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Brute - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

794 Ratings
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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1,131
Gots: 142 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with vintage (aged) local hops, barley, wheat, corn, aged in oak with Brett and finished with three types of champagne yeast.

(Beer added by: albern on 06-22-2008)
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Thanks Dio for bringing this one down!

This pours a beautiful golden/yellow. The head on my pour was nearly perfect. Very foamy and attractive white that sat at the top of the glass and didn't disappear.

Smell was a fruity funky smell. I could tell right away I would like this beer.

In the taste, I get that brett taste that I smelled, along with many fruits. Very tart, but not too tart. Its easy to drink this one fast, its so pleasant and smooth.

08-01-2013 16:05:12 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 23:38:07 | More by sustyhops
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-27-2013 03:43:18 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-27-2013 01:50:33 | More by enelson
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Carcieri

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2013 18:57:24 | More by Carcieri
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -12.4%

Batch E!037.

A: Pours a brilliant orange-tinted gold, with a finger and a half of foamy bright white head. Excellent retention, with a thick ring of foam lasting forever, but minimal lacing. Champagne-like effervescence.

S: Initial impression is loads of pineapple, along with earth, orange, funk, tangerine, and golden ale. The aroma subsides substantially after the initial impression.

T: More subtle flavors on the palate than the nose. A little pineapple and tropical flavors, water, earthiness, with a medium length, quite dry, round citrus and malt finish.

M: Creamy/milky mouthfeel, medium-high, almost-sharp carbonation and medium body.

O: Aroma is nice, but the taste is pretty watery, which really detracts from the experience. There are lots of other shelf sours out there which have this beaten by a furlough.

07-20-2013 02:31:56 | More by pmarlowe
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gory4d

New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-18-2013 18:38:18 | More by gory4d
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duff247

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-18-2013 05:05:27 | More by duff247
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-14-2013 02:54:52 | More by pathman
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2013 02:45:40 | More by BillRoth
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buffs9

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2013 19:57:52 | More by buffs9
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2013 18:19:17 | More by chippo33
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ausonius

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2013 16:43:08 | More by ausonius
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MJsGhost

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-01-2013 17:48:25 | More by MJsGhost
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

06-30-2013 18:25:04 | More by nzerbe
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-30-2013 05:43:30 | More by bennetj17
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2013 20:06:22 | More by jaxon53
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-20-2013 04:59:42 | More by Mike
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chaseabeer

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2013 03:10:09 | More by chaseabeer
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4/5  rDev -9.9%

06-18-2013 20:51:58 | More by MMAJYK
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-17-2013 00:59:50 | More by Cleaver35
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EricLarcom

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2013 02:09:22 | More by EricLarcom
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-13-2013 21:01:25 | More by doremite
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-10-2013 15:19:44 | More by drummermattie02
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ninner00

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

06-06-2013 19:02:12 | More by ninner00
Brute from Ithaca Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.