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Luminous - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 46
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Luminous is a golden wild ale brewed with wheat and aged NYS hops. Fermented for over a year, this ale is a delightful meditation on uninhibited life; a celebration of esoteric flavors. Enjoy the simple, yet intriguing pineapple, cherry, mango, and hay aroma complemented by a bucolic funk. All cushioned by a dazzling effervescence and a light tartness, a truly wild ale reminiscent of the pastoral landscapes surrounding the Finger Lakes. ABV %6.0
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Carbonation made it look like a champagne. Also tasted and smelled more like a saison then what I would expect from a wild ale.

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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit too much of an apple cider sweetness and Martinelli's meets champagne carbonation. Soft wheat body, prickly finish. The slightest hit of hay, falling shy of any real funk. Very pleasant but a bit too simple. I could see this benefiting from brett to amp up tropical flavors and add some real wildness.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rlee1390
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%

A-Cloudy yellow-orange, nice carbonation and a one finger bubbly head that doesn't last.

S-Some mild tartness, lots of wheat, some grapes, lemon and grass.

T-More tart than sour. The wheat flavor dominates. Not much in the way of citrus but some lemon is there along with grass. Tad bit of oak.

M-Lighter, well carbonated, crisp, dry finish.

O-A good sour from Ithaca, having just a tad bit more citrus and more sourness would greatly improve the beer.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of stakem
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear yellow color with a white cap that is quick to fade. The smell is sweet with fresh grainy quality before a bit of cheese-like funk. The tastes is tart and lemony with a pleasant fruited aspect that is mildly vinous. This is light bodied and moderately carbonted. This is clean and very easy drinking. Not really what I was expecting but im appreciative of the chance to try it. In many ways, this feels like a souped up berliner weisse.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

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Luminous from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.