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Luminous - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 46
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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:
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

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014)
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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.

rlee1390, Monday at 02:11 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

briiguy, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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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%

Knapp85, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jzeilinger, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

stakem, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Luminous from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.