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IPAbbey (Excelsior! Series) by Ithaca Beer Company
Belgian IPA
9.00 % ABV


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Review by Lum on 11/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 0
Released: April '07
Bottle: #2319

Pours a cloudy cider color. Smallish off-white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing.

Aroma of caramel malts, balanced by a strong blessing of hops. Hints of citrus--grapefruit, followed strongly by apricot and pine--and floral. A bit bready, sweet and boozy -- very nice.

Very hoppy in taste, but well complemented by the heavy sweet malts and yeast backbone--nicely balanced. Bitter throughout, adding to the clean finish. Yum...

Medium in body, a bit syrupy. Very pleasant carbonation.

This is alot like a IPA, with a slight touch of Belgian yeasty goodness to it. Interesting... and very tasty. I am beginning my New Years eve with this, and glad I chose this to start my celebration. Glad I picked up a couple more bottles when I did, this could prove to be even more rewarding a year from now. Well done, IBC!!!
Cheers!!
Highly Recommended!!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0

Released Apr 07, Bottle #1648

A - Pours a nice golden orange colored body with a ever so slight chill haze to it. Head is a right tan, almost orange color and made up of tight bubbles. Amazing retention.

S - Citrusy hoppiness with big time tangerine and some oranges. Belgian yeastiness. Honey?

T - Big time hoppiness right up front. Citrus comes through big time with tangerine, orange and a bit of pine. Caramel and honey comes through from the sturdy malt base. Yeast comes through in the way that you are used to in a good Belgian golden ale. Slight spiciness of coriander or all spice coming through, although I think it's all flavor straight from the yeast.

M - Medium bodied. Sort of slick and a bit sticky. Low carbonation.

D - Very good. Not your run of the mill brew. American hops meet belgian pale ale. Very nice.

Served In: Pint Glass

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