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Partly Sunny - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
78
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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
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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Photo of scaliasux
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Medium light yellow. Cloudy, nearly opaque. Short creamy white head with some persistence.

Smell - Sweet and grainy. Banana and a little spice and lemon.

Taste - Sweet grain. Artificial banana with a lemony finish. Some spice, especially in the aftertaste - I'll go with cloves. Quite watery.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - Flavor didn't live up to the aroma's promise.

scaliasux, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of erosier
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pouts an orange-yellow color with a tall white colored head that fades slowly and laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet wheat aromas, orange and lemon scents followed by coriander and maybe some other spices in there as well.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted wheat, some other sweet malts, sweet orange, tangy lemon, and then a nice coriander finish. Pretty decent mix of flavors.
M: Smooth, light-medium bodied, maybe some more carbonation would be good, but pretty refreshing nonetheless.
D: Overall a decent mix of flavors and feel, nice job on this.

erosier, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours partly cloudy with a short lived thin white head over a pale gold colored beer. Plenty of carbonation evident. Really not as hazy as I would like my witbier to be. Head retention is a disappointment as well.

Light citrus notes in the nose with plenty of spice. Coriander and pepper are notable. Taste is also dominated by spice, and there really is not that much of it. Just hardly anything else of note. There is a bit of a flowery hop finish and that's about it.

Nice light body and most definitely drinkable on a hot summer day. On said day I would be loathe to pass on any witbier. This is no exception, though I will probably not seek it out again. I'm not too excited about the Ithaca variety pack so far.

ZimZamZoom, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of Risser09
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - best before august 2009

Appearance: A hazy golden yellow has orange hues to it as well. The white head climbs to 1.5" and has a cakey, craterous texture. Good retention is shown, along with a trail of sudsy lace. So far, so good.

Smell: Somewhat of a distant aroma includes wheat malt and pale, too. Cracker and biscuit aroma sits next to some slight hop aromas.

Taste: Wheat malt leads the way, with some hop flavor not too far behind. A trace of minerals exists in both flavor form and mouthfeel. I'm disappointed that the taste is rather dull and uninteresting.

Mouthfeel: A trace of minerals makes the beer a bit dry. Smooth drinking, light body, and plenty of lively carbonation. Alcohol is difficult to assign.

Drinkability: A light beer in all aspects. This would be a great summer quencher, but could use more aroma and flavor. Worth a shot.

Risser09, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of Gmann
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gmann, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of mobud
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip from bottle.

A- Dark straw with a 1/2 inch white foamy head.

S- Very malty to me clove spice in to the backround.

T- Light wheat ale taste with a "guess what spice is in here" finish. Maybe I was having an off day, but I was not picking any one strong flavor in this beer. I think I will have to give it another try.

M- Alittle on the flat side.

D- I am normally I big supporter of IBC, but this beer is driving me nuts. I want to love it, but it misses me completely. I do believe that a second look is in order to be completely honest.

mobud, Jul 18, 2007
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Trashcat, Sunday at 03:07 PM
Photo of pastramionrye7
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

MPPHISH, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

GreesyFizeek, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of anewlanguage
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of asafarc2
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

asafarc2, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of spw109
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

spw109, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of brewsclues
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

brewsclues, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of victory4me
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

djrn2, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

RoryOMoore, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

THECPJ, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of dacrza1
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

dacrza1, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of smcolw
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy straw color. Modest head, particularly for a wheat. No lace.

Smells like sour cream and confectioner sugar. Light spice in the background.

Flavors of coriander, soured milk, yeast and wheat. Smooth start to the body, but the high level of carbonation brings out some of the more bitter qualities of this brew. Slightly citrusy.

smcolw, Jun 13, 2009
Partly Sunny from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.