1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,184 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,184
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 432
Gots: 491 | FT: 23
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Flower Power India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,184 | Reviews: 1,163 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Pdrufo
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Pdrufo, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of mgironta
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mgironta, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

Got this one at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention, eventually fading to a faint wisp and ring. Body is a hazy gamboge orange with lower levels of carbonation. A slight wisp and ring remains until the end leaving some small dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking beer.

SMELL: Big nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, and plenty of citrus notes including grapefruit, orange, and some piney notes too. Really nice, fruity, impressive nose on this one.

TASTE: Pale and caramel malts up front, then lots of citrus at the swallow. Bitter grapefruit, lemon, and some light piney flavors are balanced by some sweet melon notes. Bold and lingering aftertaste offers plenty of bitter citrus and piney hops beside the sweet malt profile. Very nice, and completely my style.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes somewhat dry. Good feel, plenty smooth, but could be a touch fuller for top marks.

OVERALL: This is excellent. A touch more sweetness after the swallow would make it other-worldly, but as it is, this is definitely a top-tier, world class American IPA. One of the best in its class. Those of you who can buy this year round are lucky people. Highly recommended.

Jeffo, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

RMoeNay, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
5/5  rDev +17.9%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of fatneck13
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

fatneck13, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of mtnwesdew
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mtnwesdew, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of phishphorce
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

phishphorce, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of BWILCOX
4.75/5  rDev +12%

BWILCOX, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of William123
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Gehrig13, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Psychmusic
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Psychmusic, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Pjev11
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

Growler from Oasis in Hopewell Junction. Pours beautiful, frothy head over a clear golden body. Retention is nice and initial lacing is pretty. Mouth is crisp and fresh. Some fruity, piney hops are up front but balanced well by the malt. You feel the hops but not too much. A really great IPA.

Pjev11, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of HopsintheSack
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

HopsintheSack, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +17.9%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Berg0804
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Berg0804, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of JayQue
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

An exceptional IPA. Looks great on a pour. Big frothy white head, golden/light amber body and thick bands of lacing. Head retention is very good. Smell is good also, mostly piney hops

Taste does not disappoint either. Mostly piney hops, somewhat resiny abut with some floral hops and bready malts as well, Nice balance. The hops are featured but the maltiness takes away some hops bite without taking away any flavor.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, smoother than most good IPAs. Goes down very easy. Oneof the better IPAs,

JayQue, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of HopFace
4.75/5  rDev +12%

HopFace, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of diverite
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

diverite, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

MikeConklin, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dejrrma, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of kirchy
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

kirchy, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%

On tap at Mug's.

Golden pour, plenty of thick, white head and lace. Strong retention for the style. Fruity hops and some pine greet my nose before each sip.

Taste is outstanding. Strongly hopped base is juicy as hell, nearly unmatched by any other Single IPA I've tried. Minimal pine, some bitterness at the end but (thankfully) there's no bite from the hops.

Body is creamy and viscous; best mouthfeel of the style IMO. When this stuff is fresh, it's phenomenal. And remember: I don't like Single IPAs! :)

brystmar, Aug 13, 2012
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,184 ratings.