Outdoor Harvest Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by israel on 09-18-2008

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Photo of grub
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz swingtop growler. filled nov 22/09 at consumers in buffalo, sampled nov 25th.

pours crystal clear deep yellow with a huge fluffy off-white head. the head drops very slowly and leaves a thick and intricate pattern of lace as it falls.

aroma is good. light alcohol. whole wheat bread and biscuit. bit of cracker. big hoppy nose. floral and slightly grassy. earthy. light orange, grapefruit, and piney notes in the background. touch of caramel.

taste is nice. a touch of caramel sweetness. bit of honey. grassy and slightly floral hops. earthy. light alcohol. medium-low bitterness level. whole wheat bread. bit of biscuit and cracker.

mouthfeel is good. light bodied. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. nice balance. fairly straightforward. tasty and enjoyable. i'd have liked a little more hop presence, even if it's just an APA and not an IPA, but enjoyed it none the less.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli. Rare beer, glad I got a chance to try it.

A: A medium golden orange color with some slight haze to it. A two finger white fluffy head recedes back into the glass leaving some lacing.

S: Fruity, floral and some malt sweetness. Not overly aromatic.

T: Great fresh taste. Loads of fresh fruit with lemon, orange, pear and some grassy hops. A nice velvety biscuity malt is tasted but never breaks through the fresh hop flavor. Very resiny and slightly bitter finish leaves a great taste on the finish the ends very cleanly.

M: Light to medium, a bit prickly and bitter but it leaves a wonderful clean finish.

D: High, great drinking fresh APA.

Overall a very good fresh hop from Ithaca that is very easy drinking and very enjoyable. Hoppy for an APA but balanced to make it very enjoyable. Nice beer, glad I got to try it. I could easily keg this at home and enjoy every glass of it.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
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 david18
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of gory4d
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of almychristopher
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
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 BeerTruth
4.47/5  rDev +17%
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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Photo of israel
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
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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Outdoor Harvest Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 59 ratings