Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this before but it's been a while and my palate has changed some so i wasn't sure if my mind changed at all. The first time I had this I loved it. Since then i've tasted some PTE and Hopslam and two hearted among some other really good IPA's so i wasn't sure if this would still hold up. I can say with certainty that it did indeed hold up! big up and thanx to smutty33 for getting me on to this... was great on tap and in bottle
A - pours a nice hazy orange with good head of about an 1 1/2 inch of foam and great sticky lacing. it was fun to pour this into a tulip glass.
S - Smell the floral fruitiness!! Very impressive for a regular IPA and not a Double. This is one characteristic I am very fond of with this beer. Smells more like a midwest or west coast ipa. This might be my favorite trait of this beer.
T - Very fruity! A hop blast of course there is grapefruit. There is a lot of grapefruit.. but it tastes like sweet part of the grapefruit and not the rind! too many ipa's have the grapefruit taste, but they taste like the bad part of the grapefruit, whereas this is the good part. Very interesting i'm tasting maybe orange and mango in this too. just complex with some of my favorite fruit flavors in this!!
M - It is thick maybe a little sticky and I love that. I aftertaste leaves a nice twinge sweet taste in my mouth.. i almost want to pucker like after eating real bitter candy like a sour patch kid..
D - I could definitely drink these and enjoy these no problem. I should give them a really high rating here because I could easily put away a six pack of this. I love the taste. I think it is very underrated but that's okay.. i wish i could get this easier as it's not around here enough...
***edit on 5/17/2010
I just have to say again that i truly enjoy this beer... i am a hop head and this one comes in as one of my favorites. i'm drinking it now and am really impressed with the smell. i was around a non beer drinker friend yesterday who said he hates all beer. i told him to take a sip of this.. he did and his eyes lit up immediately and he yelled out "that's good!!!!".. gives to a bmc drinker and it will knock their socks off. i think it is a very friendly ipa as opposed to some of the others out there that you kinda have to work your palate up to.. this is not like that. i think this is super friendly.. too bad this is semi seasonal as it would may otherwise be a go to ipa over here!!
Serving type: on-tap
05-03-2010 18:57:29 | More by Tomdee74
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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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