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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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world-class

3,563 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3563
Reviews: 1123
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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Reviews by rdilauro:
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, that is my initial impression. The pour was a light golden tone with a small head that disappeared rather quickly.

But I didnt have to bring the glass to my nose to realize that this was going to be a good hoppy beer.

Nothing disappointment me with this beer. I love my stouts this time of year, but I always love a good hoppy IPA.

The typical grassy, citrus grapefruit aroma and taste came through full, rich, noticeable, but still very easy

The taste was even better than the aroma. The first sip was nice, the second sip better, then third even better and better. This was an easy beer to drink, but each sip let you know you were drinking a quality brew....

I purchased one six pack for everyone to try at the store and one six pack for me!

02/14/13
Another IPA in my review. Just like the other ones, this came down just a notch. I felt it didnt have the overall body and fullness that the others had

09/12/13
Another time with this one... Everything I said about it before still holds so very true.
This is more than first class. What I really enjoyed about it this time was the mouthful. It was big, hoppy, so balanced, bitter, but not to bitter, full, but not to full. I've tasted other IPAs or DIPAs that I've rated higher for specific reasons, but Flower Power overall has everything I want for a special beer or even an every day beer.
This beer is slowly becoming my number one IPA! And I love so many different ones. I only wish we could get more of this

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 01:29:33 | More by rdilauro
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

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barczar

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sticky lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Pine, resin, floral hops, tangerine, pineapple,and mango accompany slightly sweet caramel malt to form the aroma.

Flavor reveals a toasted, slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, with underpinnings of tart lime, tangerine, mango, and grapefruit pith adding complexity. The finish is earthy, bready, and moderately bitter. Floral notes emerge late.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth and a slightly astringent, lingering finish.

Good hop complexity, with just a little more bitterness than I'd prefer, though I do like the fact that malt has a noted presence.

Serving type: bottle

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Bigbri2085

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best IPA I have tasted yet. I will be honest I am not into appearance or smell. I am into the taste of IPAs and beer in general. The taste is amazing in this IPA. I also visited the brewery and had it on draft. Draft was delicious as well but the bottle was just as good. Almost tastes likes double IPA. I would recommend this to any IPA lover...Expensive but worth it.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into glass. 7.5% abv.

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.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and in the middle of the road as far as body. Right where an IPA should be.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,563 ratings.