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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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4,678 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,678
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 458
Gots: 744 | 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

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Had this great beer on tap at my house ( yes, really) and in a bottle.
A- pours a really nice yellow amber with a wonderful pillowy, fluffy white inch and 1/2 head!
S- smells of citrus and has a grassy clean smell as well.
T- wow! Hop forward with a nice citrus taste that lingers on the tongue and back of throat, very slight bready finish, amazing!!
M- feels clean and slippery
O- thought this was one of the better ipa's i have ever had. Just a well done beer. Was lucky enough to get a log of this for my kegerator and couldnt be happier ( or hoppier...sorry). Will always look for this beer when in the mood for an ipa.

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3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into tulip glass, served cold.

a: very attractive hazy golden orange with beautiful three finger off-white head which dissipates quickly. leaves a nice white lacing around the glass.

s: light citrusy hop character, some corn but not in a bad way. something seems off though.

t: light pine and citrus from the hops with a bitter finish. not much to this.

m: light body and low carbonation.

o: a drinkable and refreshing session IPA but not one i'd seek out.

Photo of Brewsky29
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale orange with 1 inch of fluffy white head and lacing was nice.

Smells of grapefruit hops and slight maltiness in there.

Nice citrusy grapefruit with a mild malt backbone and bitterness that followed and lingered for awhile.

Very smooth and dry almost no carbonation.

Overall this is a decent IPA very good especially for a year round offering from the east. It is just slightly below NN in flavor and appearance, but still very good.

Photo of mobius024
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very rich. Ordinarily, it takes a double I PA to get my interest. I live in Ithaca and have taken a blasé attitude to our local product. On my way home one evening, not wanting to stop at Wegmans to pick up a six of my favorite, I stopped in at the home of Ithaca Beer and bought six of Flower Power. Turned out to be a very pleasant beer. Hoppy enough to satisfy me, and I am a hops freak. Most surprising was the nose. Due to youthful hay fever, I pretty much couldn't smell a barn if I were standing knee-deep in horse shit. This beer, though, comes through with major fruitiness. ABV 7.5, it's enough, but not so much you can't enjoy a few. Give it a shot ...

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin layer with some decent lacing.

S: Sweet citrus on the nose with notes of pineapple and grapefruit. The finish is more grassy and herbal.

T: More citrus up front--mostly grapefruit--followed by grassy and herbal hop flavors. There are some piny notes as well. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body with sudsy carbonation, I'd like a little more carbonation bite.

O: A good IPA overall. Good citrus and grassy characteristics in the nose and flavor without being too bitter.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We pour a glowing, softly orange brew. It holds a one finger head of creamy white bubbles. This retains for a minute, leaving punctate lacing around the glass. Islands of bubbles remain for much longer. There is a thick haze about the beer, with swirls of powdery sediment throughout. Carbonation appears active. The nose blossoms with bright citric hops. These are soft, sweet, and tart all at once. The malts are pale, with a light mineral quality about them. There is an additional hard grassiness, with a drying chalkiness on the back. Booze becomes apparent with warmth. Our first impression is that this is a robust beer for the style. As the taste unfolds we notice the hops immediately up front. Here they are spicy and bittering, shying away from the sweetness of the nose. Citrus is huge, and bitter as hell. Rind and a pilly chemical quality pull us through to the middle. Things remain equally as bitter, letting up only for more mineral and earthy moss. The finish drops off quickly, leaving a wet, almost wheaty, flavoring to the mouth. This is bitter, but much less so than before. The hops remain throughout. The aftertaste breathes with peppery booze, pale malts, bittering orange rind, and more of those glorious citric hops. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left cooled and slightly dried. Each sip has nice froth and slurp, but at times, the liquid feels too thin and is watery around the edges. The abv is up there, but appropriate, and the beer drinks as more of a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the variability of the nose. This set high standards for the tasting. Upon sipping we were met with a wildly bitter beer, which held up throughout. We do wish, however, that the flavoring has remained to the end. We felt that it prematurely petered out, leaving room for a more watery finish. All in all, this is a tasty beer, and an expertly crafted bitter guy, which is hard to find. We just wish that the edges were a bit more refined, and things were better rounded out in the flavor department.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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

I've had this on multiple occasions from the tap and bottle. This review is based on the bottle version.

A: Poured a nice honey golden color with a finger and a half head that disipated into about a quarter finger head.

S: huge notes of grapefruit in the nose. A nice piney resin-esque layer lingers behind the grapefruit.

T: A culmination of grapefruit/tropical fruit rush the front of the mouth; by the middle of the mouth sweetness from the malts behind to emerge, which is faded out by beautiful layer of bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation and a nice creamy mouthfeel.

O: One of the best single IPAs that I have had. As I stated above, I have had this beer multiple times and its always treat. If I had to drink one IPA for the rest of my life, I would not mind if it was Flower Power.

I dedicate this review to all of the haters who claim that they will not be purchasing Ithaca's products after getting shut out at the Le Bleu release on Saturday. Cheers!

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,678 ratings.