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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 352
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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jclaydev

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-11-2012 23:12:26 | More by jclaydev
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle - from the Party Source in Syracuse, enjoyed during the Super Bowl

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow/amber colour with a massive size foamy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Lemon, green grapes, clove/coriander, yeast, floral

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons and wheat mixed with a lot of yeast flavour. There is also quite a bit of floral/peppery notes and some green grapes and a woodiness. As the beer warmed up I could pick up on some hops. It ended with a floral/yeasty dry aftertaste.

Overall - A quality beer that is well worth its price. Ithaca makes some fantastic beers and I'm happy I gave this one a try. The alcohol was well hidden and 750ml was the perfect amount for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 19:26:39 | More by spinrsx
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-04-2012 14:48:58 | More by bigred89
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

02-03-2012 19:21:27 | More by chrispoint
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alexsergio

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 02:48:28 | More by alexsergio
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The current release of White Gold (E!40) should not be confused with the prior beers of the same name. The new bottling is a compete departure from the prior releases. It is fermented clean with traditional ale yeasts and lacks the Brett infection of prior years. It also seems to have been fermented at cooler temperatures as the esters are much more reserved. Additionally it is quite hoppy. White Gold still has it's characteristic balance and texture, but that is the end of the commonalities.

Unsuspecting fans of the old White Gold are in for a surprise and maybe a bit of disappointment. Still a tasty beer, but very very different.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:35:36 | More by Corkpuller
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-12-2012 08:23:45 | More by Texasfan549
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-09-2012 20:19:50 | More by DSlim71
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 01:51:17 | More by IdrinkGas
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I bought this I wasn't paying attention that it was going to be a sour ale. The beer poured out as a hazy yellowish gold color with a large fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer had lots of wild yeast sour notes on the nose. I wasn't able to even get much besides that from the beer. The taste of it was also quite sour and really killed off any of the soft wheat flavors that might have been in there before the wild yeast was tossed in. The mouthfeel was a little like champagne, very bubbly and fizzed up inside the mouth. Overall this beer wasn't all that impressive to me. Had I read the label more or something I may not have even bought it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 01:20:27 | More by Knapp85
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2012 19:49:18 | More by pixieskid
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harrymel

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

batch E!022

This beer was a treat, a nice deviation from what US brewers are doing these days, and I welcome it.

The beer is a lovely grain color with a strong finger or two of white foam and spotty lace. The smells are grainy (in the farmy way, fresh and sweet), grass, yeasty, and there is the slightest indication of tartness. I get a hint of pear on the nose.

The flavor follows through and offers a nice bite behind my jaw of tartness, but this is short lived. Quickly a nice, sweet wheaty tone comes through and again the pear flavor is present for me. As the beer warms, I get really nice white wine notes (particularly reminds me of naked Chardonnay). A sincerely lovely beer.

Thin bodied with lower carbonation and a semi dry finish. I would offer this beer to many wine enthusiasts I know and expect that there would be a significant appreciation for the beer. A wonderful, insghtful and innovative beer for the US.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 07:36:54 | More by harrymel
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2012 21:11:36 | More by drummermattie02
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Light urine body, big bubbles.

Strong wheat character, light wine nature. Little bit of bubblegum. Quick bursts, flies out before I knew it.

Opens a light tartness, some low bittering, grainy flavors, finish oxidized hops. The wheat is easily identifiable. The light acetic character complicates things but still easily seen. Like a Berliner Weiss.

Light body, great carbonation, sticky hops.

This beer is surprisingly great.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 03:25:10 | More by Khazadum
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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.5%

12-24-2011 23:08:07 | More by Marc33
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2011 20:28:37 | More by ithinkimasofa
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SMason

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

12-21-2011 10:07:12 | More by SMason
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12-16-2011 23:40:01 | More by jophish17
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-14-2011 17:09:56 | More by GrindFatherBob
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-08-2011 22:04:33 | More by tjseveryday
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is amazing. Hazy golden with a white head that fades to a collar. Yes, I smell wheat, and I spy esters and phenols, but what blows me away is how much this reminds me of pineapple upside-down cake. To me, nose is straight pineapple upside-down cake sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with preserved lemons. If pineapple upside-down cake could drink dry with a hint of wet rock minerality, a touch of lemony goodness, and a hint of earthy funk, then this is what it would taste like. Medium body that translates light and fluffy with near perfect carbonation that leaves a pleasant prickly sensation and dry dry finish. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 00:14:38 | More by timtim
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-04-2011 14:57:54 | More by leinie13
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.