Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company
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2.65/5 rDev -18.2%
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.
05-18-2014 21:11:24 | More by emyers
3.55/5 rDev +9.6%
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
05-07-2014 01:20:33 | More by Bouleboubier
Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.