Dry Hopped Flower Power - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.75/5 rDev +12%
Had the pleasure of getting my hands on a few of these at Mikro in Hamden CT during a special Ithaca cask event. They served a cask each of Flower Power citra and simcoe dry hopped. The citra was AMAZING! One of the best cask ales I have ever tasted. The head looked like whipped cream, the nose was near perfect, and the citra hops were very lively. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on either of these, but especially their citra cask version, don't pass it up.
05-09-2014 01:00:17 | More by Zella2010
4.24/5 rDev 0%
Ithaca Beer Company - Dry Hopped Flower Power - 32oz mini-growler
Hendry hooked me up with this hidden New York gem a few days after it was bottled.
Look - Pours a hazy pale golden with an amber tinge. Minimal head but carbonation in the body. Despite a large head, there was sliding lacing present.
Smell - Here I gathered a sweet sugary smell, similar to honey, most likely a combination of the lighter malts and the dry hopping mixed together. Floral and pine hops are in front. I found the aroma to be surprisingly sweet but appetizing nonetheless.
Taste - This brew shines here. Snappy malts are almost instantaneously overridden by super bitter piney/floral hops. Super smooth, quite a unique flavor overall, the dry hopping is likely to have added to this enhancement but I wonder if there is a trade-off.
Mouthfeel - In the feel, the dry hopping seems to take away a bit. Super bitter hops here kills whatever is left of the smoothness, leaving only the dry hops with no real complexity left. It is still good, but I was enjoying the smoothness of the taste. Might have to grab the original to compare. Booziness is slight, nothing bad there.
Overall - Good solid brew, I would like to try it out without it having been dry-hopped, just to see if it retains the smoothness in the taste right down to the mouthfeel. Even still, this is a good brew.
05-15-2013 13:02:30 | More by JMScowcroft
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
Growler purchased from Westmere Beverage in Guilderland,NY at a tasting event put on by Ithica Beer Company. Flower Power dry hopped with ahtanum hops and poured into a 32 oz. growler for $12.99. Sampled two days after growler fill.
Pours the color of honey but cloudy. The carbonation almost seems to be in a state of suspended animation, but not uncommon for a growler fill. An aggressive pour yielded a half inch of white soapy foam that reduced to a permanent tight cap down to the bottom of the glass and the lacing was respectable.
Nose is pungent and dank, loads of piney hops with generous amounts of juicy grapefruit in there. I suspect the dry hopping plays a part in the bright and bouncy aroma which draws you into the first sip with mouth watering.
Flavors mirror the dank aroma: plenty of piney citrus in the grapefruit vein. This is a very juicy and well rounded IPA. The understated malt contribution really helps highlight the contribution of the zesty, piney & citrus type hops. Aftertaste is bitter and long, not necessarily drying. This one is loaded with juicy flavors.
Mouthfeel is heavy medium and the carbonation is quite good despite not being able to see it. Slightly slick and oily, the hops are chewy, very satisfying well rounded drinkability.
Not having a baseline for judging from the standard issue Flower Power in 12 oz six packs, I'd have to say this dry hopped special event growler was very enjoyable and solid through and through. Hopheads should find this version quite satisfying, and if you get the chance to grab a growler or two, you won't be sorry.
05-14-2013 02:58:12 | More by Hendry
Dry Hopped Flower Power from Ithaca Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.