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Flower Child IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Flower Child IPAFlower Child IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 90
Hads: 590
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: 590
Reviews by ktblue22:
Photo of ktblue22
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A damn solid IPA - pours a deep amber orange with very little head out of a 22oz bomber. Smell is very floral, which was pleasantly expected. Tastes of many spices - cloves most prominent. Really well done and definitely not a hop-bomb. Flavor profile changes as you drink it, from spicy to florally to citrus.

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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.