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Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

Pale AlePale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 244
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%


Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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Todd

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a fairly bright amber with a nice two finger white foam white, which sadly falls flat within minutes.

Smell: Soft floral, fruity peach aroma. Dry grain in the background.

Taste: Smooth mouthfeel of creamy carbonation and sweet pale malts. Malt sweetness is even and a bit honey-ish (raw) in character, but the complex fruity flavours of passion fruit, coarse pear and peach lay the flavours main foundation as they complement a slightly rindy, citric hop twang. Some hop spice is thrown into the mix as well. Firm malt body carries thru to the finish, until the beer decides to turn dry and grainy on the palate with light residual malt and hop flavours.

Notes: Not too shabby, pretty flavourful, but also very average for the style. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2002 19:20:20 | More by Todd
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Medium yellow. Quite hazy. Short, white, foamy head with good persistence.

Smell - Fairly light aroma. Mainly grassy and citrus hops. A little bready malt, too.

Taste - Hops clearly dominate. Seems mostly citrusy to me. Grapefruit and bitter orange. Sweet bready malt is also noticeable. This beer is on the "not so hoppy" side of the APA spectrum. I like the balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium and pretty darn smooth.

Overall - An eminently drinkable APA.

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Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours hazed yellow two fingers of foamy white head, thick lacing
S - Pine dankness some grapefruit, bready malt.
T - Not as much hop presence and you'd want, some slight tart apple flavor, light citrus, bready malt.
M - Nothing great.
O - Its an ok Pale

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A: A rustic color a slight bit of transparency, this left a nice off white head at the top with some slight lacing around the glass that did not stay for long.

S: Hints of caramel and vanilla up front with the hops very present and slight hints of malt as it warms.

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Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.