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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

3,952 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,952
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 433
Gots: 415 | 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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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to get this as an extra!

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, and it comes out a beautiful golden color with a hint of haze. You can smell the floral hops as it pours and the citrus when you get it to your nose. The hops hit you right away with a malty backend that is fantastic. Definitely its my first but certainly one of my favorite IPAs. It has the grapefruit bite, and a great sweetness to counter that slightly. Not overly carbonated, in fact there was almost no head and no lacing down the glass. This is a great IPA, great flavor, and absolutely one I want to get again.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 23:45:57 | More by BeerHunter76
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Wisconsuds

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A welcomed extra from Mr. stearns16. Quite unexpected, heard a lot about this one, thanks! Imbibed 11/19/11 - from notes.

Pours a bright orange into my imperial pint. 1 inch of soapy white head sits atop the brew. Quickly disappeared leaving an abstract lacing around. Aroma is all hops with citrus sprinkled in every now & then. Taste begins with a lemon-y bitterness and finishes the same. Not too impressed overall. Mouthfeel is mediocre, has medium carbonation. 7.5% is well hidden though, and I could see myself drinking a couple given I had a few. Slightly above average beer, but would opt for a local WI brew over the Flower Power.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 20:34:40 | More by Wisconsuds
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-07-2012 02:25:16 | More by jminch
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-07-2012 01:49:11 | More by Brown120
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-06-2012 22:45:10 | More by Dope
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-05-2012 22:12:08 | More by claytong
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-05-2012 05:55:51 | More by fo1ksguitar
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DividedAvery

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours amber orange with a white head that doesn't linger very long.

S: Super citrus and floral. This stuff has a great aroma which only makes the beer more attractive

T: Boom! Lots of citrus, bitter, floral, grapefruit. One of the better IPAs I have had yet.

M: Smooth with a great bite

O: The whole is greater than the sum of the parts with this one. The beer is not overly attractive from an appearance standpoint. Mostly the taste and aroma combine to form a beer that is at once delicious and very drinkable

Serving type: growler

01-05-2012 05:42:22 | More by DividedAvery
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. best before December 2011. Reviewed 12/19/11

Hazy, golden body. Bone white head froths up and falls to a sea foam cover.

Tons of fruit in the nose, with citrus and tropical fruit dominating. Fresh cut flowers and honey.

Nice dose of herbal, tea like hops. Slightly tart, citric fruit flavors. Very dry, cracker malts mid-palate set the stage for a bitter, pine hop finish, slightly metallic.

Very good east coast IPA. Tons of bursting flavors make this very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 05:22:46 | More by litheum94
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. best before FEB.

A: super hazed golden/orange. the head is off-white and looks sticky. great lacing and good retention. good looking AIPA.

S: citrus for sure. just a blast of american hops. certainly a rich, malt backbone there to bring it all together. this is what an AIPA should smell like.

T: sweet, tasty morning fruits. clementine. oranges. grapefruit. the malt is up front and big as well. maybe some wheat in there? the finish leaves the longest lasting, closest representation of grapefruit that i can have to memory on an IPA.

M: carbonation is moderate and works well with the hop profile and malt body. medium bodied.

D: super vibrant and flavorful AIPA. definitely one of my favorites. just bright, fresh hop flavor that every IPA lover looks for in a good one. pick it up if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 03:54:01 | More by Jimmys
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hotmanflab666

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-04-2012 03:52:38 | More by hotmanflab666
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-04-2012 01:51:53 | More by IdrinkGas
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-03-2012 07:20:56 | More by shockrocker65
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avaldivia

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-03-2012 02:51:12 | More by avaldivia
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ejl4

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-02-2012 03:14:01 | More by ejl4
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DarthKostrizer

California

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

Look: Murky orangish yellow in color with a 1/2 inch white head and very good retention

Smell: Floral hops completely dominate the nose

Taste: Very floral hop note with a pretty solid malt backbone and bright citrus notes

Mouthfeel: Just under medium body and mildly carbonated

Overall: Pretty damn good IPA my only complaint is that I feel it lacked balance just a touch and I thought the malt did take away from the hop profile just a bit

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:20:21 | More by DarthKostrizer
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 21:42:05 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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rojos

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 16:58:20 | More by rojos
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 16:44:40 | More by InspectorBob
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 03:18:02 | More by cestlavie
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gearzstang

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-01-2012 02:44:30 | More by gearzstang
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BigGameRick

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-01-2012 02:34:40 | More by BigGameRick
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dogfishandi

New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served on cask at the blue monk in buffalo, ny into a pint glass.

served with a hazy honey golden glow color. a very nice, somewhat creamy retentive white head with lots of nice clingy lace.

a nice clean hop aroma. dank, floral, grapefruit citrus with a slightly sweet malt that evens things out.

smooth flavors meld with one another so nicely. a nice even bitterness throughout the sip and into the finish. again with the dank, floral, and grapefruit citrus hops. maybe a bit of pine in there, slightly peppery. just a bit of a light caramel, honey malt.

so smooth and creamy, slightly lower carbonation from the cask, gotta love it.

ive had this many times from the bottle. its not necesarily better from the cask, but it seems to meld the flavors together so nicely. almost a totally different beer. very easy drinking. good stuff.

Serving type: cask

12-31-2011 23:23:57 | More by dogfishandi
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h0gg

New York

3/5  rDev -29.4%

12-31-2011 03:30:33 | More by h0gg
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-31-2011 01:29:07 | More by zapahoppa
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,952 ratings.