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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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4,674 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,674
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 458
Gots: 739 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of eporter66
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange/copper, nice lacing overall, but only 1/4" head off the pour

S - This is where it gets you, citrusy all the way, with grapefruit, orange and it gets the mouth watering for the first taste

T - Sweet, citrusy and dry finish, and a lot of bitterness in the back. The sweetness hits you upfront, but the hops kick in soon enough.

M - Solid mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - In my early days I am sure this would have had too much bite for me. The sweetness and bitter blend make this an excellent IPA experience, and I will come back for more of this. There are just so many to try....

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SawDog505
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, best by May. Pours a bright orange red, with a 1 inch sticky head, with awesome webby lacing. Smell is tangerine, pineapple, mango, grass, and grapefruit. Taste is very balanced, tons of citrus up front with grass, grapefruit, and pine in the finish. Body is great, plenty of life, medium body for the style, little dry, and very drinkable. This is one of the best and for a reasonable price and a freshness date. Wish it was in N.H. This might be the best single IPA I have, Green Flash WCIPA has competition, with a better price and a freshness date.

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint. Label is notched best before March 2012 so this one is 6-8 weeks old.

A - Pours a hazy orange/copper with a quickly fading white head. Leaves a patchy film on top and some lacing remains down the glass as I drink.

S - Very floral, as expected from the name. Strong smell of honey and pine with some citrus.

T - Tastes mostly of honey, lemon, and malt. It's too sweet for my liking. I think much of the hops have faded. Reminds me of tea with honey a little bit. Probably past it's prime, or at least for the flavor I was looking for.

M - Good carbonation and a medium body. A little bit syrupy.

O - I was looking forward to trying this beer because I had heard good things. I was a bit disappointed, but it wasn't terrible. I will seek a fresher bottle because I have heard the flavors change quickly with this beer. The best by date is three months from bottling so this one was at least two months old.

Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden amber color with a one finger white head and good lacing

S-floral and citrus with nice hints of bitter hops

T-citrus and tropical fruit with pine and a nice bitter hop flavor

F-medium body with moderate carbonation and an astringent feel

O-a nice solid IPA

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4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a us tumbler glass

S - off the bat extremely citrusy, especially grapefruit. A little bit of malt aroma comes through. For me this was fantastic.

T- upon tasting first thing I note is a very mild sweetness, which then becomes a moderate bitterness then transforming into an intense grapefruit.

A- golden in color with lots of bubbles and a bit of carbonation, thick white head about 3 fingers high

M- mildly astringent, with lingering bitterness.

O- I love this beer, it is one of my favorites now, however it does not pair well with most foods for me so I can't really have it with a meal. Only food I've really found goes well with it so far is spicy mexican.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled fresh at the brewery, this is an absolutely stunning American pale ale. The 7.5% ABV is dangerously well hidden, so I will have to be careful...

Appearance a clear golden-red amber with decent white head and lacing. Stunning pine & grapefruit aroma - pure "west coast" hops. The flavour is surprisingly well balanced, with sweet caramelized malts complementing the citrus hop zest. Ends with a lovely lingering hop finish...

All in all, an excellent beer. Wish they could pack this much flavour into something under 5% ABV!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- hazy golden yellow orange. With small head leaving a ring around the edge of the glass.

S- funky hop smell. Love it. Grassy, floral, citrus smell.

T- floral grassy tropical flavor. Leaves a bitter taste lingering. Dry.

M- light to medium body with light carbonation.

O- good beer. A lot of hoppy smell which I love. Very enjoyable ipa

Photo of TVolt1
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Good golden amber color. Little cloudy. Small amount of white head.

S: floral hop aroma. Little grassy with a small amount of orange aroma.

T: Even has a grassiesh taste. Nice bitter taste. Very different than most IPAs I have had. I cannot pinpoint a lot of the taste -a little funky and earthy

M: good mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

O: OVerall, I am glad I tried this beer and glad my husband received it from BIF. It is very different - not in a bad way but in a bewildering way.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice slightly hazy light copper color with some straw golden hints. There is a nice 1 inch white head that forms that is dense and sticky with some chunkier bubbles sprinkled around. Very good looking brew.

Delicious grassy hopo notes start things off. There is some nice grapefruit and citrus fruit notes in there with some nice resinous aromas. some slight caramel and pale malt notes can be perceived in there. Pretty nice bready grain note sin the middle/back end of the beer.

Taste starts off with intense hop juice notes. Citrus notes aplenty with some nice grapefruit and slight tangerine notes. There is some nice pale malt notes in the middle as well as some nice toasty grain after the hop punch subsides. Very nice and refreshing. The beer isn't overly balanced with a nice hop punch but definitely has a malt backbone.

The hops are great in this beer. This would be a go to daily brew if I could easily obtain it. Very well done.

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.