Flower Child IPA | Cambridge Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
692
Reviews:
101
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
176
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 692 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of peensteen
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed golden orange, one finger of white head and some lace. Smell is of tropical fruit and citrus, big sweet sugary fruits, similar to smelling a packet of kool aid crystals. Taste is fruity with a bit of sugary malt, some pine and dankness to it, bitterness is fairly substantial here, finishes dry and fruity. Lightly carbonated medium body. Not great, still drinkable but not something I would necessarily revisit myself.

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Photo of argock
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 04/22/17 on bottom of can.

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Photo of PSanger
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it from can at sliders bar

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Photo of darin2z
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJSchoppert
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy gold, head fades pretty quickly
Hoppy on the nose, with a lot of citrus
Tastes citrusy as well, with a bit of pine on the back of the palate
Pretty light body, a bit of pleasant stickiness
Overall a proficient IPA. It's nothing to go hunting for in this golden age of beer, but it's a pleasure to drink

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Photo of redsoxjim
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewChaz
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Was able to enjoy this hoppy nugget from the brew gods while canoeing on the Muskegon River in Michigan. While there was no glass to pour in, I had to indulge this golden gem straight from the can, with a paddle in hand. The smell was genuine to the hoppyness that followed, hard to get the "full monty" sniff without a glass, but what trickled down my neck after the first sip was euphoric. A wild verity of hops can be felt here and after further investigation, and, according to their website, " Extensively hopped and dryhopped with a big roster of hops , Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, Chinook, and Amarillo..." proved my theory correct, Hop-Tastic! Very well blend of malts consisting of pale and honey, helping keep this heady wild child chakras balanced.

Glad I was able to enjoy this Mass. brew on my trip as well, Michigan fall can get chilly and nothing like a quality American IPA to warm your toes up to by the fire. 4/5

- @BrewChaz

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of professorchow
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a can in a Shaker pint. Good, solid, tasty, drinkable, well-made IPA. It says something about the moment we're in that, for all those qualities, this ale doesn't stand out in any way amidst the available IPAs. If you like the style--and I do!--this is a reasonably enjoyable beer, but in no way a memorable one. Happy to drink it again, but see no reason to seek it out.

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Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Orny18
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSFS
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddance
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy Amber color with a 4F head in a Stone IPA glass.

Strong pine- earthy and resinous.

Deep citrus taste, resinous followed by a hoppy,resinous spicy finish.

One of my favorite Brewers/Brewpub from the Boston area and one of my favorite local IPAs.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flower Child IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 692 ratings.
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