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Partly Sunny - Ithaca Beer Company

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Partly SunnyPartly Sunny

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HappyHourHero on 08-25-2005)
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Reviews by JackStraw22:
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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

Got this down at the brewery

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden body, with a sizable white head. The head retention wasn't great, I think it's just the glass. Decent lacing.

Smell: Very bready and yeasty, some corriander, slightly peppery. Average aroma, nothing that really excites the nose.

Taste/Feel: Bready and malty. Nice citrus aftertaste. Very smooth mouthfeel, could use more carbonation I think.

This is a nice Witbier, but it's nothing extrordinary. There's nothing "off" about it, so it's got room to get a lot better.

08-25-2005 20:52:33 | More by JackStraw22
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured into a tumbler a hazed very light straw color a thinner white head atop,very mild wheaty aromas somewhat toasted not much citrus and/or spiciness to be had here.Starts out somewhat dry and toasty with a real wheat malt profile after a bit some orange essence comes thru and becomes more pronounced.Not bad a summer quaffer here just not real big in the flavor department really,

06-10-2007 19:53:31 | More by oberon
Photo of tigg924


3.03/5  rDev -10.9%

Appearance: minimal head, clear, amber in color

Smell: orange, cinnamon, clove, and wheat

Taste: orange, lemon, light coriander, clove, and wheat

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet, light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: This is an ok witbier that has a touch too much spicing. Fairly undistinguishable, I will pass on this in the future.

06-08-2010 13:25:05 | More by tigg924
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 16:27:33 | More by mjtiernan
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-17-2011 00:17:51 | More by RyanPS
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-09-2014 01:27:21 | More by GOBLIN
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured into my Allagash chalice very enticing appearance with beautiful sunrise orange golden glow to it semi cloudyed large bubbled slightly off white head that forms a nice clouded texture about three fingers thick rising above the rim of my glass. Aromatics are slightly spiced maybe very light coriander and citrus tones coming through almost perfume like smells great. Taste hits with the lemon/citrus pith tones and heavy layer of spicing it has to be coriander this is tasting pretty witbier like. Leaves a nice bitter finish with the citrus peel tones overall a nice summer ale. Mouthfeel is light on the carbonation a very mellow experience Belgian yeast and spices leave their mark on my palate. Body isn't thin this has some malts given it a bit of girth, in the middle between light and medium bodied not watery or heavy. Drinkability is decent no trouble getting through a glass I will check out their sampler pack this summer, with fresh Cascazilla, Pale, Partly Sunny, and the Groundbreak Saison that makes for a fun 12 pack sampler.

07-09-2010 14:28:46 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of dhmxray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-19-2013 15:44:10 | More by dhmxray
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1/5  rDev -70.6%

06-29-2012 21:59:58 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-14-2013 04:11:37 | More by talahrama
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

The third of three Ithaca samplings tonight in preparation for the Brew Fest tomorrow...slightly cloudy, off-yellow unfiltered body... thin dissipating white head--it's a wheat, yes... bright, full wheat scents--consistent but not spectacular... medium-bodied, evenly textured to the tongue... lively and engaging... acidic, crisp wheat--nondescript otherwise--and a thirst quencher...a serviceable wheat that doesn't break new ground or sully the old....a good end to the evening.

08-20-2008 02:28:13 | More by dacrza1
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-06-2012 20:16:41 | More by Jordanbryan10
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Decent wheat beer. Pours golden, with lasting white foamy head. Refreshing aroma, a tad of spice. Flavourful wheat,a little orange-lemon,corriander and maybe cardomon, carbonation right there. Drinkable though nothing to drink frequently.Perhaps a little too spicy for everyday.

01-03-2010 02:03:44 | More by Sammy
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

As soon as I opened the bottle, there was a ton of carbonation that poured out of the top of the bottle. When I poured it, it poured a hazy yellow with decent, soft white head that has good retention. The nose has notes of clove, yeast, and straw. The taste is clove, lemon, spice, yeast, white grapes, and very faint alcohol phenols. The mouthfeel is light bodied, moderately carbonated (in mouthfeel, not in pour), and very smooth.

Not bad, but hardly complex. This beer is a beginner's Wit. There's nothing offensive, but there are also elements of a decent wit. For those looking to get into the style, it's definitely worth checking out.

12-04-2011 03:40:37 | More by tdm168
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-16-2013 02:22:35 | More by pastramionrye7
Photo of MPPHISH

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-20-2013 03:40:55 | More by MPPHISH
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.23/5  rDev -5%

Pours a cloudy light brown color with a whitish haze. The pure white head dissipates quickly into a light cap. The aroma is heavy on coriander, perhaps grains of paradise as it smells very similar to Sam's Summer. The taste is of a tart lemon citrus and plenty of coriander. The heavy spice is cut by the wheat malt with balances out the flavor and saves the beer. The brew doesn't seem to use a Belgian yeast strain so not sure this is really a wit, just an american wheat with a bunch of coriander. The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation, finishes tart and dry. An ok summer brew. Not a big fan of coriander but this is drinkable since the wheat malt helps balance it out. Not something I would seek out again.

08-02-2009 02:39:17 | More by Gmann
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-14-2011 19:36:00 | More by FrankyLikesIt
Photo of animalchin

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

A - Pours a light orange that becomes burnt in the pint glass. Certainly a good amount of cloudiness. The head has a very loose quality that doesn't stay for very long. Minuscule amount of lacing to go along.

S - Orange and spicy aromas with some sweetness to follow. Picking up banana/clove quality that resembles a hefeweizen. Very pungent and apparent.

T - The spice provides a real robust taste that is held back by the fruitness - a very well balanced situation. As with the smell, a bitter banana quality comes through in the aftertaste, but it's a nice complement to accompany.

M - A little sharp with the carbonation - not surprised by this due to the appearance.

D - This experience with witbier is surely positive. I have always been a fan of Ithaca's approach and take on various styles, and this shines through for me. This particular brew strongly resembles a hefeweizen; not sure if that was intention. I wasn't the biggest fan of the corrosive carbonation, but it may have just been the bottle/storage. Otherwise, excellent work.

07-10-2010 21:02:26 | More by animalchin
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-26-2014 20:20:52 | More by BrahptimusPrime
Photo of apasternak

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

07-11-2013 00:41:01 | More by apasternak
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%

A: A pale tangerine color is moderately hazy, with a strong waverly mist of micro-bubbles rising within. The capping is strong, 2 fingers, sea-shell white in color, with a frumpy, stryofoam like texture. The lacing is equally strong sticking well to the glass leaving a chunky, bready ring band about.

S: Pale oranges, wheat and a pretty good musky nature. Fairly simple, could use some sharpness as well coriander to spice things up.

T: sharp nature, pale oranges and wheat. No frills flavor that lacked a good spiciness (again coriander and a lemony touch would have been nice). Musky hops, some bitterness come on the close. Dry wheat base, mundane flavor and spicing.

M: Upfront crispness, very tight and well suited per style, but quickly turns to a washy feel after a few seconds. Bubbly, washy that loses credibility on the hold.

O: Besides a good visual nature the beer lacks in comparison to staple styles like hoegaarden. Lacks a good spicy nature, bite, with a fairly sloppy wheat base that comes off as ordinary as the spicing. Partly sunny is partly dull and overcast.

10-18-2011 22:50:31 | More by beerthulhu
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New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

I had this on tap at the Ithaca Beer Co storefront. It poured a clear golden orange with a seemingly frothy head (it was a small glass). The flavor has very good depth with a spicy sweet flavor that consisted of wheat, citrus, and pale malts. It was very refreshing and could be a very good session beer for a summer afternoon.

06-29-2010 03:34:21 | More by bourbonbock
Photo of Bkin

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-07-2012 15:02:46 | More by Bkin
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-24-2013 11:48:07 | More by DaveEcenrode
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Partly Sunny from Ithaca Beer Company
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