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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

4,280 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,280
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 439
Gots: 526 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12%

mborden, Jul 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

frankthetank86, Jul 02, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass chalice.

Bright orange amber color, and hazy with a large, white head, two fingers worth. Nose is super tropical with big citrus aromas – grapefruit, orange and lemon, but mostly grapefruit. There’s a little bit of grassy hops as well. The taste is magical. Bright tropical fruits are cut with just the right amount of bitterness for a dry and fresh aftertaste. Lots of grapefruit and a mix of sweeter fruits that I can’t really identify. The mouthfeel is amazing…it’s one of the smoothest IPAs I’ve had, even as it’s packing a big punch at 7.5%. There’s a good amount of lacing left on the glass as I finish and the head is retained pretty well. This is my new favorite IPA that’s readily available.

greenmtn1111, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of mverity
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Casey3236 for getting this to me in a trade. I'll be enjoying this over the next week or week and a half.

Great yellow gold color with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is fantastic. I get a ton of earthiness from this beer; along with a ton of hops. Lacing is holding up fairly well. Taste is very nice as well. A nice dryness I don't expect from IPAs, but is enjoyable. The hop profile is clean and bright. Still loving the earthiness; it reminds me of the hills of Tennessee. Mouthfeel is slightly different, but like I said, the dryness is enjoyable. I find this IPA to be better suited for late Fall or early Spring, when it's a bit colder outside.

mverity, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Devman171, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ErnestHemingway, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Invictus, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jborg, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

msinger1002, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

alysmith4, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

KCAS81, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Roudy, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

anaids, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a nice 3" head that recedes to a nice cap with sticky lacing.

Smell: Floral hops and citrus, refreshing.

Taste: As in the nose citrus dominant floral hops. Very flavorful IPA, grapefruit citrus balanced well against a bready (cracker) malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Extremely clean, smooth and refreshing.

Overall: Very sessionable and well constructed IPA, really nice warm summer afternoon beer.

BobZ, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

TDavis, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

George1799, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber color with a thin head leaving laces as it goes down.
Delicious aroma of predominant passion fruit, one of the strongest and assertive I have drunk so far. Just had a smoked porter and it flashed across it. Hints of pine and flowers.
Taste also brings up passion fruits mixed with grapefruit. Citrus and resin notes. It has actually two stages with a smooth transition, first the tropical sweetness and then bitterness come gaining power. Dry and quite bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation, its 7.5% ABV is completely hidden.
Refreshing and hoppy beer. Not overly sweet with a great nose and mouth feel. I was positively surprised. The label was too cool, which can be a double-edge sword.
Good for both IPA beginners and lovers. Hopheads should even have this as a session beer.

FLima, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

phishbfm, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

IPAIsaac, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dazedandconfused, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

garfscores, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

LPJones, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

imperialking, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

imyourhero21, Jun 26, 2013
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,280 ratings.