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
Ratings:
853
Reviews:
273
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
18.4%
 
 
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17
Gots:
141
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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of cjoc83
2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale straw/gold color with a fingers worth of soapy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Sweet apricots are the dominant smell, accompanied by candied sugar, a little grainy wheat, and cotton candy. Smells pretty good.

The taste doesn't really follow through with the promise of the nose. Some fake, sweet tasting fruit up front followed by a lot of grain and not much else. Very one-note, almost zero complexity. Not horrible, but definitely not enjoyable. And where's the wheat?

High carbonation with a weird, unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall, not too impressed. I haven't had this in a quite a while, and decided to add it to a mixed six the other day because I remembered actually liking this brew back in the day. Not so much anymore. Smells pretty great but the flavor profile just isn't there. I'll get down on some Flower Power all day, but I definitely won't be drinking this stuff anymore.

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow with one-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted a minute or two. Not much lacing.

S: Strong apricot aroma.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Mild apricot taste. Toasted wheat. Not much of a wheat beer, which is how it is advertised.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Smells great and has a good mouthfeel, but the flavor is weak. There was also virtually no head.

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of socon67
3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange pour with a white foam head that settled. No lacing of note. Slight carbonation.

S - Strong smell of apricots, similar to Snapple peach tea. It slightly overwhelms the grain aroma. Sugary sweet smell.

T - Sweet flavor of apricot in sugar syrup and light wheat. Easily a summer favorite, this quenches the thirst and gives some nod to your sweet tooth.

M - Slightly syrup thick. Leaves a sugary coating in the mouth.

O - Good summer beer and for those that enjoy strong fruit flavor.

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2.58/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A:orange in color and totally translucent with lots of carbonation and thin white head

S: this is one that is as advertised it smells like apricots it's so sweet smelling its almost fake like a sports drink interesting for sure

T:unfortunately the taste follows the nose in a negative way it tastes way too sweet like an artificial flavor there is no wheat flavor at all

M:it's so oily and flat it's almost unpleasant the light carbonation does nothing to better this as there is a weird after taste

O:this started off okay but it might have well been labeled shock top it's that bad didnt even want to finish after getting half way through. I hope ithica's other offerings are better

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BuffaloBills4life
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer the other day on Tap at a local bar and grill. I've never been a huge fan of "fruity" beers but thought I would give it a try. Definitly a distinct apricot taste, slightly on the sweeter side. Enjoyed the citrus aroma but not my favorite beer. On the flip side. my girlfriend loved it.

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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5/5  rDev +53.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.25/5  rDev -31%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Apricot Wheat from Ithaca Beer Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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