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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgo-American Ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest Continental and U.S. grown hops, and fermented with Belgian, English and Wild yeasts.

(Beer added by: BeerTruth on 04-23-2007)
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 13:12:30 | More by Stinger80OH
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-31-2014 04:52:36 | More by VictorFranco
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-27-2014 16:15:02 | More by Hanzo
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-26-2014 18:42:19 | More by Cubatobaco
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-26-2014 07:52:49 | More by wonothesane42
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-13-2014 00:52:44 | More by tenacioustomato
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2014 22:36:40 | More by ThatsThatDude
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rallyr32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-29-2013 15:54:08 | More by rallyr32
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%

750 ml bottle, Batch E!043. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with at least a couple inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, floral hops, apples, and some grassiness. It tastes like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, apricots, grass/hay and some light clove and peppery spice. I like the tartness in this brew, I didn't really expect that so it was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and is well carbonated. I think this is good , I'd certainly like to try White Gold again in the future. $9.99 a bottle.

12-26-2013 23:47:56 | More by bluejacket74
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kojevergas

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%

750ml brown glass bottle with classy descriptive label and papered-over branded pry-off pressure cap acquired via a friend and served into a Guinness stem-goblet in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado, at me annual Christmas tasting. Batch# E!043. 8% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Gushes upon opening.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours almost entirely foam/head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Decent consistency. Fluffy. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes.

Body colour is a hazy yellow-orange. Translucent. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's a bit hazy for a pale wheat.

Sm: Wheat, farmhouse character (mainly yeast), clove, pale malt, pilsner malt, floral hop character, citrus zest, A bit starchy. Some biscuity Belgian yeast character.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Perfumey, soft, and airy.

T: Clove, pale malts, wheat, farmhouse yeast character, pale malts, pilsner malts, and floral hop character. Vague citrus zest. A biteen starchy. Biscuity Belgian character. Great balance. Build is cohesive - nearly gestalt. It's got a hint of sourness, which lends it some nuance. Very intricate for the style.

Above average depth and duration of flavour. Average intensity of flavour.

No alcohol comes through.

Mf: "Bone-dry finish?" Sure. Smooth. Great presence on the palate. Perfect carbonation. Complements the flavour profile well. Nicely soft.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, or harsh.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. Hides its ABV incredibly. I'd definitely buy it again. More great work from Ithaca. I'd recommend it to friends. Well worth trying. Really solid. I could easily kill more than one bottle in a night.

High B

12-24-2013 03:40:18 | More by kojevergas
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-22-2013 22:46:47 | More by PEIhop
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

12-12-2013 17:17:28 | More by BryanK
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-12-2013 10:40:51 | More by ejimhof
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-11-2013 06:32:24 | More by kscaldef
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essjay

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-18-2013 01:38:18 | More by essjay
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

11-12-2013 00:01:16 | More by ridgeline23
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-27-2013 18:52:30 | More by trxxpaxxs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-21-2013 20:39:23 | More by acurtis
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nyclee

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-11-2013 17:34:24 | More by nyclee
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dhmxray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-24-2013 16:57:14 | More by dhmxray
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.5%

09-23-2013 14:43:36 | More by Travcofarms
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of froth white head which gave off extreme amounts of lacing. head dissipation was very slow and even. the smell? well, as funky as brett gets really.. this is one of the most brett forward beers i've smelled.. funky wet hay for sure, manure even, dare i say it.. jasmine flowers, smells pretty damn awesome honestly. very tart in flavor, citrusy lemon peel, with a peppery kick, a skunky barnyard taste that refuses to leave the palate.. the grain bill is hard to figure out as most of the flavors come from the yeast.. there is a very bready characteristic to this. some coriander perhaps.
a medium body beer with a decent amount of carbonation. this is a fantastic beer, and i am honestly shocked at the rating on it.. it's not even a 4? really... this is almost a 5 in my book, and this is coming from a dude who's had a LOT of beers.

09-21-2013 02:54:53 | More by facundoCNB
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%

On tap at Ithaca Beer Company.

Pours a hazy, bright golden yellow. Visible carbonation, with some sediment floating towards the bottom. Large amount of head, 2-3 inches or so. Stays around for a while.

Nice, fresh clean aroma of apple, orange, honey, floral notes.

The taste is similar- lots of green apple, pear, wheat, flowers, honey sweetness, mild black pepper, some funk.

Light, crisp mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation. Alcohol is not present.

One of Ithaca's better new offerings. Loved it.

09-14-2013 04:06:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-08-2013 21:44:36 | More by mikeburd1128
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Gwalchgwynn67

New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

Batch E!043

750 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Huge foamy, sticky, meringue head. Color of golden straw with bright citrus aromas, peach and lemon that give way to more rustic scents of herbs and grass. Wow, first impression is lots of flavors rolling around the mouth. Very full mouthfeel. Biscuity with a slight lemony spritz. Some peach and apricot, stone fruit flavors abound on the mid-palate and linger on the finish as well. Finishes surprising clean for such a full bodied beer. Not super refreshing but very different and interesting. Drank this at about 55 degrees rather than out of the fridge which seems a better drinking temp for most ales IMHO and I think this one benefits from being slightly warm or cool rather than cold.

Second glass - flavors seemed to integrate a lot more. Man, really enjoying this now. Have to disagree with the bros here, it finishes pretty clean, but more like a fine wine where the stone fruit flavors persist for looong time, but in a good way. It also plenty complex. Seems to get better with each sip. Of course so does everything else :). This is like if wheat beer and Riesling had a baby. Viva la differencia!

Third glass - all the wheat sediment is here obviously. Very, very cloudy and much more spicy. All black pepper and lemon now. Very much Belgian wheat now. Probably the least interesting glass of the bottle, which is for the best since I would have cried when I finished it otherwise.

09-06-2013 03:11:30 | More by Gwalchgwynn67
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.