Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. Flower Power is hopped and dry-hopped five different times throughout the brewing and fermentation process.

Added by Todd on 09-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#939
Reviews:
1,301
Ratings:
5,334
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
1,222
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,334 |  Reviews: 1,301
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickFry9
2.81/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hrdr
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomWight
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber, mostly clear. Strong floral scent. Taste follows the scent, but more subtle and balanced by biscuit malt. Drinkable and not that bitter.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I do not think I have sampled this in the bottle before today. I have had it on tap several times on Long Island or NYC but never made it to a review. Big, attractive golden body with cream colored head and a pine resin and medicinal hops driven nose.

This is sharp but very clean, with a strong piney bitterness with a tropical fruit chaser. Well balanced and highly drinkable for its octane, this mostly lives up to the hype.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No BO or BB date.
16oz can to 20oz Spiegelau IPA. Pours honey colored, with a light cloudiness. A quick dissipating head gives way to very little lacing.
Smell: Mild overtones of fruit, medium floral, and malt. Taste: Very strong on the floral and malty side.. with a slight hint of citrus. MF: Light carbonation, smooth/creamy throughout. No lingering bite.

I've been staring at this beer on the bottle shops I frequent often. I finally decided to give it a go. What a pleasant surprise for me! The lack of aromas belies the overall taste, which is very good.

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4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.78/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoniaB
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like it....mmmm!!! Good. A little hoppy, not overwhelming. Very pleasing taste

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a hazy, translucent deep gold, with a creamy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Smells of really sweet fruit and some malt. Big, pungent, overripe ruby red grapefruit and blood orange, caramel and honey, toast, pineapple, papaya, pine, and earth.

Smacks upfront with pink grapefruit, blood orange, and tangerine; leading into mango, papaya, and pineapple. The malt backbone is big and offers toast, honey, and toffee. Sweet, but not too sweet. Moderately bitter near the finish with some evergreen, pine cone, and fresh dirt. Ends crisply and lightly dry. Alcohol well hidden. Some light lingering bitterness.

Medium-plus mouthfeel, medium-plus carbonation. Big and rounded, yet moves quickly, ends lightly dryly, and leaves sappy, oily, pine resin and grapefruit peel sensations.

The first IPA I ever had, and still my favorite local IPA. A excellent combination of tropical splendor and West Coast style hop bomb.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,334 ratings
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