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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

4,673 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,673
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 459
Gots: 740 | 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

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Photo of JizackFH
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange amber that has a nice fluffy 2-finger head that has very good retention. After the head fell it left nice lacing. Also there were a lot of carbonation bubbles on the glass for the first few minutes. Smells very floral. Citrus and fruit notes such as apricot and pineapple are present. The taste is very good. The hops are definitely the star of the show, but they are not too strong. You can also taste apricot, pineapple, and citrus. Maybe a little hint of orange. The mouthfeel is good, medium carbonation with a body that is on the lighter side of medium. It also goes down pretty smooth. Drinkability is very good. I could drink many of these fine brews. Cant wait to try more beers from this company. Cheers.

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Benesi88
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ToasterChef
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Pours a clear golden amber color with 1 inch of thick cream colored head. Good retention and good creamy, sticky lacing. Definitely can tell this is an IPA, lots of hop smells of citrus fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel, pine, as well as bread dough. Tastes of sweet grapefruit, pineapple, and orange and lemon zest up front with a nice caramel and biscuits malty backbone, dry hoppy pine needle, spicy finish. Medium in body, good carbonation. Sweet and bittering with a powerful hop presence, but still balanced. A really solid IPA that is easy to drink and doesn't seem too alcoholic so I'd definitely enjoy these often, and session.

Photo of CSO
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Mark000
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

Photo of Quackus
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mikefuski17
2.96/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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 Kevin_Young
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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 tswater
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of davey101
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a shaped pint glass. Best before January.

A - Golden copper, slightly hazy body with a one finger off white head.

S - Loads of tropical fruit. Peaches, mango, papaya, and grapefruit...the whole lot. A great clean hop aroma finishes it out. The smell is very sweet.

T - Tropical fruits. Very sweet and fruity with a mildly bitter hop presence. Just a hint of biscuity malts, but it still feels like an east coast IPA. Nice carbonation and medium mouth feel. Can't feel the alcohol at all. This is extremely drinkable.

O - A very nice beer. This is somewhere between an IPA and a DIPA but drinks like a pale ale. The flavor is very tropical and sweet. I was amazed to find this at a hole in the wall shop in Springfield, I hope this means that it will be a regular in the area.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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 alysmith4
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,673 ratings.