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Partly Sunny - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of bigflatsbeerman
2.38/5  rDev -30%

Appearance: Light golden color with a slight chill haze. Carbonation seem low in y glass.
Smell: I'm not sure what this smells like, but it is not too pleasant.
Taste: This was a huge surprise. I thought I had picked up 2 six packs of Ground Break Saison, but they changed regional beer over to Partly Sunny and I didn't notice. Quite a huge step down from Ground Break. This tastes like no other beer I ever had. It's not enjoyable which is a disappointment given it's from Ithaca a great regional brewery.
Overall: Sub par, I did not realize this was a wit beer until I logged into BA.

bigflatsbeerman, Apr 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

DPB2262, Sep 14, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -25.6%

12oz bottle poured into my Narke tulip...Pours a clear light gold, copper hint. A full white head of three fingers, over one finger hangs for awhile, good lacing...The aroma is pretty nice, lots of clove and wheat, sweet and nice, surprised...The taste is not good at all, the clove turns in banana vodka, harsh, alcoholic, astringent, not good.

This is a bad wit, don't bother.

jrallen34, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of yesyouam
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%

Partly Sunny is a hazy yellow ale with no real head except for a white ring. The aroma is banana, clove, citrus... probably lemon. In the mouth, it's lively, watery and crisp. It's lightly bitter, maybe herbal. It's not sweet and reminds me of eating Wheaties. It's slightly tart. It's a summer ale.
(rated Aug 1, 2007)

yesyouam, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of cbutova
2.55/5  rDev -25%

A- Partly cloudy light orange beer poured into a pint glass. Foamy white head forms to a nice three finger size but it only lasts for a minute or so. Tiny bubbly ring around the edges with a few clouds in the middle. Head disappears completely leaving no lace and a strange looking beverage.

S- Wheat/grain bomb, too much so it seems to dominate every whiff I get. I also get some lemon/citrus zest and just tiny yeast spice behind that.

T- Again, each sip brings with it a hefty dose of wheat bread crust. The citrus peel, floral, spicy, clove and yeast comes through more than the aroma. I get some sort of cardboard/corn hint as well, hard to describe (just super wheaty?).

MF- Light body with a somewhat watery feel. The carbonation is lower than I expected and seems off for the style. Slight bitterness.

Doesn't really do it for me in any way. The spices don't bring much flavor. The Witbier aspect of this is just not there. I just get a big flavor of wheat crust and some corn/cardboard thing going on when it comes down to it.

cbutova, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of ProudBeerSnob
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%

Got growler from the brewery on a road trip to Ithaca. Poured form growler into Ithaca pint glass.

Fairly thick head that dissipates perhaps too quickly, cloudy straw color. Aroma of sour citrus (Bready?)Tastes a bit sour (should it? probably not) Finishes very bland, no crisp finish as I was expecting for a wit.

This beer tastes much better with food. Had one with Thai grilled chicken for dinner, enjoyed it, except again it was missing that crisp taste.

ProudBeerSnob, Jul 18, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

jmann40, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

smccann, Sep 17, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -18.2%

A - Very cloudy / hazy golden amber body with a thick three finger eggshell head.

S - Exceedingly yeasty, bread dough, dank (old socks, even) hops

T - Little lemon zest, dough, spicy hops

M - Silky

D - A little stranger than average summer offering. The doughy quality is strangely appealing but only after the first brew. Wouldn't be good for a hot summer day, I'll say that.

yourunclewalt, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Murky yellow/brown color with a very short-lived white head and quite a few floaties.
To me it smells like a blend of citrus cleaner and that Witch-hazel stuff they have in every old school barber shop.
The taste is on the sour/bitter side with wheat flavor.
Medium bodied with a fizzy feel.
I would drink one if offered for free but I wouldn't order/buy one.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of DrDemento456
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%

A - A very nice bubbly yellow with a half inch of creamy white head. Looks pretty good.

S - Expecting a bit of lemon, yest or maybe some spice I am greeted with a smell of sour apples and pears. Is this a Saison? Very weird indeed.

T - Ow wow full on Saison flavors which is kind of offputting since it's very tart. I get full on apple and pear with a touch of lingering hay and a nice bit of hops in the finish. Rating to style this is a complete fail.

M - Medium bodied was surprisingly harder to drink than I thought.

Overall I love their "Groundbreak Saison" but this is kind of a disaster. Rating to style? Terrible. Rating to likeness. Pretty lousy.

I would avoid this if expecting to get a succession-able witbier.

DrDemento456, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of BeerCon5
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%

Pours a bright golden color with 2 1/2 fingers of fluffy white head.

The scent is of citrus and wheat.

The taste is of citrus and wheat, a little watery.

Light bodied, smooth and refreshing. low carbonation.

Very easy to drink, it was a little too watery for me and could have a bit more flavor.

BeerCon5, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of DrewOSU
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%

Ithaca Partly Sunny

Given to me by beachbum1975, thanks man

A: Pours a sunshine yellow (imagine that), pale yellow at the top, a darker cloudy yellow at the top. ¼ inch bubbly white head to top it off.

S: Slightly sour, pungent citrus, wheat and slight orange.

M/T: Watery feel on the tongue, a strong metallic/citrus rush on the tongue, followed by a wheat base and a surprisingly clean aftertaste. Leaves nothing on the pallet for being such a lemony beer. The bottom kind of drops out quick and it ends up being a little dull after a few drinks. Not a whole lot going on with this beer. The flavors don't explode and they all just seem to be a general citrus. No colorful notes.

D: Very light and refreshing. Very drinkable, but a little boring after half a glass. A lot better summer beers out there.

DrewOSU, Jul 17, 2009
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Partly Sunny from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.