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Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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.

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Photo of whallgren
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

whallgren, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

smibroncos, Jan 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

h0gg, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

smithmd4, Dec 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

brodah, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

alalvarez75, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a decent pale ale, if a bit generic. very citrusy hops with some strong english malts in the nose and the taste. while ithaca makes a lot of awesome hop centered beers, this isnt their finest offering. flower power and cascazilla showcase more of what they are capable of. however, this is a very sessionable and refreshing pale ale with a lighter mouthfeel and bright carbonation. i actually enjoyed it quite well with gingerbread men this holiday season, although this feels more like a spring drink to me, big enough for the cold nights but refreshing enough to drink outside with the first warm sunny days. good local product.

StonedTrippin, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Clear amber/light copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some hops. There is also a grapefruit flavour and just a touch of apricot. It ends with a grapefruit and malty sweet aftertaste with a surprsing amount of lingering hop bitterness for an APA.

Overall - An above average APA that is very drinkable and satisfying. It's not going to blow you away like their Flower Power, but it's a little higher on the drinkability scale. I'd say it's worth trying.

spinrsx, Dec 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

tubeman, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

thearsenal, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

MerkurKing16, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

nh2032, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

Burt, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark orange with a wispy white head. Spotty lacing down the glass.

A little floral and citrus aroma. Not much here.

I'd like to point out multiple flavors. This one is kind of lacking though. Starts out with a bit of a spicy hop presence. Very little malt. Finishes with a good piney resin that lingers a bit, but until the aftertaste there's not much here.

Mouthfeel and carb are good for style.

Nothing terribly wrong here, but could use a bit more. The biggest thing it accomplished was making me wish I had more Flower Power.

jmarsh123, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of NODAK
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is mostly floral...bit of malt peeking in through the back...not an overwhelming beer on the nose, really.

Taste is initially floral, seemingly with Cascade hops starting things off and giving the dominant taste to the beer. However, it isn't really all that strong, and nowhere near as strong as some of the more robust APA's. There's a breadiness underneath providing some secondary balance. Decent bitterness on the finish, though, leaving a good bite on the end.

Pretty straight forward, average APA here. It tastes pretty good, but it won't blow anybody's doors off. Probably even a good entry beer for somebody getting into the style.

NODAK, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small head that fades and some lacing.

A: Has an aroma of fresh grain and citrus. Quite clean.

T: Has a nice citrus bite with a bit of sweetness. Anice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. Quite smooth with a nice balance.

O: Easy drinker. Nothing fancy just a nice pale ale to relax with. No problem putting back a few.

soju6, Sep 09, 2011
Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.