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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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4,625 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,625
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 694 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

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Photo of russwbeck
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bit of a hazy yellow pour with a few fingers of white head. A nice amount of bubbles work their way up through the body of the beer, and hold up the small amount of head remaining that laces nicely.

S: Big grapefruit aroma with a nice pine character to balance it out. I do think I'm getting some malts underneath. Much more citrus than is customary of an American IPA.

T: The taste continues the aroma, but is even more focused on the citrus and grapefruit. Just a refreshing amount of fruit that doesn't get old as you work through the bottle. Pine is there for a nice bitterness, but the malt seems to have disappeared beneath the vast hoppiness.

MF: The body is light to medium with a lower than average carbonation. It goes down crisp with a slightly dry finish. The fruitiness coats the entirety of the mouth.

O: This beer is delicious. Make sure to get it fresh, because once the hops fade the fruit becomes too much for me.

Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Holland
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from Ithaca metal growler into Ithaca tulip glass.

A: beautiful clear golden color with a nice sticky head and small amount of lacing.

S: floral (of course) hops, sweet malt. Very light smelling beer, but pleasant.

T: bitterness and malt counter each other well here, with hefty amounts of both. There isn't a whole lot of other flavor here other than the floral hops again, which is light.

M: excellent crispness for the medium body and medium carbonation.

O: solid IPA, but not a whole lot of hop flavor. I'm a bit unimpressed. Can't blame it on the growler - I drank it just 6 hours after it was filled.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sunset Cantina

A: Clear deep golden color with a thin off white head.

S: Big floral and citrus hops. Grapefruit and a touch of caramel as well.

T: One of the better IPAs I've had. Huge grapefruit pith, orange rind and pink grapefruit flesh with a nice caramel malt backbone. Finishes on a bitter but clean note. Extremely drinkable. I want a lot more of this.

Photo of PuFtonLyfe
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of whatname
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of fluidmotion
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of vbiliyar
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a pint glass.

A- cloudy light golden-orange hue. The honey in this beer shows in the color, no 'IPA amber' color in this one. A fluffy one-finger head that really lasts, lots of sticky lacing.

S-grapefruit all the way. Flowery as well?

T-tart citrus punch from that grapefruit balanced with some malt and honey sweetness.

M-Very full body from good carbonation, a healthy 7.5% abv, and those balanced flavors.
The hops, citrus, and alcohol electrify the tongue.

O-I drove through three towns to taste this after a conversation with a bartender who tipped me off about the availability. Well worth the trip. And just in time - 3 pints and I kicked the keg. I did not drive home, by the way. A must have if you like this style.

Photo of drabmuh
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is #48 on the "Top Beers - American IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. A top IPA, needless to say this is a top want. Thanks to a recent trader for extra-ing this beer my way.

Beer is yellow / amber with a mild haze, steady moderate carbonation, white head small bubbles, lots of lacing, looks nice.

Aroma is quite hoppy, piny, mildly sweet, a nice aroma for sure.

Beer is medium in body and really nice on the finish, strong and complete with a nice body and a moderate bitterness on the back. Mostly pine hops but a wonderful little IPA here. I'd drink this every day, seriously.

Photo of Firkin-Bunghole
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.
A: Yellow with white pillowy head.
S: Citrus hop oils, rinds of grapefruit/oranges
T: Grapefruit rind juice-a total citrus bomb. I really enjoyed that the bitterness in this one comes from citrus as opposed to pine/grass. The bitterness does linger, but doesn't destroy your palette. Reminds me of an alcoholic version of the juice I had the first time I juiced 3 whole grapefruits.
M: Full, well carbonated.
O: I have yet to find an available IPA in my area of NY that is on par with this one. Have already had a six pack of this and a growler. Can't wait to try this at the brewery or a bottle that is less than a week old as I hear it enhances the drinking experience.

Photo of gallagk
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of CLAZZ51
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of redfox405
1.5/5  rDev -64.6%

Photo of Jamesg440
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RnRManifesto
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic. Orange yellow appearance with a 2 finger off-white, fluffy head. Lacing is sticky and thick, staying on the glass the whole way down as you drink.

Big west coast IPA smell here, with lots of citrus notes. Tangerine, grapefruit, orange. Some honey, maybe?

The big win for this beer is the taste. Lots of juicy citrus hits you right up front, grapefruit, tangerine, maybe a little pine, the malt comes in the middle, and then you get hit with just enough bitterness on the finish to make you want more. My absolute favorite IPA from the East so far. If you are a fan of West Coast IPAs, I suggest you give this a try. An amazing beer.

Photo of BigGameBeerHunter
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Advocate_Ames
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of gQQgsJr
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Jules11788
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DaleB50
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,625 ratings.