Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.09/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle best by December 2013, generously given to me by Doug. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/23/2013. I have had a fresh six-pack of this beer last winter, and enjoyed it but this was before I started writing reviews on BA, so here goes.
Pours a beautiful somewhat hazy straw-orange body, with a substantial and fluffy 2cm white head that almost blew out of the snifter. Good retention, dissipates into a thick lace collar with a bubbly film on top of the brew. Good lacing as it goes down. Great looking IPA.
Smells incredibly floral with a nice bready malt background. So floral with a bit of citrus, balanced out well by the bready caramel malt. Very good, not pungent but very straightforward and nice.
Floral notes throughout, a bit grassy, balanced out by a nice straightforward malt sweetness reminding me of honey and biscuits. Fairly straightforward but enjoyable flavour profile.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit resinous but not too much so. Dry finish, refreshing and easy to drink. No hint of ABV, no hint of having to work to drink this. Delicious.
Very nice floral IPA, lighter in intensity than Two-Hearted, easier to drink and just as delicious. Definitely worth trying out, and if local, then I'd keep this in the regular rotation.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 03:27:49 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A super hazy golden straw colored body hosts a fuzzy inch of off white foam. Head fades to a rocky skim in a couple of minutes. Some scattered lace is left behind.
Nose is where I really start to get interested. Vibrant and floral with notes of citrus, wild honey, graham crackers and dandelions. Nose is very complex and quite inviting.
The taste is citrus rind and fresh grassy hops. Malt plays well to balance with tones of graham like breadyness. Spice builds and becomes prickly as you drink, it is almost rye like.
Mouthfeel is smoothly bitter and pleasant throughout. This is not a harsh brew on any level, just mellow hop enjoyability and a great drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 02:03:40 | More by SPLITGRIN
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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