Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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3.78/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Well, I reviewed this beer tonight while recovering from ACBF. I was in an open minded mood tonight, listening to some Aphex Twin. I poured this IPA into a pint glass. The bottle says best before June/July. Not exactly helpful...
A: The body is a clear, deep amber with red highlights. You can see the very active carbonation. This is all topped by a thick cream-colored head which leaves no lace, but stays around for a while.
S: There is a big, floral and zesty hop nose which showcases Simcoe, Palisades and Cascade. (Note: I cannot smell the difference between hops. These are the hops Ithaca claims to have put in this beer. Maybe someday I will get to that mystical state of being where every hop is an individual on my palate.) Underneath the hop smell lies a sweet, seductive, caramel malt presence.
T: The taste is characterized by the medium-high bitterness level, which demands a substantial malt counterpart. It is met by a rich malt flavor. Overall, I say the taste is fresh. The alcohol is mild and does not play much of a role in the flavor profile.
M: This IPA is smooth. Its medium body coats the mouth and as the beer warms, so does the alcohol warm the drinkers throat.
D: Surprisingly, I liked this beer a lot more the second time around. I believe I poured this out the first time. I guess I need to be in a serious IPA mood for this offering. However, it is worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2008 06:18:11 | More by MusicaleMike
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