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White Gold | Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
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402 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#6,789
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
402
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
46
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BranfordBound
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mvivenzio89
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
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 +14.5%
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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjjn
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treb0R
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 120minuteman
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DIM
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DeadGuyRyan
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Swift989
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JMcAlpine4
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of THFCBeerBQ
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 402 ratings
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