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Ichabod Ale 2009 - Alpine Beer Company

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Ichabod 2009" is a lightly sour, tart pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg ale aged in a mix of red and white wine barrels 1.5 years.

Every time this beer is made, a different base beer is used but the main ingredients remain - Pumpkin, Cinnamon and Nutmeg. 6-7%ABV

(Beer added by: ZX6Chris on 10-31-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-08-2012 21:38:25 | More by imperialking
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-04-2012 19:18:30 | More by DJButters
Photo of mdfb79

New York

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
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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
Photo of woosterbill


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
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2011 05:22:11 | More by WeisGuy
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-09-2011 16:37:50 | More by stawn
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2011 03:56:23 | More by JAHMUR
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-02-2011 02:32:42 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-30-2011 16:35:49 | More by MrBURTON55
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-30-2011 04:54:21 | More by rmaste6282
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-29-2011 05:53:43 | More by jh1982
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2011 21:07:58 | More by GRG1313
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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
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-22-2011 06:17:21 | More by bob727
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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
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-20-2011 07:24:32 | More by Diomede
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2011 03:52:11 | More by shufon
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2011 03:38:48 | More by jlb502
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Ichabod Ale 2009 from Alpine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.