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Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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BA SCORE
75
okay

742 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Reviews by MrSeth:
Photo of MrSeth
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wafts of slightly skunky wheat and apricot come off the huge bubbly head, inviting nonetheless. It's a somewhat thin ale but with a big dried apricot payoff. There is none of that syrupy-sticky-overly sweet element that turns people off to fruit beers. It is however still on the dessert beer side of the spectrum due to the strength of the apricot in the profile. I would love to have one of these after any kind of dinner meal. A pre-night cap beer or warm up before bed.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The only non macro or big import served at the bar at Belhurst Castle so I gave it a try even though not a huge fan of apricot brews,poures a somewhat hazy straw with no head to speak of poured two bottles and no head in either looked flat.A big canned apricot aroma going on (like a few others noted) with some toasted graininess,taste is like sweeteded apricots and and toasted malt even more of the latter in the finish and aftertaste,went down quite easy.Not bad for an apricot ale have had better I let my wife normally drink these.

Photo of Marty
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I like apricots. I like wheat beer. I figured I'd like this beer. I didn't, really.

Poured a sunset gold hue with minimal head that was quick to fizzle out. Smells sweeter than I expected. I guess I was expecting something a little more subtle, like my old pal Numero Nueve. This beer, however, had a strong syrupy smell and taste. I could drink a couple of these on a hot summer day if they were really cold, but I wouldn't otherwise choose this beer again. The syrupy mouthfeel is reminiscent of Wachusett's blueberry ale, which I find to be revolting. The wheat beer foundation in this guy is solid enough that the syruposity is somewhat masked, but overall it's just not a very balanced beer.

Photo of QUIKAZHELL
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of heddar33
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Billolick
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, no freshness dating, pry off cap, new graphics. Pours a dull, semi cloudy light golden/apricot. Nose is perfumy, fruity and sweet. Apricot present, in the flavor profile, but its sort of candied in nature...tastes too sweet, and not all that natural, and also a bit watery in the mid section. Expensive lawn mower beer, at best

Photo of asuburbanman
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of standardcherry
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jcdiflorio
2.1/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into my new SA glass from a 12oz brown long neck bottle with a crimped on cap

Slightly hazy,yellowy golden color with a thin white head not good for a wheat. Constaint streams of small bubbles rising from the center of the glass, but no stringing.

Musty, apricot smell,yeasty and perfumy.

Syrupy apricot taste,candy-like,grainy with a bitter apricot aftertaste after the finish.

Light,very grainy,very rough for what should be a light beer. Feels like cough syrup in the mouth. Not a beer i would want to drink again.

Photo of mjtiernan
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pulled from the fridge poured into a hefe glass. best before FEB notched on the label.

pours out a golden slight yellow color, just a touch cloudy with a one finger of creamy white head that faded to a 1/8 inch retentive layer. no lacing to speak of.

the aroma is almost all apricot, kind of putrid artificial smelling.

again lots of artificial apricot, bits of wheat as an after thought. like another reviewer mentioned, it tastes rotted, not very appealing.

light body, assertive carbonation. harsh tasting finish.

its easily drinkable, but not for me, i wouldnt want another. i could not recommend this, too one dimensional and artificial. kind of a shame because ithaca usually brings it.

Photo of zapx
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden orange tinted with a slight haze bright white head fades rather quickly. Aromatics have a nice earthy almost nutty apricot pit like note, mild citrus background with sharp wheat. Flavor has American wheat with apricot extract written all over it, decent fruit beer my mom and my wife both dig this one alot more than I do. Again that earthy apricot pit shows up in the finish almost as a lingering bitterness to replace the low hop additions I guess. Mouthfeel is light bodied sturdy carbonation nothing to write home about overall drinkability, I'm sure this one is going down much smoother in the summer months.

Photo of Mpkeith29
2.16/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of BadJustin
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mocktm
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light orange colored golden hue, almost like a syrup like consistency in appearance. Little head and minimal lacing to match.

Candied fruit on the nose, most notably apricot, obviously, with hints of lemon and tangerine. Wheat characteristics are detectable as well, although very muted by the fruit.

Very tangy with a bit of a sour kick throughout. As with the nose, a lot of citrus fruit presence with the faintest hint of hops in the back. The apricot is almost too overwhelming for my tastes; this is supposed to be a wheat beer with fruit accents, but it tastes almost like a spiked cider.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. A bit of a syrup like quality as well. Finishes crisp, dry and clean.

Overall, the apricot flavor seems extracted and fake, completely overbearing any other present flavors. Interesting to try, but horrendously balance and just not my thing.

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tugg407
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.