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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

4,616 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,616
Reviews: 1,204
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 696 | 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

No notes at this time.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: goldenrod, 1.5 fingers of head dissipates quickly, but leaves a decent lacing.

S: peaches, orange, herbal, slight bready/ caramel and toffee notes

T: nice big juicy citrus blast, grapefruit, slight herbal/minty taste. A little astringent on the finish

M: dry and easy drinking

O: a delicious beer. got a growler for $8, I'll take that every day of the week.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice, clean golden color. Looks almost like a Pilsner when poured. Nice white one finger head that lingers around leaving a nice foamy lace on the glass while the head turns to a smooth creamy foam.

S: Not the strongest smell, but very pleasing. Nice earthy overtones and a floral smell with a hint of citrus. closing my eyes and smelling with my door open on this nice spring day while hearing birds chirping just feels right.

T: The taste is a lot bolder than the smell. Again, very earthy dank taste. Quite nice. Bitter hops and grapefruit stand out. Very surprising taste for such a golden color and mild smell.

M: I really like how this feels in my mouth. It is smooth, rich and very fulfilling. It has no unpleasant after taste at all, and taste great all the way down. Almost a creamy taste, which is not surprising. As I drink it, the foam is left on the side in a nice lather all the way down.

O: This is a great offering. My local NoVa Wegman's got a pallet in and the beer guru there told me he used to live in NY and they would make special runs for this. Not hard to see why. a very good spring IPA. Pleasing to drink, pleasing to allow to linger in your mouth. I have been able to get my hands on some really good IPAs lately and this is one of them. If you find it, buy it and enjoy it.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Review:
Definitely needed to revisit this one after reading my review from 2010. Bottle tagline "The Spirit Of The Finger Lakes":

First pour shows off a golden malt colored liquid. In the snifter a hazy medium golden liquid presents itself topped with a small light white head that recedes quickly. An aggressive swirl returns a smaller white head which fades equally as quick.

Sniff showcases earthy, grassy, with slight orange peel.

First sip is of a smooth slight acidic lemon which gives way to tantalizing mild sugars covered in orange zest leaving a dry tongue and slightly sweet throat.

A very smooth, easy to drink IPA that still uses an aggressive dry earthy hop approach. The difference 4 years of beer tasting makes.

2010 Review:
Ithaca came to RI for a month. 12oz bottle best before November 2010...

A: Clear honey colored with a 1 inch white head that fades at a decent pace. Good.

S: Hmm, good name. It kind of smells like flowers. Very grassy earthy floral hop upfront with a kind of vegetable scent in the middle. Some citrus on the backend. Ok.

T: Hoppy citrus upfront with some grapefruit and orange peel mixed in the middle. Some sweet malts buried on the back. Good.

M: Good blend of carbonation and hops. Very good here.

D: Taste is a little awkward at first and hard to go down easy. Decent.

All in all, this is an ok brew. Not much special going on here. Kind of a strange blend of flavors too. Not worth hunting or being your first go to at the beer store. Many better brews in the style.

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,616 ratings.