1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

Not Rated.
Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,681 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,681
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 459
Gots: 744 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Flower Power India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,681 | Reviews: 1,220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mackeyse
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Palate fatigue and such factors aside, this isn't the same Flower Power I recall from some years back: no killer nose, no hoppy, piney bite. I see a 2013 review sort of compared this to Zombie Dust and another heralded it's West Coast character. Wow, OK. Totally different beer in 2015 folks . Nonetheless it's still actually a very good IPA. Goes down quite easy for a 7+% beer but that also speaks to the simpler nature of this incarnation of FP. It's not a world class IPA anymore in my book but still very good if you can find it fresh. Some of the older reviews on the site are working off a prior version of this beer that was far more transcendent than what Ithaca is churning out nowadays.

Photo of cduffy201
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVStabile64
3.01/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Haven't had this in 2 or 3 years. Pretty good!

Photo of Spreetaper
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texsuds
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Rick
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Movember5
3.12/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer. Very tasty in my opinion.

Photo of Vinitb91
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Flower power has a good hoppy finish

Photo of ONUMello
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a DFH IPA glass
A: Light orange color with a 1+ finger head that slowly settles
S: Very floral as the name suggests. Thats followed by tropical fruit, a bit of pine, sweet malt with orange/grapefruit peel wrapping it up
T: Crisp, clean, a balanced mix of all of the above aromas but no one thing stands out above the others
M: Surprisingly light-bodied, very crisp and somewhat bitter
O: Very balanced, very easy to drink

Photo of jerseyjoe555
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CajunRanger
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoagzzz
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this once before. Over all pretty good but a tad too dry and bitter.

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tastesogood
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTFalcon
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goosemop
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JWU
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- a hazy deep gold with orange hues, with a fantastically sticky off white head. Doesn't get much better.

S- A mild biscuity sweetness/malt base, but it's pretty much hops, on top of hops. Grapefruit, orange, with a hint of apricot and pineapple.

T- Fantastic. The hops are raw, and give a feint white pepper and hemp vibe, but are mostly orange, grapefruit, with a hint of dank pine and floral components. The Apricot and grapefruit notes accentuate nicely. Very complex.

M- Medium, and quite slick and creamy. Medium Carbonation.

O- American IPA's don't get much better.

Photo of Sintech
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baldrich27
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csylvia14
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ksilver2
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stanley23
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,681 ratings.