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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

4,622 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,622
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 453
Gots: 695 | FT: 26
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Oasis in Hopewell Junction. Pours beautiful, frothy head over a clear golden body. Retention is nice and initial lacing is pretty. Mouth is crisp and fresh. Some fruity, piney hops are up front but balanced well by the malt. You feel the hops but not too much. A really great IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional IPA. Looks great on a pour. Big frothy white head, golden/light amber body and thick bands of lacing. Head retention is very good. Smell is good also, mostly piney hops

Taste does not disappoint either. Mostly piney hops, somewhat resiny abut with some floral hops and bready malts as well, Nice balance. The hops are featured but the maltiness takes away some hops bite without taking away any flavor.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, smoother than most good IPAs. Goes down very easy. Oneof the better IPAs,

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mug's.

Golden pour, plenty of thick, white head and lace. Strong retention for the style. Fruity hops and some pine greet my nose before each sip.

Taste is outstanding. Strongly hopped base is juicy as hell, nearly unmatched by any other Single IPA I've tried. Minimal pine, some bitterness at the end but (thankfully) there's no bite from the hops.

Body is creamy and viscous; best mouthfeel of the style IMO. When this stuff is fresh, it's phenomenal. And remember: I don't like Single IPAs! :)

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before September of 2013 (notched on the label) so this is pretty fresh.

A: Pale-yellow with golden shades. Typical white fizzy, fluffy head. This one dissipates quickly leaving behind little lace and retention.

S: Sweet, sticky hops and honey. Pine, fruit, some wood. Surprisingly malty, especially as it warms.

T: Similar to the nose. Pretty sweet and malty but enough hops to prove it's an IPA. Fairly one-side, though. Not too complex nor ultra hoppy and floral as expected.

M: Smooth, clean, delicious. Good hop bite in the finish. Good body and carbonation.

O: A very good IPA but never lives up to the hype for me. I've had it a few times on draft and wasn't blown away so I wanted to wait to have it in a bottle and give it a proper review. To me, it's a middle-of-the-pack IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,622 ratings.