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Apricot Wheat - Ithaca Beer Company

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Apricot WheatApricot Wheat

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BA SCORE
75
okay

687 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 687
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 39 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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New York

1/5  rDev -69.1%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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emyers

Illinois

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
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Pennsylvania

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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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New Jersey

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New York

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Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.