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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

3,563 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3563
Reviews: 1123
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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barczar

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sticky lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Pine, resin, floral hops, tangerine, pineapple,and mango accompany slightly sweet caramel malt to form the aroma.

Flavor reveals a toasted, slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, with underpinnings of tart lime, tangerine, mango, and grapefruit pith adding complexity. The finish is earthy, bready, and moderately bitter. Floral notes emerge late.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth and a slightly astringent, lingering finish.

Good hop complexity, with just a little more bitterness than I'd prefer, though I do like the fact that malt has a noted presence.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 03:03:54 | More by barczar
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Bigbri2085

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best IPA I have tasted yet. I will be honest I am not into appearance or smell. I am into the taste of IPAs and beer in general. The taste is amazing in this IPA. I also visited the brewery and had it on draft. Draft was delicious as well but the bottle was just as good. Almost tastes likes double IPA. I would recommend this to any IPA lover...Expensive but worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 17:50:27 | More by Bigbri2085
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and in the middle of the road as far as body. Right where an IPA should be.

Overall- This reminded me much more of a DIPA than an IPA but is high on quality. Such a smooth example that is inviting on all levels. For how good it is the label needs some sprucing up like some commentary and actually listing the ABV but oh well. Appropriately named however since it is quite floral and sweet. A must try indeed.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:57:04 | More by PA-hunter
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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,563 ratings.