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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,550 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3550
Reviews: 1122
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
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ThirstyBird

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Doherty's in Pawtucket RI
A - Slight hazy honey color. A small dense white head leaves plenty of lacing.
S - Delicate hops up front, floral, citrus, sweet malt.
T - A nicely balanced mix of hops and malt. Citrus, with a sweet malt back bone that is just enough to balance this tasty brew. Delicious.
M/F -Fine and smooth carbonation - wonderful. Light/Medium in body.
D - A fantastic IPA that is in my top five for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2010 15:20:05 | More by ThirstyBird
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Poured bottle into glass. 7.5% abv.

Appearance- Pours a nice cloudy, dull, yellow-orange honey like hue. Two finger white head that dissipates somewhat quick.

Smell- Very sweet and inviting. Quite floral as the name suggests with hints of tropical fruit like mangos.

Taste- Zesty citrus sweetness early with notes of grapefruit. There is also a honey like essence mixed in as well. Even the malt is on the sweeter side as far as a hoppy beer goes. I can't forget to mention the prominent bitterness from the hops which starts in the middle of the profile and continues straight til the end. This makes for exceptional balance.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,550 ratings.