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:
#45,347
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
866
pDev:
18.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
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Ratings: 866 |  Reviews: 277
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

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

Photo of tappangordo
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.17/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle dated 07/20/16

Pours a highly carbed slightly hazy gold with no head to speak of. Smells like fresh apricot jam. Tastes like apricot juice, some wheat, bready malt, with earthy minty grassy pine. Feels light bodied with moderate high carbonation. Overall a nice apricot wheat ale.

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Photo of cwalter
2.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nater919
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.38/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Ithaca Beer Co. Apricot Wheat Ale 4.9% abv.
look: It is certainly a golden color with a slight haze to it, but I can see my fingers, so it's already not up to par with other wheat beers I have had. In my book if you can't see your hand than I like the look. Maybe they went for the crystal type of wheat beer on this one. There is a pretty substantial fluffy white head at first, but it dissapears to a small ring with not much lacing at all.
Smell: Just a nice sweet apricot smell here.
Taste: It has a nice taste, but it doesn't really taste like a typical wheat beer at all. You don't taste the coriander, clove, lemon, or those wheat beer spices. Since they brew it with barley and wheat you get a combination of those flavors and a very faint apricot taste at the beginning and the end with a dry finish.
Feel: The feel is very light. It has the mouth of a lager, or a pilsner.
Overall: Apricot is one of my favorite fruits and a favorite for beer flavors. I have had other beers that had apricot character to them, but had a bit of a thicker mouth feel. I also like wheat beers with more cloudy chunks from being unfiltered with wheat malts. I can see that they were not trying to go for that with this one, so it's not like they tried that and failed. It is not what I expected, but I ended up liking it in the end. It is lighter, but very nice. That being said I would like to find a beer that was heavier on the apricot.

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Photo of wac9
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very nice taste great good summer beer glad I tried it

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Photo of Antg8989
4.46/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid summer beer. Decent flavor. Everything about this is very decent. Nice peachy apricot aroma. Light refreshing and nothing that's too much or too little. Good stuff here.

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Photo of cdman56
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KWolf
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Swh744
4.6/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heavy on the apricot. Cloudy, wispy head. Refreshing beer.

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of datalager
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of 50marathons
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice summer beer. Didn't have much of an aroma.

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Photo of AD17
2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thedude17
4.11/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's good. Not great. I like it but I don't know if I would buy a case for the house. It's a good safe beer, tad on the sweet side so if you like a sweeter beer you might like this more then me. If it's one of the only beers I like on tap I'd order it again but it's lower on the totem pole.

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Photo of Wilson_Looker
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shellynix
1.49/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 866 ratings