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

4,180 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,180
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 432
Gots: 488 | 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: 4,180 | Reviews: 1,163 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +17.9%

CEDAMA, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%

a cloudy orange-yellow with about half inch of head (nice amounts of lacing). holy crap as soon as the cap comes off your nose is bombarded with hops! citrus and floral hop aromas rise to the nose and follow up with a sweet tangerine type smell. as you take your first sip, even more floral hops travel down your nasal openings and cause for an excellent taste of bitter, floral, and citrus hop flavor all in one. it's like watching a movie in HD.. except you're drinking a beer. a deliciously tangy/citrusy ipa with a mellow bitter-sweet malty backbone. medium bodied and lightly carbonated, this ipa leaves a slight bitter aftertaste on the palate, however the smell of hops stays stuck in your nose and you want more and more and more.

what this beer lacks in appearance and texture, it more than makes up in aroma and flavor. one of my favorite locals and i believe is a year round beer now (not just spring seasonal), this beer deserves more recognition.

facundoCNB, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Jules11788, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
3.9/5  rDev -8%

Appearance: pours a hazy orangish gold.

Smell: Usual IPA smell with pine and citrus..

Taste: Good flavor from this ipa with a lot of malt and pine with some hints of citrus. I'm not sure what the meaning of the name is but I'm not tasting any floral tones to this one. A bit disappointing I must say.

Overall: I'd buy this ipa again but it doesn't quite wow me. It reminds me of Green Flash West Coast ipa but not quite as good.

jrfehon33, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of DaleB50
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DaleB50, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Beerme09, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DrHoptagon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

DrHoptagon, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%

A: Hazy and looks like honey; so orangey-yellow. Features a small white head with fair lacing and good retention.

S: I could smell this guy once I popped the cap; in my glass it smells even better: there’s no mistaking the juicy, bitter, ripe grapefruit busting from this beer. But it’s not all fruity – there’s a fresh piney-earthiness too to balance it out.

T&M: Fruity up front but there’s a lingering bitterness that comes through and finishes on the bitter side. Where’s the carbonation? Feels a little flat. I’ll try it again in the future, it might just be this sixer.

O: Good beer but not the best IPA – it was foamy and soft rather than crisp. But I recommend it nonetheless.

NardiByNature, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of bstevens736
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bstevens736, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

C63AMG, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

hardcor33, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Bdel34, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

VonZipper, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. March/April notched on the label.

A: Pours a mostly clear light golden amber with a 2 finger puffy white head. Small amount of visible carbonation.

S: Great citrus and floral hop notes. Some grassyness as well. Sweet malts and fruit. Some pine and spice too. Aroma is outstanding on tap.

T: Starts of with some strong floral and citrus hops. A carmely sweet malt backbone makes an attempt at balancing it out. Ends with more hops. Alcohol isn't too noticeable for 7.5%

M: Average body, on the lower end in regards to carbonation. Leaves some stickiness from the hops. Quite drinkable.

Overall a very tasty beer. An IPA like this is right up my alley. Love the cascade and simcoe hops.

CloudStrife, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of airbag11
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

airbag11, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -5.7%

eawolff99, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Thanks to GFunk720 for this brew.

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass (with a name like Flower Power what else would you use?)

Pours a light golden amber with a four finger bright white head. Great head retention with abundant lacing . A bold floral aroma accented with citrus and pine. Initially my tastebuds were flooded with grapefruit, mangoes, and bit of peach followed by piney hop bitterness which transitions to sweet malt with a touch of banana and then finishes with piney hop bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel. Fairly medium bodied with a heavy malt backbone, more reminiscent of a DIPA than a pale ale. Plenty of carbonation, creamy smooth brew. This brew definitely lives up to its reputation. Very enjoyable and complex.

chanokokoro, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jawneyt, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured into a pint glass. This pours a hazy yellow orange with a finger of fluffy white head.

The aroma gives of a little bit of sweetness with mango hop aromas and some nice bitterness in the finish. The pallet is slightly sweet with tropical fruits and a little bit of a cucumber flavor. Nice and bitter on the finish.

The body is light with prickly carbonation. Overall a nice offering. Wouldn't mind grabbing this once in a while.

Bendurgin, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jbertsch, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of beerFool28607
4.75/5  rDev +12%

beerFool28607, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a pretty clear orange/copper color with minimal head, retention and beautiful streaky lacing.

Smell is potent- I get a lot of resin-y simcoe hops, like a forest of spruce trees. Smells like an open bag of hops. Delicious.

Taste is right on the money for a single IPA- lots of hops on top of the palate at all times, undercurrent of pale malt sweetness, LONG semi-sweet/semi-dry finish. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is very good- medium light body up front while light to moderate carbonation washes of the tongue. I might prefer a tad bit more carbonation- nonetheless, this is an exceptional IPA and one I will seek out more again.

Definitely a palate ruiner- I tried Brew free or Die IPA afterwords and couldn't taste a thing. Enjoy Hopheads!

Hopdaemon39, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of guezarka
4.75/5  rDev +12%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of PeteTheBeerDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Mar 24, 2012
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,180 ratings.