Flower Child IPA | Cambridge Brewing Company

Flower Child IPAFlower Child IPA
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 697 ratings
Flower Child IPAFlower Child IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
classic American india pale ale

Added by gcarl on 10-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,545
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
697
Liked:
608
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
7.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
179
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 697 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of Emersonio
2.68/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour: On draft at The Jeffery in NYC. Poured into a tulip. Appearance: Hazy golden straw in color with a white head. Aroma: Not much going on here. Supposed to be a hop bomb? Taste: Not much going on here either. Some hops and a bit of honey and malty notes. Aftertaste: Slightly bitter on the backend. Overall: I was excited to try this but it left me underwhelmed. Maybe sat too long??

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Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Keithp3939
2.78/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not that good. No aroma and no bitterness

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Photo of Tiffany88
2.8/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pretty good beer beer. Taste of lemon and orange peel but too much bitterness on the back end for me to enjoy it. That said I don't really like IPAs

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Photo of huntley101888
2.99/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Tastes like a boozy dandelion. It is pretty true to style in all the other aspects, but the dandelion taste ruins it for me.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HiWire
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy Amber with no particles. 1 finger head that hangs on. Smells like a lot of hops and citrus, grapefruit. Has minimal and earthy hop taste. Super, super thin mouthfeel as I drink it. Minimal lacing as drank. Strange brew considering the difference between aroma and taste.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of redsoxjim
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TTripp725
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AnotherPaul
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I found this IPA to be very pedestrian. Good, but not great, in all respects.

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Photo of dfecteau
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of jonsalsman
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vonnegut21
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of jebrew
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of komara33
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrew041180
3.31/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PPOmaha
3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma: Hop forward, very floral, also lots of citrus juice. Candied orange slices. Sweet bready malt aroma. Something lightly plasticy is also there. No DMS, No diacetyl.

Appearance: Golden with copper highlights. Some haze. Thin dense white head.

Flavor: Very high bitterness up front, not at all balanced. Another taste, just more bitterness. There is a little bit of hop flavor here some citrus, lots of pine but it is overpowered by bittering hops. Hard to pick out distinct malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: IPA with one-note bitterness. All the hop flavor is overpowered by the level of bitterness. The bittering addition was way too much for me here.

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Photo of braican
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mpalestino
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 697 ratings
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