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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
93
outstanding

4,341 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,341
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 442
Gots: 547 | FT: 23
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

alamode, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

daleyke, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mfreire212, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam that rests atop a clear, copper colored body. The foam dissipates fairly rapidly and leaves a bit of lace on the glass.

S - Pungent, tropical fruit hop character with and hint of grapefruit and pine as well as some doughy malt in the background.

T - Fruity pineapple and mango hops out of the gate with clean, thick malt. Some peppery notes in the middle as pine starts to appear. Lots of grapefruit in the finish with lingering peppery character and a touch of toffee and fairly strong bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is an IPA that focuses on aroma and hop flavor first, just as it should. The fruity hops dominate in the aroma and while the beer pretty much tastes the way it smells it also has some peppery complexity in the flavor profile. The malt is sufficient to balance things out and keep the hops from becoming overwhelming, but it keeps its head down and allows the hop character to take center stage. Very nice.

nickfl, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

brewsclues, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Gurrett, Dec 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

tjseveryday, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

thecoldwindblows, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BMart, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

jackrodgers77, Dec 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

n00blar, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

celticfutblclub, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

hackomal, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a tulip shaped pint glass. The brew appears a golden copper color with a creamy topping of off-white froth. The cap maintains fairly well and leaves a webby pattern of lacing effect on the glass.

The smell is juicy with citrus character from the good. Rindy almost like orange zest and grapefruit. A bit of herbal aspect gets grassy towards the back with some dank, weedy character that is lightly cheesy. Lightly fruity again as it starts to warm up.

The taste is oily with resinous hops that are moderately bitter. A touch of caramel to toffee tasting malt is present. Grapefruit zest and bitter rinds mix with some herbal component, grass and dank aspects just like the aroma indicated. There is a light musty quality about this brew as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is oily in the feel but contains a pleasant blend of hop character that kept me interested throughout the entire experience. Easy drinking with a low alcohol impact, I would have this again.

stakem, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

twelveinches, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

pavpav12, Dec 06, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Montrose79 for hooking me up!

A: Large 2+ fingered, slightly off white foamy head that exhibited solid retention, but left less lacing then I had hoped. The beer itself is a deep orange with a light red core that remains mostly opaque.

S: Floral hops are the dominating scent. Pine notes follow with a nice amount of grapefruit. Sweet candied malts on the back end tie this beer together nicely.

T: Pine and bitter hops followed by the malts and citrus flavors. It's a fairly straight forward and traditional IPA, but it is just awesome how well balanced a brew it is.

M: Fairly typical for the variety.

O: A great IPA, beers like this remind me why I love the styles so much.

tjkinate, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden color with about a half inch of bright white head which recedes to a thin lace very quickly. Big sweet hop nose of citrus, pineapple, and and sweet bready malts.

Wow, I didnt identify any flavors on that first sip run, but it was damn good and big.

Big and juicy with all the right flavors. Sweet bready and toffee malts up front with a big juicy pineapple, citrus, and grapefruit body. Finishes with a masterfully balancing hop act. It's honestly like biting into a piece of fruit with a big hop floral hop bouquet of a finish.

Although I only have the one bottle for sampling purposes I can't see me having too many of these in one night. The hop bitterness builds like other IPA's i've had but not nearly as bad as most. The finish is mostly clean beside this fact.

Overall this IPA surprised me. We carry it at work and I always thought the artwork was stupid and the price for a 6 pack outrageous but it is quite a good IPA.

jtierney89, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ZacharyJ, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

cmadd, Dec 04, 2011
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,341 ratings.