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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
94
outstanding

4,193 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,193
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 433
Gots: 494 | 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)
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Photo of HEADYdb
4/5  rDev -5.7%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of keithmurray
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - coppery amber colour with white head

smell - hops, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, caramel

taste - mango, grapefruit, pineapple, hops, caramel in the background

mouthfeel - higher side of medium bodied, bordering on full, sweetness and bitterness upfront, hops linger well in the aftertaste, full carbonation, crisp

overall - very good IPA that i'm happy to try again, really flavorful, not just a bitter hop bomb, but nice balance between florality (word), sweetness and bitterness

price point - $2.25/single 12 oz.

keithmurray, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of jstein89
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jstein89, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Fahz
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Fahz, May 31, 2012
Photo of jag21
4/5  rDev -5.7%

jag21, May 31, 2012
Photo of PerryA
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

PerryA, May 31, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TheRuss9585, May 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

snowghetto, May 29, 2012
Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Gabbyaboutipa, May 28, 2012
Photo of udubdawg
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

peachy/copper color, bright, but not quite perfectly clear. Topped with an inch of extremely dense, creamy off-white foam. Truly excellent lacing. If they kinda all look like this should I be rating it as average, even though it looks fantastic? hmm...

I'm considering a "5" in the nose. It is loaded with fresh hop aroma, and there is some floral to go with the fruit, which, well, duh, it's in the name! I'm not sure I can identify a certain fruit. Sort of sweet grapefruit, orange, maybe a bit of lemony note, and some sweeter orchard fruit. I see apricot mentioned and, yeah, I could call it that and feel like it was a good descriptor. No malt noted until I smell it in the empty glass.

The flavor isn't quite up to the rest of the experience so far. It'd be hard to do so, but the effect is mildly disappointing nonetheless. Not overly bitter upfront though there is plenty of hop kick in the back side. Aftertaste is quite bitter along with a mild doughy pale malt flavor. Pretty drying and in fact a bit astringent. However the it makes up for it with that sort of tangy hop flavor that I love. Not sure I'd call it "dry" but this is definitely not that sweet either. Pale malt is overwhelmed completely in the aroma but shows itself here, not quite managing to balance the bitterness. I don't get any caramelized notes, and just a hint of toast - nice malt bill to give us the gravity but get the hell out of the way of the hops! No alcohol flavor that I can discern, but I feel a heat in the throat at the swallow.

Softly carbonated with at most a medium body, very creamy but it doesn't stick on the palate at all. Alcohol is a bit high, pushing up against the imperial style, and as such the drinkability suffers slightly.

udubdawg, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mroberts1204, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

nas4atu, May 25, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear, dull golden yellow yielding a foamy, relativey lasting 2 finger head; patchy lacing.

yowzah, the nose is exceptional. big fragrant bouquet of citrus, a touch of pine, and some caramel maltiness. delicious aroma, just what i look for in my IPAs. and taste isn't far behind, delivering fresh citrus, apricot, some floral characters and a malty backbone. bitter hoppiness in the finish. outstanding IPA. really enjoyable.

medium bodied, medium-low carbed mouthfeel; i already see this earning a spot in my regular rotation.

originally reviewed: 01-05-2011

BostonHops, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Stockfan42, May 24, 2012
Photo of brianplatt
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

brianplatt, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Connaire, May 23, 2012
Photo of ncfranklin
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip. Best by Aug12.

A: Sunshine yellow to orange. Little haze. Small white fizzy head but leaves lots of lacing.

S: Feint but herbal. Some citrus in the nose as well. No malt aroma.

T: Flower power is right. Very floral in flavor, with a cleanness to it Little spicyness from the hops, mostly that flowery spring note. Malt is light biscuity, and after taste is very feint as well.

M: Lighter than expected for the 7.5%ABV. Slightly crisp, well carbonated.

D: Lives up to its flowery name, and floral IPA's are too far and few between. A good beer perfect for the spring season.

ncfranklin, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Casterbridge, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mmmaaattt, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

TwinLightTap, May 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

SickNukes, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jculler82, May 21, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange color with about one finger of fluffy white head with decent retention.

The scent is of mainly citrus hops.

The taste is of moderately bitter citrus and piney hops, some spice is also present.

Medium body, smooth and pretty dry, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty good IPA, not really among the best I've had but overall a flavorful easy to drink beer.

BeerCon5, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

agirginis, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

erha2, May 19, 2012
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,193 ratings.