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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

4,625 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,625
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 454
Gots: 694 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002

No notes at this time.
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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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  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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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2.37/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I had heard excellent things about this beer and was excited to try it out. Poured into a pint glass, had an nice golden orange color to it, with a nice white head on it.

The smell is the best thing this beer has going for it. Very strong smell. Full of citrus, very piney, and a really florally hops scent.

Taste was very deceiving. I expected a very strong flavor based on the strong smell. This was not the case. All of the tastes that were present in the smell were there, but very faint, and hard to distinguish. I have never tasted a beer before that left such a discrepancy between smell and taste.

Mouthfeel was the worst part. It was so watery, had no body, and the flavor was gone as soon as it was swallowed.

Overall- I did not enjoy this beer at all. I actually poured half of it. It's not that it was terrible, it was just not worth the alcohol or calories when I had a lot of better beers to get to this night.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite IPA’s and one that I have enjoyed many times from the bottle but had a chance to have this on tap and felt the need to review for that serving type despite the fact that it may soon be deleted. A tremendous beer is even better in its draft form! Deep burnished amber gold color, head on the smallish side without much retention, mild lacing.

I can smell this one from 3 feet away just sitting on the bar just redolent of floral hops, pine, and citrus. Ultra fresh and juicy. Lightly sweet but powerful and resiny up front.

Big time taste of fresh floral, herbal hops, again lots of pine, resins, citrus flavors. Plenty of grapefruit and pineapple but not totally citrus-forward. The name is fitting, as the floral notes definitely dominate. Just a touch of maltiness underneath but nothing too noticeable. The east coast answer to the west coast hop bombs.

Carbonation is medium to low and the body is on the fuller side; excellent creaminess, somewhat sticky, long aftertaste that’s both bitter and citric. Very pleasing mouthfeel.

I’m a huge fan of this one out of a fresh bottle and the draft version is even better. Not to be missed.

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

A - A hazy orange, almost no transparency at all, a nice off white head at the top that leaves a nice lacing as you sip away.

S - Nice sweetness right off the bat, tropical fruit and citrus, notes of some pleasant hops.

T - Citrus and pine right from the get go, and a nice hopiness at the tail end.

M - Perfect carbonation and sticky to the tongue.

O - Great Great IPA, definitely enjoyed this brew very much!

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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

have had this beer on numerous occasions and am finally getting around to reviewing it. this beer pours a golden yellow color with a nice white head that lasts. the smell is wonderful citrus and piney hops. the flavor is very hoppy nice citrus notes. the beer is light on the palate with good carbonation and a nice bitter bite. overall one of the best american ipas out there

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to jmpizzo for this extra! ok it pours a orange transparent color with some yellow hues and very nice 1.5 finger creamy head on top that shows nice retention. the aroma is very fruity, with pineapple, mango and some touches of piney resin. not much of a malt backbone in the nose. the taste is very fruity again with much more pine and hop bitterness also the malt comes through and plays a very supporting role. the sweet citrus shines initially and then the middle is of subliminal malt, the finish is extremely bitter and refreshing. very nice body on this and the carbonation is on point. overall im feeling a bit under the weather and i hope i didn't short this beer but i will say i enjoyed it very much with average expectations that were exceeded. big ups to joe.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,625 ratings.