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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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4,681 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,681
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 459
Gots: 744 | FT: 24
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a reddish brown with a two-finger head that lingered for a while. The smell is mostly hops with some pine and floral scents. The taste was also almost all hops hitting hard with a very small amount of malt sweetness. Tastes like some of the piney cascade hops Ithaca Beer seems to love and some more citrusy/floral ones. The taste hits hard but leaves the palate fairly clean. The mouthfeel is a little slick with a decent amount of carbonation to make for a pretty crisp feeling. This beer is pretty drinkable for an IPA, a lot of flavor out of the hops without any overwhelming bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright golden orange with frothy head that leaves a lot of good lacing.

S - Tons of grapefruit and flowery/grassy hops. Not much else, just a wallop of hops.

T - Very grassy and flowery, faint hints of grapefruit and lemon, but it's quite muted. Moves into some peaches. I thought the overall taste was a little weak considering the smell. A good taste, just not what I had expected under such a good nose.

M - Quite a full bodied mouthfeel, some stickiness in the back of the throat, very drinkable and crisp.

Overall - It was a good, not great, IPA. It was a great nose, but a little weak on the taste. I thought, though, it was very crisp and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.45/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Appearance - Two fingers of soapy head rest on top of a very cloudy caramelized amber beer. Quite opaque a musty looking.

Smell - Smells of rich malts, caramelized hops and hops. The hops smell sweet and are not overpowering.

Taste - Definitely a musky, old tasting IPA. Notes of citrus and heavy malts on the finish.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - I was not too impressed with this IPA. It tastes as if it didn't age well, even though I drank it before the best-before date. It has the usual IPA qualities of being filled with hops, citrus and caramely malts. But they just seem aged, old, rotten and skunked.

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Orange Marmalade with 1 finger of offwhite head that leaves copious strands of lacing.

Aroma: Hands down one of the best, if not THE best smelling beers I have ever had. A riot of tropical fruits going on here. Holy Moses, there is citrus fruits and tropical fruits tumbling all over each other; Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, mango, papaya, a honey sweetness encapsulates all of this and promises Nirvana in a glass.

Mouthfeel: on the light side.

Taste: With that nose it would be hard to live up to expectations, and truthfully it doesn't. Nevertheless. it is a very good tasting but somewhat simple and two dimensional beer. Really it is white grapefruit on a bed of pale malt. I don't detect alot of other nuances or subleties, but that is not a slight, it is very tasty and enjoyable.

Notes: Looks like an IPA, has the Citrus profile of many West Coast IPAs without the Pine Resin complement. This is a fantastic beer, so juicy, so aromatic, so tasty. Will definitely be a regular in my fridge from now on.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to get around to this since I discovered it at a local bottle shop.

A. Pours a hazy orange with yellow highlights. A one and a half finger creamy white head rises and then dissipates leaving residual lacing on every bit of glass it touches.

S. Smells of orange, lemon, and grapefruit peel. As it warms those tropical hop flavors come out.

T. Taste strongly reflects the smell with a bit of caramel sweetness. The tropical flavors come out more in the nose, but a slightly evident on the tongue as well.

M. Medium body with a high level of biting carbonation.

D. A very refreshing IPA that is interesting, but not overly complex. I could see picking this up to celebrate a beautiful summer day, but a rainy late fall day is not exactly the right mood for this.

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,681 ratings.