Outdoor Harvest Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by israel on 09-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 21
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Photo of israel
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

according to their web-site this is a wet hopped beer.

A - copper in color with some golden hues through out the beer. Nice frothy head that sticks around and laces the sides of the glass nicely.

S - the aroma is heavenly with lots of fresh hop smell, but not overwhelming still some nice balancing going on there. Easy to pick out the cascade hops but they don't seem to have an enormous amount of citrusy punch to them which I like a lot.

T - the taste is so well balanced that its hard to really discern one attribute, but there are definitely hops there which seem to be the main attraction, as it should be, but not mouth puckering. an awesome east coast pale ale that rivals many other top notch beers in the same style,imo.

M - body is medium with a nice touch of carbonation and a really nice resinous after taste that coats the tongue and just begs to be washed away with another quaff.

D - The one thing that bums me out is the fact that this has to be a limited seasonal brew, but it just wouldn't work any other way. I'm need to get back to Ithaca and fill my growler up before its all gone, which probably won't take long.

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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale gold color with a bit of a greenish hue. Rich lasting head. Leaves a blanket of lace.

Fresh hop pellet aroma. Like really fresh -- reminds me of grinding a hop flower.

Excellent pale malt start to the taste with a very pleasant fruity hop touch in the swallow. The aftertaste is balanced and delicious. A really great representation of what I expect from a superb APA. Rich body with ample carbonation. This is a reach for another type of beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wet hop ale using freshly picked cascade hops from Pederson Farms in Seneca Castle, NY

64 oz. growler poured into a nonic a few times.

Pours a semi-hazy golden orange with a one finger off-white head that dies down to a thin layer of various sized bubbles that lasts. Spotty lacing clings to the glass here and there. Smell is very clean and fresh with a sweet citrus hop aroma. Caramel malts and a bready aroma balance out the nose quite nicely. Taste begins with a floral sweetness and an underlying grapefruit zest. Midway the bready malts emerge with a hint of toasted grains. Aftertaste has a Clementine orange sweetness that lingers and leaves the mouth slightly dry, this one is lip smacking good. Smooth and creamy medium body with a steady carbonation. Such a clean and refreshing brew, just how this type of ale should be. So glad I picked up a growler of this. Any BA's in the Ithaca area really need to get a growler of this because it won't last long. I know Tim @ Empire has a wet hop ale brewing as we speak. So glad to see CNY brewers experiment with this type of beer.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome! It has the freshest hop aroma of any beer I've ever had. It's refreshing and well balanced with a solid pale malt aroma. The taste is great! It has a very smooth pale malt flavor that takes a back seat to a very aggressive hop flavor. This is some hop experience. The freshness is outstanding. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good drinker. It's not an alcohol bomb. It's just a great APA; a perfect seesion beer for hop heads.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft only proposition. This one is drying up around town. Pours an ever so slightly hazy pale golden color with a couple of fingers stiff white head that fades to impressive amounts of Belgian lacing top to bottom...makes up for the light character of the color. The smell has a distinct lemon citrus grassy aroma. The lemon resin is mirrored in the taste. The oily resin nature of the hops lingers nicely and enhances the substance. The mouth feel is medium-light bodied and adequately carbonated. One heck of an easy drinker. Hoppier than your daddy's APA...has an IPA thing to it. At 5.9% ABV, it's very session-able. Good job Team Ithaca!!

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Photo of Kendo
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it on tap at Blue Tusk in Syracuse, served in a mug.

A: Body is slightly hazy, light-honey in color. A 1-finger foamy white head settles on top, leaves behind good splotchy lace.

S: Smells like fresh hops: citrusy, with a touch of pine. Nose gets better as it warms (this is the 2nd consecutive beer I've had at Blue Tusk that I believe was served too cold).

T: Fresh, wet hops again - juicy and resiny citrus over a base of light, bready malt. Sweet oranges come to mind at times. Finishes with a touch of spice.

M: Resiny in feel, medium bodied.

D: Excellent if you like this sort of beer -- i.e., a fresh hop ale. I do, so I scored it accordingly.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the blue dog tavern.

A- comes my way with a good two fingers of bright white semi dense head that settles rather quickly to a small cap and some nice rings of lace. Slightly hazy golden yellow in color and a sweet glow.

S- crisp citrus and piney hops with a light honey and floral touch. Hints of spice.

T- clean fresh hops coming off with some citrus fruits and a bit of pine sap. Hints of spicy herbals and sweet malts with some honey and light colored bread. Nice clean hoppy linger.

M- on the lesser side medium in body and a big bright carb that tingles the tongue. Semi dry finish.

D- this is one quafable brew here light enough to have a few but full on flavor. This would be able to give miller 6:09:55 PM a run for its money with some of their customers.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cole's last night.Poured a somewhat hazed lighter copper color with well defined 1/2 finger white head atop.Lightly toasted doughy aromas with faint grassy hops in the nose,the cascades are a little subdued.I loved the fresh malty flavors of the beer,somewhat grainy and dough-like with mild sweetness,the cascades came into play in the finish lending some grassy-pine notes.It tasted as fresh as all get out,although Iam a hophead it was the malt flavors that made me really like this beer.

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Photo of koopa
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Growler purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley NY.

Appearance: Pours a transparent oily wheat to pale golden with a 2 finger crown that displays decent retention and good lace.

Smell: Dank hops, wheat, and biscuit malt in harmony but the hops are not as pungent as the sample I had in Newburgh a while ago.

Taste: Same as the nose with a decent amount of bite. I'd give it a 4.2 if I could so I'm rounding down a bit.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good.

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is their Wet Hop ale and it was very good.

Good pale color with a very good but not overwhelming hop aroma. Carbonation is very good, a little fizzy, and the flavor and mouthfeel are great. I'm not a huge fan of this brewery but this is one of my favorites.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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