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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

4,629 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,629
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 702 | FT: 24
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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orangish gold.

Smell: Usual IPA smell with pine and citrus..

Taste: Good flavor from this ipa with a lot of malt and pine with some hints of citrus. I'm not sure what the meaning of the name is but I'm not tasting any floral tones to this one. A bit disappointing I must say.

Overall: I'd buy this ipa again but it doesn't quite wow me. It reminds me of Green Flash West Coast ipa but not quite as good.

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4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

Thanks to brendanbeer for this extra.

This beer pours a light golden orange color with an alabaster froth on the surface. The aromatics are strongly of fresh fragrant floral hops a touch of citrus notes along with it. Upfront the taste seems rather abrasive, but it smooths out near the end. The problem is that the hop bitterness leaves that woodsy taste lingering on the back of the tongue. This is a good and rather drinkable IPA, It's good when it's fresh, I wish there had been a better balance of flavor and hop, but all the components are there. Enjoyable beer, one of the better IPAs on the market.

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4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Krusovice chalice.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange color with a very large, slowly dissipating off-white head that leaves thick, bubbly lace behind. One of the most beautiful beers I have seen.

Smell: As the name of the beer would suggest, there is a wealth of floral hop aromas about this. Also has notes of earthiness, pine, grassiness, buttered toast, and a hint of nuttiness. As the beer is warmed and the glass starts to go down, I can also detect some grainy malt.

Taste: Starts off buttery-sweet and a bit bitter, finishing with a stronger bitterness. The finish also reveals flowery flavors alongside notes of earthiness and nuts. There is also a bit of an alcohol note to this, especially as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Thicker body with balanced, natural feeling carbonation and a dry, hoppy finish. Warming alcohol in the stomach.

Drinkability: I've heard a lot about this beer and had to try it for myself- I'm glad I did, this is the best IPA I have tried as of yet. It's very hoppy, but it isn't a bitter assault on the tastebuds. This is a very tasty brew I will definitely look to try again in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy a copper orange color. Nice foamy, medium dense head. Lots of thick sticky lacings. Big hoppy, Floral aroma with hints of pine. Medium body with ample carbonation that makes it very refreshing. Big hop flavor, with grapefruit, and dark fruit flavors. Lots of hoppy aftertaste. A very nice ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a fairly tall, creamy and frothy head of golden-tinted foam. Head retention is good, and lots of foamy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Some light sugar cookie malt aroma up front. Hop aromas are primarily sweet citrus (orange, especially), with some piney and tropical/fruity notes.

T: Nondescript but present maltiness initially. Hop bitterness is strong but not overwhelming. Hop flavors are citric, fruity, and lightly resinous. A second wave of bittering bite kicks in late, with some herbal flavors and a kiss of alcohol.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is supple, smooth, and fairly light. Dryness builds steadily into a predictably hoppy finish.

O: This is a very good IPA, but I don't think it's in my top ten. For an IPA with such a pale, relatively blank malt canvas, I'd expect a more outstanding dose of bitter, resiny hop character. For a conventional take on the style, though, it works really well.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly hazy caramel color with a white 1cm frothy white head. Nice retention and lacing. 

Very nice bright clean nose full of sweet citrus, pineapple and a touch of floral hops with a slight undertone of candylike malt. 

Flavor is quite nice as well. Again big bright fresh hops with citrus, pineapple and a little floral starting off with a slight hop bitterness, transitioning nicely into a balanced mild candy malt back end. 

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. 

Overall an excellent IPA. Exploits the hops quite well with a great balance of candied malt. I must try!

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams Lager glass. Bottle says best before May. A dark cloudy orange. Beautiful, sticky, creamy white head. Medium carbonation bubbles. Lace is average, kinda patchy.

A nice bright citrus smell mixed with some bread or yeast. Does smell a bit sweet.

I had to spoon my way into this one. Very nice!! A citrus hop taste but not a bitter bomb. More sweetness of an orange than the bitterness of a grapefruit. Getting some yeast taste but I've noticed that it fades as it warms. Very well balanced IPA. I am trying to find something wrong with the taste but can't.

The mouth is great but not excellent. Silky and rich but a tad watery at the end. Carbonation is good.

I really enjoyed this one. I am a West Coast guy so it's really nice to try what the right coast is doing. Thanks to tsblack05 for this one. Highly recommended!!

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,629 ratings.