Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by rodney45:
3.73/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Peculier Pub NYC
A: Golden and hazy, with a creamy, silky smooth, wonderful head that leaves an artistic lacing.
S: Hop and citrus notes. Very big hop notes(peach, tangerine, apricot)..
T: Like most IPA's the taste follows the nose. Big hop flavor, upfront and unapologetic. A different style of hop blend produces a effervescent, yet earthy hop profile. Grapefruit, tangerine, and clementine round out the hop character. Malt is here for a balance and really is hidden. Dry aftertaste.
M: Medium body, high carbonation, and very bitter.
O: Very nice IPA for a hop head. Has a dynamic blend of hops that does produce a sort of floral overtone, but not enough to name the beer flower power. I'd say the best you'd get in terms of flower aroma would be a dried out rose or lilly, bought at say, michaels or ac moore. I enjoyed the effort from a brewery I'll probably be seeing more of soon.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2012 03:46:32 | More by rodney45
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
Overall- This reminded me much more of a DIPA than an IPA but is high on quality. Such a smooth example that is inviting on all levels. For how good it is the label needs some sprucing up like some commentary and actually listing the ABV but oh well. Appropriately named however since it is quite floral and sweet. A must try indeed.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 03:57:04 | More by PA-hunter
4.41/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A super hazy golden straw colored body hosts a fuzzy inch of off white foam. Head fades to a rocky skim in a couple of minutes. Some scattered lace is left behind.
Nose is where I really start to get interested. Vibrant and floral with notes of citrus, wild honey, graham crackers and dandelions. Nose is very complex and quite inviting.
The taste is citrus rind and fresh grassy hops. Malt plays well to balance with tones of graham like breadyness. Spice builds and becomes prickly as you drink, it is almost rye like.
Mouthfeel is smoothly bitter and pleasant throughout. This is not a harsh brew on any level, just mellow hop enjoyability and a great drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 02:03:40 | More by SPLITGRIN
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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