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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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4,719 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,719
Reviews: 1,229
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 468
Gots: 772 | FT: 26
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower Power is hopped and dry-hopped five different times throughout the brewing and fermentation process.
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Ratings: 4,719 | Reviews: 1,229
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into McDonald's collector's glass (I'm...away from my glassware at the moment). Effervescent golden orange, with a medium-thin fizzy white head that doesn't leave much lacing. Smell is very nice, big floral notes (as the name suggests) with some sweet citrus fruit as well, and just a hint of more bitter herbal scents. Taste is perfect IPA taste; smooth crackery malts start out but are quickly obliterated by huge citrusey and bitter hops; lots of sweetness is left behind, but not so much that it destroys the beer. This is a perfect benchmark American IPA, floral, fruity, bitter, and dangerously drinkable at 7.5%. Mouthfeel is pleasantly a bit fuller than expected.
Ithaca has been slightly hit or miss with me, but after this I'd love to see what they can do with a DIPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got this bottle in a trade and sat on it a couple weeks so i cant be sure how fresh this is ...

A looks pretty carbonated. A bit murky but nice golden yellow color. Not much lacing

S not as floral as i was expecting given the name, i get lots of citrus; specifically oranges. Also getting some breadiness. Overall tho the smell is a bit muted and im wondering if this bottle has seen better days.

T quite nice. Again lots of orange juice and some breadiness. More floral notes coming thru in the taste than i was getting in the nose.

M very crisp. Smoothed out nicely as it warmed. It's refreshing.

O a solid, refreshing beer that i could drink all summer tho id like to try this again from a known fresh bottle. This one kinda reminded me of a hopped up fff gumballhead

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Extremely thick, almost opaque light orange brew; almost looks pulpy. Thin head (<1 finger) of white foam with short retention and little lacing.

S - Floral, tropical fruit, and citrus notes. Some breaded malt sneaks in, as well. A light, sweet smelling beer.

T - Similar to the nose: a lovely mix of hops. The citrus is more subdued than perhaps any IPA I've ever had, but that doesn't make it less hoppy. The malts thankfully take a back seat, but it's a well-balanced IPA.

M - Sweetness all around, hop oils lingering, medium body. Slightly dry, but that just leaves you asking for more.

O - This is an excellent change of pace IPA. It reminds me of Jai Alai, in a way. I could definitely drink this every day.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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