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Ground Break - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

507 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 23
Gots: 27 | 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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United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-25-2012 14:53:34 | More by lsfrontman
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MattyV

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-20-2012 23:03:49 | More by MattyV
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-20-2012 02:06:45 | More by SFC21
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-19-2012 22:11:51 | More by hopsolutely
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-19-2012 19:08:21 | More by mdaschaf
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not overly hazy, but definitely murky golden straw with a huge pure-white head that recedes kinda quickly but leaves chunks of lacing.

lots of herbs and citrus with a definite barnyard essence bringing in hay, a bit of funk and must. lemongrass.

peppercorns make their presence in the flavor with the citrus and funk falling behind, unfortunately. hay and grass still there, with an abundance of hops for the style. definitely an American take on the style. almost reminds me of Flying Dog's Raging Bitch, which is a good thing.

medium bodied with fluffy carbonation and a slight peppery flavor that lingers.

hmmm.. it's definitely tasty. not my favorite Saison, but its a pretty decent hoppy Belgian ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 05:53:41 | More by silentjay
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2012 01:31:53 | More by Tyrawlings
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-05-2012 18:54:30 | More by whartontallboy
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-03-2012 19:21:09 | More by chrispoint
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bigflatsbeerman

New York

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Light color that is not clear, an unfiltered cloudy look which I like. There are mostly tight bubbles with less larger bubbles on a pretty impressive 2 finger head.
Smell: I'm a little stuffed up, but I don't get a real pronounced smell, maybe a little grassy.
Taste: I like saison's and I like this beer. Compared to my benchmark beer (Ommegang Hennepin) it is more restrained, but still a nice taste. Hennepin is bottle conditioned, I don't think IGB is.
Mouthfeel: Nice.
Overall: A solid saison that I enjoy drinking. I can drink this for 3 nights in a row for a little bit more that one night of Hennepin.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:43:57 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip
Purchased from brewery, 01.16.12

A: Orange-ish body, hazy, 1 and 1/2 inch white head, lots of lacing, pretty good retention

N: floral notes, light fruit, clove, classic belgian yeast makes itself well known

T: follows the nose, perhaps less intense than expected, but the fruit (guava, pineapple) is much appreciated, very pleasant

M: light, good carbonation

O: I like this one. Kind of wish I had went with a sixer rather than just a single. Good spring seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Massachusetts

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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New York

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.