Ithaca Beer Company Ground Break

Ithaca Beer Company, Ithaca, NY
Ground Break
American-Style Saison Ale
6% ABV
12 oz. bottle

A robust American-style saison best consumed at a ponder-every-third-sip pace. Nininja was enthusiastically picking up all sort of fruits and berries in the aroma that I couldn’t even recognize by name. The “American-style” here means that the beer is brewed with American and Belgian yeasts, and more heavily hopped than its old-world counterparts. This beer is complex enough for loquacious beer nerds to reach for their thesauruses while the rest of us watch streaming television on Netflix and happily take sips.

Ground Break gently cracks the soil of your palate without excess machinery, force, or violence. It is like a shovel of flavor, methodically displacing mounds of earth by sheer manual labor. Its frothy head and unpretentious medium-body show that Ground Break is willing to roll up its sleeves and get to work, if only for a few months a year (February-April).

This beer is unlike an earthmoving vehicle

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~ by Perry S. on September 20, 2010.

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