Apricot Wheat | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our smooth wheat beer is light in color and body…perfect for those looking for a lighter taste. The combination of wheat and barley gives Apricot Wheat a different malt character than our other ales. The hint of apricot gives this beer a pleasant nose and fruity finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,329
Reviews:
276
Ratings:
863
pDev:
18.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
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Ratings: 863 |  Reviews: 276
Photo of MikeWard
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. freshness dating is not clear, my best guess for date is august 2017, but don't know if that's best by or bottled on.

looks pretty grim in the glass. murky, watery yellow tinged with orange body. head disappears quickly, even after some agitation. no lacing.

however, there is a nice aroma of apricots.

taste is very watery apricot juice. not much else happening here.

mouth is closer to thin than medium. finish is apricot lite.

overall, it's like watery apricot juice. glad i only picked up the single.

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Photo of BGbrewer
4.96/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perfect, sunny, weather, beer.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kemblain
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An incredibly pleasant fruit beer. Lovely wheat taste to end it. Will be getting again.

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Photo of chuckler
2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.04/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks pale golden, only slight haze
Smells great - apricot clearly present on the nose
Taste is good - gets the right balance of apricot enough to be present without overdoing it. Still can taste a decent wheat beer underneath it with some biscuit malt and hints of banana. Not overly sweet.
Feels crisp and light
Overall not normally crazy with flavored wheat beers but this worked well.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Philcassella
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - light transparent orange gold with little to no head and no lacing

S - light sweet fruit smell (apricot)

T - extremely light with a little sweetness from the apricots and the crisp wheat finish

F - Extremely light bodied and heavily carbonated so it still fills you up

O - Great beer for what it is...had ppl over on a hot september night out side for a fire and these were a crowd favorite, not a beer you're going to stand in line for or trade for but its a nice, crisp, light and easy drinking beer that everyone will enjoy.

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Photo of Brew_ski
4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svobrien
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westyrun
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a soft semi-transparent glossy burnt orange color. Carbonation could be seen rising at a nice pace. No head nor lacing. The aroma took the sharp sweet wheat to peg down sweet apricot fruitiness. Sticky authenticity. The flavor played both parts of the apricot to the wheat nicely. Stayed sweet the whole time. Sly punch of the wheat hits the aftertaste and then gives appropriate wheat bite. Quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a crisp sweet touch on the tongue. Fantastic sessionability with a nice low carbonation. Overall, it’s damn crushable and good for what it is!

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Strong smell of dried apricot with perhaps a little wheat also.Taste was not as strong but the fruit was there. After it warmed up the wheat was much more obvious and the flavor changed and was a bit bitter. I think the only thing this beer needed to be great was more beer flavor. If I didn't let it warm up it would have been a little disappointing but I ended up enjoying

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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like beer, smells like apricot juice. Can't really scent any wheat at all. It's like slightly sweet apricot juice. Low carbonation, zero bitterness. I feel like I'm not giving enough effort giving a 3.5 across the board and it's certainly drinkable, just not very exciting to me.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AverageJoeReviewers
4.02/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Cloudy, Light Yellowish Gold. Slight head.
S - Perfumy Chapstick. Can't really recognize Apricots.
T - Fruity. Sweet. No Bite.
F - Little Carbonation. Extremely Smooth.
O - Very easy to drink. Summer time beer. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of thoglund
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am continuing my latest horizontal as a part of the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody with this one, followed by about six more Ithaca offerings.

From the bottle: Nada. I am not a fan of their no longer putting the ABV on the labels. I dig the minimalist look of the new labels, but less is not always more.

Following a Pop! of the top, I figured to get things underway with a heavy-handed pour. This resulted in two fingers of soapy, foamy, bone-white head with very limited retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5), causing the Gelt Gang to decline, preferring 24-carat clarity in their beer. Once more, the fruitiness was both evident and easily identifiable, in this case as apricot. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, kind of light, but nicely carbonated at least. The taste was all apricot and I am unsure what the wheat was meant to accomplish. It is a very pleasant fruit beer and probably more suited for the summer. Finish was semi-sweet, about what you might expect an apricot beer to taste like. It was not going to knock anyone's socks off, but that was not really the intention.

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Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.06/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sharp315
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 863 ratings