Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by jdhowe:
3.99/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle best before February.
A: Pours a hazy golden amber with 1/2 finger of off-white colored head, dissipating to a spotty film.
S: Huge sweet and juicy grapefruit character from hops. A slight underlying earthiness and a bit of sweetness are evident, but mostly this is big, juicy hop aroma. Really quite nice.
T/M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. A slight prickliness up front complements a light bitterness that swells over the palate throughout the sip. There is surprisingly little sweetness to this beer, and the hop character evident in the nose is throughout the beer. Finish is a lingering bitterness with only a slightly wheaty malt flavor to complement.
O: Very nice for an IPA -- lots of hop complexity and a really strong flavor. I would consider this an imperial IPA from the taste and the body of the beer, but I'm probably being fooled by the huge hop character. It's missing something to offset that huge hop character, but is not a bad beer at all. This won't become one of my favorites, but I'm really glad that I tried it. After a great aroma, the taste was a little bit of a let down, but this is definitely a fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 06:49:53 | More by jdhowe
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4.16/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured a honey color in a Spiegalgau glass with a 1 finger head. Slightly lighter color than most IPAs I have tasted. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is not strong-citrus and tropical fruit.
The mouth feel is very carbonated.
The taste is citrus and tropical fruit.
The finish is wonderful. This is a hop bomb. Very spicy, slightly bitter, and very, very hoppy. One of the hoppiest beers I have tasted to date.
Overall, a solid IPA. The citrus is not prominent, but the hoppiness wins the day.
Best tasted close to 50°F.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 01:07:24 | More by brureview
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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