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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,299 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,299
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 439
Gots: 534 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

claspada, Aug 11, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: creamy orange caramel. kinda hazy. 2 finger bubbly white head

s: much more tropical fruit than expected. pineapple, mango. this is also really really floral. crisp sweet caramel malt. slight pine in here. this is one of the juiciest smelling IPAs i've laid my nostrils over. cant wait to dig in

t: this has a unique taste to it. more bitter than the nose indicates. i'm definitely tasting the onion/cat piss. the bitter comes from a piney and grapefruit rind flavor. orange peel. there is a slightly tea leaf, dank bitterness in here as well. back end has some sweet citrus and caramel malt. its a very unique flavor that i wasn't quite ready for - but warmed up to as i drink. citrus

m: lighter side of medium with nice amount of carbonation. makes the bitterness pop

o: not sure if i'd rate it quite as high as everyone else, but this is good. if you want to know what people mean when they refer to cat piss/onion in a beer, id say give this a try...its not a bad thing. this has a solid East Coast hop flavor that is present but not in your face. the floral notes are a real treat too. grapefruit is really a star in here. i fear my bottle might not have been as fresh as it could be (still within the drink before month).

hopsputin, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Flower Power is my reference for American IPAs. It strikes a very nice balance between citrus and bitter. The nose is second to none.

My only reservation about this beer is food pairing. It really seems like a beer that deserves to be tasted on its own with a clean palate.

craigmcg, Aug 05, 2013
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,299 ratings.