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Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 48 | 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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3/5  rDev -7.7%

TheRuss9585, Mar 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Marty91, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of brandonasplundh
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jk3, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Louski
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Louski, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of PhantasIPA
2.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is a light golden color with a very thin head that dissipated to nothing within a few minutes.

The smell is a weak apricot smell. There is no hop scent or malt scent. It is very one-dimensional.

The taste begins with a very striking apricot taste in the beginning and then quickly disappears. After that the taste is...gone! There is nothing else really to the beer. I was hoping for a sweet aftertaste but it never happened. Very bland after the strong apricot flavor.

The mouthfeel is a little too carbonated for me. It feels almost like soda.

Overall, this beer is a good idea but poorly executed. Too much apricot flavor...maybe with more malt or sweetness it would have more balance.

PhantasIPA, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
3.25/5  rDev 0%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of alamode
3/5  rDev -7.7%

alamode, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.05/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a pale clear yellow with no head or lace. There's a good bit of fizz. The aroma is a small amount of apricot and something else strange. The flavor has an apricot tang but a strange sourness and funk. The mouthfeel is light and very sticky. Ithaca apricot Wheat is not a good beer, there was a sticker on the bottle that said "sample not for resale". Not recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Mudawg, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

WaydeRafnel, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of CraftVA
3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Color is golden and transparent, with a fluffy white head (which receded pretty quickly.)

S – A delicious fruity scent dominated by the apricots, with a hint of hoppiness.

T – Crisp and fruity up front with some wheat flavors coming in at the end. Somewhat sour.

M – A light on the mouthfeel and very carbonated.

O – A refreshing beer with a nice fruity flavor without being too sweet.

CraftVA, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +23.1%

hopsolutely, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3/5  rDev -7.7%

ItsBeer4Me, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jclaydev
4/5  rDev +23.1%

jclaydev, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a golden color body with no head or lace to it. The smell is very strong of apricot. The taste is a little bit of malt up front then the apricot hits your taste buds hard but in a tasty way. The mouth feel is nice and smooth and overall is a very drinkable beer espically when it warms up a little bit, the flavors really come to life.

chefhatt, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

thetamishere, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass.

A:Pours a bright pale gold, crystal clear, lots of cascading bubbles, minimal head, no lacing...looks like sparkling apple juice

S: nose features faint wheat malts, a spritz of lemon, and mellow dried apricot

T: taste features much more flavor than the nose lets on, starts off like an easy drinking pale wheat, the apricot comes in in a big way, it has a bit of a candied/artificial tinge to it, throws things off balance a little bit

MF: light body, medium to high carbonation

O: nice feature of apricot, however it is lacking the balance that would make this be more refreshing

homebrew311, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BenJonesPSU, Feb 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

microbe7, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

throwback, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa even though I hadn't had it in years. I remembered this being weak and watered-down and sure enough, that's pretty much how it was when I retried it earlier today. Fans of fruit beers will not be disappointed by this but for most other drinkers, there's not a lot here besides the apricot flavor and typical mouthfeel of this style.

This poured a fairly dull gold color with a head that didn't last long. The lacing and carbonation were at a minimum as well. It was cloudy but I couldn't sense the wheat in the taste and the apricot was not that lively. It had the consistency of syrup and there was just a bit of honey in the mix to sweeten everything up. This went down as easily as could be and there wasn't much of an aftertaste with the exception of a dull wheat taste that didn't linger for very long.

Because of the low amount of carbonation and light alcoholic content of this, it would be easy to down a few in a sitting. While the apricot is a decent flavor for a beer, there are better offerings out there where one could enjoy that and the drinking session as well. While not bad, this been is unmemorable at best.

JerzDevl2000, Jan 19, 2012
Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.