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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 ryan1788a5:
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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a dogfish head IPA glass.

A: Copper color, good clarity. Fine-bubbled rocky white head. Sticky rings and clumps of lacing cling stubbornly to the glass.

S: Pine and earthy resinous hops are strong on the nose. Sticky bud. Some underlying whiffs of tangerine, kiwi strawberry, and passion fruit. Unmistakable herbal/lemony centennial too. Toasted biscuit malt.

T: Earthy and piney up front. Sweet bud. Kiwi, passion fruit, tangerine, and melon. Big oily and herbal bite. Good clamp of bitterness. Toasty malt base. Plenty of oily and herbal bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Thinly creamy and slick with hop oils. Crisp bite of carbonation adds a nice refreshing touch. Gritty astringency.

O: A very solid IPA. A good balance of hop flavor vs hop bitterness. Plenty to keep even a rampant hophead busy. Cans do wonders for it.

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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.