Thirteen - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one.
Batch # E!034.
Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, brown sugar, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, brown sugar, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
06-04-2014 03:11:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.99/5 rDev -2%
A: Pours a hazy to cloudy golden orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation, moderate amounts of yeast particles in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and some bright orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with some slightly thicker section with larger bubbles and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of hops including some citrus/grapefruit rind, citrus/lemon, and a lesser amount of pine. There is a somewhat moderate to heavy presence of wheat in the background as well.
T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of wheat with some slightly stronger flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind and citrus/lemon hops. Behind those there are moderate flavors of citrus/lemon rind and pine hops. Overall, there is a moderate to heavy amount of lingering bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.
O: Overall this beer is quite enjoyable with the fairly high amount of alcohol well hidden. This is still a big beer and that part is not hidden with the somewhat heavy amount of bitterness make this one best enjoyed by slowly sipping. The flavors and aromas become more pronounced as the beer warms up and that shows more elements of complexity. I think that the time has made this beer more like other wheatwines.
Note: This beer has faded slightly from when it was fresh, unfortunately I did not have any notes from the fresh bottle so this is the only review I am able to post.
06-21-2013 20:43:38 | More by dbrauneis
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
A- pours a very cloudy, hazy golden apricot color with a fluffy dense off white head, Aside from the very cloudy, yeasty appearance, good looking beer
S-chewy candied lemons, with a heavy, still ominous wheat presence in the background. Still a lot of citrus on the nose
T-I remember this being like liking a lemon rind fresh. That flavor has since subsided a bit, with the wheat malt character becoming more front and center. There's just enough lemon flavor left to mask any alcohol notes.
M- A creamy body with medium carbonation leads this to be an easy drinker. Great job here
O- Though not as in your face as fresh, it has turned into a much more balanced beer, I'd even say it is more like a wheatwine now, than it was fresh. I'd drink this sooner rather than later as the lemon is fading a lot in the taste despite the nose holding up soo well.
04-09-2013 20:32:25 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Batch E!034.
Appearance - Hazy orange, no real head. Wispy surface and a collar of white foam.
Smell - Citrusy still. Doubt it's from hops at this point. Lots of that distinctive malt aroma that I find in barleywines like Bigfoot. Wheat back there too.
Taste - Much wheatier. Bright citrus. Wheat. Light caramel malt and some sweetness. Finishes with very little bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Getting old. Thinning out. Still carbonated.
Overall - Definitely getting old, but still decent. Tasty beer originally, but falling off now.
03-27-2013 23:17:35 | More by Alieniloquium
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
*my original notes got deleted just as I was about to hit submit and I couldn't find any way to recover them so this is from very recent memory but without the beer in front of me; the numerical scores remain identical*
I don't know when this was bottled as everything says it is a retired brew, first released in 2010, though my local shop, which tends to have a very good turnover, had this in their refrigerated section
750ml bottle poured into a snifter; lot E!036
A: Hazy burnt orange with a 1.5 finger head that settles to 1/2 finger
S: Lots of orange/lemon from the citrus peel with a bit of spices/earth and a caramel malt backbone
T: Quite a bit of citrus, primarily orange up front followed by a nice earthiness and a bit of malt; nice complexity
M: Medium-bodied, textured/complex and a very long finish
O: I really enjoyed this, overall it's a beer that makes you sit and contemplate the brew wile drinking it rather than gulp it. I will try to pick up the rest my local shop has as it claims it can age well and however old this is it tastes fresh; very enjoyable
02-23-2013 04:07:17 | More by ONUMello
Thirteen from Ithaca Beer Company
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