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Ground Break - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%


Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 02-02-2010)
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-01-2013 02:57:10 | More by ljthockey7
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Grugalug

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden straw yellow with a 2.5 finger of head. The head is light and fluffy and lingers for a time. A strange ribbon-like cloudiness is present. This is my first saison so I have no point of reference. It looks great but I just don't know what to make of the ribbon-like cloudiness.

S- A floral aroma dominates. A bit of sweet malt comes through along with some fruitiness, but the floral aroma is intense and unique. It is rather pleasing and very enticing.

T- The floral character continues, along with bitterness. The hop bitterness is the very first sensation, but it subsides rather quickly to give way to the floral character. A very subtle hint of malt comes through as well, but the stars of this beer are the floral and bitter hop character. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

M- Very light-bodied with just a bit of creaminess. Surprisingly little carbonation, but that just contributes to the wonderful light yet creamy sensation.

O- A wonderful spring or summer beer. Fantastically refreshing and easy-drinking. Unique and absolutely worth trying. If you are like me and have never had a saison, do yourself a favor and give one a try. Ithaca's offering seems like a pretty solid place to start.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:12:40 | More by Grugalug
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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mattbk

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Fairly cloudy, poured a bit too much yeast in this one, a nice light golden hue, nice long lasting head.
S: Very strong hop aroma, super floral, mildly spicy, peppery, just a hint of alcohol. Very nice, but would like more Belgian character and bit less hops.
T: It is mostly all hops up front, but the beer ends with a mild fruitiness and spiciness which makes it a saison. For a beer this hoppy, I like the hops they chose to meld with this saison, they are very floral and grassy, perhaps a touch lemony. The nice fruity touch at the end is very enjoyable as well. Firm bitterness, certainly not overpowering. No malt character to speak of. It does have a very distinct finsh/aftertaste and tends to linger a bit in a strange way. However, I like this beer, tasty, very drinkable.
M: Very dry, crisp, medium high carbonation, just about perfect for a saison.
O: A good beer, perhaps atypical, lacking in some Belgian character that would make it better, a bit out of balance with the hops, but well made and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 01:05:24 | More by mattbk
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a standard pint glass.

A- Pale yellow color with a satin finish. Visible carbonation. This pour resulted in a thin white head that left lots of lacing.

S- Lemon, light funky yeast, floral and herbal hops.

T- Lemon citrus flavor, some malt and yeast. Peppery. Funky.

M- Starts tart and lively, finishes flat. Maybe it was under carbonated. Finishes with a long blend of spicy and mineral flavor.

O- Mouth feel held this one back for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 18:10:17 | More by NiceTaps
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ground Break has a slightly hazy dull yellow color with a large white head that has good retention and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma consists of nutty grain, spicy and fruity yeast, and a bit of grassy/herbal hops.

Taste starts with fruity yeast, followed by spice and herbal hops, has a slippery/buttery finish that is a bit unwanted. Average mouthfeel with high carbonation, a bit slick.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 17:03:45 | More by JG-90
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Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.