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Thirteen | Ithaca Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: Wheatwine

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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a very cloudy, hazy golden apricot color with a fluffy dense off white head, Aside from the very cloudy, yeasty appearance, good looking beer

S-chewy candied lemons, with a heavy, still ominous wheat presence in the background. Still a lot of citrus on the nose

T-I remember this being like liking a lemon rind fresh. That flavor has since subsided a bit, with the wheat malt character becoming more front and center. There's just enough lemon flavor left to mask any alcohol notes.

M- A creamy body with medium carbonation leads this to be an easy drinker. Great job here

O- Though not as in your face as fresh, it has turned into a much more balanced beer, I'd even say it is more like a wheatwine now, than it was fresh. I'd drink this sooner rather than later as the lemon is fading a lot in the taste despite the nose holding up soo well.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Batch E!034.

Appearance - Hazy orange, no real head. Wispy surface and a collar of white foam.

Smell - Citrusy still. Doubt it's from hops at this point. Lots of that distinctive malt aroma that I find in barleywines like Bigfoot. Wheat back there too.

Taste - Much wheatier. Bright citrus. Wheat. Light caramel malt and some sweetness. Finishes with very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Getting old. Thinning out. Still carbonated.

Overall - Definitely getting old, but still decent. Tasty beer originally, but falling off now.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ONUMello
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*my original notes got deleted just as I was about to hit submit and I couldn't find any way to recover them so this is from very recent memory but without the beer in front of me; the numerical scores remain identical*
I don't know when this was bottled as everything says it is a retired brew, first released in 2010, though my local shop, which tends to have a very good turnover, had this in their refrigerated section
750ml bottle poured into a snifter; lot E!036
A: Hazy burnt orange with a 1.5 finger head that settles to 1/2 finger
S: Lots of orange/lemon from the citrus peel with a bit of spices/earth and a caramel malt backbone
T: Quite a bit of citrus, primarily orange up front followed by a nice earthiness and a bit of malt; nice complexity
M: Medium-bodied, textured/complex and a very long finish
O: I really enjoyed this, overall it's a beer that makes you sit and contemplate the brew wile drinking it rather than gulp it. I will try to pick up the rest my local shop has as it claims it can age well and however old this is it tastes fresh; very enjoyable

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hint of yellow can be found in the three-inch tall, white head that quickly turns rocky, then sticks around, slowly leaving sticky patches of lace on a Dogfish Head snifter. The liquid itself is clear, amber gold with occasional carbonation.

A strong lemon scent mixes with some spices, a background of barnyard and orange rind. This one is very fresh, with some alcohol fumes. With warmth, tropical aromas like mango become more pronounced.

Thirteen is quite bitter and sharp with acidic notes up front. Lemon is quite present with an earthy finish that starts light and builds. The tongue is held captive by an almost numbing bitterness.

Silky smooth with a medium body and slick texture. Effervescent carbonation accentuates the sharp, biting, dry finish. Alcohol is as one would anticipate.

With one year in the bottle, it is impressive how the hops still dominate and there is no pretense toward balance. The first glass was certainly enjoyable, but due to the dominating bitterness, a second glass would be a chore.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured I would snag a bottle of 13 to review tonight. Reason being? I am ecstatic that the new brewery is almost up and running!

A- a redonkulous hazy orange with whip cream frosting and enough floaties to make heady topper look like there isnt a strand of sediment in it. Very unique look as the foam laces the glass and showcases an unfiltered look

S- very citric and bitter with a sting of grapefruit and a sure shot blast of herbal/lemon hops from the sorachi ace. A good orange zest scent as well

T- again, very citric with the flavor of hoppy themes and bitter/zesty flavors. They almost sting the palate as they begin their show of flavor. About as lively as it gets with a hoppy brew that has been cellared for over a year

M- layers of creamy flavor coate while the citrus stings.

O- great brew from ithaca that really displays some unique properties and features. I'm glad I have another one ready to go down south


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