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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

4,680 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,680
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

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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!

Photo of RKing44
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of danwho
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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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 4,680 ratings.