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Ground Break - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

523 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 30 | 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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Photo of bigflatsbeerman
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.

bigflatsbeerman, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of modernartblues
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.

modernartblues, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Hophead101
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hophead101, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

prisdefer, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

h0gg, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Marc33, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of bkny27
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

bkny27, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

FrankyLikesIt, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Moredrinkin, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

xnicknj, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jwelsh, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

waiting4lunch, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of avalon07
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of citrus, malt, and spices.

T: Tasted of citrus (orange, lemon), malt, and an unwelcome grassy quality in the finish. If not for this last component, the flavor would have fared better.

M: A high amount of carbonation with a crisp, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is another wildly uneven beer, one with some good qualities and some that are lagging.

avalon07, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.