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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

4,195 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,195
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 433
Gots: 494 | FT: 23
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)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jaminjohnson, Dec 10, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Denzo, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cavedave
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a fifty-seven year old life long hippie I gotta say I love the name of this.

Pours cloudy and golden, topped only by a cap of beige foam that gives way to islands. A gentle swirl produces minimal lace.

Smell is a subtle, effervescent mix of citrus and bitter, rounded off by muted floral and earth notes.

The taste is a bright expansion (as in 'mind expansion') of citrus and floral. It starts this way, it builds this way, and it crests in a blizzard of brilliant American hop notes, almost fruity, into a finish of wonderful... flower power. I can't help it, this beer is well named, it finishes with a rush I can only describe, as Ithica does, as flower power. Not dry, not sweet, not super citrus, or astringent, just yummy and... florally potent. Looking for an IPA that isn't west coast IBUific, or east coast malty/bitter? Looking for a brew that is luscious in a different way, yet is potent and yummy? You found it. Man, this is a tasty brew! No wonder it won TAPS last year.

Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium, perfect (low) carbonation, clean in the mouth, clingy not oily, clears well, could it get any better?

Drinkability? I could drink this non-stop until Planet X returns. Home run for Ithica.

cavedave, Sep 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Hopheadhiker, Apr 25, 2013
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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%

mecmd, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Hohnbaum, Jun 29, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks for the extra man. Pours a hazy hone color. Thin film white head. Ok lacing.

Aroma is pretty malty. Pretty much honey. Bit of caramel. Some citric hops. Needs more hop aroma.

Taste is too malty for my for my taste. Kinda citrus hoppy but could use more hop flavor to balance the maltiness. Ok hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for an IPA. Nice carb.

Overall not one of my favorite. It's ok. Not A- worthy though.

PeprSprYoFace, Jul 10, 2011
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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,195 ratings.