White Gold | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
402 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:
402
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
45
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I bought this I wasn't paying attention that it was going to be a sour ale. The beer poured out as a hazy yellowish gold color with a large fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer had lots of wild yeast sour notes on the nose. I wasn't able to even get much besides that from the beer. The taste of it was also quite sour and really killed off any of the soft wheat flavors that might have been in there before the wild yeast was tossed in. The mouthfeel was a little like champagne, very bubbly and fizzed up inside the mouth. Overall this beer wasn't all that impressive to me. Had I read the label more or something I may not have even bought it.

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Photo of weeare138
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TomDecapolis for breaking this open. Bottle # 1803...
Appears a hazy, light yellow with a small, white head that quickly fades out. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of fresh wheat, straw, and yeast, along with some citrus and herbs.
Taste echoes the aromas with an herbal, spiced citrus flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yesty, citrusy, with a dry finish.

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Photo of mcallister
3.19/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a typical belgian white light pissy colored with clouds hazing things and a raspy fluffy white head. The low score is for the nasty chunks of odd colors in this beer. Normally these things don't bug me but these are pretty nasty.

Yeasty with very grassy hops. Lemongrass, orange peel, a bit of licorice and other odd phenols.

Good beer nothing overly exciting. Pretty drinkable. Not overly complex with more lemongrass and a decent hop character. Moderate carbonation very grassy and earthy with some pitted fruits.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of mikereaser
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle on 8/7/09

A - pours a clear golden orange with a big 3 finger foam that stuck around for a long time

S - fruity citrus aroma, wheat and some funk

T - bready wheat taste up front with dried fruit coming through along with a bit of funk

M/D - very light & crisp, very drinkable but the flavor is lacking a little, i was definitely expecting more

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Photo of SirSketch
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Whoa, it's a gusher! Settles out to a bright gold color and a rocky, fizzy white head.

S - Starts out with a saison-like yeast and multi-grain bread aroma, but once stirred, an explosion of citrus and lemongrass hops come out, as well as the smell of white grape juice.

T - For a split second, a clean malt taste emerges, but it is quickly pummeled by a sour grape juice flavor, much like an oxidized white wine left out in the open overnight. Past that, an herbal hoppiness.

M - The one redeeming quality about this beer is the dry finish and light palate.

O - If you can get past the odd souring white wine flavor, it is not too bad. I would suggest using a different blend of 'wild' yeast, as the current ones aren't cutting it.

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Photo of alexkeil
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch # E!040
Pours a deep golden color with fluffy white head that persists around the edges. A bit hazy around the edges but somewhat clear for a wheat beer.
The aroma is wheat and pilsner malt, noble hops, and a slight meringue like sweetness.
The flavor is wheat malt and peppery alcohol, with leafy hops. Slightly hot but better as it warms. Highly carbonated and slightly prickly from the alcohol.
If it wasn't for the noticeable alcohol this would be alot like a belgian triple with wheat. An enjoyable beer only slightly overpriced.

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Photo of suspect
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch E!022. Purchased 12/10 directly from the brewery.

Poured from 750ml bottle to a Duvel tulip. Shortly after I poured, the beer foamed out of the bottle for probably 5 minutes!

A: Poured a very nice looking yellow-gold color with huge head that did not want to disappear. Reminded me slightly of the head of a Duvel pour. The appearance was probably one of the highlights of this beer.

S: Huge bouquet of wheat/sweet citrus/alcohol

T: Wheaty goodness followed by a lot of sweet and ending with a hint of alcohol.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. At least from the first pour. The second pour was so full of sediment that it was impossible not to chew the yeast.

D: Too sweet for my tastes and I had to drainpour the last 1/3 of the bottle due to the extreme sediment. To separate the first 2/3 of the bottle and second 1/3 of the bottle would be best but unfortunately, they were all in the same bottle. So close to being excellent but missed on so many points.

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

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

Photo of TheKingsOfHop
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. bottle poured into our Portsmouth tulip glasses:

A: Golden straw with a hazy cloudiness only allowing you to see steady carbonation rising to the top of a quickly fading white head.

S: Wild yeast, honey, granny smith apples, fresh chopped pears, with a floral aroma completing the complexities of this Belgian.

T: Slight funk with notes of honey and bitter hops on the back of the palate. Other than that the smell really led us to believe that we were about to drink a complex beer, but unfortunately was overall disappointing and rather bland.

M: Highly carbonated, smooth, refreshing, and light bodied.

D: Very easy to drink, but not diverse enough to keep our attention. Overall an okay beer, although we probably won't search it out again.

Cheers,
The Kings Of Hop

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Photo of selecter70
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was excited i grab this one up the other day, expecting some much more than it ended up being. This pale wheat with Franco-Belgian leanings & some nice brett-funk s=certainly looked the part. It poured a lovely cloudy pale yellow with good bubbles & a 1" white fluffy head, but little lacing. The aroma was nice, complex in its lemon, orange peel, white pepper & grassy herbal notes. The taste was crisp, medium bodied but meh in flavor. There were light notes of grainy yeast, sour hop edges & farm malts, but only if really paying attention. Overall, kinda bland for something so promising. I wouldn't turn it down, but I probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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