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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,298 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,298
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 439
Gots: 533 | FT: 23
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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1/5  rDev -76.4%

Danielle6793, Aug 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

brandonban, Aug 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

brodah, Dec 18, 2011
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1.2/5  rDev -71.7%

mtman123, Sep 11, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

CBrown3763, Dec 24, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

redfox405, Apr 11, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -58.7%

flagbearer, Aug 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

fbloise77, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.05/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has a strong pale and pungent hops smell with some citrus, spice and caramel in the background.

T: The taste is bready with a strong burst of pale hops. There’s also some citrus and caramel sweetness that come in next. The after-taste is slightly bitter and there even seems to be what tastes like a weird mint flavor in it.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, I didn’t really like this one too much at all and would definitely not drink it again.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 20, 2007
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2.09/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Maybe my batch was infected, because all I could taste and smell was kale. This beer was recommended to me by the bartender, and I assume she tasted it because she steered me away from another beer she felt was too weak and recommended this one. I guess there's a slight chance a wild yeast got in some time after she tried it and before I did, because this was not a pleasant experience at all.

sxoidmal, Mar 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

TLambrechts, Apr 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

phishbone23, Jan 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
2.28/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I had heard excellent things about this beer and was excited to try it out. Poured into a pint glass, had an nice golden orange color to it, with a nice white head on it.

The smell is the best thing this beer has going for it. Very strong smell. Full of citrus, very piney, and a really florally hops scent.

Taste was very deceiving. I expected a very strong flavor based on the strong smell. This was not the case. All of the tastes that were present in the smell were there, but very faint, and hard to distinguish. I have never tasted a beer before that left such a discrepancy between smell and taste.

Mouthfeel was the worst part. It was so watery, had no body, and the flavor was gone as soon as it was swallowed.

Overall- I did not enjoy this beer at all. I actually poured half of it. It's not that it was terrible, it was just not worth the alcohol or calories when I had a lot of better beers to get to this night.

StoryOfTheGhost, Dec 26, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by April

Appearance - Two fingers of soapy head rest on top of a very cloudy caramelized amber beer. Quite opaque a musty looking.

Smell - Smells of rich malts, caramelized hops and hops. The hops smell sweet and are not overpowering.

Taste - Definitely a musky, old tasting IPA. Notes of citrus and heavy malts on the finish.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - I was not too impressed with this IPA. It tastes as if it didn't age well, even though I drank it before the best-before date. It has the usual IPA qualities of being filled with hops, citrus and caramely malts. But they just seem aged, old, rotten and skunked.

Jesse13713, Mar 22, 2011
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2.48/5  rDev -41.5%

dtivp, Aug 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

JustJez, Jun 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

BigJohnShow, Oct 16, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Strong butterscotch-like aroma. Murky rust to orange color. Bitter hoppy taste that is a little bit strong at first. Sort of thick in its feel. Leaves an aftertaste that is alkaline. Not much of a flavor, but a strong texture. Not one for all day, though it does conjure up images of my childhood in the 1970s rustbelt, but I am at a loss as to why...

Brno, Aug 15, 2010
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2.6/5  rDev -38.7%

Memoleon, Oct 15, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -36.8%

Ryan5592, Aug 23, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Light copper color with a very thin white head.

Aroma is not very interesting. Some flowery hops with a little malt to back it up but not very balanced, and not very bold.

Taste is of slightly sweet malt up front, and then a mix of bitter hops and hot alcohol in the finish. Not a lot of hop flavor up front really. There is a lingering citrusy flavor long after a sip is done.

A bit thin in the mouth, and highly carbonated.

Not a terribly drinkable beer in my opinion. I will finish this one and move on to something else, or perhaps to bed. The two of these left in the mixed 12-pack I bought will be for others to try and review.

ZimZamZoom, Jul 06, 2007
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2.7/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A_Pours a clear golden brown hue with a nice off white one finger cap. This fades rather quickly though leaving asmall swish of foam. Lacing is gtood however as there is a modern art masterpiece on the sides of the glass.

S_The smell is redolent of a citric hop profile, mostly orange, slight grapefruit like a tangelo. A decent ammount of doughy bread makes sure this isn't one dimensional.

T_This one is all over the place. What starts out as slightly acidic and sour rushes headlong into a more caramel maltiness. The finish has those tangelo hops but also a bit of raw alcohol flavour. The hop profile here leans more towards the orange/tangerine than grapefruit/tangelo. There is also a perfume like quality generated by the alcohol vapors and the citric and slightly floral hops.

M_medium bodied with a mid range carbonation and a bit chalky.

D_What started out nice, look and smell wise devolved into an utter mess. Just totally out of balance and wierd tasting. Unless given to me, I probably would not go back for a second taste

sleazo, Aug 15, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

SuomiHobbit, Aug 11, 2013
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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,298 ratings.