Flower Power
Ithaca Beer Company

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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #101
Ranked #2,521
4.22 | pDev: 9.95%
Sunday at 02:07 AM
Sep 17, 2002
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.
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Ratings by Act25:
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From bottle into .5l glass.
"2nd try, fresher bottle, really rocked me. Candy, orange, meditation IPA. Must try"
"3rd tries and following - Love this candied stink bomb more and more, lovely texture, great with food - a favorite - must try!"

A: It pours slightly cloudy, yellow amber body with creamy, rocky head, slow fade leaving complex lacing. Retains a cap. Authentic, unfiltered, more muddy than jewel like.

S: Intense nose. Catty, floral and citrus hop notes, progressing to grapefruit and winter pine forest. Totally reminds me of Jai Lai from Cigar City.

T: Complex and bitter. Warming, with resinous flavors matched with citrus. Like Cigar City, the hops offer tropical fruit - pineapple, grapefruit, citrus orchard. Candied orange, balanced with bitterness, tingle and alcoholic esters. Almost a Dessert Beer, a little sweeter than expected. Complex to the finish, great after taste.

M:Medium body with plenty of carbonation and a really crisp finish. Nice finale. Almost Grand Marnier like! Tea & grand marnier!

O: My only knock is the cattiness (same as with Jai Lai. Hold with my after dinner drink metaphor, and so the alcohol, and candied orange work in this regards. A great East coast, original just like Cigar City Jai Lai, or the best of Troegs or Victory.

Looking forward to more. Definitely a sipping meditation brew.

Serving type: bottle
Jun 22, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sunday at 02:07 AM
Rated: 4.08 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
An attractively thick head sits atop a lovely hazy orange body. Floral aroma with some honey, lemon blossoms & pine tar. Mildly sweet with a fairly bitter finish. Hoppy flavor with citrus, pear & pine tar. Nice feel. I’m not a fan of IPS’s but this one is good
Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Aug 13, 2022
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Reviewed by BrewMaven from New York

4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rich gold with a rocky white two finger head. Light citrus aroma, maybe some what floral. probably has more but my nose sucks. Taste shows some citrus peel a bit of grassiness and some biscuity malt. Light/medium bodied with a dry finish and mild carbonation. Very tasty warm weather IPA. I’ll be getting this again.
Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Ahhhhh. I get the west coast pine and grapefruit notes, with a touch of new school floral character. Just the right bitterness to finish it off. This was a fun one.
Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Stoafers from New York

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Beer_Goblin from New York

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.79 by BWSr from Massachusetts

May 02, 2022
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Rated by fazakas

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pleasant surprise. So good.
Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by walser from New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: best looking ipa i have seen in years. perfect sustained head, vivid sunset

Smell: balanced. floral immediately subsides and becomes a manly almost malty whiff

Taste: really balanced middle of the tongue mellow and then stays balanced w wonderful bitters

Feel: smooth start to finish

Overall: i think this might be the best most balanced beer, not just ipa, i have had in a long time. the brewers know what they are doing and you sense they are deferring, getting out of the way of the ingredients in this masterpiece
Nov 28, 2021
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