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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
91
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%

05-16-2014 22:40:46 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

05-16-2014 11:41:09 | More by jrand2621
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-15-2014 17:59:10 | More by anticipation23
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-14-2014 11:28:24 | More by Kevincredible
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Rpritham

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-12-2014 20:23:42 | More by Rpritham
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Newly arrived nice fresh cans, just in time for some great weather. Best by date of 9/23/14 listed on the bottom.

Appearance - Somewhat dark shade of copper/orange with just a bit of haze. White head is big at first, eventually reduces to a thin ring towards the end.

Smell - Nice scent that is noticeable upon cracking it open. Tropical fruit hops for sure, floral, some earthy and grassy tones, herbs. Maybe some toasted malt in there but mostly hops. Decent strength.

Taste - Taste ups the ante with more complexity and intensity. Tropical fruit hops lead the way (mango, peach, tangerine) but a good dose of herbal, floral, and grass there too. More biscuity malts, grainy cereal tones, and some sweet malts coming through, well-balanced but still a fair amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Solid body, good amount of hop oils, nice carbonation that is just a touch on the spritzy side. Average drinkability.

Overall - Awesome Massachusetts IPA, represent! Also, yet another great hoppy beer now in can form, aluminum-lovers are getting spoiled.

Serving type: can

05-11-2014 23:42:59 | More by Chico1985
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jbh26

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 21:21:19 | More by jbh26
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 18:30:54 | More by msondel
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2014 00:35:16 | More by mjstacker
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2014 22:56:40 | More by jwps214
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

05-08-2014 20:35:56 | More by emottram
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 20:28:43 | More by jamvt
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-06-2014 22:52:51 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Hrdqore

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-16-2014 20:46:51 | More by Hrdqore
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plaid75

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy bronze hue with a one finger frothy white head. there was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured clean piney hops with grapefruit and a light grain.

The taste offered a vibrant piney hop with floral notes with a grainy pale malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a highly quaffable hop forward IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 02:28:08 | More by plaid75
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blklabel

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

10-14-2013 19:48:50 | More by blklabel
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

10-09-2013 18:23:40 | More by balinor
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

10-03-2013 16:13:29 | More by Kmlund
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seplo

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-30-2013 19:32:31 | More by seplo
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VTHeady

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%

09-23-2013 16:49:59 | More by VTHeady
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

09-23-2013 14:59:12 | More by LiquorsInc
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Morgoth

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-07-2013 17:53:01 | More by Morgoth
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

08-23-2013 22:23:57 | More by Jas45678
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice bright golden/copper color. There is some slight haze to it. There is a nice half inch white head that is thin but dense. Some sticky lacing is left as the brew goes down.

Aroma of herbal juicy piney hops. Grassy and herbal and flowery as the name states. Notes of some grapefruit and slight tropical fruit notes. More piney and flowery though. There is some slight sweet notes in the nose on the back end, mostly malty. As the aroma finishes there is a nice kick of slight coconut and tropical notes from the hops.

Flavor follows the nose very well. Starts of with biscuity bready notes and then quickly a delicious and intense piney hop punch. Nice and resinous and slightly abrasive on the palette for an IPA. Yummy underlying notes of citrus fruit. Some tangerine as well as grapefruit rind. These are more complimentary to the dank piney notes. Great single IPA. Delicious. The middle of teh brew has that bready bite that balances out the more piney notes. Great IPA. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Nice resinous hints make it seem heavy but the carbonation cleans the palette and the dry bitterness helps out.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:31:49 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Kimbo1318

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

08-07-2013 13:20:42 | More by Kimbo1318
Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.