Outdoor Harvest Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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87
very good
59 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by israel on 09-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of almychristopher
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head that recedes to a thin layer of lace that sticks around for quite a while. the aroma comes across as grassy, with a bit of floral hoppiness and some sweet malt. the taste doesn't show too much the malt profile is a bit lacking even for a pale ale, and the hops only come through at the end with a bit of a citrus bitterness. the thin body and good co2 make it an easy drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Gmann
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear toasted straw color with a small but dense white head that left a nice ring and some sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is not super strong; it has a bready characteristic with some light grapefruit hops. Nice aroma just not that strong. The taste has more of a hop presense; there is some grapefruit with a touch of resin. This is paired with a bready malty that has some light fruity notes and honey. The feel is moderate with enough carbonation to give it an edge; finishes bitter. For a "harvest" or "wet" hop ale, this is quite tame. I expected to get a blast of fresh buddy hops but the flavor was subdued which brought out the bitter aspect of the hop, though it is really not that bitter. Much better "harvest" APA's out there.

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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lower Depths Boston.

A- Draft pour to a hexagonal tumbler with a very pale yellow body and a slight haziness. Thick and creamy head is over a finger with good retention dropping large sheets of lacing.

S- Fairly tame nose with hops taking a slight central position in the aroma. Those hops are citrus, earthy, floral and herbal grassy in nature. Cracker, bready and slight grainy sweetness.

T- Orange, grapefruit, floral, spicy, earthy and dank herbal hops up front gaining some clout compared to the nose. Balance is provided by a cushion of pale grains and yeast. The latter two donate biscuit, cracker, bread and pale fruit esters.

MF- Body of medium thickness coming down on the taste buds with a creamy and silky consistency. Moderate carbonation and extra smooth. Grassy light bitter finish.

Hop focused with citrus and floral notes up front balanced by pale malts and slight yeasty tones. Very easy drinker and all around pleasant with a small gripe about a white grape ester opening up later on.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couple tugs off a growler.

A: Light golden color with a finger of white head.

S: The nose was piney with sticky fresh hops. It just had a touch of citrus. This one was more earthy and grassy than a huge hop bomb. The malt was crisp and cut through.

T: The taste followed right in line with the nose. The hops really came through nicely but again it was more earthy and piney. A touch of citrus. Finished a little on the bitter side.

M: Fairly light in body. Well carbonated.

D: This was good but it is not something that I would seek out. That being said I would never turn this down fresh either.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale orange with a huge white head that flattens to a dense cap, leaving lacing down the glass. The smell is grass, lemon peel, some grain. The taste is citrus up front, grain, some faint toffee notes, a long bitter finish; there are some rather soapy notes that diminish as it warms. It's highly carbonated, medium body. A little off balance and a little too bitter to drink with ease, but still a pretty nice beer.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Outdoor Harvest Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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