Thirteen | Ithaca Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ToAzwethinkweizm on 12-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one promises to be interesting. Just my 2nd or 3rd wheatwine. Poured a 750 ml bottle into an oversize wine glass.

A - Fresh squeezed orange juice. Like not from the carton. The color of a dried apricot. Pillowy off-white head that mostly dissipates after a minute or two. Decent lacing.

N - Interesting! Dried tropical fruit, like apricots, mangos, cantaloupe. The kosher fruit roll-ups we got at synagogue on Simchat Torah. Peaches too.

T - I get the remnants of juicy hops. Not much bitterness, just some of the bark-y dankness. Not really for me. Grapefruit juice.

M - Somewhat dry finish with a decent coating after letting it sit for a while. Fairly smooth.

O - A fine American wheatwine, if there is such a thing. A bit dank for my tastes, but not unenjoyable.

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4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on 2-1-13. L: Pours hazy peach amber under a 2” finely bubbled white foam collar that slowly recedes while hugging the glass.
S: Fruit, citrus, lemon and light hop aromas.
T: Has a fruity sweetness that is subtle and not overdone with improving and more assertive flavors as it warms. There is an interesting blend of wheat and malt flavors in the background.
F: Rich and creamy, medium full body and medium carbonation. Very soft in the mouth.
O: This is one of those one time beers that the brewer should do again.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one.

Batch # E!034.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, brown sugar, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, brown sugar, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch E!036

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy golden orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation, moderate amounts of yeast particles in suspension near the bottom of the glass, and some bright orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with some slightly thicker section with larger bubbles and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of hops including some citrus/grapefruit rind, citrus/lemon, and a lesser amount of pine. There is a somewhat moderate to heavy presence of wheat in the background as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of wheat with some slightly stronger flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind and citrus/lemon hops. Behind those there are moderate flavors of citrus/lemon rind and pine hops. Overall, there is a moderate to heavy amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Overall this beer is quite enjoyable with the fairly high amount of alcohol well hidden. This is still a big beer and that part is not hidden with the somewhat heavy amount of bitterness make this one best enjoyed by slowly sipping. The flavors and aromas become more pronounced as the beer warms up and that shows more elements of complexity. I think that the time has made this beer more like other wheatwines.

Note: This beer has faded slightly from when it was fresh, unfortunately I did not have any notes from the fresh bottle so this is the only review I am able to post.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Thirteen from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 245 ratings