Happy Pils | Ithaca Beer Company

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85
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24 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BB1313 on 04-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
24
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Brew_ski
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8/26...on draft at the brewery. Pours pale gold, white foam ring. Tart citrus nose, lemons. Light citrus strong taste. Crisp and smooth. Subtle German hop pokes through the citrus. Fresh and tasty. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevBot89
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smbslt
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, light creamy foam with medium retention. Medium pilsner malt aromas with light biscuit notes. Medium light earthy, lightly spicy hop aromas. Medium light bodied with a light smoothness through the middle and medium carbonation. Medium maltiness up front followed by spicy hops and an assertive bitterness through the middle to the end. Finished cleanly, and semi-dryly with an earthy, spicy bitter aftertaste. A bit lacking on appearance primarily due to clarity. Nice clean malty aroma, although hop aromas seemed to be a bit light. Balance tilts toward the hoppier side. Hop flavors are a bit overwhelmed by the higher bitterness which is a bit intense at the finish. If you like your pilsners bitter – this is the ticket, but generally this lacks hop and malt character.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-05-18 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pretty clear straw-gold with a 1-finger white head that drops quickly leaving sheeted lace.

S - Rising white bread, honey, floral.

T - Tasty Pils malt, noble hop spice and aroma. The bitterness is along the lines of a Prima Pils, lasting long into the finish. There's a metallic sheen to the sharp bitterness, which is really the only flavor fault.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Dry.

O - I enjoyed this beer and would have it again although it won't replace Troegs Sunshine Pils as a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bfitzge2
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap and Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light straw yellow, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells quite grassy and biscuity. It smells pretty bitter.

This finishes a bit watery, but it's decent up front, with a terse bitterness, pretty grassy, with a nice crackery malt backbone. It falls fairly flat on the finish, though.

This is very crisp and clean, very, very drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

A fairly decent pilsner here, but doesn't stand up to the best German or even American examples.

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Photo of colonia25
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of American_Hawk
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: A bright golden color with a white head and actively rising bubbles. Clarity is decent, but not crystal clear.

SMELL: Bready, herbal, some cat pee from the hops.

TASTE: Sweet upfront met almost immediately by bitter, coarse hoppy flavor with a nice pungent noble like taste which is to say bitter and tea like. Flavor is spot on for a pils, I like the lager yeast bread notes and plenty of hop flavor. Clean and refreshing it finishes slightly bitter.

FEEL: Light bodied and crisp with a prickly carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with a bitter hop bite.

OVERALL: A nice solid Pilsner, ideal drinking at all times but also in these warmer months.

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Photo of BB1313
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a pale golden with nice clarity and transparency with bubbles racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of pilsener malts. Lots of cracker and bread notes. Hints of sweet fruits as well. The flavors are sharp and crisp. Nice earthy bitterness. Some fresh grass with some subtle pine notes. Subtle hints of citrus as well. Slightly spicy. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice pilsener. It's very clean and refreshing. Enjoyable stuff. Well done.

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Happy Pils from Ithaca Beer Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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