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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

3,857 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,857
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 427
Gots: 387 | 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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Mjmoser

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-07-2013 03:34:49 | More by Mjmoser
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-06-2013 15:15:33 | More by browniewithnuts
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-06-2013 04:43:18 | More by Lurkerson
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mrzazz

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-05-2013 12:39:47 | More by mrzazz
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raydogfresh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-05-2013 05:16:59 | More by raydogfresh
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Vigg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-05-2013 01:58:25 | More by Vigg
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1BadblueSS

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2013 19:42:55 | More by 1BadblueSS
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-04-2013 19:07:29 | More by Budinetz
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Saboobie

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-04-2013 16:29:57 | More by Saboobie
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Fitwitchik

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-03-2013 22:50:33 | More by Fitwitchik
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danipp

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2013 19:36:34 | More by danipp
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MikeRoni

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-03-2013 18:24:16 | More by MikeRoni
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-03-2013 07:16:47 | More by mzeld
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-03-2013 02:02:38 | More by djrn2
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, golden color, straw in some spots and light amber in others. Murky and translucent, then topped off with a white cap that settles to a quarter-inch and shows some decent staying power. Nice, drippy lacing is left near the top of the glass.

Flower Power, like the name might imply, is powerful and fruity - loaded with citrus, huge pineapples, apricots, and maybe some mango. Light hop resin sits in the background along with some light pine, but stays secondary to the citrus overload. I've heard people compare this beer to Zombie Dust, and I see where they're coming from. This citrus isn't quite as powerful here (and neither is the rest of the hop profile, for that matter), but it's drawing some slight resemblance.

Somewhat surprisingly, the first thing I notice on my palate are the hops, and they exhibit a mildly spicy, white-pepper flavor, something that I wasn't picking up on in the aroma at all. Some resinous flavors come through and the bitterness smacks your tongue quickly and all at once. Slightly oil and leafy. Lemon and orange zest play a big role in the flavor, as well as light apricot and pineapple. The palate isn't picking up the fruit as much as the nose, but it's definitely there, and certainly more noticeable in the latter half of the sip.

The bitterness is pretty powerful and probably helps tone down the fruit at first. Sweetness from the malt is there, giving off a light, sweet bread flavor. Other than being a backbone for the huge hop profile, it doesn't do much else. The aftertaste is full of a peppery bitterness, a little fruity pith, and some dry, bready malt. Maybe even a little ashy as the beer gets warmer. Medium bodied, a little stickier than expected, decent carbonation.

I can see why people might substitute this beer for Zombie Dust where it's more readily available. Similar in many ways - and although I prefer ZD much more, this beer is still pretty damn delicious. If it was available in my area, I'd probably drink it all the time. Goes down easy and gives you a nice fruit, bitter hop kick.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 21:26:58 | More by tectactoe
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msween21

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

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DocJitsu

California

3.26/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, bright, lighter copper golden color with a white head. A few asymetrical laces of suds are noted around the edge of the glass. The nose is characterized primarily of malt. Toffee, some notes of apricot, and bits of alcohol all comprise the aromas. The mouthfeel is medium- to full-bodied, smooth and wet with just a hint of carbonation. A bit of an alcohol burn is noted. Not much going on in the flavor outside of toasty maltiness and some alcohol bitterness. Not my cup-o-tea.

ADDENDUM: I've been informed by another frequent Flower Power-consuming BA that the beer is usually not a malt bomb as I have described. He suspects I've gotten ahold of some old bottles. It is January 31st now and the notch on the enjoy by portion of the label is between the January and the February. So he might have a point. I'd like to try this again fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 02:50:28 | More by DocJitsu
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jp110099

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-31-2013 00:29:27 | More by jp110099
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,857 ratings.