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Thirteen - Ithaca Beer Company

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ToAzwethinkweizm on 12-05-2010)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coles.

Pours a hazy gold with a finger of white head. Nice retention and lace. Strong citrus aroma has ornage and lemon peel combining with an obviously prominent hopping and a smooth malt base. A touch of spiciness rounds things off. The peel comes through really nicely in the flavour, and is excellently integrated. Citrus hops accent this, and play nicely against an almost creamy cereal base. A warm, spicy finish asserts itself and lingers pleasingly on the palate. Medium-full body with a creamy carbonation hits the spot.

Another great beer from Ithaca. They have standout beers that draw a lot of beergeek attention (Brute, LeBleu), but a lot of their other offerings are deserving of similiar praise. I'll seek out more of their stuff in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2011 12:21:08 | More by bobsy
Photo of PBoegel

New York

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shouldn't be a wheatwine but category is hard to hit for this perhaps American Wheat Double India Pale Not Black Ale.

750 ML bottle poured into 23 oz weizen glass. Nice pale golden to straw body decent clarity on first pour. Billowy egg white head dense but breaks thin yet stays on top all the way through with good lacing.

Aroma is lemon juice and zest, pink grapefruit and honey. Lots of floral rose, lavender and lilacs. Some fruity and floral perfume like alcohol.

Flavors are tremendous burst of grapefruit, tart lemonade, chamomile, kiwis, honey crisp apple. Some tangy alcohol in the finish. Nice firm bitterness

Oats provide a lot of creaminess lending a medium body to an otherwise dry and generally light body. Oily resinous hops add to the body pickup. Alcohol melds well with hop character.

Extremely drinkable and would pair amazingly with spicy fish dishes.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 22:54:46 | More by PBoegel
Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm


4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 21 January 2011
Glass: Sierra Nevada XXX snifter
Type: 750ml bottle, capped

I had this in a growler very fresh, and am now excited to try the bottled version. Poured a 2-finger head that holds quite firm, seems to hold a 1-finger head for a long time, rather sticky lacing, color is a deep cloudy amber orange. Aroma is hoppy but not nearly as hoppy as when I drank it fresh. I think this is still good even with the hops toned down, because the rest of the flavors come out much more clear. The hops are now fruity and candy-like, as if there were such a thing as gummyworm-hops. More aroma of pineapple, lots of sweet honey, lemon peel. Taste of citrusy hops, apricots, and oranges. The malt profile is delightfully fruity-sweet, and not overpowered by the hops. Along with the sweet malt, a twitch of pleasant bitterness accompanies the aftertaste and hangs out on the palate between sips. Thank you, Ithaca. Still a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 23:14:40 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Event at Pizza Plant with rep and owner Dan. Orangey appearance with white as snow head. Aroma of citrus, orange blossoms. Creamy mouthfeel. Wild yeast in there making it tasty and satisfying, with hoppyness couched in wheat.I like citra hops and usually sorachi, which worked here with the orange and lemon peel insuring the taste experience is in the wheat and citrus world.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 22:55:01 | More by Sammy
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New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 01/14/11 notes. Had on tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a murky orange color with no head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus, fruit malts, oranges, and grapefuit.

t - Tastes of oranges, tangerines, orange juice, fruity malts, citrus, grapefuit, and pine.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - A nice beer, where the oranges really stand out in the smell and taste. Would like to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 00:20:02 | More by mdfb79
Photo of pmlondrigan

New York

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty hazy golden straw color, opaque. One finger white head which fades aways with some stick lacing. Aroma is rather hoppy and citrusy with tropical fruit notes, grapefruit and lemon. The flavor is so hop forward, many tropical fruits, this is a citra hop bomb. Clean, dry and bitter hop finish. I would almost say the flavor is slightly one dimensional. Good body and mouthfeel thanks to the wheat. Pretty lucious feeling. The citra hop abundance makes this one hard to have too much of, and it is also rather bitter. I do like this beer, but as I said a little one dimensional and I wouldn't plan on polishing off a bottle alone.

Serving type: growler

01-18-2011 02:48:54 | More by pmlondrigan
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. bottle, $11.99 @ DeCicco's, Ardsley, NY. Batch# E!030.

Pours heavily hazed, medium tangarine, long lasting med. tan head, loose and frothy. Good retention, then leaves a thicker film and fine, extensive sheeting.

Robust grapefruit and resiny hopped up nose.

Citric up front with fresh and biting grapefruit and lemon. Assertivly hopped, yeasty, creamy mouthfeel. Big, bold,fruity, thoroughly tasty and enjoyable. Go get some. Excellent stuff...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 00:30:09 | More by Billolick
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken 1/4/11. Big thanks to Dan for sharing this growler with me. Pours a hazed orange color inside the glass with a white cap for a head that recedes leaving spotty lace on the glass. A few swirls revive some bubbles across the top that hold close to the edge of the glass.

This brew has a bold nose that displays indications of grapefruit and is somewhat spicy. A scent of oranges and rind-like character is evident before grassy, leafy hops and then more citrus fruits. lt starts to smell of fusel alcohol once it begins to warm up.

This brew tastes of grapefruit pulp with orange rindy flavors added to increase the citrus and perceived bitterness of this brew. It is modestly bitter with a fruity spiced aftertaste. Warming alcohol is evident throughout as well as a long spicy aftertaste of hops and pulp. A grainy spiced flavor without much backing sweetness is along for the ride.

This offering is medium to full in the feel with a light amount of carbonation that is a little viscous and smooth in the feel. Fairly drinkable with no residual sweetness but huge bitterness that lingers with an oily feel. I appreciated the opportunity to try this but I don't think I could handle more than a glass or two of it. If there was such a style, this would be an imperial fruited rye IPA, not what I was expecting.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2011 18:50:44 | More by stakem
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark hazy golden color with caramel hues, a large frothy head with some amazing head retention and good lacing.(big chunks of yeast came out with the pour but I assumed that was because I opened a few hours after coming home). The nose is very citrus heavy with dominate lemon then orange flavors and a really heavy dose of bitter lemon and orange peel. I find this very pleasing as it brings out a spicy zest from the hops. The taste is very much like the nose with a very heavy wheat element. The citrus taste is predominately lemon minus the pucker with fresh orange peel and orange/lemon rind blended in. This is a very spicy beer with heavy resin from the hops with a citrus element that creates a very complex and interesting finish. A silky smooth beer with medium carbonation and amazing resin. A super-drinkable beer with really interesting hop complexities. I think that I will be picking up another 750ml of this awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 02:47:49 | More by nas5755
Photo of WesWes

New York

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a nice pale and wheat malt scent; rich and warming. The hop character is outstanding. It bitter as hell with loads of citrus hop character. The lemon and orange peel add a good deal of complexity and intensify the aroma. The taste is great. It has a smooth wheat malt flavor along with an intense hop bitterness. The hop character and addition of the lemon and orange peels really make this beer. I'm not a huge fan of this style, but this one works for me. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine beer. As wheat wines go, this one is tops for me. Another home run for Ithaca Beer Company.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 21:06:56 | More by WesWes
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy with a nice fluffy white head. Looks like an Arnold Palmer with some foam on top.

Smell is citrusy and grassy. I get the soriachi, smells a bit like plastic and lemon pepper. Some lemon and orange in the background with more tropical fruits up front.

Taste combines Hawaiian Punch and bitter grapefruit. Some of that plastic-y lemon pepper spice from the dry sorachi and sweetness in the finish. Very refreshing from all the wheat and easy drinking. Silky, soft mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 01:02:24 | More by BearsOnAcid
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Thirteen from Ithaca Beer Company
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