1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

Not Rated.
Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

4,523 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,523
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 447
Gots: 621 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Flower Power India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,523 | Reviews: 1,184 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ChipMurray
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

12 oz bottle. Best-by date notched on side of label.

Pours a cloudy orange, with an eggshell head that sticks all over the glass. Smell is very grapefruit-like, with some of that great candy too. Tastes the same - a ton of tart citrusy hops, but it starts off sweet and finishes bitter. Very nice complexity. Easy to drink. A very nice, dynamic IPA.

Photo of mbs11
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.9/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mcdsports
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Retail1LO
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a growler of this in the Growler Plus BIF.

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Pours a very pale, largely transparent gold with a generous 2-3 finger crown. Very forward, yet subtle and mild hop nose. The taste is hoppy but clean. It's not a tongue scorcher. Some mild citrus involved. Little to no pine. Mouthfeel is sticky but thin. It coats the mouth, but not for long. There's a mildly bitter aftertaste that lingers, but it's pleasant. Overall, this is a marvelous IPA.

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of beersdmf17
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of stewart124
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at senate.

Hazy orange with white head that lingers we'll.

There is no mistaking the citrusy aromas from the hops. Some pine and zesty herbal notes too.

Medium mouthfeel with a nice punch from the hops. Chewy bread characters from the malt bill. Great hop complexity adds dimension to this IPA. It feels layered with hop character; more floral zesty notes, lemon zest, grapefruit and a bit of pine.

Very nicely done. I enjoyed this until the last drop.

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangy/copper with a couple fingers head.

Smell fresh grapefruit, a bit of melon and tropical fruit, juicy.

Taste is lightly bitter up front and very juicy and fruity in the middle and tail. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste.

Very easy drinking. Good ipa

Photo of whitenads
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Benesi88
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of linnymtu
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JohnQVD
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear copper color with a razor-thin head that leaves light lacing on the glass. Smell is grapefruit and pepper with some light floral notes. Taste is grapefruity and bitter with a touch of resin and a dry, aspirin-like bitterness in the finish. Feel is fairly light with a biting carbonation. Overall very well-balanced for a hop-forward beer.

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Kevin_Young
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BostonPhilly
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,523 ratings.