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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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95
world-class

3,559 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3559
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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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thanks! Reviewed on 06/19/2011, but I'm only now getting around to entering it here.

Pours a hazy orange/gold color with about a centimeter of foamy, bubbly, white head that stays around for an impressive amount of time. Smells of piney hops, fresh citrus (lemon, grapefruit, strong orange), and other faint, grassy herbs. Tastes similar, with an emphasis on the hops and citrus. There is a very faint, and quite peculiar, soapy aftertaste though, which only slightly detracts from an otherwise great beer. Mouth is crisp and bitter, with the hops definitely making themselves known. Carbonation seems spot on. Overall, a great IPA that is worth seeking out. I'd love to get my hands on some more of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 03:36:12 | More by eclipse54
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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 3,559 ratings.