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Luminous - Ithaca Beer Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 48
Gots: 19 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-17-2014 17:21:43 | More by acehart1
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to dom and Kenny for hooking up this bottle when they heard I hadn't tried this one yet. Enjoyed from an Ithaca tulip.

a - de capped and popped the cork and poured the orange nectar into my glass. A huge head of fizzy bubbles appeared and fizzed away like there were pop rocks in the beer. Sounds like rice crispies, this brew has super lively carbonation. Champagne like.

s - nose is a soft funky tart. Tropical fruit. Smarties. Sweet and candy.

t/m - taste has that same nice tropical tart with a musty funk over the top and a mimosa like tingle to the mouth. Really feels like champagne it is so prickly.

o - overall this was a pleasant surprise. Happy to have the full bottle to myself, a really nice sweet and tart wild ale. No brute, no lebleu, but great beer.

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Bottle pour at the Rochester Tap Room. I have one bottle of this myself, but I'm not going to open it for a while, so I thought I'd see how it's doing now.

Pours a hazy golden yellow into a champagne glass, with a small, half inch fizzy head. Not a lot of lacing.

Smells like lemon, hay, vinegar, lactic acidity, etc.

The taste is similar. Not as sour as I'd thought, maybe this will pick up some sourness along the way, aging-wise. Mild acidity, with some peach, lemon, hay, slight grassiness. Fairly floral. Slightly watery.

Light bodied, crisp, airy mouthfeel, high carbonation, blocks some of the deeper flavors.

This was ok. It's no LeBleu (I've never tried Brute) but it's good to see Ithaca getting back on this horse again.

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Luminous from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.