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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

4,623 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,623
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 694 | 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%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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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%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow/tan, nice foamy 1 inch head and lots of sticky, foamy clingy lacing.

Smell - Hops, very floral, malts, added sugars, some spices, grapefruit and orange. Plenty of grassy pine also. Really pleasent smelling beer.

Taste - Well, flower power, alot of hype so i can wait to drink this! This beer has 7 different hops in it, and you can tell. Its bitter, sweet, piney, grapefruity, orange and lemon, every hop flavor you can think of. What makes this beer so special is the malt balance it has. It keeps the beer real easy to drink and not overly sweet or bitter. Such a citric fruit event in each drink, yet not taken to the next level with bitter pine overload. Malts add a bold, caramel feel to give it more of a complete drink.

Mouthfeel - The hops are present from the second you open the bottle. They hit the tounge with about every type of citric fruit flavor ever put in a beer. Malts mixed smooth and mellow out any over bitter kick. Palette pretty much gets remaning hops and malts with a slight spice kick at the finish.

Overall - Look, there are alot of ipa's out there to enjoy. Each person likes a certain style of ipa, super bitter, super sweet fruity, hoppy and malty etc etc.... This beer is all of them to a extent, one of the most balanced ipa's ive ever had. Its got enough hop kick, enough malts, and decent price to make it one of the best ipa's ive ever had. Remember, if your looking for balance this is your ticket, if you want hop crushed, look for a double ipa. World class beer right here.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tuscany Brewhouse in a pint glass

Straw and honey appearance nice light head and perfect lacing as it recedes.

The extra love this beer gets is evident right away
serious dry hopping, huge citrus grapefruit bitters and
sticky resinous pine. 7 different hops all come through in layered effect.

My only complaint is mouth feel it was lighter than expected

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hop orange with a solid head and excellent retention. Decent lacing as well.

The aroma is citrus with biscuit malt. A slight amount of pine comes through as well.

The taste is actually somewhat balanced. At the same time, it doesn't sacrifice the typical bitter IPA edge that I love. It has a nice citrus edge to it but works in some pine and grapefruit as well. The finish is perhaps more bitter than the taste and it's all very smooth.

The body is medium/heavy fullness, and medium weight. The finish is mildly dry with slight stickiness.

Overall, this is a well crafted IPA. I thought this was somewhat like Two Hearted actually but with a slight bit more malt. I'm glad to have tried this and won't hesitate to buy it if I'm out east.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,623 ratings.