Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I almost never found this beer, but it turns out my girlfriend is awesome. As we were driving out of Ithaca after a nice lunch, we passed by the brewery. She had had a brown ale from the brewery at lunch and enjoyed it, so she said, "Hey, we should stop." I was surprised, but of course immediately turned right and into the parking lot. We sat down and tasted a few samples and were very impressed. I never would have guessed it, but across the board Ithaca was fantastic, so we had to bring squeeze a variety 12-pack into the car. Very glad we did.
APPEARANCE: Poured a brilliant golden color from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Almost a full inch of light, fluffy head that remained seated on top of the glass for a good three to four minutes. Fairly solid lacing, but not as much as I would have expected given the impressive and long-lasting head.
SMELL: You can smell this beer from afar as soon as it is poured. Amazing and powerful floral scent - true to the name. This is going to be a sweet, hoppy bomb.
TASTE: Despite the sweet smell, a bitter undertone is noticeable with as soon as the Flower Power hit's the tongue. The nose does come through, however, and a wave of sweet crests mid-sip before receding to let the bitter flavor close the sip.
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp and clean, yet still somehow a bit heavy. Lively bubbles also seemed to cleanse the tongue, but like apple juice, rather than quench my thirst, it left me wanting another sip.
OVERALL: This is a flat-out outstanding beer. However, being a bit on the rich side and at 7.5%, it may be tough to down more than two or three of these in a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2010 04:45:37 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
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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