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TEN - Ithaca Beer Company

Not Rated.
TENTEN

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 236
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 54
Gots: 7 | FT: 4
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:
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 added by: BeerTruth on 03-06-2008)
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Ratings: 236 | Reviews: 198 | Display Reviews Only:
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-03-2012 19:21:31 | More by chrispoint
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

01-12-2012 17:37:14 | More by bonbini26
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-04-2012 23:34:35 | More by IdrinkGas
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rpaul2012

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-20-2011 05:12:00 | More by rpaul2012
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter glass, sharred with a fellow BA.

A- Pours a dark brown cloudy color, sediment is evident, decent carbonation, tiny bubbles in the head, one finger off white head that dissipates to a nice layer around the glass.
S- The aroma is interesting, Dark fruits, REALLY malty, bready/nutty notes, some woody notes as well, earthy characteristics, the hops are nowhere to be seen.
T- Huge malt bomb, some dark fruit notes come out (plums, raisins), lacks carbonation, flat, sweet bitterness.
M- Medium mouth feel, under carbonated, alcohol is hidden, dry finish.
O- Interesting beer, would love to try this when it was fresh, can definitely tell this is an aged beer huge, malt bomb, not bad for being almost 4 years old.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:40:36 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

12-14-2011 19:36:46 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-14-2011 17:09:04 | More by GrindFatherBob
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

12-13-2011 20:39:45 | More by DeutschesBier
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-12-2011 22:56:14 | More by thewimperoo
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-01-2011 07:29:16 | More by rab53
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-29-2011 20:20:15 | More by brandoman63
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-28-2011 23:28:05 | More by Bilco
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2011 21:49:57 | More by Diomede
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nightwing002

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2011 08:48:16 | More by nightwing002
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2011 03:00:05 | More by Exiled
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Spider889

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Ryan011235. He never ceases to amaze by pulling out old Ithaca bottles from his cellar at tastings.

A - A ruddy, brackish orange copper color. Cloudy, full of sediment (though we got a bad pour at the tasting I believe). Tall head and good lace.

S - Hoppy despite the age. Maltiness is a little odd, a bit woody.

T - Rye flavors. Has an oaky, almost an old dry driftwood quality to it.

M - Dry dry dry.

O - This was probably much more enjoyable fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 07:31:25 | More by Spider889
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

11-20-2011 03:03:32 | More by bigdaddypolite
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-17-2011 21:13:00 | More by tclapper
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-16-2011 01:07:11 | More by HopStoopid120
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 22:37:52 | More by JAHMUR
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 18:43:55 | More by thebouch01
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ithaca Ten

Pours a murky brown with small particles of yeast. Decent sized head forms and leaves some lace behind. Aroma of booze, fruits, caramel, and faint butterscotch. In the taste, where once was a hoppy beer, the malt has taken over. Brown sugar, molasses, prune and lots of alcohol make up most of the flavor profile. There is a trace of hops, but not enough to make much of an impression. This is a boozy malt bomb, and at best resembling an aged barleywine. Mouthfeel has held up pretty well, medium to low carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, probably peaked, but at this point, I'd set it aside for a few more years and see if anything develops.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 06:16:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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vande

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: a dark, cloudy/rusty looking red to the point where it almost looks like a glowing brown....

S: malty, rusty/coppery...carmalized something..toffee? prunes?

T: reminds me of a cross between Chronic and a Barleywine... interesting coppery feel of hops and malts mixed with some dated dark fruits...

M: nothing crazy....

O: pretty interesting. bottles from 2008. I've got one more as well as a 12 and 13 in the cellar...

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 14:05:11 | More by vande
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another bottle in my cellar that I probably waited too long to open :o

Appearance: Cloudy burnt sienna pour with a 2 finger buttery/khaki rocky crown that displays good retention and lace.

Smell: Some stale hops, some floral peppery hops, some accentuated malt sweetness, a dash of prune and lots of figs.

Taste: Same as nose.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied and could use a bit more carbonation in my opinion.

Overall: A good beer that was probably even better a year ago!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 15:19:59 | More by koopa
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a amber red color with about an eigth inch of head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing around the edge of the glass or top of the beer. some carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the beer.

S: sweet dark fruits there is very little hop bitterness to balance

T: sweet dark fruits

M: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, i really enjoyed this brew and am glad I got to try it

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 00:56:31 | More by happygnome
TEN from Ithaca Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.