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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 36 | 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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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

02-17-2013 22:52:14 | More by JohnQVD
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 01:51:17 | More by IdrinkGas
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rlee1390

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch E!035

A-Cloudy yellow, extremly carbonated but no lacing is left.

S-Lemons, citrus and some sourness.

T-Light and lemony. Some tartness from the wild yeast. There seems like some bitterness is there but not much.

M-Light and VERY carbonated.

O-Yet another great beer from IBC. Wasn't expecting the mild tartness but it was a pleasent suprise and twist on the American Pale Wheat Ale

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 01:41:56 | More by rlee1390
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

05-09-2014 23:01:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2011 23:13:09 | More by JohneHoodlum
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2013 00:21:11 | More by HopBrain
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just read my review of the beer on draft, which I had down the street at my local. I'm still surprised to hear that it was referred to as a sour but it is a very interesting beer that I'm not sure how i'd classify it.

American Pale Wheat Ale would work a little better if it was American Pale Wheat Strong Ale. Almost like a wheaty Duvel. I like this beer a lot. Very pale colored beer and head. Very frothy head...all like Duvel. Flavor is also very belgiany (maybe from the wheat more than the yeast) but this beer is very good. I'll get it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 23:39:52 | More by david18
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

06-15-2014 19:02:30 | More by BarryMFBurton
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abraxel

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-28-2011 14:45:43 | More by abraxel
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2011 03:11:33 | More by nh2032
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ppours a hazy, pale yellow color, with a nice white head. In the aroma, corriander, orange peel, and nice wheat notes. In the taste, corriander, orange peel dryness, earthy, and a cinnamon like end. A small, spicey bite with a medium bodied mouthfeel, and a dry corriander and cinnamon like aftertaste. Quite dry, and nice spices, not to shabby.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 22:43:59 | More by OWSLEY069
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

12-10-2012 02:21:24 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2%

11-20-2011 21:53:40 | More by animal69
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2%

06-26-2014 04:07:55 | More by Schmuckles
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2012 15:31:31 | More by beef13
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

05-22-2013 16:40:28 | More by InspectorBob
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch E!015(says copyright 2008 on the bottle). Pours hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2-3 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, lemon, apricot, earth, tart apple, herbal, wheat, bread, hay, and funk. Some pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grape, lemon, apricot, apple, herbal, coriander, earth, funk, grass, and hay. Lingering notes of grape, lemon, apricot, grass, hay, and herbal on the finish for a while. A lot of malty flavors with good complexity; and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial wheat ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. This has held up well for the age. Really enjoyable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 02:18:17 | More by superspak
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DoreenAndDave

Maine

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a very attractive hazy gold with an ivory head. Smell is of tangy sourdough bread. Taste opens with an orangey-citrus punch and finishes with sour cherry/lemon and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is good; it's pleasantly carbonated. Overall, a very nice beer. It's big and assertive and not very subtle, but it's not trying to be. A good summer time beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 02:43:47 | More by DoreenAndDave
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Celebrating obtaining a clerkship for a judge this summer! 750 ml. bottle from Batch #E!031 into a Weyerbacher tulip...

A - Pours a slightly hazy, golden color that really shines when the light hits it. Big, fluffy, white head forms about 2.75 fingers thick. Really nice retention on this guy.

S - Lemon, wheat, citrus like acidity, slightly musty. You can get the Belgian yeast spice undetone as well. Earthy and grassy and the sliiightest bit of funk under there. Themore I smell it, the more the lemon acidity seems to be the main attraction.

T - Surprisingly, wheat and breadiness come right out front mixed with strong lemon acidity. Yeasty spice, herbal and dry keeping with the earthy elements. There's some other fruit besides lemon; peach and apricot being the most prominent. Can't shake the somewhat muted wild yeast funk that's there. I personally think it is nicely integrated into the beer.

M - Slightly heavier than a light body. Crisp and dry with obvious Belgian and wild yeast influences.

O - Interesting beer for sure. I enjoyed it as it seemed to be a cross of several different styles. I think if the flavors were a little more integrated, it would be that much better of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 21:38:30 | More by KAP1356
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Sam21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased for $10. Batch number E!025. I’m interpreting that to mean Excelsior (E!) January 25th, but I could be wrong. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance – Bright gold body with a very slight haze. White head with good retention. Leaves sheets of lace as it recedes to a thin suds.

Smell – Lemon acidity, wheat, apricots, and vineger. There is also a moderate yeasty spice, but the lemon really commands your attention.

Taste – The acidity is much more integrated into the beer than the smell would make you think. Things open with medicinal phenols, soft bready wheat, and yeasty spice. The sour lemon notes cuts through the spice and drives things home into a wheat and spice filled finish. Bitterness cuts through the acidity, is moderate and herbal. Very dry finish. This beer is a very unique creation. The wheat malts create a nice backdrop for the fruitiness, acidity, herbal bitterness, and spice to make their stand. There is a musty funk that lingers throughout, but is not a prominent player. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel – The Belgian yeast makes its stand in the mouthfeel. Medium body with soft, light, and full carbonation.

Drinkability – If I could describe this beer in one sentence, I would say, White Gold is a blend of a Belgian saison, a witbier, and a German Berliner weiss. A truly unique beer that has a lot going on. Ithaca describes it as a Rustic Pale Wheat Ale and I have to agree.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 01:33:25 | More by Sam21
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

11-15-2011 01:56:40 | More by orangesol
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25.4 ounce bottle into my Spaten weizen glass.

Beer pours a hazy golden color with a towering almost three fingers of voluminous white head. Great retention and lacing for a Wheat Ale.

Smell was a first quite hoppy, but after a deeper inhale, I also picked up some really pleasing lemon notes as well as some grassy malts.

The taste is full of malt and grain at first, but that yields to some herbal, floral notes as well as some spiciness and Belgian yeasts flavors. Also, there's a faint, but noticeable lemon taste throughout each sip.

Carbonation was rampant. Almost too much, but it settled down and this light bodied beer was full of flavor and character.

I really liked what White Gold had going on. It's a light and refreshing beer that is still full of flavor and well constructed. Nice warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:54:13 | More by pburland23
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2012 01:18:00 | More by kjkinsey
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-04-2013 06:13:35 | More by MystikCelt
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

11-16-2011 01:02:29 | More by HopStoopid120
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.