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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

4,681 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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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

No notes at this time.
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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Flower Power into a wide mouth chalice.

A: beautiful golden haze. Moderate suspended carbonation and solids. 1 finger rocky wannabe head that dissipates to a leggy thin disk.

S: GRAPEFRUIT. Big alphas. hoppy as all get out. bitter melon, bitter fruit.

T: Follows nose. Huge bitter citrus. spicy yeast bread. Bright hop oils. Bitter orange at final swallow.

M: Creamy. A very nice medium-full bodied brew. Light bitter citrus. Bittering leaves hoppy dry finish. Outbreath leaves very slight booze burn. Very aromatic.

O: I am pleasantly shocked with this brew. Very world class. I really really like this.

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3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured hard from a bottle into a heavy pint glass.

poured a cloudy, deep yellow with sediment floating through the ale. it looks to be a live unfiltered style, kinda reminding me of a sierra nevada pale ale. it pours a white head of about 1/2" quickly fading into lacing on the glass.

the smell is a pure hop blast & bright sweetness of citrus fruit.

this ale taste like chewing a fresh hop flower. it is VERY bright & VERY bitter unlike any IPA ive ever tasted! hardcore hoppp fans will dig this ale! im tasting grapefruit... very citrus tasting.

the mouthfeel is bright & carbonated & the hop taste on my tongue is sharp.

overall, it's a bit too hoppy for my taste buds these days. a few years back i loved IPA 's & hoppy brews but now i favor a more balanced taste. this would be a nice ale for a beautiful, warm day. maybe a bright day that matches the bright tones of the look & taste of flower power. i might be able to drink 2 of these in one sitting... so, for me, not a session ale. still, for the style it's a damn good drink!

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3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While Flower Power may not smell especially flowery, in fact, it doesn't have much smell at all, it's color and distinctive taste will hit you immediately.

A hazy, golden orange color, it's a nice looking beer in a glass and has an immediate bite when it hits your tongue that lingers for quite a while. No extremely distinctive flavors which stand out, but the immediate bite is great and the beer is full-bodied, which I love.

Overall a good beer which I would buy again.

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