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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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world-class

3,920 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,920
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 431
Gots: 402 | 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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timbre

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-07-2012 01:22:50 | More by timbre
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leansean88

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2012 06:18:20 | More by leansean88
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 16:30:26 | More by ubufan2112
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Ablackbrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-05-2012 03:24:36 | More by Ablackbrew
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-04-2012 22:06:08 | More by jmcgahran1
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-04-2012 20:11:19 | More by Marti403
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-04-2012 19:40:13 | More by cbeer88
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Short's pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Thanks to Kamaal at Redstone Liquors in Stoneham, MA for this when I was passing through.

A - Pours a hazy orange/copper, good lacing, about two fingers of head.

S - Hops and tropical fruits - very nice aroma, grapefruit, lemon, zest.

T - The sweet and tropical flavors are forward with a hoppy backbone - very nice taste.

M - Good carbonation - Very light

O - This was my first brew from Ithaca - being from michigan I had heard rumbling of Flower Power but its not available here. It was a very good IPA - I'd definitely have a sixer or two of these in the fridge for some easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 18:57:42 | More by BeRanger
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Color: Hazy gold with a cream color head. Head is nice and thick.

Smell: Floral hops and peaches up front. Followed by orange and grapefruit.

Taste: The orange comes through more in the taste. Up front is Floral hops and oranges. Then the peach and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Mid-light carbonation, very smooth with a medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: Mid-light bodied with a good balance. Another classy IPA. Glad I got a 12 pack in a trade! The mouthfeel is awesome. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 03:45:49 | More by Heatwave33
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CummingsK21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-04-2012 03:27:13 | More by CummingsK21
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JohannBock

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Bucknell pint glass. A nice golden honey color with 2 fingers of white head. Nice lacing all the way through.

S: Lives up to the name and is quite flowery. Some hop bitterness coming through as well.

T: Some flowery flavors up front followed by a bit of malt backbone but there isn't a ton of balance here. The rest of this is hop bitterness. Very dry finish leaves you puckered and wanting more.

M: Medium to medium heavy mouthfeel. Good stuff.

O: Nice beer. Definitely something I will go back to but not the greatest thing I've ever had. Good example of an IPA and something I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:17:24 | More by JohannBock
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Hopapocalypse

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-04-2012 00:06:56 | More by Hopapocalypse
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2012 22:48:09 | More by PeteRiz
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2012 17:29:00 | More by brandonasplundh
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Best Before notched Jun. 2012

A: Pours a golden hazy honey color, lots of visible yeast setiment, one finger white creamy head.

S: Love this smell. Very tropical/citrusy aromas combined with a sutle sweetness from sweet honey malt. Some grapefruit and juicy orange. Just a touch of resiny pine. Smells awesome.

T: Similar to the nose. Bitter citrus/grapefruit, some sweet pineapple and orange. Malty/touch of biscuity honey. Bitter citrus hops linger more after each sip, not over the top bitter but has a definite bite. Actually very nicely balanced between the fruity hops and honey malt.

M: Light end of medium, good carbonation, drinks pretty but does have some zing to it. Alcohol well masked. Drinks very easy, more like 6% abv I would have guessed had I not known.

O: This one was very well done. Very nice, juicy hops and pleasant drinking. Will be getting a sixer soon. One of the better IPA's I have had and an excellent aroma.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 23:54:29 | More by Dools9
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codasnap52

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-01-2012 17:19:03 | More by codasnap52
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2012 07:12:01 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-01-2012 00:26:29 | More by lccrunchy
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint.
Pours a slightly hazy golden, nice head and lacing.
Smells is very floral and piney hop.
Taste is smooth piney and floral hops. Nice hop bite. Nice balance with the malts.
Its slighty too bitter for my taste; well for me the bitterness is unbalanced with the rest of the brew.
Overall, its not the most amazing IPA, and not quite sure its worth all the hype it gets, but its solid and substantial.
Edit:
Having it again at Kent alehouse in Brooklyn. Actually really like this...mire candy hop than I remember. Much better than before. Not sure if its my palate that changed (likely) or the recipe but i did it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 13:40:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
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kvltmetalhead

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-29-2012 03:41:08 | More by kvltmetalhead
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a a cloudy, tangerine color. A very unique color that you cannot see through at all. It poured with a 1/2 inch head that dissipated within a few minutes.

The smell is great! Hops first, then fruity, then malty. Really unique smell.

I taste a multitude of fruits in the beer. Like the smell, the hops are the first thing to strike the senses, but after that I taste the bitter, striking fruits like grapefruit and also the sweeter citrus fruits like oranges and clementines. Then this very smooth malt flavor rounds out each taste with a soft sweetness.

Mouthfeel is great. The carbonation is noticeably but not powerful at all.

Wow...really nice beer. Hoppy like a good IPA should be then really complex and unique with a mixture of bitter and sweet fruits, followed quickly by a soft, malty sweetness. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 02:58:30 | More by PhantasIPA
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-29-2012 00:32:45 | More by Tpsauer
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scubahood

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-28-2012 12:39:09 | More by scubahood
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mnixon86

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-26-2012 22:57:03 | More by mnixon86
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-26-2012 21:13:17 | More by DiscGolfRobot
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,920 ratings.