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Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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BA SCORE
75
okay

685 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 40 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

02-04-2013 19:07:11 | More by Budinetz
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.5%

02-03-2013 22:35:53 | More by salthemonster
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-29-2013 14:51:26 | More by DmanGTR
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kp29

Arizona

4/5  rDev +23.5%

01-26-2013 07:29:31 | More by kp29
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2013 05:36:18 | More by brewsclues
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Pours a hazy pale straw/gold color with a fingers worth of soapy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Sweet apricots are the dominant smell, accompanied by candied sugar, a little grainy wheat, and cotton candy. Smells pretty good.

The taste doesn't really follow through with the promise of the nose. Some fake, sweet tasting fruit up front followed by a lot of grain and not much else. Very one-note, almost zero complexity. Not horrible, but definitely not enjoyable. And where's the wheat?

High carbonation with a weird, unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall, not too impressed. I haven't had this in a quite a while, and decided to add it to a mixed six the other day because I remembered actually liking this brew back in the day. Not so much anymore. Smells pretty great but the flavor profile just isn't there. I'll get down on some Flower Power all day, but I definitely won't be drinking this stuff anymore.

01-22-2013 00:10:10 | More by cjoc83
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -38.3%

01-19-2013 23:53:17 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

01-17-2013 10:22:16 | More by Chinaskifan1
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dc4three

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

01-16-2013 01:52:17 | More by dc4three
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JStampler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

01-15-2013 20:32:53 | More by JStampler
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow with one-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted a minute or two. Not much lacing.

S: Strong apricot aroma.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Mild apricot taste. Toasted wheat. Not much of a wheat beer, which is how it is advertised.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Smells great and has a good mouthfeel, but the flavor is weak. There was also virtually no head.

01-15-2013 02:52:48 | More by SolipsismalCat
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bryseitz


3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

01-13-2013 04:09:33 | More by bryseitz
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socon67

New York

3.78/5  rDev +16.7%

A - Orange pour with a white foam head that settled. No lacing of note. Slight carbonation.

S - Strong smell of apricots, similar to Snapple peach tea. It slightly overwhelms the grain aroma. Sugary sweet smell.

T - Sweet flavor of apricot in sugar syrup and light wheat. Easily a summer favorite, this quenches the thirst and gives some nod to your sweet tooth.

M - Slightly syrup thick. Leaves a sugary coating in the mouth.

O - Good summer beer and for those that enjoy strong fruit flavor.

01-13-2013 00:15:28 | More by socon67
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A:orange in color and totally translucent with lots of carbonation and thin white head

S: this is one that is as advertised it smells like apricots it's so sweet smelling its almost fake like a sports drink interesting for sure

T:unfortunately the taste follows the nose in a negative way it tastes way too sweet like an artificial flavor there is no wheat flavor at all

M:it's so oily and flat it's almost unpleasant the light carbonation does nothing to better this as there is a weird after taste

O:this started off okay but it might have well been labeled shock top it's that bad didnt even want to finish after getting half way through. I hope ithica's other offerings are better

01-01-2013 08:29:23 | More by Pinknuggets
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

12-29-2012 14:01:46 | More by Sipchue
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rymurphy617

New York

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

12-19-2012 20:51:29 | More by rymurphy617
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BuffaloBills4life


3.43/5  rDev +5.9%

Had this beer the other day on Tap at a local bar and grill. I've never been a huge fan of "fruity" beers but thought I would give it a try. Definitly a distinct apricot taste, slightly on the sweeter side. Enjoyed the citrus aroma but not my favorite beer. On the flip side. my girlfriend loved it.

12-10-2012 20:21:35 | More by BuffaloBills4life
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

12-08-2012 03:01:37 | More by troegaarden
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

12-07-2012 23:48:13 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Razr86

New York

5/5  rDev +54.3%

12-04-2012 05:27:16 | More by Razr86
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

11-27-2012 05:26:01 | More by C-Dog
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2012 01:07:53 | More by raythealeman
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eargle

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

11-20-2012 20:03:16 | More by eargle
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SLeffler27

New York

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

11-18-2012 05:47:20 | More by SLeffler27
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

11-16-2012 02:51:52 | More by sneaks2210
Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.