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Flower Power India Pale Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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95
world-class

3,949 Ratings
THE BROS
95
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Ratings: 3,949
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 432
Gots: 414 | 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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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-18-2013 23:01:01 | More by LarryMyers
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-23-2014 01:30:19 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Rau71

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2013 04:24:38 | More by Rau71
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 16:26:55 | More by Zonian1
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mverity

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Casey3236 for getting this to me in a trade. I'll be enjoying this over the next week or week and a half.

Great yellow gold color with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is fantastic. I get a ton of earthiness from this beer; along with a ton of hops. Lacing is holding up fairly well. Taste is very nice as well. A nice dryness I don't expect from IPAs, but is enjoyable. The hop profile is clean and bright. Still loving the earthiness; it reminds me of the hills of Tennessee. Mouthfeel is slightly different, but like I said, the dryness is enjoyable. I find this IPA to be better suited for late Fall or early Spring, when it's a bit colder outside.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 22:14:08 | More by mverity
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ali1987

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2014 22:37:12 | More by ali1987
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kirkse

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-23-2012 03:39:09 | More by kirkse
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AmitC

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2014 21:23:32 | More by AmitC
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-23-2013 01:45:30 | More by BRYeleJR
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mikey711

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A golden yellow. Soapy white head that leaves very nice rings of lace. The head retains very well but there is not a lot of carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass.

S: some nice fresh hops, slightly lemony and slightly floral. Not the same burst of aroma that other IPAs have but still very nice.

T: Mainly pine notes followed by a flowery/soapy note. The caramel comes out nicely and provides a good amount of balance to this IPA.

M: Some booziness detracts from the mouthfeel. It is creamy and full bodied.

D: Goes down much faster than it should but I think one will suffice

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 02:07:30 | More by mikey711
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Roger85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2013 00:41:25 | More by Roger85
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-11-2013 01:14:05 | More by Atomicskis5
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-14-2012 03:04:08 | More by mdwalsh
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-14-2012 22:31:53 | More by Dank26
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-04-2014 14:57:20 | More by rjp217
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-25-2013 19:51:30 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Zraly

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-01-2014 22:12:36 | More by Zraly
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-22-2014 22:17:47 | More by drdiesel9483
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flower power throws a cloudy yellowish-orange with a ½ inch well disciplined white head. A massive hoppy aroma, with some grapefruit and earthy notes as well. The body is mildly carbonated and very creamy. A bitter hop blast is quickly introduced, and the lips are left slightly burnt. Biscuits and citrus-like tastings are delicate, yet enjoyable. Hops lovers beware—this one is addicting. A simple, yet good definition of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 02:11:55 | More by GeoffRizzo
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a decent head and godd lacing.
The aroma is floral hops,citrus hints and grapefruit.
The taste was sweet with a touch of bitter.Piney hops,citrus hints and malt.
The feel was oily,medium carbonation and body.

Notes: I think I will buy this again.Nothing too complex,just an ok brew.Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 18:03:33 | More by Lexluthor33
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. The aggressive pour yielded a massive, 2 ½ finger eggshell colored head that lasted forever. The head's recession left lots of peak and valleys in the foam and coated the glass throughout the taster. The body is a semi-hazy, yellowish orange with golden highlights.

The nose has tons of fruity, citrus hops. You can also detect some sweet caramel, honey and lemon zest. Can aromas be refreshing? This one is...

Bam...some fruity hops hit the palate...smooth yet bitter. This give way to a sweet center of honey that is overtaken by the bitter hop finish. Lots of citrus...lemon and grapefruit throughout.

Medium to light mouth feel...a little slick with moderate to high carbonation.

Man...this is a great drinking beer. Very easy to throw back a few of these. Make sure you keep a few of these in your cooler for the summer!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 03:25:42 | More by mgbickel
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with a finger and half of pure white head.

S: Amarillo hops are big here: pineapple, oranges, grapfruit and mixed tropical fruits are all present.

T: Hoppy, but not too bitter. The tropical fruit theme continues and is backed by a bit of honey sweetness. It finishes fruity and the flavour lingers in the mouth.,

D: 7.5% is pretty big for a single IPA. This is really solid stuff, however. It isn't overly malty like many East Coast IPAs are, and is very unique and quaffable.

Overall: Great IPA. With the pineapple theme running in this brew this actually reminded me of what an Imperial Gumballhead would taste like. As both FFF and Ithaca have limited distribution, this may not have occurred to many people, but the two beers have a lot of similar flavours. Great, unique and appropriately named IPA. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 18:52:43 | More by JohnnyChicago
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2012 22:48:09 | More by PeteRiz
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mooseisloose

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Always looking for a good IPA, let's give this one a whirl. Popping the top I nice citrus waft of hops. Very pungent smell of grapefruit and banana. Pours to a bright yellow with a bright white head that stands well. On the taste this brew has a nice hop belt up front with floral sweetness in the background. The sweetness then smoothly transitions to the front but the floral hops hang on then come back in the end with a sharp bitterness that then fades to a flat bitter sweet aftertaste. Very intense flavors, distinctive and gradual, nothing abrupt. Pricey, but a keeper without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 00:56:00 | More by mooseisloose
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-07-2013 22:43:43 | More by TheNightwatchman
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.