Flower Child
Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American IPA
Ranked #933
Ranked #10,418
4.01 | pDev: 7.98%
Apr 06, 2023
Oct 12, 2010

Get your hop groove on with our Flower Child IPA. Its herbal blast of citrus, floral, and piney hops will resonate within you like that glorious guitar solo from you favorite concert ever. It's a new dawn!
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a golden crystal clear. This isn't a pale base malt affair. It's got a touch of pigment to it. A true golden. Floral aroma. The hop presence is floral with some orange peel for the most part with a little bit of a nibble of more intense floral on the finish. Not quite green onion in that it's sweet, but a contrast to the overall florality. It's light and a nice drinker.
Apr 06, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by BarryL from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2022
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Rated by mschrei from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I like this. Crisp, hoppy, citrusy, and slightly bitter. Easy sipper and really tasty. Thanks to @larryv for this.
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, piney hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long and dry. Tasty brew.
Oct 26, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by TrojanRB from Texas

Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by BeerWasp from Germany

Aug 31, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canning date????

A - Medium to dark orange gold pour with thick, sticky, white lacing.

S - Sweet malt aroma along with citrus and sticky floral. Overall aroma smells a little stale and muted.

T - Sticky floral and citrus from start to finish with some sweet malt up front. Finishes with nice lingering floral bitterness with some sticky pine poking through at the very end.

M - Big medium body with soft carbonation.

O - The nose falls a little short and the best part of this beer is the lingering piney citrus bitterness. I wish they would date stamp their cans.
Dec 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had a couple of these last night.....cloudy, amber on the pour, with slight head and some lace. Aroma is fruity and pine. Taste is pleasantly fruity with slight piney bitterness, with a clean crisp finish. An enjoyable brew overall.
Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a good tasting ipa hoppy but not too much, smooth beer
Jul 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jan 28, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by wc94wc from California

Jan 14, 2020
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served from a 12 oz (355 ml) can at The Tap House in Tuckahoe, NY, into a 12 oz schooner glass.
A: Pours a cloudy, amber color with no more than half finger, white head formation with rim retention, but rings of foamy lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, apricot, and light pine mix initially with an orangy finish.
T: Semisweet. Palate flavors largely favor the nose with a Cointreau finish. Slightly peppery bitterness is light leading to a clean, refreshing finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with strong persistent carbonation.
O: Really enjoyable. A relatively light, fruity IPA that would go well by itself or with nearly anything.
Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the can. I get it fresh from the brewery.
A classic American IPA, bitter and hoppy. Balanced flavors of floral, citrus peel hops and grainy malts with a touch of light caramel.
A solid beer that has been around for years and will surely be on hand for many more.
Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
How in the flying f**k have I NOT previously checked into this one?!? I used to go up to BOS routinely & this was a regular stop for me while in town! I've been in the bowels of the place as well as on a brewery tour, but NO review of this beer for The CANQuest (tm)?!? WTF, over?

From the CAN: "Love the One You're With!"; "Get your hop groove on with our latest, Flower Child IPA. Its herbal blast of citrus, floral, and piney hops will resonate within you like that glorious guitar solo from your favorite concert ever. It's a new dawn!"; "CBC was founded in 1989 in Kendall Square, Cambridge, where we've been crafting classic, unique, and experimental beers ever since. Keep an eye out for our next very special offering. Thanks for supporting authentic craft beer! Cheers, [undersigned] Phil & Will".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle Glug since this whole thing is a mystery. It foamed up nicely to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention, leaving a load of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was solid-Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of grapefruit & pine with an underpinning of caramel. 8=O This was like some kind of throwback for this hophead! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy but on the approach & certainly big for the style. The taste remained old skool with the pine & grapefruit flavors at front & center with a caramel malt base underneath. Mmm. Finish was dry, but not so much so as to be gasping. It was really right in my wheelhouse, to be quite honest. This is one that I would mule back from my next trip, whenever that may be. YMMV.
Sep 20, 2019
Flower Child from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 761 ratings