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Flower Child IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Flower Child IPAFlower Child IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 90
Hads: 588
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 20%
Wants: 20
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gcarl on 10-12-2010

classic American india pale ale
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Reviews: 90 | Hads: 588
Reviews by CHADMC3:
Photo of CHADMC3
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden body with straw colored hues beneath the fluffy white head which dissolves to leave little lacing behind.

As advertised e aroma offers citrus,pine, and floral hop notes. All are fresh and clean with greater focus on the citrus sweetness and flower petals.

The flavor is similar with copious amounts of hops and plenty of variety including the floral, citrus, and pine notes previously mentioned with more focus on the citrus as it warms.

Medium n body with medium carbonation and a clean, crisp palate with a hop punch finish.

A great Aerican IPA with a nice variety of hops to entertain the senses.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of woodchipper
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of irrevjim
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look; golden, slight orange hue, thin head, nice lacing
smell; floral hops, sweet rolls, a little alcohol
taste; floral hops, grapefruit, lemon, grass, malt, full flavored, nicely balanced, doesn't taste even a little boozy, finishes as crisp and hoppy as it starts
feel; smooth with some bubbles, crisp, medium body
overall; a crisp, full flavored lawnmower ipa if you have a small lawn, very nice

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Photo of Lorelle
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of boogerisu
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BurdockBoy
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bizoneill
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rdilauro
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I didnt detect any distinct aroma of a typical IPA. The grapefruit, pine , resin aroma just was not there.
My first taste and immediately I thought of a cream ale. Smooth, soft and creamy. Much like a French Cremant sparkling wine.
The taste was enjoyable and it had a distinct taste of fresh cut grass.
The aftertaste was a bit disappointing, very short finish. But it did have that nice dry finish which I love in IPAs

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Photo of AnotherPaul
3.23/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I found this IPA to be very pedestrian. Good, but not great, in all respects.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanjtravis
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy off-white head on top. Nice head retention, with sheets of lacing down the glass.

S: Some nice pine mixed with a little bit of floral hops. Faint grapefruit and orange rind. A bit of biscuity malt.

T: Nice citrus up front, some apricot and a bit of pineapple mixed with some pine. Definitely flowery, like the name implies.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.

O: Pretty solid IPA from CBC, would expect nothing less.

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Photo of LiquorsInc
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.