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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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4,290 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,290
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 439
Gots: 529 | FT: 24
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

eawolff99, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jawneyt, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

beerFool28607, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly hazy caramel color with a white 1cm frothy white head. Nice retention and lacing. 

Very nice bright clean nose full of sweet citrus, pineapple and a touch of floral hops with a slight undertone of candylike malt. 

Flavor is quite nice as well. Again big bright fresh hops with citrus, pineapple and a little floral starting off with a slight hop bitterness, transitioning nicely into a balanced mild candy malt back end. 

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. 

Overall an excellent IPA. Exploits the hops quite well with a great balance of candied malt. I must try!

MrVonzipper, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mwhite444, Mar 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

kirkse, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

DonFrap, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

xxcarpxx, Mar 22, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, orange/tangerine hue. A light orange head as well. Slow moving bubbles. Appears to be well carbonated.

S: The aroma is amazing on this beer, I am guessing these are citra hops. So citrusy, orange, tangerine, lemon, light grapefruit. Sweet. So delicious.

T: The taste is also very citrusy, like grapefruit juice. Unfortunately, super bitter, also like grapefruit juice. In fact, if you carbonated grapefruit juice and added a shot of vodka, you might get this beer. It is tasty, and actually refreshing, but I would have liked some firmer malt sweetness to balance the overwhelming bitterness. That's just how I like my IPAs. No alcohol burn detectable.

M: Light mouthfeel makes this drinkable, and probably also results in the absence of sweetness. The grain bill must be highly fermentable in this beer. I do like the drinkability though.

O: Major points for aroma. Everything else made it a solid and drinkable IPA. It would be great to try fresh at the brewery.

mattbk, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bvdubn, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

harp00nfan, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dfecteau, Mar 19, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Flower Power from Ithaca Beer Company out of New York.
Score: 93

No bottling date. Served in a Stella Artois chalice and enjoyed on 03/17/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color with one finger of cream colored seafoam head that settles into a ring around the glass and paper thin oil layer capping most of the beer. Amazing lacing, superior retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Mangoes and peaches. Bright tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple too. Orange juice, rose pedal, floral hops, piney hop oil and pine sap. 4.5/5

Taste: Sweet and hoppy citrus fruit flavor throughout. Tangerine, pine, and oranges up front. Orange juice/pineapple juice backbone. A little earthy hops towards the back half. Tons of complex hop flavor. Layering bitterness. Finishes with a bitter grapefruit and pine flavor. Not very "in your face," but extremely refreshing, flavorful. It's an east coast brew that is true to the west coast IPA style. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium-high carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: A superior single IPA. I would absolutely drink this with regularity if I lived in Ithaca's distribution network.

Recommendation: Seek this brew out fresh. Casual beer drinkers and hop haters might not enjoy this one, though.

Pairings: Hamburgers

Cost: $10.99 for a six pack.

jegross2, Mar 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

andylipp, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Gregwa, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Brushkanna, Mar 17, 2012
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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