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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

3,954 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,954
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 433
Gots: 416 | 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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yamar68

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, deep honey gold with a finger of sticky white head. Nice lacing.

Lots of pineapple, syrupy fruits, more pineapple, some caramel malt, cantaloupe, nice smelling beer for sure.

An interesting take on the style. Some abstract bitterness with orange peel and cream soda. Very drinkable for a big IPA.

Thanks schwartzoid for this awesome extra!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 02:48:18 | More by yamar68
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-27-2012 00:00:12 | More by Blaze5445
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ONN8

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-23-2012 01:27:53 | More by ONN8
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-22-2012 02:05:51 | More by Kaydogg
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glitchedmind

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2012 19:16:59 | More by glitchedmind
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2012 15:55:09 | More by egrace84
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tun

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

06-21-2012 12:54:54 | More by tun
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-21-2012 02:14:54 | More by SlickestWilly
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-17-2012 18:18:07 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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pbass78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-17-2012 15:33:11 | More by pbass78
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soroka24

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-17-2012 10:40:34 | More by soroka24
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a night light golden, with a 1 finger white creamy head. A few small streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was floral and citrus, with a bit of piney bitter hops. Nicely pleasant smell. Taste started off a bit herbally, and then finished up like piney hops. Felt good in the mouth, coated as an IPA should with a bit of tingle from the carbonation. Overall a pretty solid beer. Nothing to really detract.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:04:00 | More by mountdew1
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-16-2012 01:01:04 | More by bertram
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Melikeydahop

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased at 6er for $11.50 at the local Bottle King. So much to say about this one...where oh where do I start? First off, this brew singlehandedly ruined every other IPA I drink on a regular basis, for I no longer want to drink any of them. I'd guesstimate that roughly 80% of the beers I drink are IPA's, and I drink some of the best (well at least those that are readily available). Flower Power is so refrshing and delicious that I can't believe I haven't tried it yet. I won't trash any other IPA's for I love the style, but last night I followed this one with a higher rated and more universally loved IPA which I normally rather enjoy (just to see if Flower Power was a good as I thought), and I felt like pouring the other beer down the drain for it couldn't even hold a candle to Flower Power. Oh, if you think $11.50 is pricey for a 6er,think again, I'd personally be happy to pay double that for this one (just don't tell that to Ithaca brewing).

A: Light amber with very nice carbonation, less than 1 finger white head, some sediment floating around. Very appealing

S: Pure heaven: Grapefruit dominates the show, but it's like the freshest smelling grapefruit ever. When you smell other IPA's you have to stretch it when you say it smells like this fruit or that fruit, this beer actually smells like a glass of fresh squeezed red grapefruit. Also picked up some mango or apricot, pineapple and orange peel.

T: Exactly like it smells, like a fruit punch of citrus fruits, with a nice sweetness. I guess that sweetness is the malts but it doesn't taste like your typical malt flavors, it's better. A nice bitter hoppy taste rears it's pretty head on the finish, yet it's not overpowering. At 7.5% ABV you would have no clue that this beer even has alcohol in it, that's how smooth it is. Perfect for a summer's day or any day for that matter..just perfect

M: Medium body with medium to high carbonation that just rinses prepares your mouth for the next sip. Amazing.

O: Need I say anymore, if you're an IPA fan and haven't tried the Flower Power I ask with all sincerity..what the fchuck are you waiting for?? When I find a better readily available IPA, I'll write about it. Yet I don't think that will be anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 23:58:58 | More by Melikeydahop
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-15-2012 18:26:51 | More by vonnegut21
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goodonezach

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-15-2012 17:44:53 | More by goodonezach
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-15-2012 14:06:57 | More by jacewg
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-15-2012 02:19:09 | More by szmnnl99
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Sensibud2488

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-13-2012 20:52:22 | More by Sensibud2488
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-13-2012 03:25:41 | More by Gww1864
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dlello2

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

06-12-2012 01:17:15 | More by dlello2
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jaybags

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-11-2012 17:19:22 | More by jaybags
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zgunder

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-11-2012 13:32:09 | More by zgunder
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can thank Founder26 once again for this first try. What a spectacular brew! Caught me off guard since I thought this might be a Pale Ale.
This pours a nice typical amber color for an IPA. Kinda Cloudy and a bit of sediment involved, but nice appearance none the less.
Smell: The smell? OMG it's spectacular! Pine and citrus, I love it! I gave it a 5 because you can't really get any better.
Taste is a bit like the smell and hits you hard. Wonderful! Pine and citrus so wonderfully balanced. Nice medium to strong bitterness is perfect for an IPA.
Carbonation is medium to strong on this one as well which I love.
Overall, I loved this beer and wish it was distributed in my area. If it was, I would buy this very often!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 00:44:45 | More by MichPaul
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-09-2012 15:21:39 | More by Chinaskifan1
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,954 ratings.