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Luminous - Ithaca Beer Company

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
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:
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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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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Luminous from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.