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TEN - Ithaca Beer Company

Not Rated.
TENTEN

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

239 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 239
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 53
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerTruth on 03-06-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial American Extra Special Double Red Ale

"Our Anniversary beer, TEN is brewed with too many malts to list and an excess of American hops, including several additions during fermentation.

Enjoy the russet color, aggressively hoppy aroma and flavor, rich body and fiery finish."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Roberto11232
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared with many people at my cellar cleaning.

Light fizzy head, clear cranberry dark brown color.

Nose sweet candy, dark fruit, caramel and toffee, mild oxidation, chewy malts, mild bitter hops, dark fruits and nuts, fig, candy,

Taste sweet little candy, chewy malts, mild bitter hops, mild dark fruits and nuts, caramel, toffee, etc. Little oxidation, loss of caramel. Semi sweet semi bitter finish, chewy, little syrupy.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, syrupy, little carb, booze is hidden well at least.

One of the beers I really regret not reviewing fresh, as it was pretty good back then, and a bit of a let down now. Still had some of the nice qualities, but some oxidation and loss a lot of the goodness. Oh well.

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3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear hazelnut hue with as thin head.

S - Aromas of older malts, cardboard oxidation. Old.

T - Taste is caramel sweetness, toffee, light alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O - Overall this beer was past it's prime.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the November Baltimore BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that sticks around quite nicely.

Smell: Definitely malt forward with dark fruit and mild caramel malt note. The overall smell is a bit fruity.

Taste: Definitely reminds me of a red ale. The malt is the dominant flavor but it doesn't seem overly sweet. I'm getting some dark fruit. This beer may be a bit faded due to the age. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium to a bit syrupy. Lots of smooth carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: I liked this beer now, it was probably even better in its prime. Still quite nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of the malt I typically associate with red ales, as well as some toffee and grass. The flavor is similar, with a lot of red ale notes, toffee, grass and alcohol. As the beer warms I start to get some cinnamon notes, as well a some pine and resin from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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TEN from Ithaca Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.