White Gold | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
401 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgo-American Ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest Continental and U.S. grown hops, and fermented with Belgian, English and Wild yeasts.

Added by BeerTruth on 04-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
401
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
45
For Trade:
2
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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of auroracrisis
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml into a Duvel tulip. Batch E!049

Pours a hazy, pale straw colored. Billowing head that reamins for the remainder of the session, but dies down into more of a soft, dense blanket of foam. Tiny bubbles can be seen around the edges of the opaque body.

Chardonnay grape must and ripe granny smith apples greet your nose with a touch of spicy yeast characteristics. A little bit of marmalade and fresh baked bread make up the malt profile of the nose. A subtle aroma of haystacks tease at the wild characteristics of this beer.

Opens with chardonnay-like flavors. Grape must, cantaloupe, and a hint of vanilla. A tingle of sourness and a hint of brett. Follows the nose to a T, but that is far from criticism.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit astringent and with a tickle from the carbonation on the tongue, with a dry finish.

A very pretty beer with great white wine like characteristics. This is more of a Saison or Beglain pale ale rather than an American Pale Wheat Ale. A beer I was very happy to try and had wanted to try for some time. I'd love to run into this one again, it did not disappoint.

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Photo of WellRested518
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a hazy yellow with a hefty, white head. Good retention.

A- Dandelion, Rose, synthetic rubber, papaya, & pineapple. A definite funk overshadows the crack of wheat.

T- Similar to the aroma with some medicinal-astringency. It seems slightly Mossaic here, with notes of B.O. & dank grass. I also get white wine, popping up in the form of stone fruits.

F- Dry, dry, dry. There's still a creaminess about this that separates it from straight-wild fermentations & a tang that keeps playin' that funky music.

O- This is exactly what it says it is.

Imo, the bro's need to re-review. This brew is solid.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pheuker75
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: golden brown with a large white foamy head; pouring bottle completely releases the residual yeast that is a bit bitter
S: classic wheat beer smell with some sour notes; very pleasant and refreshing
T: some citrus, funky Brett, and pear; no singing aftertaste
F: tight carbonation with full mouthfeel that finishes clean

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A golden orange toned body has a bit of murky yeast in it as I like to pour the yeast into the glass, I waste nothing. Head is a creamy, rocky off white foam that leaves a wall of lace as it very slowly fades. Nose is an even mix of yeast and hops with some fruit rinds mashed in along the way. Enters the mouth very carbonated and champagne like. Crisp and yeasty with nice soft fruit tones that lean more on the citrus side. Hops do show up slightly on the end of the palate to add a nice bit of balance. There is really nothing not to like with this beer. Mouthfeel is very accessible. This beer could easily be called sessional if it weren't 8% alcohol. A truely perfectly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Dan269605
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mvivenzio89
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Beer. New beer drinker and this is what opened my eyes.

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Photo of pat61
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw under a 3” pure white foam cap that slowly descends to a 1” thick rocky foam that produces ledges of lace.
S: citrus, lemony, funky Belgian yeast, wheat, almost a hint of rye.
T: Very lemony with some light baguette in the background and finishes with a shot of hop. Very refined, after the little hop on the finish, there are long lingering lemony biscuity flavors. Develops more flavor as it warms. Yeast driven but an excellent balance between the yeast, the fruit, the malt and the grains. Finishes bone dry.
F: Very creamy, soft carbonation, rich texture. Medium body.
O: With this beer the brewer gives a lesson in how to handle yeast.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjjn
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treb0R
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 120minuteman
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DIM
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a hazy, bright golden color. It started foaming over as soon as I pried off the cap, so the pour was about half foam.

Lots of prickly Brett character in the nose; hay and cracked pepper with a touch of funk. Kind of a one dimensional Brett showcase on the palate as well. Heavy horse blanket, clove, and pepper all but overwhelmed the light pear flavor. I couldn't find any hop or wheat characteristics. The mouthfeel was light and airy while at the same time stinging the tongue in a a good way. I liked this well enough overall, but I'm glad I split this one.

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White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 401 ratings.
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