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Ground Break - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

504 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 23
Gots: 25 | 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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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2014 20:42:00 | More by rcatalano
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2014 12:33:19 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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Salud24

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2014 21:40:26 | More by Salud24
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-10-2014 21:56:53 | More by mmulebarn
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-10-2014 03:30:19 | More by YieldToNothing
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Vonhinx

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-08-2014 01:10:08 | More by Vonhinx
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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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JLapadura

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 09:43:34 | More by JLapadura
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mattbk

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +9.8%

04-05-2014 00:53:43 | More by xungmound98
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-04-2014 01:16:32 | More by Zetcha7x
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-31-2014 21:32:40 | More by trevorpost
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2014 20:31:09 | More by Iamstryker
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-26-2014 05:48:21 | More by Stum-pub
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aakerman

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 16:55:50 | More by aakerman
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
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 -11.9%
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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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-16-2014 11:19:22 | More by Fettpopps
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-15-2014 23:33:41 | More by mikefour77
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-15-2014 02:19:10 | More by BeerBucks
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-14-2014 12:32:23 | More by beerfinder
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Best before April.

A dull dark lemon and orange body, a bit opaque and slightly dull. THere's some very slow rising carbonation on the rise and quite fine. Head is barely two fingers, quite thin and very creamy leaving a nice puck and lots of ring lacing.

Pretty subtle nose. Some mild lemon, some tartness and dry yeast. A bit of pepper somewhat also, but for the most part kind of quiet without too much going on.

A simple slightly wet palate comes on first sip with some dry quenching yeast (if that makes sense), and a hint of hop juice sensing orange. Quick aftertaste of faint pepper. Some light lemon character matching from the bouquet, but kind of fleeting. Some grass like herbs also.

Pretty basic but nothing really drawing me to it more unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 22:43:35 | More by smakawhat
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-13-2014 01:33:23 | More by thegerm87
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np75rw

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-12-2014 23:20:30 | More by np75rw
Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.