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Fourteen - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2012 19:10:38 | More by rolltide8425
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown/black with the faintest of garnet highlights when held to light. smallish off white head leaves lots of lace on the way down. Smells of pine and resin with bits of grapefruit and roast. Taste is a bit sweet and roasty with caramel and chocolate but with lots of pine resin and citrus. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. This is a great beer, I really enjoyed it. Hoppy porter, black ale, ipa, ah who cares its good.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 00:29:33 | More by johnnnniee
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tan head. In the aroma, orange to grapefruit citrus hops. In the taste, grapefruit citrus rind hops with a dryer end. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruit citrus rind in the aftertaste. Great hops, but no roast whatsoever. I enjoyed it though.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 16:47:22 | More by OWSLEY069
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2012 17:53:37 | More by AgentZero
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Poured dark brown, settled black. Half a finger of espresso coloured head formed and reduced to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Huge bitter hop aroma up front with grapefruit, earthy and light tropical fruit aromas. The roast plays a secondary role here but is definitely present.

T - Big bitterness up front with fresh hop flavours present - some citrus, pine and passion fruit. The roast enters in the middle with some hints of chocolate and provide a good sweetness to balance out the hopping.

M - Medium body. Some good hop resin present. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 13:13:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from Party Source Syracuse NY for 10$

Appearance - Black/Brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy dark beige coloured head. It's too dark to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, chocolate, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There are also some roasted/smokey notes and chocolate/coffee and some very very faint grapefruit. It ends with a fairly bitter malty/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – Perhaps I am a little late to the party on this one. It had a bit of a hop bite, but basically tasted like a stout/porter. I think I picked up my bottle in November 2012, so I guess some of the hoppy/fruity flavours are all gone now. Still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 14:35:18 | More by spinrsx
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Gobzilla

California

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very dark brown in color with brown highlights and a nice half finger of beige bubbly head that left some good frothy lacing sticking to the glass. Plenty of hop character upfront in the aroma with a little citrus pine, some roastiness, chocolate notes and signs of caramel. The hop profile was quite nice on the palate consisting of piney, citrusy, mild earthy and floral notes but with good roastiness, a bit of chocolate flavor, mild caramel sweetness with a nice malty backbone. The brew was medium in body with good amount of carbonation which has a semi sweet, hoppy, roasty, crisp and mild bitter finish. I though it was a very well done dark IPA and was damn good too.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 01:35:25 | More by Gobzilla
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-16-2013 20:27:19 | More by bsuedekum
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-07-2012 18:13:53 | More by popery
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DmanGTR

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2013 14:50:49 | More by DmanGTR
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1241st Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 Ml

2012 Release

Thanks to mjtiernan for this one!

App- A very very dark almost black pour. No beer can really be black but damned if this isnt close to it. A very dark brown 3 finger head with super strong lace and cling.

Smell- Much smoother than I thought it would be on the nose. The hops on this one created an interesting mix of chocolate, roasty, hoppy and sweet. A interesting tinge of a espresso/coffee mix came in.

Taste- A very nice black IPA. Not as smooth as James or Stone 15 which I use as my benchmarks, but much less roasty and replaced by a great hoppy citrus punch from the Galaxy. Well layered and quite delicious. The ABV adds a nice layer of flavor of a boozy quality.

Mouth- A bit of a lighter medium body with a certain creamy feel that I pick up on CDA's. A medium carbonation. Leaves residual malts and citrus.

Drink- A very good CDA. Lots of flavors and a bit more hoppy than the others. Great use of the Galaxy as well. I would like this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:06:34 | More by FosterJM
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark near black, solid cap of dense khaki bubbles, good sticky lacing. Scent dominated by juicy tropical and citrus notes, moderate pine, malt backbone quite complex for beer of this style with notes of toast, roast and freshly dried grain. Taste brings components of scent together nicely, wonderful hop profile and deep, multi-dimensional grain presence. Medium bodied, dry. Solid beer, one of the better in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 14:26:44 | More by rfgetz
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Gmann

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a dense khaki colored head that settled into a sparse cap and left some webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of scorched caramel, bitter grapefruit rind and pinepple. The aroma is mostly hop driven, not much from the malt.

Definitely more malty in the taste. The malt is rather smooth; it has a light bitter roast with some sweet caramel and a lactose type of sweetness. Some bakers chocolate notes as well. The hops are mainly bitter and range from grapefruit rind to grass to piney sap. Ends up being more hoppy than anything else.

Moderate body with active carbonation. Starts off real smooth and balanced but finishes with a slight piney bitterness. ABV is well hidden.

Not a huge fan of the style but I like that they didn't really bring in too much bitterness from the malt. The hops have enough of a citrus note to add some brightness to the beer. Very enjoyable for the style that can be a mess of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:07:39 | More by Gmann
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bomber poured into a wine glass

Pours an ink black with a thin, one finger light tan colored cap. Some sheets of lace coat the inside of the glass. The cap falls to form a thin layer of foam of the liquid, forming some cool designs.

Extremely mild roast, clean cracked wheat, with grapefruit and soft tropical fruit. A burst of fresh flowers and a bit of an herbal/grassy dankness. A very clean malt bill.

Grapefruit and tropical fruit up front before pale malt and wheat take hold. Grassy notes mix with some mild milk chocolate. Grapefruit and grassy bitterness then sweeps the palate. I am really impressed with this malt bill. One of the better ones I have come across in a Black IPA.

Medium body with a smooth, creamy feel. A moderate bitterness lingers.

Solid Black IPA on all fronts. Moderate hoppyness with a touch of roast and milk chocolate, but never detracting from the hops. Nice work.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 13:42:08 | More by ColForbinBC
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Holland

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black with a thick tan head that sticks to the glass and replenishes itself when you take a drink.

S: the hops come through most, giving it a citrus and pine smell, but there are some roasted notes present.

T: some hops citrus notes come through, but it's a lot of bitterness from the hops, some sweet malt, and some roasted flavor.

M: great carbonation and medium body give this a crisp feel, which works well with the style.

O: I'm not a fan of black IPAs, but this is alright. Still only got one bottle at the LeBleu release, but it's solid and I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 22:54:57 | More by Holland
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-21-2014 13:37:35 | More by Griffith
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.6%

07-16-2012 00:01:38 | More by jenray
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2012 02:24:45 | More by Hanzo
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a big dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving heavy lacing everywhere.

S: Plethora of strong hop aromas. Piney with citrusy elements - mainly grapefruit. Just a smidge of roasted malt hiding behind the hoppiness; some decent char and chocolate.

T: Again, hoppy up front with pine and grapefruit but accompanied by a nice sweet caramel and maybe even a little wheat? The roasted malt kicks in afterwards with some nice chocolate. A bunch of bitter char and coffee in the finish along with a bit of leftover pine and hints of resin linger.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a little drying from the piney bitterness in the aftertaste.

O: An excellent black ale. Very hoppy both in the aroma and in the taste. Doesn't overpower the roasted malt too badly though, making is a nicely balanced and complex brew. A must-have for people who love the hoppier side of black ales.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 03:35:31 | More by Dope
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-25-2013 23:36:57 | More by jsanford
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-15-2012 14:32:47 | More by oldp0rt
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-31-2013 00:38:14 | More by ncaudle
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-05-2012 14:40:30 | More by DrinkSlurm
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 17:57:08 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-07-2012 05:43:54 | More by WDJersey
Fourteen from Ithaca Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.