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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

4,628 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,628
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 701 | 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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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%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Beerme09
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DrHoptagon
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.79/5  rDev +13%
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!

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,628 ratings.