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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

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95
world-class

3,937 Ratings
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95
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Ratings: 3,937
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 432
Gots: 410 | FT: 21
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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semihobo

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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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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,937 ratings.