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Partly Sunny - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 1
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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Ratings: 189 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-08-2011 23:18:31 | More by JohneHoodlum
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-14-2011 17:05:13 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-08-2012 22:25:39 | More by Stinger80OH
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-14-2013 04:05:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Kendo

New York

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a weizen glass, as I had originally thought this was another summer wheat beer. Body is clear golden yellow with a small whitish head that leaves no lace.

S: Lemon and lemon zest over cereal grains, with the lemony scents dominant. Also some sort of spice.

T: Good melding of ingredients here -- there's a wheat twang, some basic grainy malt, unidentified spice towards back end of the sip and then lemony bitterness lingering at the finish.

M: Bountiful fine carbonation crosses over into fizziness at times. Cleanses the palate, but at times feels too fizzy. Body is light.

D: Good. Bottle went down very quickly in the evening, I could see it disappearing instantly in the middle of a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 16:33:30 | More by Kendo
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-16-2011 01:00:02 | More by HopStoopid120
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JRod1969

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-09-2013 20:40:24 | More by JRod1969
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2011 20:30:59 | More by waiting4lunch
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden straw color. A vigorous pour produces a lite foamy head fading fast.

Aroma is mostly of corrinder and celery.

Taste is definitly corrinder dominated.

Tart and dry with an off aftertaste.

Blue moon or this beer, it's a hard choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 10:31:34 | More by micromaniac129
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-26-2012 03:48:02 | More by RoryOMoore
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nh2032

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-17-2011 03:07:32 | More by nh2032
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear straw with a big white, rocky head. Staying power is not so good though.

S - Pungent spicy/wheatiness with an ever so slight citrus rind.

T - Smooth pale malt and background butter. Light bitterness from the hops as well. Wheaty twang comes through, along with a tart edge up front. Feels somewhat dry.

M - Light bodied and moderately carbonated, but the bubbles seem exceptionally fine.

D - Light, easy drinking wit.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 03:15:32 | More by allergictomacros
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a two finger frothy head and little to no lacing. The aroma is of wheat and citrus with hints of clove. The taste has a nice wheat backbone with a big lemon taste, almost too much, and is balanced out by clove and a touch of banana. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light in body. The drinkability is good, the lemon taste might be a little to bitter to make a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 16:08:52 | More by goblue3509
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-03-2012 19:21:19 | More by chrispoint
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-24-2013 02:51:17 | More by randylangford
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-24-2014 19:23:41 | More by trxxpaxxs
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yesyouam

New York

2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 16:01:22 | More by yesyouam
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MTNboy

Germany

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Don't let the name fool you this beer pretty cloudy but in a good way. It has nice cloudy hay yellow color to it. The head was virtually nonexistent but there was a little lace.

Smell- Definitely sweet other than that it is mildly citrus like.

Taste- It had a strong wheat malt taste, a little bit of sugar, citrus and some spice. I thought the aftertaste was a little bitterer than it should have been.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and easy to drink.

Drinkability- Average and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 13:25:45 | More by MTNboy
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ithaca Partly Sunny
12 oz brown bottle
Best before October notched on the side label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a mustard yellow with a big fluffy white head. Bleach white sticky head. Mini carbonation bubbles race to the top of the glass.

Whiffs of spices, citrus and Belgian yeast.

A highly carbonated interpretation of a witbier, that is missing something. Orange juice sweetness with some black pepper spice. Funky yeast and more citrus flavors, but with an overly bitter finish.

A nice try, but such a difficult beer for some craft breweries to pull off with success.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:25:28 | More by Hibernator
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-18-2013 19:25:36 | More by Drknight
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying several Ithaca's and being surprised with the outstanding quality, I expect a lot from them. This one, though, with a cutesy name, didn't have my expectations too high.

Good thing, because it's just not all that special. It is a very drinkable light wheat. A bit fruity. Clean tasting. But nothing extraordinary.

It is difficult for beers of this style to distinguish themselves. This one doesn't.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 23:12:02 | More by schoolboy
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SLeffler27

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big cumulus cloud builds with fluffy white bubbles over a hazy golden straw, which catches the light and transforms it with glittering carbonation. Gradually, the clouds clear, to a thin lace, and rings around the pint glass.

Sampling at the brewery did nothing for the aroma, but now back home, it blooms with peaches and orange peal.

Subtle flavors of coriander and fresh baked white bread, give way to pineapple and faint bitterness in the finish.

This is a smooth, moderately carbonated offering.

Bring Partly Sunny to a barbeque, and share with your friends, who may be on the fence about craft beer. You can keep pouring, long after the fire-flies begin to flash.

Serving type: growler

06-18-2008 00:49:31 | More by SLeffler27
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erosier

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 21:25:40 | More by erosier
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younger35

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this brew (along with a few other Ithaca brews) from BeerTruth in the Fight Club BIF. Spiced wheat beers are usually hit or miss for me. Drank from my Port pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a hazy light yellow with a decent one finger bright white head that drops very slowly. A super thin cap remains along with a fairy thick collar that leaves very little, if any, lacing.
Smell- Fairly vibrant and full of life with copious amounts of orange and lemon peel. I don't get much spice (coriander, clove, etc) but I do get a light gingery like tartness (don't think this even has ginger in it). Softly doughy and sweet with an almost vanilla like caramel maltiness.
Taste- That vanilla and caramel seems to have translated quite well into the taste also. Not overbearing, just a light mineral like vanilla tinge at the start. Some coriander and orange peel are present but seem to fade a bit as the beer warms and the malt pipes in. Very lightly sweet with a soft orange and apricot finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a nice creamy feel and very light carbonation.
Drinkability- This brew (more than any other spiced wheat I've tried) really reminds me of, dare I say, Blue Moon. Maybe it's the large orange peel aspect but it's really reminiscent. An okay beer that I didn't love but I definitely didn't hate. Would probably be more enjoyable sitting on the deck during a nice hot summer's day. Thanks Adam "Pacman" BeerTruth!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 21:40:56 | More by younger35
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer in Totowa not expecting much since this is a summer beer and those tend to go down pretty easily. Of course this did, but it actually had just the right amount of body to it that I wouldn't confuse it with a "lawnmower beer"! For the weather we've had lately, this fit in pretty nicely.

The pour was good - nice and foamy with a decent cloudy golden hue to it. The lacing left more to be desired but the taste and appearance of the lead led me to jokingly refer to this is a "lemon pledge" beer. It's a bit soapy in its consistency but there's wheat and a slight amount of pepper-like spice to the taste. Just a bit bright and if there was honey in this, it wouldn't suprrise me either. Not gonna feel the hops here but then again, that wasn't what I was after when I opened this up.

This certainly fits the bill for a session beer and I could easily see myself having 2 or 3 in a sitting. This won't win any awards but it's always nice to find a summer beer that doesn't take the art of craft brewing lightly. If it was up to me, I'd rename this "mostly sunny"!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 21:44:19 | More by JerzDevl2000
Partly Sunny from Ithaca Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.