with a touch of fruit and maybe a hint of pumpkin. Smells a bit flowery as well.
T: Light funky and tart notes of fruit, spice, and a hint of lemon zest in the finish. The pumpkin isn’t prominent, but I do get a nice shake of pumpkin spice. The finish is vinous, and the aftertaste has hints of cinnamon and other spices.
M: Medium body, a bit dry, smooth mouthfeel with only a touch of acetone-like alcohol.
O: Really good but a little bit of a letdown for me. Still I enjoyed this and would gladly drink it again. Thanks again, ipa247.
11-24-2011 01:30:47 | More by scottfrie
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
Big thanks to heyohhh for the share. For a sour/wild brew, this is one of the most drinkable (chuggable) I've ever had. It pours a caramel-y orange-brown hue, somewhat drab, capped with soapy bubbles. The nose is very comforting; full of soft fruity and spicy notes, like a delectable marmalade. When the brew hits my lips, I realize what is so familiar; it reminds me of old-school orange Gatorade made with the powder, extra-strength. Except, the sour beer version of such a thing. And so, I pound it down. Very very delicious. ISO more.
11-21-2011 13:57:48 | More by ktrillionaire
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
Cheers to Arthur for the late birthday gift. Bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Dark orange with a crimson tinge. This is a very nice color. An inch of white foam crowns the liquid, settling to a thin collar.
S: Dark cherry accompanies plum, oak, leather, and vanilla. There's a pervasive tartness, as well as a firm lactic presence. Vinegar is insistent, and it accompanies nutmeg and grape. I get a dash of pumpkin. The aroma is really impressive.
T: Smooth and lactic up front, with a blend of plum, grape, and pumpkin. I get oak and vanilla. There's a moderate acetic acidity and decent amount of vinegar in the flavor. A light tartness is evident, as well as a faint spiciness. The finish is acetic and tart, with drying oak.
M: Medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, sticky, and lightly tannic.
Overall: A good American sour with light pumpkin notes. Definitely recommended. This is right behind the 2007 batch at its prime.
11-20-2011 06:50:41 | More by HopHead84
Ichabod Ale 2009 from Alpine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.