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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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4,719 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,719
Reviews: 1,229
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 468
Gots: 771 | FT: 26
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: 4,719 | Reviews: 1,229
Photo of delta490
3.56/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a hazy orangey gold. The head is pretty thick, white, with soapy lacing lasting throughout. The aroma is mild with some pretty strong caramel notes and just a hint of citrus hops. The flavor is about the same. Neither is bad, but there really isn't all that much that makes this beer noteworthy. There is a good weight to the body, thicker than I was expecting based on previous comments. It's a decent beer.

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure if I just had an older bottle, but the malts seemed to overpower the hop presence here.

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of projectflam86
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from mikey711. Cheers!

Bottled March 5. Sampled March 20.

A- Pours a hazy amber yellow color with a thick white foam head that leaves some rings of lace.

S- Pungent citrus hop aromas with tons of tropical and pine scents leading the way. Maybe a touch of honey sweetness in the back.

T- Huge blast of hoppy bitterness initially with a fair dose of alcohol. The hop flavor is quite present with some grapefruit and orange peel coming through nicely. The tiniest bit of malt sweetness helps to balance the finish.

M- A touch thin with nice carbonation. The alcohol is apparent but it works within the context of the flavor.

D- Overall a really nice IPA with loads of hop flavor. A must have if you can find a fresh 6pack.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bundy462
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RuckusDu
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jrfehon33
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KAP1356
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a DFH torpedo glass. Bottle is dated as best of December; I'm assuming that's December of this year...

A - Pours a very slightly hazed golden color. A nice frothy white head forms about 1 finger thick that leaves some very spotty lacing along the glass.

S - Sweet aromas of citrus come right out. Orange, lemon, some grapefruit and a little tangerine. Not too much on the bitter side. Mostly citrus fruits and floral notes.

T - The taste is a nice mix of super floral and citrus hops. Now the bitter hops make themselves apparent. Nice lemon zest and orange mixed with some slight pine. Pretty juicy flavors mix really nicely with the bitter pine.

M - Medium bodied that borders on being a little thicker. I think the stickiness has something to do with this. Slight stickiness with a moderate carbonation.

O - I like this beer. It has the juiciness that a lot of the great IPA's have. It is a very easy drinking beer and quite refeshing.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NODAK
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a citrusy hop aroma here...strong on the grapefruit notes with a hint of tropical.

A strong hit of grapefruit bitterness hits right away along with a hint of pineapple...it definitely sets the tone for the beer. Not much maltiness to this beer at all, other than a bit of breadiness that shows up in the middle...but the biscuit that's found in many other beers of this style isn't found here as best I can tell. Finishes out with a strong, cutting bitterness that ends the beer on a strong, hoppy note. Did I mention this a rather hoppy IPA?

If you're in the mood for a hoppy, citrusy IPA...this is a winner for you! I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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