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Ithaca Pils | Ithaca Beer Company

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3.61/5
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55 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): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WesWes on 04-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
47
Ratings:
55
pDev:
12.19%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
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Photo of zdk9
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very light orange with a finger of deliciously creamy feeling head. Some lacing which is weak, but maybe nice for a pils.

S- The smell has the same flavor profile as the taste. It's difficult to seperate the hops from the malt. Scents of earthiness, dark crusty bread, bitter pineapple and golden raisins. I like the scent but it is faint. I can really only detect all those aspects after tasting them in the beer and searching. Perhaps if the head could be improved on this beer I would enjoy the smell more.

T- A beer which has very well blended flavors. Some slightly sweet, but also mildly spicy hints of malt, along with some great fruitiness and earthy bitterness.

M- Creamy, but not overwhelmingly so. The carbination provides some lightness to coax the beer down my throat so I can enjoy another sip.

D- I really enjoyed this beer at the end of a long hard day. It is delicate enough to not have to think about it, but still very complex in the flavors, plus a great mouthfeel and appearance to round it all out. Highly recommended.

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Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a lighter dull golden with a large fluffy well retained white head a very nice pour.Clean toasty aromas maybe a bit to clean lightly toasty with a passing mineral-like note.Seemed to be more malt tilted at least up front,quite firm and toasty with a touch of honey sweetness an herbal smack of hops comes thru in the finish.A big sturdy pilsner here nice full mouthfeel and quite drinkable,not bad.

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Photo of bjohnson
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to warriorsoul for the hand-off. I know you pimp that company.

Pours a golden color with an amber hue. Frothy one finger white bubbly head that dissipates quickly though leaves a bunch of junk on top. A mess of bubbles rises from the bottom. Toasted grain notes with a hint of caramel. Floral hop presence with slight buttery notes. Aromas aren't as crisp as I though they'd be.

Toasted grain malt notes. Banana and butter notes overtake the malt flavors. Sharp hop twang and crispness in the finish leaves a dryness on the tongue. Crisp hop smack sneaks up on you. Not what I expected from a pils, but an interesting try by Ithaca. A bit bigger then the lighter style pils I've had recently. Thanks for the chance T--I appreciate it.

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Photo of BeerTruth
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clean clear golden hue with a bubble filled bright white head that quickly fades down to just about nothing. Lacing is extremely minimal, stickiness is not present. Aroma is very crisp and malty with a very pale hop zest. I detect a bit of honey as well. Taste is very refreshing. Mild lemony hop zip with a nice malty coat that cleans it up. Good amount of carbonation for this brew, bubbles rising all the way through but doesn't take away from this style. Great beer to have on a hot summer day. Would like to see more NY breweries offer this style.

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Photo of WesWes
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light, pale malt scent along with a lemony zest. It's dry with some residual maltiness and a light German hop aroma. The taste is above average. It has a pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with some German hop character. It does has a lemony feel with some maltiness lingering. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is not the best pilsner on the market, although it's not that bad. What it is, is Ithaca expanding it's lineup like it's consistantly done in recent years. It's their first attempt and I'm sure they will tweek the recipe. Good luck guys!

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Ithaca Pils from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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