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Old Habit - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 68
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Robust American Ale brewed with four different Rye Malts, fresh Centennial and Crystal Hops and our proprietary Ale Yeast. It is partly fermented in Tennesee Rye Whiskey Barrels, then carefully blended. Enjoy the gorgeous ruby color, strong aromas of vanilla and black cherry, earthy flavors of nuts and oak and the warm spicy finish.

(Beer added by: zdk9 on 06-06-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bird22, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Bernie666
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

New batch E!045. Amazing. Had it years back when cheif was still there and was amazing then. But Ididnt remember it being this good. Slightly sour and a bit fruity with a some vanilla taste in the finish complement of the burboun barrels. A very complex beer and overall just awesome. One of the best beers I've had in a while. Right up there with brute, le blue and the original ithaca 10!

Bernie666, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

nh2032, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

dwoolley1, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ColdOne, May 19, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a very deep amber with a tan head that fades and leaves a nice lacing
S-oak and cherry with some dark fruit
T-cherries and plums mixed with the spiciness and vanilla flavor of the oak barrels, finishes with some citrus
M-medium-full bodied, smooth and creamy
O-Really smooth and complex beer. Extremely well crafted

atr2605, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

randylangford, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kelp, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SLeffler27, Nov 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

t0rin0, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of mltobin
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle with a few friends. Old Habit pours a dark reddish-orange color with a small head. The nose contains brown sugar, oak, cherry and rye. A very interesting beer so far and we have not even gotten to the taste ! Taste has spices, such as cinnamon and vanilla, along with plums, cherries and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium, some carbonation. The finish is a tad bitter, but still pleasant. Overall, a unique beer done well that I was glad to have had the opportunity to try.

mltobin, Aug 23, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle. 2008 Vintage (infected). Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a ruddy cloudy garnet hue with a nice three finger head with tons of side lacing.

S - Aromas of barrel and sour/funk infection. Yep, this 2008 batch is definitely infected but smells nice and tasty. Almost like a funky lambic.

T - Sharp bitterness and slight metallic taste with light funky flavours. Off funk, as opposed to barnyard funk. There is slight rye and cherries but mostly just infection.

M - Mouthfeel isnt all that bad but there is more of that sharp, metallic feel and taste that lingers.

O - Overall this isnt that bad considering its infected. It makes for an interesting brew.

rudzud, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

bsuedekum, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

smithmd4, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Old Habit from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.