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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,529 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,529
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 449
Gots: 623 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
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Photo of Thezapper
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with a decent head and nice lacing.

I get mostly citrus followed by some earthy hop aroma.

This is one of the most drinkable IPA's I've ever had. It's got big hops, a nice malt counterpoint, a fruity complexity and just a touch of alcohol heat.

Medium carbonation and a nice dry finish.

Unlike some IPA's this beer leaves you wanting more. It has a nice hop profile without being overly bitter. It might be the best "session" IPA's out there. Definitely recommend this brew.

Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of GJ40
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at Mug's Ale House in Brooklyn.

Light, yellowish golden with a slight haze and a small white head. Nice floral hop aroma. I can see where the name comes from. Fantastic balanced flavor with equal contributions from hop flavor and bitterness. The malt is noticeable. A creamy texture.

A great beer with excellent harmony and an amazing freshness.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours hazy and light golden in color. Two to three fingers of dense, frothy head that retains and laces very well. Level of haze in the body of the beer is very high.

S- Medium to high hops bitterness and flavors are first to hit the nose. More of a floral scent than a piney scent, as the name would promise. Lots of fruit notes, with citrus tones being foremost of the fruits. Other than that, fairly one dimensional with the hops flavors.

T- Starts with a big bang of hops bitterness. The bitterness in the taste is more bitter and piney than in the scent. Citrus notes move in next after the initial hops bite. Ends with a similar hops kick that it began with.

M- Highly carbonated and light to medium in weight on the palate. The high hops bitterness at the beginning and end of the drink make this one a slower drink. Cannot feel the alcohol in the drink, but you can feel it after drinking it for a bit.

Overall, this is a great IPA for the hop head. Pretty high level of bitterness. A little underhyped compared to others, but this is a solid, above average IPA.

Photo of Aschap
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of kell50
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Nail Creek in Utica, NY. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A - A hazy yellowish orange hue with a big frothy white head. The head attaches to the glass the whole way down.

S - Hops! Fresh cut grass, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, and spicy floral notes. I do pick up a little bit of that malt, but make no mistake this one is very hoppy and resinous on the nose.

T - A grapefruit, citrus, and spicy hop explosion. The malt is definietly lending a hand to keep this beer in check. FP finishes citrusy and earthy with a nice hoppy bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, with a low level of carbonation. For such a sticky body, it actually finishes quite dry.

O - Ithaca has absolutely knocked this one out of the park. Very hop forward and aggressive, but the malts brings a nice balance. The tropical hop flavors are pretty impressive, especially coming from a brewery out of central NY. Insanely drinkable. I'm always on the hunt for Flower Power whenever I'm up in NY.

Photo of DangerDawg
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TheCuriograph
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hophead21
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Spigs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BethanyB
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a nearly crystal clear pale gold, with a substantial white head. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: As the name suggests, the floral hops hit the nose right away, along with a light earthy scent. Pale malt does its job, rounding things out without detracting from the hops. As the beer warms, a hint of honey is detected.

Taste: Hop bitterness and flavor are appropriately high, with the hops tasting of lavender and spice. The pale base malt is mildly sweet, bringing balance to the profile. The bitterness lingers well into the finish, along with a sort of soapy taste of floral perfume.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, with medium-high carbonation that adds to the dryness of the finish, but without imparting harshness.

Overall: The strong floral character is definitely different! I can see the appeal, but I might have added just a bit of citrus hops to make the flavor more refreshing and less eau de toilette. Definitely worth trying.

Photo of Jayman931
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this one for awhile. I am lucky enough to get a lot of 3F Zombie and heard a lot of people say it was similar. Its not. BUT make no mistake. This is a GREAT beer. The mouthfeel is similar to Zombie but that's about it. The bottle I had was fairly new. The smell while having an nice citrus note was pale in comparison to Zombie. I got a good bit of grain/malt smell which was refreshing. Not everything has to be all Hops right?

The appearance was lighter than I expected. Looked almost unfiltered and mostly a tan/yellow haze and the core of the beer had a orange hue.

The taste is world-class. It is really good...like...really...really good. I actually just had another sip and changed my taste rating to 4.75

Pretty much if you can buy it frequently...you are lucky

If you can't buy it frequently and you see it....buy it

If you can't get it....there is a trade section on this site.

Outstanding beer...Cheers

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,529 ratings.