Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
4.08/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Courtesy of dogfishandi - Thanks man!
The best by notch on the bottle is right inbetween January and February so not sure if I'm 2 months or 3 months from bottling. ANYwho:
A - Very good and a bit unique for the style. A lighter golden color, almost like a cloudy Hefe. Very similiar to Terrapin's Side Project 12's Hopzilla if that can help some of you. Excellent lacing down the entire tulip. Just a bit of a swirl bring back up a lot of eggshell white head which was impressive, retained the head very well.
S - Ahh...Hop forward for a East Coast IPA. Don't pick up on much malt which I like. Mostly Lemons dominate with Grapefruit, possibly over-ripe orange and floral.
T - Follows nose pretty well. Gets better and stickier as it warms. As citrus goes, I get more lemon...a lemony Grapefruit flavor and earthiness. Not much malt - this is more of a WC IPA. A bit overcarbonated though and many good floral characteristics upfront but no finish. Very Dry and I felt this beer was bitter due to the lack of finish.
M - As mentioned, a bit overcarbonated, prickly opposed to creamy and didn't have much backing it up in the finish.
D - Very good and refreshing IPA. Great flavors upfront and one of the better IPAs I've had from the East Coast. They go down very easy I imagine on a hot summer's day and easy to session. Untill you start your 4th I'm sure and the 7.5% starts to become apparent in your actions...
Final Thoughts - A very good IPA. Would purchase somewhat regularly if it were available to me. It still tasted pretty fresh after a couple months so I'd be curious what a 1-3 week old bottle would taste like.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2011 23:32:30 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is an excellent beer. Strong and drinkable IPA with a lot of lingering hop taste. It is a bittersweet bomb of goodness.
At the front end is good fresh hop taste. Great aroma once the bottle is cracked. The title does not lie, you are getting the heavy floral hop-stravaganza with this beer. This is an IPA made with care and the flavor is fresh . . . almost no extra taste, just delicious if you like tasty IPAs.
Works well with pizza and the beach. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 22:05:12 | More by kingmaxwell
5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is hands down a top 5 best IPA out there. The citrus notes after a quite potent bite from the hops is a perfect blend of happiness. It is a little pricey, but the juice is absolutely worth the squeeze. I have had twonkegs of this delicious beer over the last two years, and it is quite simply the best out there.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 02:27:58 | More by Shoota86
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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