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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

4,183 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,183
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 432
Gots: 490 | 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%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

CORKSCREWFISH, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of BeRanger
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into my Short's pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Thanks to Kamaal at Redstone Liquors in Stoneham, MA for this when I was passing through.

A - Pours a hazy orange/copper, good lacing, about two fingers of head.

S - Hops and tropical fruits - very nice aroma, grapefruit, lemon, zest.

T - The sweet and tropical flavors are forward with a hoppy backbone - very nice taste.

M - Good carbonation - Very light

O - This was my first brew from Ithaca - being from michigan I had heard rumbling of Flower Power but its not available here. It was a very good IPA - I'd definitely have a sixer or two of these in the fridge for some easy drinking.

BeRanger, Mar 04, 2012
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours dark orange with two finger white head. Smell is amazing hops, citrus, pine, pretty tropical. Taste is well balanced, a lot of the tropical fruits, buttery bitterness if that makes sense, lemon, grapefruit, slight malty flavor. Overall, very good IPA, worth seeking out and glad I am able to find it in ohio.... Plus my last name is entitled in the beer so I couldn't pass this up.

brewtus, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Tyrus, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Ultimate, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ScottieD, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

KWMiles, Aug 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

ThrashMaster, Aug 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Flashyspoons, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

OleDixie, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ScottJWing, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

lzepplin01, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

hmmmbeer10, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mtnwesdew, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Matthewpakula, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -13.2%

Fresh growler poured into a DFH tulip-style glass.

Very amber, kind of dark for an IPA. fluffy 1.5-finger head subsides and stays a bit and leaves awesome lacing.

Smells of very ripe citrus fruit--grapefruit, with some mangos and apricots going on there. Floral qualities present as well.

This is a very fruity beer. The dank hop flavors taste very much like real zesty citrus flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, you name it. No real malt to speak off. A lot of flowery/herbal flavors as well. Some interesting graininess. Leaves a bitter zest flavor in the mouth.

Medium-full on the mouth, lots of lingering bitterness.

I'm never sure how I feel about this beer. I like this more than out of the bottle, though. It does the tropical fruit flavors better than most, but it really tastes different than most IPAs. Well-made, though, without a doubt. Just not the kind of IPA I tend to go for.

musicforairports, Apr 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A: Golden and a bit hazy

S: Sweet, floral hops

T: Sweet malts up front quickly followed by citrus hops and a bitter finish.

M: Smooth and nice carbonation

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It has a great balance of malt and hops. I'll be buying this one again

JuliusCaesar, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

jhlosito75, Sep 12, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

Blind Beer #__ - http://flic.kr/p/9qcXbu

Thanks to Kevin (shrek806) for sending me this in Round #4 of the Blind Beer BIF.

12 oz bottle poured into my New Holland pint glass. Color is a cloudy tangerine orange with a thin white head. Aroma is very floral and has a solid citrus component, lots of grapefruit and pine in the smell. Taste is nicely bitter and juicy, not much malt presence but that's ok in my book. Mouthfeel is dry and cottony on the end but very clean and refreshing in the beginning. Going to go with IPA on this one.

The reveal - Ithaca Flower Power. I know I've seen this on the shelves when I've been back home in Ohio. I'll be picking up a 6er of this the next time I find it.

neorunner, Mar 14, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +5.4%

A: Looking dead on, perfect white cap of foam sits upon a brilliant, golden/orange colored beer. Leaving a bit of lacing. Small hints of brown on the color, but looks very clean and clear.

S: A bit of caramely malt with a huge dose of citrusy, bright hops. Extraordinarily hoppy with some nice sweet notes as well as some bitter and piney aromas. Has some caramelized pineapple, but the grapefruit and pine definitely take over this one. Excellent aroma.

T: Great bitterness hits first. Smooths out a bit with some sweetness of some peach and apricot. Big hit of grapefruit and some bitter hops. Pretty much everything you could look for in an American IPA.

M: Brutal and bitter, agressively hopped with a great sweetness from the malts to balance it out on the palate. Great beer.

D: Just amazingly drinkable, fresh is best of course. Great balance and complexity.

kiddynamite920, Feb 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

JSkone09, Feb 24, 2013
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,183 ratings.