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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

4,066 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,066
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 431
Gots: 451 | 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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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-18-2012 03:48:29 | More by Gregwa
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-17-2012 21:41:47 | More by Brushkanna
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Barkley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-16-2012 19:48:44 | More by Barkley
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guajolote

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-14-2012 23:13:58 | More by guajolote
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-14-2012 21:29:45 | More by splendidsplinter
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-14-2012 01:16:55 | More by mscott1975
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-12-2012 04:25:54 | More by chefduff2
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces by about 50% but the remainder is retained. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lots of floral hops aromas with some more subtle hints of citrus and pine.

T: Slightly light in the flavor but there are a lot of floral hints and some notes of the citrus and pine hops as well. I would describe the flavor as refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and very refreshing - definitely a session beer and one that we all often get when we go out and want something easy to find and dependable.

03-12-2012 03:05:46 | More by dbrauneis
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-12-2012 00:00:15 | More by BeerBucks
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-11-2012 20:28:45 | More by DSlim71
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jsboates


4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-11-2012 18:33:17 | More by jsboates
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musicsherlock

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-11-2012 18:30:54 | More by musicsherlock
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-11-2012 13:45:23 | More by Element1290
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

12 oz bottle just under 3 weeks old. Fresh to death.

A: Lighter colored ipa, between Straw and Honey in color. Decent head, left a bit of lacing. Slightly hazy, not super clean/filtered.

S: Best aspect of beer, very pungent. Although I expected more floral/herbal from name, I get a lot of sweet tropical fruits, along with fresh flowers mixed in as well. Pineapple,

T: Sweet Tropical fruits up front, mango/pineapple/grapefruit, then more of a pine/lime bitterness with a hint of honey malt mixed in. Very little malt, its all honey. Finishes with a bright tropical citrus, pineapple papaya. Leaves palate dry ad slightly fatigued. Big flavors.

M: Seemed a bit under carbonated, did have a pleasant softness to it. More creamy than oily texture. Very unsessionable as it raped my palate. Not much alcohol presence considering ABV.

O: Definitely more of a west coast IPA, reminds me of Union Jack with a bit less malt prescence. Its not balanced at all,I would like a touch more malt. The hop extraction/flavors are pretty awesome though. Very tropical and bitter.

03-10-2012 23:02:11 | More by BigCheese
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-10-2012 22:44:57 | More by durrrr
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frankb34

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured hazy light copper into stella artois pint glass

smell is awesome of fresh hops and citrus,can't wait to taste it.

taste is almost as good as the smell,very fresh and crisp. Easy drinking, unfortunately,I only had one bottle.

mouthfeel is clean and refreshing

overall an enjoyable IPA that I will happily drink again.

03-10-2012 02:38:48 | More by frankb34
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taddehaven

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2012 12:27:41 | More by taddehaven
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-09-2012 04:28:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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PatDreadful

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%

UPDATE: I got a fresh bottle today and it completely changed my mind about this beer. The grapefruit and mango flavors are completely off the charts. The bitterness is spot on and the malt balance borders on perfection. I've adjusted my scores to reflect the fresh bottle but let the original review be a warning to those who are thinking about picking up a bottle or two that is past its prime.

Quick Story- I've been wnating to try this for some tim enow but never really got around to it. This weekend I packed the family int he car and took a trip to see my parents. On the way, I stopped to pick up a six pack when I saw Flower Power. I did not see a brewed on date so I consulted the clerk and was assured it was fresh. After tasting the beer, I know it wasn't fresh but unfortunately, thats all I have to go off of.

Appearance: Very nice white head rises above a beautiful copper body. Perfect for the style.

Smell: Yikes! Nothing but malt and sugar. The slightest hint of bittering hops. I was expecting some big citrus flavors with floral and earthy hops mixed in for good measure. Nothing.

Taste: Follows the nose. No hops up front, just a strong caramel malt with some cloying sweetness. The aftertaste is quite bitter, more in line with a barleywine. Honestly as a barleywine this would work better. Add some roasted malt and you'd be in good shape.

Mouthfeel: Low carb and heavy body. The unbalanced bitterness is kind of tough.

I plan to give this beer another shot but for the time being, this is all I have.

03-08-2012 23:16:01 | More by PatDreadful
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

A-hazy copper color with a nice 1 finger head.

S-lots of floral hops in the nose. Piney and delicious. Note:I am not a huge hop head and find this to be a great balance of hops to malt.

T-Piney hops right on the front of the tongue with a nice malt character lurking in the background. Not over powerful hops and great balance. Awesome job Ithaca!!

M-clean and crisp, what more can you ask for.

03-08-2012 23:07:30 | More by danedelman
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PhillyP

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-08-2012 21:35:31 | More by PhillyP
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-08-2012 19:45:05 | More by djschnabel
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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
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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