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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
95
world-class

4,064 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,064
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 431
Gots: 450 | FT: 21
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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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-24-2013 19:02:13 | More by BostonPhilly
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-08-2013 17:05:02 | More by Benesi88
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-29-2014 05:14:29 | More by jmich24
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-20-2012 05:09:51 | More by mecmd
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-22-2014 22:17:47 | More by drdiesel9483
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-15-2011 18:41:18 | More by twowheelssoar
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seplo

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-29-2012 20:31:41 | More by seplo
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ale207

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-30-2014 21:37:58 | More by ale207
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-28-2013 14:12:01 | More by roostor07
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 16:26:55 | More by Zonian1
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EricCioe

Montana

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
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-20-2013 15:58:35 | More by Envelopes
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2013 02:02:07 | More by Denzo
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TheDeuce

New York

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
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-07-2013 22:33:58 | More by blknikon
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-11-2013 21:36:43 | More by Sturmthis
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-18-2013 23:01:01 | More by LarryMyers
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2013 01:18:16 | More by slim2043
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beachbum1975

Ohio

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
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BigPlay1824

New York

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
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-16-2014 02:56:57 | More by Alpar
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

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
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-21-2014 01:57:19 | More by boszormeny
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-01-2012 00:26:29 | More by lccrunchy
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-28-2012 07:17:27 | More by Devi0us
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,064 ratings.