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Flower Child IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Flower Child IPAFlower Child IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gcarl on 10-12-2010)
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-24-2013 15:22:11 | More by BostonPhilly
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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jebrew

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-06-2014 23:44:42 | More by jebrew
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gcarl

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Burnt gold in color. Quick fading head that leaves nice but faint lacing on the glass. Hop forward, tart, dry. Built off the Flower Power IPA out of Ithaca Brewing, Flower Child mimics it parent well. Truly a hop bomb but lacks the malt base that makes me want more than one in a sitting. If you are looking for more of the west coast style than most east coast IPA offer. This one is for you.

GC

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2010 01:25:25 | More by gcarl
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-12-2013 02:16:43 | More by DerekMorgan
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-22-2014 04:44:31 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-03-2013 23:03:11 | More by Noyt
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-12-2014 01:26:57 | More by jryanj927
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SuperStory

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper/apricot in appearance

S: Very faint aromas of pine and grapefruit

T: More vibrant, citrus hop flavor than expected with such a faint aroma. Strong grapefruit tanginess throughout. Very easy to drink on a summer day!

Overall a great seasonal offering from CBC! I would like to see this one year round!

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 16:04:41 | More by SuperStory
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-21-2014 17:05:59 | More by braugon
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-13-2013 22:31:55 | More by doremite
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-01-2013 02:03:57 | More by trevorpost
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-06-2014 15:53:36 | More by KCBeerNerd
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benj1123

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2014 19:51:54 | More by benj1123
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-18-2014 23:21:24 | More by Kramerwtmf
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MattAtAmeriCraft

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on draught at the CBC.
Pours a foamy head that dissipates at an average rate. Leaves minimal lacing on the glass after a few sips.
The color is a deep orange, an earlier review called it a tangerine color and I would have to say that it is an apt description of the color.
I feel as though the nose of this beer is fairly deceiving. I got a lot more malt in the nose than the taste of the beer contains. Subtle citrus hop aroma is present, but only after a few sips and searching.
This beer tastes good. Plain and simple. Nice and balanced, the six types of hops shine through in the front with a delicate maltiness coming through in the finish. Solid grapefruit notes with some piney attributes. Nice stuff.
The mouth feel is a fairly medium body, definitely some substance to it especially for a 6.3% abv.

All and all a pleasing summery IPA. This was my first foray into CBC and I was happy with my experience. I didn't have food otherwise I'd rate the place as a whole. I live in Boston and often when I venture across the river I feel as though I'm transported to San Francisco or some West Coast beer haven. This experience at CBC made the journey worth it and this beer was definitely something I'd share with friends.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 16:49:12 | More by MattAtAmeriCraft
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-26-2014 10:25:11 | More by kjfinnerty
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Beeahluvah

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Dasein11

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.