Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.21/5 rDev -0.9%
A - Slightly hazy orange-gold with a tightly packed finger or two of bright white head. Good lacing. Good looking beer.
S - Smells super fresh with citrus juice and pine at the forefront. Resiny-dank apricot (Amarillo?), subtle floral notes and white pepper.
T - Bright and citrusy up front; juicy, syrupy apricot and peach at center, and pine around the edges. Floral, herbal and lemony as the beer develops. Very well constructed IPA -- uber hoppy flavors, but little bitterness.
M - medium mouthfeel that dries out nicely considering how resinous/juicy/syrupy this beer is at times.
Overall great beer. I'd love to venture a guess as to what hops were used -- Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, Cascade?
08-07-2014 23:56:24 | More by Mongrel
4.36/5 rDev +2.6%
Bought by my gf during her trip to NYC. Poured into a pint.
A&S: Lively translucent colored beer. Head pours almost a finger of fizzy off-white head then turns creamy and retains in a thin layer. I get a ton of spice in the aroma. There is some mix of lemon citrus in there as well and a tiny bit of sweet malts.
T&M: Tons of grapefruit citrus mixed in with some spicy coriander. Some floral notes. Bitterness is present in the finish, but not overwhelming. Body is almost full and quite creamy while remaining cleanish and very drinkable.
Overall: Never heard of this brewery before so I was a little skeptical, but this beer was pretty great! A little pricey going for around 3 bucks a single 12oz (not sure about sixers). Probably one of my favorite IPA's I have tired all year. Really reminds me of the workhorse ipa from Laurelwood in Portland.
08-07-2014 03:44:48 | More by minterro
4.03/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a mason jar glass. I couldn't determine exactly how fresh this was considering the frustrating dearth of info on the beer label, but it's likely less than a month old since this is the first time I'm seeing at at my local Fairway.
A - Crystal clear medium-light amber with a thin surface of foam and thin, sticky circles of lacing.
S - Slightly boozy on the nose with a lot of bright floral lavender and citrus aromas. This is a very crisp, clean-cut sort of IPA.
T - A little jammy on the first sips with an upfront bitterness, but yields quickly to the juicy, flowery, slightly piney flavors. Very little heavy malt taste, which I think is preferable for this flavor profile. Finishes just a tad dry.
M - Light and moderately carbonated. There is no weight in this brew's mouthfeel.
O - It's a pretty prototypical example of the clean & crisp side of IPA's, as opposed to the dark & dank side. I don't know if I'd buy it again, but I'm glad I tasted this apparently well sought-after brew. If you like IPA's that are really on the crisp and fruity side, you'd probably like this one
08-06-2014 02:23:36 | More by DannyS
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,069 ratings.