Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by captaincoffee:
4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Extremely surprised by this one. I was very impressed by the fresh hops on the nose. Carried plenty of bitterness but not overpowering. Lots of lychee flavor...my wife even asked me if there were lychees in the beer. Overall, an extremely bright flavorful IPA. Will drink many times again.
I should emphasize that I had this fresh from a growler, which may have really helped with the bright fresh hops on the nose. Not sure how this would be from a 6-month old bottle.
Serving type: growler
07-23-2012 21:23:13 | More by captaincoffee
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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
95 out of 100 based on 3,534 ratings.