Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; thin head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring around the edge of the glass; minimal lacing;
S: a nice, fresh apricot scent;
T: follows the nose with a bit of hop bitterness in the mid-palate before the apricot sweetness comes back for the finish;
M: light bodied; light carbonation; dry finish;
O: refreshing and a good thirst quencher; easy to drink; I generally don't like fruit beers, but on a hot day, this was an enjoyable diversion from my usual hop bombs;
Serving type: on-tap
06-12-2014 04:57:34 | More by HamdenHector
2.65/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw color with a very thin head that dissipates immediately (even with a fairly aggressive pour).
Smell: Flaked wheat and apricot. Neither is particularly strong - smells like it's going to be pretty lacking in the flavor department.
Taste: Aaaand, it's fairly lacking in the flavor department. Tastes like a standard flavorless American Wheat with a little bit of apricot extract. Needs a lot more apricot. Or a lot more of something else.
Mouthfeel: Thin, watery. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Ithica is capable of much better. I get that fruit wheat beers aren't generally targeted at the beer geek audience, but there just isn't any flavor in this.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 21:11:24 | More by emyers
3.55/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
A: lightly-hazy, sunshine yellow liquid.... fizzy head forms on the pour, bottoms out almost immediately... no lace
S: quite bold apricot - obviously extract... kinda smells like a car freshener or, better, a Jolly Rancher... bit of a wheaty undercurrent, perhaps some fruity esters woven in there as well
T: juicy-fruity, of course, though not terribly sweet - in fact, fairly dry - the fruit flavor is similar to mandarin oranges... buttery biscuit or pancake aftertaste... marginally bitter - the bitterness seems to take the guise of tannic fruit pulp
M: smooth, light-medium bodied up front... finishes quite light, soft, and dry
O: I'm not sure you'd want to drink this unless you don't like the taste of beer in the first place... I could see using this in cooking or accompanying a wide variety of summertime foods, namely barbequed chicken or shrimp, not to mention salads with vinaigrette, mandarin oranges and toasted, candied almonds
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 01:20:33 | More by Bouleboubier
Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.