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Flower Power > or = to Heady

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MVP09, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Savant (495) Massachusetts Oct 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I know it's blasphemy, but, since it's on the shelves of most bottle shops to enjoy I personally rank it higher! I have had heady twice it's awesome. I can't commit to a beer you can't get without driving for 4hrs. Flower Power has got my vote. Great tasting IPA you can walk in and get fresh in most New England packys!
  2. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

  3. Think about why so many West Coasters say Pliny > Heady and how many East Coasters say Heady > Pliny.

    Geographic/temporal convenience.

    Now scale it down a bit.
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  4. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Savant (290) Florida May 1, 2012 Beer Trader

  5. Heady hands down. How many times has this been brought up?
  6. Timmush

    Timmush Savant (360) New Jersey Jan 5, 2008

    I like Flower Power better than almost any other IPA.
    But I will marry Heady topper.
  7. Wish I could walk into any Packy and find Flower Power
  8. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Deja vu...wait, this thread actually did happen like at least 2-3 times already.
  9. I know right? Flower Power isn't exactly easy to come by. I feel like most places you have few day window to get it...
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  10. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Refer to the top 100...
  11. MVP09

    MVP09 Savant (495) Massachusetts Oct 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flower Power is in at least 3 bottle shops in my area. I have never seen heady unless someone has made a pilgrimage. Good beer should no be hard to get.
  12. time4lunch

    time4lunch Aficionado (230) New Hampshire Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Is this a real thread...
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  13. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Good beer isn't hard to get. Everyone has good beer on their shelves. However heady topper isn't just "good" beer in most peoples opinions. We're talking about an exceptional, bar raising example of the iipa style.

    Just sayin.
  14. Morey

    Morey Advocate (615) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007 Beer Trader

    Beer ratings should not be based on availability IMO. I love Flower Power, but Heady Topper is a cut above.
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  15. I've had Flower Power once (six pack), and I have never had Heady Topper. I have heard a lot of praise for HT on these boards and elsewhere but I really did not like Flower Power at all. In fact, I disliked Flower Power so much that it turned me off from IPAs for at least a month. Anyway, I can only hope that Heady Topper is nothing like Flower Power...to my tastebuds.
  16. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    So Flower Power is better because of where you chose to live?
    This is one of the most asinine threads ever.

    Flower Power is great. It is one of my favorites. It is nowhere near the beer Heady is.
  17. MVP09

    MVP09 Savant (495) Massachusetts Oct 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I live in mass which is New England Vermont is in New England and I can not buy heady in a bottle shop
  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Without a doubt Zombie Dust.

    Oh wait, I am posting in the wrong VS. thread tonight.
  19. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (350) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010


    Marry Heady
    Bang Heady
    Kill Flower Power
  20. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (315) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    ready to get your mind blown?... abrasive!
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  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    What the hell is going on here with FP lately??? People need to get a taste of White Rajah and Head Hunter, they both blow Flower Power out of the water and I LOVE Flower Power..
  22. Yeah, Flower Power may fall into the overrated category for me
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  23. JMagee

    JMagee Aficionado (235) New York Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    I love Flower Power...but i will agree with BB1313, Head Hunter is better.

    But that being said, Heady all day. If we're looking purely at single IPAs, which Heady is not, I think there are a bunch that could give Flower Power a run for its money.
  24. Still has nothing to do with how good a beer is. I guess budweiser is better than heady topper because you can buy it anywhere in the country! :rolleyes:
  25. FP vs Heady? Really? Two different styles. Both are awesome, but totally different. This is crazy. They both rock.
  26. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Aficionado (135) New York Dec 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flower Power literally turned me o. ff of all IPAs. After a year of avoiding hops I tasted HT and now I am more into IPAs than ever.
    Flower Power = tongue shriveling dry bitterness.
    Heady Topper = refreshing hoppy citrus greatness.
    You must live in Ithaca, something like that.
  27. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    An hour north of the Alchemist is the place to be. They bitchslap Ithaca and Alchemist. Just saying. They don't just do one amazing beer. Just 99% of what they brew.
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  28. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Ugh shut up please.

    I mean this in a nice way.
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  29. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    All this talk about heady topper has me thinking that's what I'll be drinking tonight...
  30. hill farmstead? bc they rock!
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  31. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Maybe FP bottle I had was old or something... but it had nothing on Heady. Not even close.
  32. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (645) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had both through trades, neither of which are available locally. I get it, availability matters like Sierra Nevada for example, it's everywhere and damn good. However, for me availability is a moot point, as I can't get either and unequivocally HT is better than FP. Bottom line, since few craft beers are nationwide, let's just talk about which is better and the answer is Heady Topper.
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  33. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I suppose I should make the argument that guinness>bcbs since I can only buy guiness off the shelf in CO.
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  34. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    With deep, well thought out, discussion warranted threads like this, 2013 is off to an amazing start.
  35. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    Alpine!...just here crashing this East Coast party 
  36. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Can't believe this topic came up tonight.
    Had my first Flower Power tonight & the 4th beer of the night I just finished just 1 minute ago was my 5th Heady ever (all in the last week).

    The Flower Power was very good - this Heady was very, very much better (the first 4 were - meh - maybe not so fresh).
  37. This can't be serious
  38. megamass

    megamass Savant (395) New Jersey Oct 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    I would kill a person to get some Heady Topper. On the the other hand Flower Power I pass up all the time instead I pick up union jack, two hearted, and sculpin. Should not even be mentioned together. One nice thing I will say is Flower Power is pretty decent when on Tap for some reason just average in a the bottle.
  39. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Never had Heady.
    Yeah I said it!
  40. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (870) New York Mar 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    I am a fan of Flower Power, but it is a half notch or so below the top IPAs/DIPAS.