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Ground Break - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

514 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.2%

12-24-2011 23:07:02 | More by Marc33
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Corpsehoagie

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.2%

06-09-2013 03:33:29 | More by Corpsehoagie
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norm36


1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

04-19-2012 01:19:37 | More by norm36
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

05-09-2013 14:49:30 | More by Segelstrom
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MLasoski

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -37.5%

Looked like an interesting buy and I love Ithaca products; however, this one doesn't sit with me right in terms of the style. Maybe it's because I'm used to more crisp and clear saisons?

A: A cloudy copper body with a 1/8" thick head which dissipated within a couple minutes after a couple sips. Can't really see the carbonation either. I was expecting a crispy, clear, and straw-colored body with excited carbonation and a thick head.

S: Blah... nothing special. Smells of mild hops and malts. Can't really pinpoint anything so I'm not going to make anything up either.

T: Tastes a bit like table salt with hops added into the container.

M: Salty up front with the hop character coming through in the end. Pretty light on the tongue with some crisp carbonation in the end as well.

D: I wish I only picked up one of these as part of a mix-a-six instead of the entire 6 pack. I'm having a rough time finishing one. Not what I expected as a saison.

03-06-2011 22:27:22 | More by MLasoski
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matty

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -36.7%

Pale yellow colored beer with a rich thick slowly fading head.Aroma is spices.Taste is lemon-grapefruit,hops and spices.This beer tastes too much like a witbier which I do not like.I will never buy this again and will warn all of my drinking buddies to stay away from this one.

02-16-2010 10:52:38 | More by matty
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zimm421

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

05-31-2014 23:56:31 | More by zimm421
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SDL1911

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

04-06-2014 18:03:06 | More by SDL1911
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jimair1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

04-11-2013 23:56:22 | More by jimair1
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potownbill

New York

2.73/5  rDev -29.5%

I am not sure what this beer is trying to be: Saison, Wit, Pale Ale, whatever. The appearance of the beer gave me hope that this was going to be a good experience. Clear, pale yellow, with a frothy white head. Bringing it to the nose is where I got my first indication that there was something not right. There was the spiciness of the Witbier, but slightly off, reminding me of something I might have smelled in my basement, namely a funk that didn't belong in a beer. The taste started off with a decent spiciness, some raw barnyard flavor (not bad), but ended with a thin IPA bitterness. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, but not too bad. I was able to finish the glass, but there were a few moments where I questioned whether the calories were worth it.

02-27-2010 16:01:39 | More by potownbill
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BrunEngr

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

02-04-2014 00:04:06 | More by BrunEngr
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starshockey9

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

03-11-2014 02:56:05 | More by starshockey9
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -25.1%

@ The Parrish, Boston MA. The waitress said it's like Jack D'or but not as much That could be said of a lot of beers.

Darker and clearer than most saisons , it's dark gold with not a cloud in the sky. Frothy head disappoints slides to a thin collar. Left one little patch.

Usual saison yeasty spice with candied ginger. Nice. Taste is dry and appropriately spicy but offset by a lumpy body. Like some one tossed saison yeast into an English pale. Not a fan.

04-03-2011 02:37:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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Zakk

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-31-2014 05:14:55 | More by Zakk
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avas

New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-30-2014 03:05:20 | More by avas
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-10-2013 22:12:06 | More by mikeburd1128
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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harrydorofee

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-10-2014 01:03:30 | More by harrydorofee
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-23-2011 14:34:52 | More by waiting4lunch
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Sovietfox

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-11-2012 02:41:56 | More by Sovietfox
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-14-2012 17:35:29 | More by prisdefer
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-01-2014 23:10:14 | More by bwarren82
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-20-2012 23:43:37 | More by blameo
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-17-2014 22:32:40 | More by Furley80
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Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.