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Alphalpha - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 69
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: almychristopher on 12-30-2008)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hoppymcgee, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as a cool wants list extra from Gory4d.. Thanks a bunch Greg. Sharing this one with the wife. Mine is poured into my Delirium goblet.

Big foamy white head.. the brew is hazy lite orange.. nice lacing.

Nice balance for a DIPA.. citrus and bits of floral hops mesh well with the pale malts and hints of lite caramel.

Again the flavor is nicely balanced.. descent bitterness melts into a mild malty sweetness and then is finished out with citrus and floral hops... I guess I see where "honey" comes in, but it isn't a sweetness more of the essence of honey flavor. Honestly reminds me of a well aged American barleywine. a pretty big body is pulled up by a good carbonation.. really drinkable.. no EtOH and just a well made brew.

Thanks again Greg.. really glad I got to try this gem.

All 4's.

JohnGalt1, Mar 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ygtbsm94, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

nh2032, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

hardcor33, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

animal69, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InspectorBob, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into multiple glasses. The thickly formed white head left lots of tufts behind as it receded. The body is a golden yellow color with orange hues.

The nose has lots of honey up front. You can pick up some citrus (hops) in the background. There is also a grainy, bready character present.

The flavor is similar to the nose...honey and bready with a slight hop presence throughout. The hops are more subtle that I would like. I am also tasting a bit of funk...infection??

The body is light/medium, astringent with moderate carbonation.

All in all a good beer. Nothing jumped out at me to rate this higher. Worth trying, but nothing I will go after again.

mgbickel, May 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bentonquest, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BillRoth, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BeerTruth for the share. Actually drank this one awhile ago, just getting around to adding beers from notes.

A: Pours a nice somewhat cloudy orange hue. One finger solid bubbly head with a rocky top. Nice clingy lace most of the way down the glass.

S: Lots of sweet caramel malt and flowered honey. Hints of cut grass and citrus hops.

T: More subtle than I thought it would be, but in a good way. Wonderful honey sweetness, like the fresh honey I used to get in Indiana. Notes of lemon and floral hops.

M: On the lighter side of medium, with good carbonation.

D: Tasty, drinkable, One I could actually session with.

tpd975, May 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of vande
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ Golden champagney looking yellow pour...2 finger thick pillow soft looking head floating lazily... active carbonation the in the pint...been bubbling from the bottom for the last several minutes while I watch and wait.

S ~ Somewhat grassy hints being detected. Some earthiness going on here... Interesting mixture of hops with a sweeter side...

T ~ Honey, carmel sweetness definitely balances out the presence of hops.. an interesting bitter twist towards the end...yet, in between there's a definite presence of malty goodness... Very unique.

M ~ Pleasantly drinkable. Light-to-medium bodied IPA that has a smooth quality to it.

O ~ a pretty interesting drink. I've enjoyed Ithaca from afar, as they don't distribute to Illinois..but I've been lucky enough to have some good trading partners take care of me. Thanks!

vande, Jun 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

RoryOMoore, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

t0rin0, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

THECPJ, Apr 04, 2012
Alphalpha from Ithaca Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.