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Fourteen - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

145 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%


Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fourteen Anniversary Ale is a hoppy black ale bursting with so much flavor you might think you’re tasting double. Made with ingredients gathered from seven parts of the world, Fourteen will seize hold your taste buds and never let go. Enjoy the intensely floral nose from dry-hopped Cascade and Galaxy hops, the surprisingly light body from 2-row barley, wheat malt, black wheat, and Caramalt, and the strong bitter finish from Chinook, and Cascade hops. Fourteen is like a fast-moving squall, dark and complex with a beautiful black rainbow finish.

(Beer added by: Holland on 04-14-2012)
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Reviews by adkrogue:
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adkrogue

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a light black, dark brown. Thin body. Thin light tan head. Good lacing.
S: delicious. Citrus, passion fruit, pomegranate. Galaxy hops...love em.
T: big hop fwd. pine. Slight malt bill, a little spice.
M: thin bodied but not overly carbed giving it a soft, round feel, not at all heavy.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 04:20:21 | More by adkrogue
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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]

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Batch EL042

eyes...
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

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earthy brown hops, hints of roast and whiffs of smoke, thoughts of birch beer, this does not pop like buddy christ

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verdict?
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Fourteen from Ithaca Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.