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