Alphalpha - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.89/5 rDev -4.7%
Served in a bottle at the Keg and Lantern in Brooklyn, NY
Note: Batch E!039
A: Pours a lightly hazy honey (now is that appropriate) yellow in color with moderate amounts of active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of honey over the top of lighter aromas of sweet grainy malts and floral hops.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of pale malts with a hint of grainy sweetness and moderate flavors of honey contributing to the overall sweetness of the beer. There are light to moderate flavors of floral hops which contribute a moderate amounts of bitterness that fades quickly.
M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish
O: With the amount of honey present in this beer making it initially sweet and the aggressive bitterness of the hops trying to balance that out, this is definitely a sipping beer. I enjoyed the flavors of the beer and I can honestly say this beer had the cleanest most natural honey flavor that I have encountered.
10-22-2013 13:12:34 | More by dbrauneis
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
Bottle at Keg & Lantern, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral hops are present in the nose along with notes of honey. The honey becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Compared to the smell, the taste has a lot more flavors of honey and a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes a little strong with all of the honey used to boost up the alcohol content. It is a sipping beer.
Note: Batch E!039
10-21-2013 11:19:59 | More by metter98
Alphalpha from Ithaca Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.