Double IPA
Ithaca Beer Company

Double IPADouble IPA
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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
3.94 | pDev: 10.91%
Feb 14, 2019
Feb 24, 2004
Hop farming once thrived in New York State. In the early 1900s, 95% of all hops used in the US were grown here in New York. However, soon the combination of crop disease & prohibition put an end to local hop growing. Today, there's a new movement afoot to bring commercial hops back to NY. The Ithaca Beer has teamed up with Pederson Farms (Seneca Castle, NY) to create a Double IPA brewed with 100% NY hops.
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Rated: 3.65 by Keene from Washington

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by O-Meg from New York

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by woodchip from North Carolina

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Jan 14, 2019
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Old school DIPA now from a tall boy 16 oz can. Not so fresh 10-15-18.

Amber with quickly fading off-white head with decent lacing.

Very rosy aroma, high floral notes with some grapefruit and pine/resin. Light-medium caramel maltiness, also old school.

Flavor heavy caramel too with honeysuckle/rose and herbal flavors strongest and backed with grapefruit, pine, and resin. At least medium bitterness. Old school like from 2008.

Medium body with tacky feel and low carbonation but reasonably dry finish.

Transports you back to the old days and shows how far Beer has come in the last 20 years.
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by LarryMyers from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DaisyBeans from Virginia

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by butters_mcgee from New York

Feb 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by bonbini26 from New Jersey

Jan 10, 2012
Rated: 5 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 01, 2011
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Reviewed by ClockworkOrange from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass. Appears a clear golden amber color with about two fingers of creamy bone white foam. The head leaves a thin sticky lace in it's wake. Smells and tastes of citrus fruits such as tangerines and grapefruits, tropical pineapple notes, caramelized malt, pine, and some alcohol. Medium to full bodied with ample carbonation.
May 19, 2009
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Reviewed by yesyouam from New York

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ithaca Double IPA is a very clear and sparkling amber ale with a dense, light khaki head that fades to a thin film that leaves pretty nice lacing. The aroma is bright, sweet, floral and piny. There is some light cereal in the nose. It's a well balanced aroma. There is a fruity, perhaps peachy, quality to it. Juicy. The medium bodied beer is soft and sticky, but the finish comes suddenly: crisp, dry and a little sharp. It has a nice full flavor that shows a nice balance. It is very bitter and destroys the tongue. There are flavors of tropical fruit and bubblegum. The malt is very smooth and mellow. It's a touch sweet and boozy. The aftertaste is a long green bitterness bomb. It may be the slightest bit woody, but it's only twigs. It fades in and out in a non-shocking manner. This beer is very straightforward. The malt simply does the needful and nonchalantly as possible, while the hops rob your tongue's house before it gets back to the store! Seriously? This is Ithaca? It pretty much whumps this style in a simple, but unique way. I can only imagine that this was dry hopped with at least a couple different things. It's the fresh fruity thing that sets this one apart. It's a little more brazen than Cascazilla. Rock on, Face in the Lake!
(rated Feb 6, 2008)
Dec 14, 2008
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured a beautiful dark amber with a thick foamy white head.

S: Very sweet hop aroma with fresh grapefruit, rich caramel sweetness, pine and dried oranges. The nose was soft and well refined and smooth.

T: The palate was very rich and sweet with a huge caramel presence to start things out. A load of fresh citrus and grapefruit soon hits you with a background fruitiness (caramel apples). The flavor fades with nice lingering hints of citrus and sweetness.

M: full bodied, malty and sweet with a nice pine hoppiness.

D: You will not believe this is a 10abv beer and is nicely covered up the malt sweetness. Very good and enjoyable 2x over.
Nov 07, 2008
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is hoppy grapefruit with hints of sweetness. Some lingering bitterness. $2.29 for a 12oz bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.
Aug 03, 2008
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Reviewed by DrunkenMaster from California

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. 100% NY State hops. Cool. Clear, bright orange beer with an aroma of bubblegum and spicy hops. Very unique smelling beer. I get the floral hops as well that I get in most of the hoppy Ithaca beers, especially Flower Power. Very nice.
Jul 21, 2008
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Reviewed by gford217 from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle courtesy of mymrnngjckt poured into a snifter.

Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with a dense one-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring leaving sporadic lacing. The smell is surprising sweet with peaches and apricots on top of the big citrus hop base. There is also some caramel malts in the nose as well. The taste doesn't quite deliver on the unique smell and is a mix of citrus and pine and some bready malts. It has an abrasive bitterness through the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very sticky with strong carbonation. This is an interesting DIPA though I wish the flavor measured up to the unique aroma. Still worth trying.
Jul 20, 2008
Double IPA from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 126 ratings