Fourteen - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Provides a clear, nearly black, walnut glow when put to the light. 2” of creamy, beige foam, turns to pancake batter as it gradually surrenders, leaving a dense coating of lace behind the elephant of an Odell pint glass.
Fresh spruce and juniper provide a “wow” moment of juicy aroma. Crisp and clean overall with a light background of wheat bread.
Fourteen is a highly flavorful black ale tuned more to the IPA spectrum. Strong bitterness is balanced with hop flavors of grapefruit and pine sap. The finish has strong bitterness, though not harsh. Overall, this is crisp and clean with a spicy pepper, perhaps celery, nuance. Warmth brings out light coffee and licorice flavors.
A medium body and woolly texture is accented by modest carbonation, while alcohol is as expected. A touch of metallic notes and astringency are oddly welcomed.
This bottle was enjoyed during the calm following a tumultuous, stormy winter day, with pulled pork and corn bread.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2013 14:49:51 | More by SLeffler27
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3.68/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Deep dark brown, nearly black in color. A modest foam and not overly carbonated in the mouth.
Nice resiny flavor with a good dose of the dank hops and burnt malt. what makes it pleasant is the malty sweetness that gives the stuff some foundation. Hops are piney and spicy.
A fruity tart taste gives this some balance. Hoppy enough to give a little tingle to the lips, but mellows out to a modest hop burn. On tap at The Perch in downtown Philly. [notes from 05/24/2012 visit]
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2013 22:27:53 | More by mactrail
3.23/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
2 fingers of tan head rise up audibly crackling as it settles, at first it seems like a conversation but tapers off quickly into murmurs, the head has some integrity as it sticks together when rolled around the glass, as expected this is nearly back, not quite opaque as there is some ruby edges where light can circumvent the density, carbonation is lively and active streaming up single file throughout the glass, a good looking lot
earthy brown hops, hints of roast and whiffs of smoke, thoughts of birch beer, this does not pop like buddy christ
effervescent feel carbo wise, drinks rather light bus maintains enough body, mildly flavored, you get a bit of everything from the nose with nothing being up front, the roast flavor is good, the hop bitterness has a decent bite, the alcohol seems stronger than what is indicated on the bottle, you do get some hints of chocolate towards the end.
all well and good but not much memorable. a good beer but nothing great, worth checking out if you happen upon it but I wouldn't go out of my way for it
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 04:53:01 | More by Ego
Fourteen from Ithaca Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.