Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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4/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks to thickfreakness for passing this along.
This pours a very clear copper with a one finger eggshell head that dies down to a thick ring and thin cap with spotty lace. On the nose there are floral hops mixed with some more standard fruity aromas. Then again it isn't the standard lemon/grapefruit/orange, but more like apricot and nectarine. In the mouth those same flavors come out but backed up by a substantial malt backbone, slightly sweet but not close to overbearing. The body is medium and the finish is medium with the oily, floral hops sticking longest.
Overall, this is a fine brew, a perfect example of a restrained but not boring IPA.
07-23-2011 00:36:43 | More by EricCioe
4.47/5 rDev +5.2%
Ithaca Flower Power IPA....on tap at Mugs Ale House.
Appearance -pale gold to orange color, medium sized head in the pint glass, carbonation and color are fine.
Smell -very hoppy, floral and pine notes, orange and grapefruit, seems to be a west coast style IPA in terms of nose.
Taste/Mouthfeel - hoppy on the outs, medium to heavy mouthfeel, layered mix of fruit and hops but nicely balanced by the malt and the alcohol stays well hidden, smooth, not overpowering.
Drinkability-no issues, refreshing, nice balance.
Overall-very well done, nice balance, good mix of flavors and it hides its alcohol very well, while I am still a hophead, I'm becoming more of a fan these balanced IPAs where the hops are just one layer and not overpowering, great job.
08-01-2010 17:20:57 | More by TheDeuce
4.08/5 rDev -4%
Thanks for this BONUS beer on our trade Israel!!! This beer looks mighty tasty.
Appearance: 12 oz. bottle with the month June clipped out on the freshness date, but what year? Neat psychedelic-style hops taking me back to the 1960's (even though I was both in 1975). Where's the Pink Floyd? Pours a gorgeous dark amber with orange highlights. Nice ¾ inch head that sticks around a while and creates sticky legs as I drink. Very nice.
Smell: Orange and pine scented hops abound. Sweet malts blend perfectly with the hop bouquet. I can't wait to try this one. The more it warms, the more the alcohol is present.
Taste: Bitter, citrusy hops, alcohol and an unbalanced amount of sweet malts. I'm actually surprised about the amount of alcohol I'm tasting. Lots of ripe and bitter hops with just a bit too little malts to balance out.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Drinkability: Overall, a nice, slightly bitter IPA. I am not certain of the ABV, but it might come back and kick your ass if you're not ready. Aging this for another month or two may bring down the bitterness/slightly unbalanced factor.
06-02-2008 01:15:06 | More by beachbum1975
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
Served in a mug
A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with a substantial amount of frothy white head. leaves a decent amount of lacking in the glass
S: Strong citrusy smell reminiscent of grapefruit, strong hop presence
T: Very nice bitterness and citrus like taste that really wakes up the taste buds across the tongue. Citrus taste is not as strong as the smell would allude
M: Slight carbonation tingle, leaves a nice bitter note on the back of the tongue with the finish
D: Such a great tasting and smelling brew that it is a real chore to try not to guzzle down all of it in one go.
Overall, i absolutely loved this brew. I have had it before and was not as impressed but this time around it blew my socks off
11-13-2010 00:47:49 | More by BigPlay1824
2.95/5 rDev -30.6%
Ithicas flower power is interesting. I've heard some great reviews so I decided to vice it a go.
A. The look of the beer it great. Nice cloudy, rich golden hue. Small white head with a little lacing.
S. The scent is very strong and complex. The pineyness of the hops kicks your senses first with a sweet tickle of flowers to back it up.
T. Same as smell but much more overpowering. Hops cover your palette immediately with a slight sweet after taste
M. The body is not the fullest but has some carbonation to it. As soon as you fill your mouth, the fizz dies down quickly.
O. Not bad overall. Would I get it again, maybe. But if you like IPAs, give it a try if you have not yet.
Served in recommended pint glass.
08-29-2013 23:45:19 | More by mikefuski17
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,064 ratings.