Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.88/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A - Pours a cloudy, amber color with a 2.5-fingered, rocky, snow white head. Good retention that settles to a creamy cover. Hard to see much carbonation. Great lacing.
S - Smell is rich in pine and grapefruit. Not getting much of the fruit notes, but it is indeed very floral. Rich and inviting, it really grasps the senses and pulls your nose in for more. Other citrus fruits play in near the background, but are faint and don't make much of an appearance.
T - Taste is similar to the nose, but a bit more blended. Upfront it's a bit bready and chewy, before finally relaxing into the citrus flavors. Lemon, grapefruit, and a slight pineapple flavor make up the bulk of this stage. Finally, the bitterness from the fruits leads nicely into the bitterness of the hops. Finish is bitter and fruity.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. The head and bready malts make the beginning go down smoothly, but as it finishes it really does turn bitter.
D - Drinkability is moderate. The bitterness in the finish is long and a bit off-putting, but it's made up for by the rest of the flavor and the well-masked alcohol. I feel this one is a little bit older than preferred, and I would like to pick up some fresh bottles to compare.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2010 23:42:22 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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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