Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This one is all NOSE, absolutely fabulous. Like most well made brews nice head , lacing, etc.. The nose is all grapefruit, probably the most impressive I've even had the pleasure of sticking my nose in. The taste follows quite nicely, all citrus with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Nicely balanced and the best IPA I've ever had. I have other favorites too such as Two Hearted, and even a piney east Coast brew like Hop Devil and Smuttynose. But this style really fits perhaps a West Coast IPA brewed in NY, IMO outstanding in every way at a relatively sane hop and ABV level, and dangerously drinkable. The only way to mess this up is to try and drive this to a DIPA level when it doesn't need to be. No extra hops or malt needed.
Alpine Nelson is better. Different but IMO better. this added 12/4/11. Flower Power is still amazing though.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2010 03:06:51 | More by nc41
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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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