Ground Break | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
543 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WesWes on 02-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
543
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of MLasoski
2.41/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looked like an interesting buy and I love Ithaca products; however, this one doesn't sit with me right in terms of the style. Maybe it's because I'm used to more crisp and clear saisons?

A: A cloudy copper body with a 1/8" thick head which dissipated within a couple minutes after a couple sips. Can't really see the carbonation either. I was expecting a crispy, clear, and straw-colored body with excited carbonation and a thick head.

S: Blah... nothing special. Smells of mild hops and malts. Can't really pinpoint anything so I'm not going to make anything up either.

T: Tastes a bit like table salt with hops added into the container.

M: Salty up front with the hop character coming through in the end. Pretty light on the tongue with some crisp carbonation in the end as well.

D: I wish I only picked up one of these as part of a mix-a-six instead of the entire 6 pack. I'm having a rough time finishing one. Not what I expected as a saison.

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2.44/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rich thick slowly fading head.Aroma is spices.Taste is lemon-grapefruit,hops and spices.This beer tastes too much like a witbier which I do not like.I will never buy this again and will warn all of my drinking buddies to stay away from this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.69/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am not sure what this beer is trying to be: Saison, Wit, Pale Ale, whatever. The appearance of the beer gave me hope that this was going to be a good experience. Clear, pale yellow, with a frothy white head. Bringing it to the nose is where I got my first indication that there was something not right. There was the spiciness of the Witbier, but slightly off, reminding me of something I might have smelled in my basement, namely a funk that didn't belong in a beer. The taste started off with a decent spiciness, some raw barnyard flavor (not bad), but ended with a thin IPA bitterness. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, but not too bad. I was able to finish the glass, but there were a few moments where I questioned whether the calories were worth it.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.77/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

@ The Parrish, Boston MA. The waitress said it's like Jack D'or but not as much That could be said of a lot of beers.

Darker and clearer than most saisons , it's dark gold with not a cloud in the sky. Frothy head disappoints slides to a thin collar. Left one little patch.

Usual saison yeasty spice with candied ginger. Nice. Taste is dry and appropriately spicy but offset by a lumpy body. Like some one tossed saison yeast into an English pale. Not a fan.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Ground Break from Ithaca Beer Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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