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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

4,171 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,171
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 432
Gots: 486 | FT: 23
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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Photo of MrVonzipper
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Fairly hazy caramel color with a white 1cm frothy white head. Nice retention and lacing. 

Very nice bright clean nose full of sweet citrus, pineapple and a touch of floral hops with a slight undertone of candylike malt. 

Flavor is quite nice as well. Again big bright fresh hops with citrus, pineapple and a little floral starting off with a slight hop bitterness, transitioning nicely into a balanced mild candy malt back end. 

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. 

Overall an excellent IPA. Exploits the hops quite well with a great balance of candied malt. I must try!

MrVonzipper, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%

Picked this up from the brewery while on vacation. Hazy orange-yellow pour with a decent head and great lacing. Big earthy, citrus, floral nose with hints of bread and squash. Specifically grapefruit and apricots. The unique taste is also very earthy with a sharp, resiny, bitter bite. Just enough sweet malts to add some balance, but the bitter hops are the star here. Drinkability is excellent with a nice crisp, dry finish. A unique and refreshing IPA.

beerdrifter, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of afksports
5/5  rDev +17.9%

afksports, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev -5.7%

CarolinaKev, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Roguer
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%

A - Extremely thick, almost opaque light orange brew; almost looks pulpy. Thin head (<1 finger) of white foam with short retention and little lacing.

S - Floral, tropical fruit, and citrus notes. Some breaded malt sneaks in, as well. A light, sweet smelling beer.

T - Similar to the nose: a lovely mix of hops. The citrus is more subdued than perhaps any IPA I've ever had, but that doesn't make it less hoppy. The malts thankfully take a back seat, but it's a well-balanced IPA.

M - Sweetness all around, hop oils lingering, medium body. Slightly dry, but that just leaves you asking for more.

O - This is an excellent change of pace IPA. It reminds me of Jai Alai, in a way. I could definitely drink this every day.

Roguer, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

csmartin6, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +17.9%

prisdefer, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Skunkdrool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Quackus
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Quackus, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

scotorum, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -5.7%

HopsHopenstein, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of JKV96
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JKV96, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

A: Pours a slighly hazy orange color with a small white foam head that dissipates to a film. There was a lot of lacing down the glass.

S: A really strong amount of grapefruit hops hit the nose. I get a faint whiff of pineapple hops as well. There is also a small amount of honey malt character as well.

T: The citrus hops are really prominant up front and throughtout the tasting. I get a little of the honey and bready malts on the very back end which just smooths the edges of the hop bitterness.

M: A nice full body beer, leaves a nice bitter taste on the palate.

D: This is a really nice IPA, one that is readily available for me. I would seek this out and have more.

IronCitySteve, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev -5.7%

tkdchampxi, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

I poured this beer into a snifter glass, it has a nice golden body with a 3"white creamy head to it, that last a long time. The smell is floral and dominant of hops. The taste is very well balanced, a little sharp to begin but mellows out a little bit. I get a little citrus and hop taste also. The mouth feel is awesome and overall this is a great beer.

chefhatt, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of GuttaMane138
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

GuttaMane138, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of tclipse
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ItsBeer4Me, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

RMoeNay, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%

Best before August

A - murky copper body, small offwhite head with decent retention.

S - Intensely piny pungent-ness, some tropical fruits, some floral notes.

T - floral hops, pine, tropical fruits. Nice combination, but i think the balance isnt quite right.

M - aggressive, medium body, fairly light.

O (D) - A very nice IPA. Original, interesting. its good.

ColdPoncho, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of TCgoalie
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

TCgoalie, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

johnyb, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours hazy gold with about a finger of white head.

Smells like fresh floral hops, caramelized sugar, and citrus fruits.

Lovin' this IPA. Well balanced between malt sweetness and hops intensity. Flavors become well rounded as it warms. Pleasantly bitter.

Nice carbonation, goes down pretty easy.

Great IPA

TheMultiYeast, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of BColton1
4.75/5  rDev +12%

BColton1, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of zac16125
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

Ithaca Flower Power
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Best before notched in between Sept and Oct.

Thanks to Bonez05404 for sending this over as an extra.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden orange with just over 1 fingers width of white head. Leaves sheets of layered lacing.  

S: Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas, peach mango and tangerines.  Dank, resinous hops, a hint of sweet malt backbone.  Very nice.  

T: Citrus and juicy tropical fruits.  Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest.  A nice degree of piney bitterness. Well done, nice balance of citrus and bitterness.  

M/D: Carbonation on the lower end,slightly undercarbonated,  medium bodied.  Drinkability is high.  

O:  Overall, a well done beer.  Not amongst the elite in terms of IPAs, but very good and certainly something Id drink again.  

zac16125, Sep 16, 2012
Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,171 ratings.