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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4,887 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,887
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 484
Gots: 906 | FT: 25
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower Power is hopped and dry-hopped five different times throughout the brewing and fermentation process.
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Ratings: 4,887 | Reviews: 1,266
Photo of Nfiorini513
3.32/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite ipa, but still good.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Even a bit mild, actually.

Photo of Jcorn
3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kinda exactly what I'd imagine an IPA would taste like. Nothing more nothing less. Pretty good, not great.

Photo of Madmav
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My goto, readily available, IPA here on the east coast. Great summer IPA.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, golden yellow coloring with a clingy, low profile, coating white head. Aromas of piney and resinous hops, with a solid pepper spice, and a heavy dose of mango, pineapple, and tangerine. Very tropical and piney, all at the same time. Flavors are bitter hops forward, with pine and cut grass blending over a pepper spice character. Then comes the fruit, heavy on citrus and tropical notes, especially pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, melon, and mango. Very fruity. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a dry undertone. The aftertaste carries a bit more bitterness, with a vinous quality on the vegetal bitterness. The finish has a decent resinous and tropical linger, and is slow and dry. Good beer.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyable IPA. Bought in a growler and enjoyed at home. Poured a golden amber with a small head and yummy taste!

Photo of DukeRanger17
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA...Happy Retirement Aunt Linda

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger white foamy head. The settles into a small ring leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, grapefruit, and piney hops.

T - The taste starts with a subtle punch of piney hops that is followed by a wash of grapefruit and orange. The is a light caramel malt backbone balancing the flavors.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - A nice easy drinking IPA. Would definetly drink again.

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ithaca (Update) is Gorge (ous)

Photo of Flyboy24
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. A fantastic IPA.

Photo of munnster76
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect. Love the smell and the finish.

Photo of Wasupmx
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent brew, piney, grapefruit aftertaste

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date of 04/03/15

Appearance - Pours clear and purely golden in color with a white, finger width head. Good retention before dissipating to a thin, broken layer of suds. Spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Floral notes with touches of ruby red grapefruit and pine. Faint, bready malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Floral notes hit first, then a big grapefruit hop character comes through. Sturdy malt backbone that rides between caramel and sweet breadiness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with fair carbonation. Smooth, slick texture. Easy on the finish.

Overall - Delicious and easy drinking IPA. Reminds me a bit of Deschutes Inversion, only smoother and more approachable. Would love to see this on the West Coast some day.

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big fluffy, long-lasting white head, a noseful of flowers, flowers and mellow grapefruit on the taste, just a DELICIOUS beer. Could drink this everyday.

Photo of brente19
3.34/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this on "hand pump" very smooth and refreshing. Good IPA very well done.

Photo of Gajo74
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid IPA. Nice golden color with decent soapy lace retention. Bready malts and some floral esters in the aroma. Piney and resiny hops predominate the taste along with a bready malt backbone for balance. A dry finish. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Will get again.

Photo of Jojosaute
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- apricot honey light orange
S- tree blossom of peach and orange.
T- extremely floral. Light hops. Interested to find out what hops this is.
M- smooth. Great easy drinking.
O- this is phenomenal. Love this beer. Makes you happy on a summer day

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice honey color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruit

Taste: Loaded with fresh citrus and tropical fruit, with a reasonable malt backbone

Feel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Excellent IPA. Would gladly get again!

Photo of AirBob
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask with Amarillo hops at Stoddards

Photo of KSOZE
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a very floral (imagine that) IPA with some citrus notes. It's got a clean finish that is quite refreshing. Very solid pale.

Photo of NRPnerp
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So solid. Just a great drinkable IPA.

Photo of MattJ85
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very light orange...beautiful classic IPA color. Smells are tropical, grapefuit and alcohol. The hops boom up front in the taste but quickly fade into a snappy dry, clean finish. Every sip leaves you wanting another almost immediately after.

Photo of Jello
4.91/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This Beer got me infatuated with IPA's! Can't drink anything other style! Thank you ITHACA!

Photo of masonstorm
3.12/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Way too hoppy for my liking

Photo of 50marathons
3.57/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice bitter finish. Good IPA

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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