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Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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)
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brodah

New York

1/5  rDev -71.8%

12-18-2011 00:00:30 | More by brodah
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thearsenal

Ohio

2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-18-2011 18:55:21 | More by thearsenal
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours copper-orange with a slightly hazed clarity. Off-white two-finger head with tremendous staying power and leaves sticky lacing. Floral and grassy american hop nose with toasty crystal malt scent, a faint rose-alcohol in the background; and a whiff of acetone as it warms. Mild sweetness upfront, mostly toasted pale malt and a nice husky flavor that's not too astringent. Drying aftertaste, mild bitterness but manages to balance against the light malt sweetness. Light in body with medium-fine carbonation. Mouthfeel becomes overly grainy and the boozey/oxydized character begins to dominate. Finishes tannic with too much off-flavor showing, but some residual caramel and resinous hop flavor emerges. Beneath the flaws, lies a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 07:12:52 | More by PBRstreetgang
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

02-05-2012 00:38:38 | More by jk3
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h0gg

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

12-31-2011 03:32:58 | More by h0gg
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thinkbreakfast

New York

2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?

App: Standard hazy orange. standard. standard

Smell: Rotten fruit sweetness. Banana/peach. No hops in scent.

Taste: Very full flavored. Lots of rotten peach. Very thick. Hop presence is limited.

MF: Very thick and full. Feels like the sugar that coats the mouth after drinking a Pepsi.

Drinkability: Too thick and sugary for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 01:06:32 | More by thinkbreakfast
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ohoove

Connecticut

2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

copper/amber color with an off white head ,medium and small bubbles- not too tight- average head and minimal lacing. Smell was lightly hopped and sweet malt maybe some light citrus. mouthfeel was medium bodied and peppery on the front with slight bitterness on the end . Taste overall was pretty middle of the road for this style, nothing great but nothing i'd turn down ,I did like this. Bought a 12 pack sampler and am looking forward to tasting the rest, don't think this will disappoint. Back to the pale ale , not impressive but solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 15:18:30 | More by ohoove
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MPPHISH

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-20-2013 03:40:02 | More by MPPHISH
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Tareq

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

09-09-2012 20:04:22 | More by Tareq
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mobud

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A- Almost no head, light carbonation with a clear copper color.

S- Very light, but fresh hops smell that was nice after a long day.

T- This beer had a little metallic taste that I do not remember from prior tastings. The hops notes are there, but I was unable to get past the metal taste.

M- Very light mouthfeel with some bitter aftertaste.

D- Other than the off taste, this is abeer that I would try again. It has been a session type beer for my friend and heres hoping that this was a one time issue (or maybe it was me...).

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 18:33:09 | More by mobud
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-02-2012 15:02:29 | More by HEADYdb
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TheDeuce

New York

2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finger Likes Pale Ale....

Appearance-pale gold with some darker streaks, medium sized head, fizzes and comes down.

Smell-dry hop aroma, more reminiscent of an IPA than an APA. Alcohol appears as well, very aromatic.

Taste/Mouthfeel-hops appear quickly, heavy body and alcohol, there is a lot going on here but it isn't all put together.

Drinkability-interesting cross between an APA and and IPA but it doesn't really work all that much.

Overall-doesn't know whether it's an APA or an IPA, kind of mashed together, didn't impress me. Try your luck elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 04:16:42 | More by TheDeuce
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Almost clear with an amber color. Off-white head of 3/4 inches in height on agtgressive pour. Okay retention and a nice lace.

S-not much here, a little floral hop and a touch of biscuit.

T-Caramal and biscuit, faint floral hop in the background. Herbal hops in the middle. Litlle bitterness at this party

D-not too much

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 15:40:41 | More by jackorain
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petroos

New York

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours dark golden in color with a quickly dissipating head and no lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Scents of coffee malt, bready yeast and wafts of citrus. Pretty bland and closed.

T: Decent, but one note. Subdued, tangy earthy hops up front with a sweeter maltier midpalate and a bitter finish. Bland.

M: Mouthfeel isn't bad. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D: Decently drinkable but nothing about it makes me want to go back for more.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 18:25:51 | More by petroos
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yesyouam

New York

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a rich gold color with a barely existent white head. It's a bit sparkling and the clarity is excellent. Pretty. The aroma of clean pine is backed up with a delicate floral quality and a slight hint of grain. The body is medium light on the tongue with bright carbonation. It's a bit sudsy; maybe oily. It has an astringent finish that I've come to recognize in Ithaca beers. The flavor is of clean, bright, piny hops. It turns a bit skunky towards the end of the taste. The flavor is quick to fade but the astringent finish remains. Not complex at all.
(rated Mar 1, 2007)

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 16:00:15 | More by yesyouam
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-24-2013 01:30:33 | More by HeyJim
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-26-2014 20:20:47 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-25-2012 17:47:57 | More by Mudawg
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-03-2012 16:50:02 | More by JohnQVD
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C-Dog


3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-27-2012 05:26:13 | More by C-Dog
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-07-2014 16:37:09 | More by Dougwillhike
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Mikexw

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-08-2014 15:03:15 | More by Mikexw
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-09-2013 22:34:01 | More by ejimhof
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-08-2012 01:07:12 | More by bvlaminck
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-29-2012 21:45:55 | More by erlenmeyer
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Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.