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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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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: 495 | 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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Photo of jdhowe
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best before February.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with 1/2 finger of off-white colored head, dissipating to a spotty film.

S: Huge sweet and juicy grapefruit character from hops. A slight underlying earthiness and a bit of sweetness are evident, but mostly this is big, juicy hop aroma. Really quite nice.

T/M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. A slight prickliness up front complements a light bitterness that swells over the palate throughout the sip. There is surprisingly little sweetness to this beer, and the hop character evident in the nose is throughout the beer. Finish is a lingering bitterness with only a slightly wheaty malt flavor to complement.

O: Very nice for an IPA -- lots of hop complexity and a really strong flavor. I would consider this an imperial IPA from the taste and the body of the beer, but I'm probably being fooled by the huge hop character. It's missing something to offset that huge hop character, but is not a bad beer at all. This won't become one of my favorites, but I'm really glad that I tried it. After a great aroma, the taste was a little bit of a let down, but this is definitely a fine beer.

jdhowe, Dec 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

ReverendJon, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

weeare138, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

gator79, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

nuckbuc, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

ellebosco, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Lelampp, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Dolfan907, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

fehrminator, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BeerBuddy2122, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

DCon, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Geech, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

random846, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Dougwillhike, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Docrock, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

WTKeene, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Mkdouthit, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

xensure, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of TastefulNudity
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz poured cold in to Spiegelau Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow-orange (lighter than usual) with a nice two finger lacy head that settles down to one finger. I have no idea if this IPA glass makes it taste better but it works wonders for head retention.

S: Wow. Shines here. Tropical fruit dominates with mango and pineapple. Resinous hops, strong pine. A little biscuity sweetness.

T: Comes in with sweetness on the front, strong pine and some tropical fruit in the middle, and dry hop bitterness at the end. This is good, but not as good as the nose.

M: Starts sweet and ends very dry. Can't complain.

O: This is a solid, solid every day beer. Living in California, I'm grateful to be able to try a NY brew. My only complaint is that the nose is much more inviting than the taste. Interpret my overall as a 4.33, I really can't decide which way to sway.

TastefulNudity, Dec 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Kevin_Chapman, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Roy1586, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TheBeerDad, Dec 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

FriedSlug, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

BigZ2214, Dec 22, 2013
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,195 ratings.