Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by semihobo:
3.68/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Stolen out of a friend's mixed 12 ... does pilfered beer taste better? I've always felt it does.
Summer seasonal that is still hanging around in 12 packs, no best-by-date but I love the bottle. The idea of "Flower Power" is perfect for Ithaca with lots of hop flowers all over the hippie lettering.
Very clear light amber, a little orangey, tasteful pure white head that dies fast leaving nothing behind.
Nose is of piney, nose-tingling hops. IBC was probably aiming for "floral" hops (given the name of the brew) and they got em. Methinks Cascade. A little sweetness behind the hops, with some cloveish spices.
Mild taste for an IPA. The hops are pretty friendly and gentle, and there is a solid malt presence along with the same spices from the smell. Hops taste of pine and are herbal. Pretty well balanced, maybe even on the maltier side for an IPA (due to subdued hops, not lots of malt). Bitter hoppy finish.
Pretty light, almost thin-bodied, clean mouthfeel, the resinous hop oil finish adds something.
The brew itself is not mind-blowing, but remember, this is a summer seasonal. Sipping this while swimming and playing in a creek in the sun this summer was excellent. Very tame for an IPA, almost a "Light IPA" without being pejorative. Extremely sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2005 01:36:30 | More by semihobo
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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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