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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
95
world-class

3,965 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,965
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 434
Gots: 420 | FT: 21
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2002)
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de1m0nte

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-27-2013 00:44:54 | More by de1m0nte
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Plenty of sediment lies still in suspension in its apricot orange body. An inch of creamy, tightly knit white head sits perfectly on top. As it recedes, thick sticky legs of lace coat the glass.

Heaps of lemon peel and juicy mango and papaya stream out of the glass. There's some fresh orange in there as well. A sweet bready character comes through but it's easily trumped by the melange of fruits that compose the hop character. As it warms, it takes on a slightly sappy and resinous character.

A big zing of lemon peel and fresh grass clippings zips across the palate. The tropical fruits are underneath. The peak of bitterness comes just before the finish with a punch of pine and floral notes. The bitterness extends well past the finish, giving off a fresh leafy hop quality. I can pick up some biscuit at the edges of the beer but its presence is faint and short lived.

Like some of the best American IPA's I've had, the body on this is ultra clean, crisp, and rounded. The weight is more in the taste rather than the feel. Its dry finish makes it all the more refreshing.

This is a great representation of the style and highly sessionable at 7.5%. Thanks again Premier Gourmet!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:09:41 | More by ludachris
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jameswaldo

New York

4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am so glad to be an Ithacan when this beer's poured near my mouth! This has been my favorite brew for several years now, but I've been putting off the review as feelings of inadequacy block my brain, wondering how I can do it justice.

Swirled to stir gently in bottle, then poured high into a pint glass: the turbid bright SRM 4 raises a head that's stiff, ivory, persistent, leaves lacing like a mantilla sliding down. The brew's tiny particles raise tiny bubbles like the ale of your dreams

Smells of hay, grapefruit, pine needles, every good kind of hop just hopping.

Tastes like a drink I'd switch to when other beers aren't doing the job. Bitter nibbling fiercely, tanning the tongue, excellently tangy astringencies whapping the uvula like lightning-fast speedboxer on the way down, taste that reaches the back of the gullet and stays there, aftertaste that will make your bikeride home through snow a beautiful trip.

Mouthfeel perfectly tingling with carbonation, hop oils slick and sticky, makes me want to hawk up a phlegm chunk and even that tastes real good.

When an interesting new draft beer shows up at any of my favorite Ithaca bars, I'm always glad to try it for a change, but even gladder when this great IPA is on tap, as it nearly always tastes better than anything else I try. You non-Ithacans are so lucky we export this stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:07:19 | More by jameswaldo
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-26-2013 05:04:17 | More by bigaltemple
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mani

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2013 21:07:57 | More by mani
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Manfrombelmonty

Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving - 12oz bottle aggressively poured into a 16oz Mystic tulip

Appearance - 1inch head stays for a bit before fading to a frothy crown. Ale is bronzed and slightly glowing. Beautiful looking brew.

Smell - after tasting a few six packs of this it's finally hit home. Pine,citrus, flowery And grapefruit yes, but also wonderful smells of pineapple and mango. Touch of guava says the missus.

Taste - sharp and bitter to start, smooth tropical flavours follow. Crisp bite to finish. Tropical beer cocktail in a glass.

Mouth - smooth and nicely carbonated. Creamy where needed

Overall - the first few I had I didn't get it. Tonight everything has clicked. Typical pine, grapefruit IPA with superb tropical flavours, a beautiful appearance and a nose I could spend all day with. Wonderful stuff

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 03:47:52 | More by Manfrombelmonty
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2013 02:02:07 | More by Denzo
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving - bottle poured into a Speiglau IPA Glass

Appearance - Pours a dark yellow with a one finger head and loaded with sediment.

Smell - Very nice smell. Piney with a strong citrus punch.

Taste - Taste follows the nose with a malty finish. Slightly bitter on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel - Full but not heavy. Very low carbonation.

Overall - despite it not being the most attractive looking beer I've seen, the smell is great and it is a very tasty beer. I would go out of my way to find it again and I am pleased to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 01:14:30 | More by PSU_Mike
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-24-2013 23:06:26 | More by mpalestino
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-24-2013 21:36:54 | More by Mscarpen
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-24-2013 21:05:00 | More by itsthepleats
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-24-2013 20:24:39 | More by VictorFranco
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau glass.

A - Pours a beautiful golden/orange color with a generous inch of sudsy head.

S - Picking up on citrus fruits. Decent hop presence. Some herbal/floral notes.

T - The taste was not quite what I was expecting. Definitely citrus fruits on the forefront. Some floral hints as well as an slight oily taste. A yeast malt on the background.

M - Very smooth beer, almost creamy. Moderate carbonation. As expected, some good bitterness that sticks to mouth.

O - I finally got my hands on some of this and honestly was slightly disappointed. Not the hop presence that I was expecting. Good flavors nonetheless, but nothing that I am needing more of. Overall a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 20:22:48 | More by Rheaume17
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2013 01:20:26 | More by gradergator
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2013 22:21:42 | More by Adkins1203
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 11:03:03 | More by zestar
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2013 02:06:21 | More by savagepm
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fatmcb1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2013 01:32:58 | More by fatmcb1
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2013 00:51:08 | More by addiwilliams
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2013 00:50:59 | More by MJSawyer
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MattyBones

New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this twice with mixed experiences. The first time I had it after hearing so much about it I was highly disappointed as it seemed the malts were dominate and nothing truly stood out. The second time I had it was the complete opposite with the hops stepping forward and a more balanced beer. I'm going to attribute my first experience to not having had tasted a fresh bottle and something that was sitting around for a while. So my review is based on the second tasting.

Appearance: Pores a nice golden, orangey color with some light carbonation present ending with a 1 finger head.

Smell: Now here is what truly stands out about this beer. It might just be t he most pleasant smelling IPA I've ever had. The nose is extremely floral. Smells like fresh cut flowers, a dandelion type smell to it, with some hops and citrus fruits .

Taste: A nice hop forward taste that matches the smell, a very floral tasting beer but you definitely get more of the citrus in the taste than in the smell. Some grapefruit and hints of tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel: A creamy, smooth feel that coats the palate leaving a nice blend of the flavors hanging around a bit but doesn't destroy the palate. Very balanced.

Overall: I was extremely pleased the second time I tasted this, fresh was a beautifully blended brew with an AMAZING smell. The nose is the best part, and that's not a bad thing either. I rated it a little lower only because of my first experience. I will re-rate this when I get my hands on another taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 13:48:50 | More by MattyBones
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-22-2013 03:48:58 | More by mpayne5
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mletten

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-22-2013 02:17:49 | More by mletten
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-22-2013 01:39:17 | More by mmulebarn
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-21-2013 23:11:52 | More by Dhamma73
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,965 ratings.