Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by March 2013. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear golden orange color with a good sized off white head. The head settles to a foam cap that is off white with orange tinges. Decent lacing is left on the sides of the glass with each sip. Good carbonation is evident from the appearance.
Huge hop aromas in the nose. Despite the name, huge citrus notes dominate here. There is definitely a floral aspect to it but some nice grapefruit and lemon notes are very prominent. There is also a bit of a piney character on the back end. There really isn't any malt that comes through,
The taste is almost identical to the nose. Huge grapefruit and other citrus are the dominant flavors and are really strong, but not overpowering. There is a touch of some floral hop character with a nice pine note that brings a slight bitterness to the finish. As with the nose there really isn't much malt that comes through. That being said the beer doesn't not feel too unbalanced.
The body lies on the lower end of medium. When paired a with a relatively high carbonation it provides a light feeling, very crisp beer. The crispness really gives the hop flavors a good bite and makes it extremely drinkable.
This is a excellent IPA. The citrus and pine notes are more prominent than the floral notes, which does against what the name suggests but that really doesn't have anything to do with how good the beer tastes. The 7.5% ABV is extremely surprising given how this beer drinks. Definitely one of the better fresh regional(ish) IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 21:29:27 | More by ms11781
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