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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
95
world-class

3,918 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,918
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 430
Gots: 402 | FT: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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flayedandskinned

California

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best before July 2013 Date.
Poured into Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.
Big thanks to IPAkindofguy for giving me this as an extra in a trade!

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light orange verging on blonde. Its almost pilsner-esque in hue. A thick, pure white 2 and half finger heads forms as soon it the beer hits the glass. The leaves lots of sticky lacing as the head recedes. Really nice looking IPA.

Aroma: Big, dank slightly astringent citra and simcoe hops right away; Huge tropical notes of kiwi, pineapple, grapefruit and light passion fruit. There is really interesting floral scent imparted by the yeast. There is a really nice and soft, sweet maltiness that comes out more and more as the beer warms.

Taste: Hops slam your palate immediately; huge notes of grapefruit, passion fruit and a really nice pine needle note. A soft bready malt presence provides the perfect backbone to show case the tropical and fruity hops. The beer finishes dry and bitter with lingering notes of grapefruit, passion fruit and cracke-ry malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Great stuff! Honestly this is the most "west coast" styled IPA I have ever had. The hops positively leap off of the soft, but firm malt backbone. This really reminds me of a slightly less aromatic version of Blind Pig IPA from Russian River, but if it was brewed with Citra hops. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Sam21

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip. Best by June 2013, so this beer is two months old.

A- Hazy orange body with a thick and creamy white head that leaves great tiger striping.

S- Lots of lemongrass, dried apricots, pineapple, touch of grapefruit rind, and some light peachy notes.

T- Hop centered, but holds some semblance of balance. Sweeter hop notes up front showcasing sweet citrus fruits and perhaps a hint of tropical fruit. This bleeds into a grapefruit bitterness in the middle that sits atop a sweet caramel backbone. Finishes with thick, resinous, and leafy hop bitterness that slices right through. Leaves lingering notes of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

MF- Medium-full body with smooth creamy carbonation. Really nice smooth body with a dry finish.

O- This is a hop-centric IPA. It's definitely one of the hop monsters that does it well. It's up there with Gandhi Bot, Heady Topper, and Sculpin. Hopped, hopped, and hopped again… and then dry hopped. It shows, but it also carries some balance and pleasant sweetness rounding it all out. Great IPA that is really easy to find and find fresh.

Serving type: bottle

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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into glass yields a medium sized bubbly head that is slighty off-white in color. Beer is a dull cloudy yellow with a hint of orange. Head recedes to leave a thin film on top. Moderate lacing.

Great smell - grapefruit, orange, and floral are most noticable. Pinneapple and pine also present with a bit of bread. Taste is incredible as well, starts with orange and floral, then comes grapefruit bitterness, finishing with pine and bread. Mouthfeel is very creamy, medium/heavy body, moderate/high and slightly biting carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,918 ratings.