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Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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750 Ratings
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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 10
Gots: 62 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Yellow, very slightly hazy. Small amount of medium-sized bubbles form the head.

Smell: Apricot! No, seriously. Hardcore apricots. I hope it doesn't taste too sweet, but I am digging the smell.

Taste: Tastes like carbonated apricot juice. Tart, which keeps it a bit refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall: If it's what you like, they knocked it out of the park. Not too sweet, with real apricot flavor. Would enjoy this one again.

Photo of VonZipper
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cw13
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of JG-90
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a small/medium white head that almost immediately recedes. Beer is a bright golden straw color that is moderately hazy. Leaves no lacing. Has a very nice apricot aroma, although there is not much else going on, a bit of breadyness, but not much of a wheat aroma.

Can get more of the wheat in the taste. Taste starts with a very nice apricot flavor, then moves on to bread and wheat. Just a touch of hop bitterness along with a minute amount of malts. Has a light mouthfeel with high carbonation.

Not really a beer that is going to wow many craft beer fans, but is different, the apricot flavor is good, and it is very drinkable

Photo of Trapman
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of jaxon53
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of nyyfanatic213
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of spw109
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Brew33
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of blake58
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Embails7
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of PootieTang
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Kooz
1.53/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Had this at a bar that holds itself out as a beer-lover's dream. It was clearly run by people who don't know anything about beer.

This pours into a pint glass and looks like a pale ale. It's nice.

This has a strong floral bouquet. It's way too much like walking into a florist. It's, frankly, gross.

Tastes how it smells--like Sen-Sen mints.

The body is a little light, but not terrible. Can't make up for this beer's flaws though.

Overall, I'd not try this again. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Bill235
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ShanShantheRocket
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Lightly cloudy. Golden straw color. No real head to speak of, or lacing that stuck around for any length of time.

S- Buttered popcorn. Slight sweetness. Clean water (at least I detected it). No real fruitiness is detected in the nose.

T- Everything is light/mild. An artifical buttered popcorn flavor. Almost like the flavor you get from the popcorn Jelly Belly. Only when you swallow the beer do you get a light fruitness. The graininess is very light.

M- Goes down like water. Easy and smooth. Not bitter at all.

Overall, this was not what I'd ever expect from a wheat beer. It's not nasty at all, but the flavors are not pleasant for what is labeled as a "wheat" beer. Try this beer if you are looking for a different kind of wheat beer or anything that is plain mild in flavor and mouthfeel. To me, their are American, German, and Belgian wheat beers that are much, much better than this.

Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ipc2000
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.