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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

4,436 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,436
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 444
Gots: 586 | 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 Dakotah
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewing with allergies, and a stuffed nose...

From a recent trade, poured from the bottle into Lagunitas mason jar

A- poured a clean, clear amber color with a quarter inch white head, good lacing all the way thru..

S- as I said, stuffed up a bit, but got notes of hops, citrus, clean nutty smell.

T- hoppy, but not bitter!? very light malts, nice and hoppy, again with lots of citrus. Almost a little booziness as it has started to warm. Lighter overall than I'd expect from an IPA, but it's not the west coast style I'm used to.

M- highly carbonated, and light, perhaps the bitterness just doesn't translate to the bite in the back of the mouth.. Again lighter than anticipated, but still very nice!

O- I really liked this beer, very different than CA IPAs I'm used to, but a great beer none the less.

Thanks Houser!

Dakotah, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of BklynTerp
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BklynTerp, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Act25
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From bottle into .5l glass.
"2nd try, fresher bottle, really rocked me. Candy, orange, meditation IPA. Must try"

A: It pours slightly cloudy, yellow amber body with creamy, rocky head, slow fade leaving complex lacing. Retains a cap. Authentic, unfiltered, more muddy than jewel like.

S: Intense nose. Catty, floral and citrus hop notes, progressing to grapefruit and winter pine forest. Totally reminds me of Jai Lai from Cigar City.

T: Complex and bitter. Warming, with resinous flavors matched with citrus. Like Cigar City, the hops offer tropical fruit - pineapple, grapefruit, citrus orchard. Candied orange, balanced with bitterness, tingle and alcoholic esters. Almost a Dessert Beer, a little sweeter than expected. Complex to the finish, great after taste.

M:Medium body with plenty of carbonation and a really crisp finish. Nice finale. Almost Grand Marnier like! Tea & grand marnier!

O: My only knock is the cattiness (same as with Jai Lai. Hold with my after dinner drink metaphor, and so the alcohol, and candied orange work in this regards. A great East coast, original just like Cigar City Jai Lai, or the best of Troegs or Victory.

Looking forward to more. Definitely a sipping meditation brew.

Serving type: bottle

Act25, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

EtOHMD, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
4/5  rDev -5.7%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DoubleMalt, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of MLFrank
4.75/5  rDev +12%

MLFrank, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of twizzard
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

twizzard, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of EricDu
4/5  rDev -5.7%

EricDu, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -5.7%

2beerdogs, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of dbkdev
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle. Beer has a light amber color with decent head, but disappears quickly. Up front citrusy taste fades to hoppy bitterness. The bitterness seems to hang on the palate. Overall a very good IPA. Smells even better than it tastes.

dbkdev, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jwps214, Jun 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Old_Jeffro, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Dagsy, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Celtics76, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Oakenator, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of RayOhioFelton
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

RayOhioFelton, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

raynmoon, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of IPeteA91
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

IPeteA91, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of taylor714914
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if I got a bad bottle, but where were the hops?
Nose had some hop aroma, but the taste fell short. Drank more like a pale ale than an ipa. Solid body and mouthfeel, but lacked significantly in the hop aroma and flavor. Would pick it up if I was looking for an easy drinking pale, but for an ipa, I'm looking to perpetual from troegs.

taylor714914, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by June 2013. Served in Spiegelau IPA glass. Golden in the glass with quickly dissipating white head. Citrus and flowers in the nose, great aroma! Hoppy bitterness right out of the gate with citrus fruit and pine. Finishes slightly dry and bitter with grapefruit rind. Sweet caramely malt balances out the bitterness perfectly. A real east coast hop bomb! Medium body with light carbonation make this 7.5 ABV IPA easy to drink. An extremely well crafted IPA. Seek this one out!

JohnG190, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mrchrisray, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

jbar920, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

thomas2357, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

JohnnyB, Jun 18, 2013
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,436 ratings.