Partly Sunny - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.3/5 rDev +26.5%
(A) i poured this into my watou's wit glass producing a golden-hued brew with a very faint amber quality. The head lacks much body, and is composed of large, soapy-looking bubbles which quickly recede to spotty lacing. i would've preferred my "partly sunny" was partly cloudy, but this was crystal-clear.
(S) i really enjoyed the aroma of this beer - very BELGIAN. the phenols mixed with wheat bread smells gave a rich spiced dough character, with less of the artificial citrus tones that plague some of this style.
(T) the taste reminds me of a spicy hefe, with a nice banana bread character. the hop character is slightly more pronounced than most wheats i've had, though skewed more towards bittering and not quite as much flavor as i'd like. that being said, the hops are pretty subtle here. the finish is mildly acidic. this is definitely working for me.
(M) the zingy carbonation paired with a somewhat more viscous mouthfeel than one would expect for the style produce a very satisfying feeling for each gulp.
(D) a perfectly adequate summer wheat, in fact, better than most overly-citric soda-like summer seasonals i've had the misfortune to encounter this year.
06-28-2010 04:21:53 | More by capaneus
4.22/5 rDev +24.1%
Poured a cloudy light straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was very good lacing and retention.
The smell featured elements of orange and lemon zest with a strong coriander and clove spice. Undertones of yeast and wheat malt as well.
The taste was upfront zesty citrus with a strong clove, coriander and grain of paradise spice. Chewy yeast and wheat flavors present toward the finish.
The mouthfeel was light yet rather chewy.
Overall an excellent wit and a great summer beer (although I sampled while watching the Fiesta Bowl). Very flavorful and highly quaffable. Another excellent upstate New York summer brew.
01-09-2007 01:58:54 | More by plaid75
4.1/5 rDev +20.6%
The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful wheat malt and yeast scent that is a bit dry and fruity. It also contains a moderate amount of coriander and bitter orange peel. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth and refreshing wheat flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit dry, yet fruity. It's spiced up with coriander and orange peel. I love the taste of this beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good seasonal beer and another new offering from IBC. These guys are finally producing some top notch beers.
08-31-2005 23:10:19 | More by WesWes
4.1/5 rDev +20.6%
After a strong swirl of the botle, poured a cloudy apricot color with massive white foamy head that lasted throughout the glass. Much attractive sticky lacing.
Smell is a bit light with some spiciness evident. Also a light lemon-orange aroma present.
Taste is tangy with oranges notes detected. The spiciness is very restrained, yet still enjoyable. A peppery bite at the finish is the perfect balance.
An very enjoyable beer. Easy to drink. Went well on a warm srping afternoon after all my chores and errands were completed.
03-25-2007 18:51:41 | More by tgbljb
4.08/5 rDev +20%
Very dark orange and cloudy with a nice sized head. Light carbonation. Smells like wheat and spices with a little fruitiness. Nicely balanced flavors of spices and citrus; its more sweat than tart. The flavor is very good albeit on the mild side. It has a nice tiny zing on the tongue that livens it up and goes down incredibly smooth due to its lightness and is very refreshing and perfect for summer. Very drinkable.
07-28-2010 02:20:55 | More by Blanco
4/5 rDev +17.6%
A - White foamy head 2 fingers worth, golden color or straw yello, good lacing.
S - Citrus, piney, brown sugary.
T - Brown sugar, banana, cirusy, with little to no aftertaste
M - Medium carbonation, light bodies, very smooth on the mouth.
D - Easy to drink, would recommend. A good summer wheat beer for those hot and hazy days.
07-27-2008 13:18:39 | More by kevman527
4/5 rDev +17.6%
Pours a clouded straw gold that has a nice white head that falls quickly. Nose is citrus and a bit of lemongrass as well. The scents are there, but not powerful or overly strong. Gives a rather smooth and calm fragrance. Flavor is thick with wheat and has a few good dashes of light citrus flavors. Not overly strong or complex though. Feel is nice and smooth on the liquid with small bubbles of carbonation hitting the tongue. Overall very drinkable. A smooth and calm witbier that is definitely worth trying. Nice job Ithaca!
12-31-2007 06:06:55 | More by RblWthACoz
Partly Sunny from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.