1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

Not Rated.
Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,679 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,679
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 458
Gots: 745 | FT: 25
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Flower Power India Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,679 | Reviews: 1,220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of standardcherry
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Pours a medium amber color with a medium white head that quickly faded to a thin white film. Nose is full of hops - hence the name. Love the floral aroma. Taste is surprisingly sweet, considering the huge hop presence in the aroma. Also some pine and citrus. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Overall, a fantastic, balanced IPA. I will definitely have it again.

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of PaulyB33
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ccrida
3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Mad Mex, Flower Power is dark, dull gold with a small off-white collar leaving sticky, scattered lace.

Smell is pungent, bright NW hops, a nice balance of citrus and resin.

Taste is also pungently hoppy, heavier skewed to the pine than the nose. A bit hot, with a surprisingly firm malt backbone for the appearance, if not the cleanest - must be lots of cheap 2-row.

Mouthfeel is oily, medium bodied, drier.

Drinkability is pretty good. This taste pretty fresh, hop wise, and slakes my NW style IPA cravings well enough, but the somewhat dirty flavors of malt and fermentation lead me to believe this one would fall off in a hurry.

Photo of JeffArons
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of markasparov
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SalMineo
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Bottled four days ago, fresh from the brewery, poured into (appropriately) an Ithaca tulip.

A: Deep hazy copper color with a finger and a half of head. You can barely see through this sucker! Nice lacing. Beautiful.

S: Wow! This beer, more than any other I've had, has a strong grapefruit/orange aroma to it that is simply divine.

T: Huge tropical fruit tones, lemon peel, orange rind, slight malt sweetness. West coast style all the way.

M: Carbonation is adequate. Leaves a fantastic hoppy aftertaste.

O: I'm in love with this beer. So far it's the only beer I've found worthy of buying a case of without breaking my wallet. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Photo of tdizzlegrizzle
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mdimeglio
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hlaus
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jared2287
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of shleepy
3.08/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into snifter glasses.

A: Golden. Minimal amount of sediment, if any. Medium, white head.

S: Lots of sweetness. (Uh oh - could be a sign of an older bottle). Light pineapple/citrus notes are coming through, though.

T: A bit dull, in my opinion. After just having a hoppier DIPA, it almost tastes bland. Sure, it seems pretty well balanced, as far as hops and malt flavors go, but it's almost like drinking some slightly bitter water. Yet, there is a slight bitterness that remains in the aftertaste (possibly along with some sweetness? how does that work?). Main flavors are pretty subtle and seem to be dominated by citrusy bitterness.

M: Nothing out of the ordinary - medium body and carbonation.

O: Just not very interesting. Maybe the bottle was not too fresh and/or the serving temperature was too cold, but I'm just not feeling excited about this one.

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

About 2 weeks old, picked up locally.

a - classic orange with massive frothy white head with chunky lacing. Just like the growler, head hung out forever. Brew was Transparent.

s - i could smell this puppy across the room. nice citric hops. not too sweaty or sticky, but definitely a fresh hoppy ipa smell. piney but fruity. very brisk with just enough malt backbone to keep it balanced, but the hops are the superstar of the show.

t - wonderful fruity hop bouqet. Mango and peach and less pine. Some malt for balance, but floral hops leadnthe way.

m - medium bodied...a balanced hop fiesta. Finishes a tad bitter.

o - overall, one of the better local(ish) ipas. always nice to have this one fresh and whenever ases show up in the stores this is a go to 6er for the fridge. I hold this beer in high regard, was kind of surprised to not see a bottle review on file. Love this one. Worth seeking out if you don't get it. East coast IPA goodness.

Photo of BeerDoh
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of totoropanda
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DevilsCups
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle poured into a tulip. For reference, bottles are ticked for 3 months after bottling. Mine is ticked for August. Very fresh bottle.

A - Light amber hue, very very slight haze. Finger head, settles to a nice soapy layer.

S - Awesome aroma of citrus, tropical fruits and a small bit of bread malt. The fruitiness is awesome in this one. Very mango/pineapple forward.

T - Perfect blend of hoppy citrus and fruit with a great backbone of bready malt. One of the best tasting single IPA's out there. Again, the fruit notes steal the show. Bitterness isn't immediate, but builds to a comfortable level.

M - Tad thin, but nothing to fault it on really. Not too sweet or bitter, and works right in the middle.

O - Fantastic IPA crafted only a few hours from me. Awesome beer, pick it up if it's fresh near you.

Photo of edzo22
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,679 ratings.