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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94
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4,536 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,536
Reviews: 1,186
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 447
Gots: 631 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
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Photo of Shagtastic
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Bell's tulip.

A: Pours a light orange with little head but absolutely fantastic lacing.

S: I love the nose on this beer. I get a good amount of citrus right up front.

T: This is my favorite part of the beer hands down. Lots of citrus up front and smoothed out by the piney notes on the backend. I'm really enjoying this one.

M: A little weak but still really nice. Great abv that really puts it in a unique spot between IPA and DIPA.

Overall: I'm really glad I got a chance to try this beer. It's a really nice IPA and a great first offering from this brewery.

Photo of jsilva
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TWStandley
3.3/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appeared a see-through gold color with a slight amber tinge. Minimal head left behind very minimal lacing.

Smelled of strong hops - a bit of earthy-ness and some honey mixed in.

Taste is a bit watery, not much complexity, and not a very strong bitter kick to it. Very bland (for an ipa).

Mouthfeel was extremely thin. Carb. feels ok.

Overall this has let me down. I specifically hunted down a six pack to see what the hype was all about, and am glad that I didn't buy the case. I find this to be an average IPA, but it seems to lack depth to me. It tastes like water mixed with some hop bitterness. Will not drink again.

Photo of GPHarris
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick bubbly eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that left decent sheeting and lace throughout. the body was a hazy amber color.
s - big citrus aromas, mainly oranges with a hint of spice.
t - not as big a hop flavor as i would have liked. hints of orange but mostly a grainy and bready type flavor dominates.
m - medium bubbly thickness.
o - decent ipa but lacked a little bit of a hop punch.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bennway
4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

a: About one finger of head, a medium golden color, not sparkling clear but considerably transparent.

s: Smell is always my real first impression, and this beer does not disappoint. If I were interviewing this beer for a job, and its smell was our handshake, I would hire this beer on the spot. Fantastic aroma hops, note of citrus fruit.

t: The exceptionally pleasant sweetness from the honey malt is exceeded only by its hop bill. Despite what I thought was an obvious ingredient, I was surprised to find out that this beer is not brewed with any citra hops. Regardless, notes of citrus and bright tangerine dominate.

m: Sweet and light, in some ways almost reminds me of Tang, for those of you who remember.

o: Hands down, one of my favorite IPA's and favorite beers for that matter. Floral, sweet and at 7.5%, it has knocked me over in more ways that one and raises the bar.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GregSVT
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice eggshell white head that fades to a layering and leaves some nice sticky lacing.

S: The aromas are big on the hops and a bit of sweet malt as well. I'm picking up grapefruit, floral hops, a bit of pine and a decent caramel malt backbone. There's a bit of tropical fruit in there as well. As I take more whiffs of this thing it gets more complex.

T: The taste is incredibly good starting with a bitter grapefruit peel flavor followed by wonderful notes of mango, sweet malt, and bitter pine. This has all the great flavors of a classic IPA. The buttering hops could be dialed back a tad but that is a tiny complaint.

M: The feel is creamy and medium bodied with a drying finish.

O: I would drink this all the time if it were available here. Great flavors and aromas make this a benchmark for all IPAs in my book.

Photo of kevanb
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a really nice honey orange color, really hazy and cloudy, nice half finger of white foamy soap head sits atop the glass. The head has absurd retention with really nice lacing, really nice looking IPA. The aroma is pleasant, dank hazy hops, earthy pine and weedy grasses come through, not much malt at all, very hop forward, only the faintest toasted biscuit aroma at the end. The flavors are pretty in line with the nose, very grassy and earthy, some lighter and sweeter pine, it does kind of taste like a meadow, pollen and rose petalesque flavors come to life with some bitter citrusy grapefruit at the finish. The flavors are nice for what the are, but a little underwhelming after the nice big nose. The body is a bit thin, but still very nice, great level of carbonation nice dry bitter finish.

Verdict: Damn fine IPA from Ithaca Beer Co. Earthy hazy meadowy hops, nice dry bitter finish. Drinks a lot like a big American Pale Ale. I could definitely enjoy a few of these on a nice sunny day.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,536 ratings.