Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a case of this based solely on hype. It was three weeks old at the time so it was pretty fresh. Poured from the bottle into my Duvel tulip. Chunky billowing head lasted the entire glass. Yes! Nice piney, citrusy scent, very hopped up. I could smell it across the kitchen after the pour. Delicious flavors slightly weaker than the smell. The aroma was the best part. Easy drinking and medium on the mouthfeel. I could put down two no problem. A good basic IPA. Almost lived up to the hype.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canned on date. I can tell it was once hoppy by the lingering ibus but given the lack of hop aroma all together I presume this is quite old.

Not sure how I try this fresh though since they don't (or at least not legibly) date their shit.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better beers I discovered this summer. That face logo on the bottle caps still freaks me out though.

Cloudy, unfiltered gold color with a nice fluffy white head. Looks friendly. Nice lace and retention. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit and peppery floral hop. Tastes like potpourri hops which come accompanied by a thick, dank hop oil mouthfeel. Produces satisfying hoppy burps.

Best I've had from Ithaca thus far.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to NB Globe.

Thanks to Vince for this one.

Appearance - Pours a very hazy orange with some nice gold/yellow glow. Pours with a 1 finger fluffy white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a ton of lacing.

Smell - Lots of resiny and piney hops in the nose. Has some nice earthy and grassy qualities. The malt backbone is there and very evident. That all too familiar malty caramel and biscuity back end can be found.

Taste - This has the nice pine and earthy hops, with a tiny bit of citrus mainly as a hint of grapefruit. This beer has a great bitter bite but is lacking a bit in the hop flavor. Still a great tasting beer. Meets some great biscuity and sweet malt with a touch of sweetness and then a nice bitter and a bit dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The weight of this beer is pretty nice, and the beer is not abrasive nor smooth, it's right in the middle and good at that. The carbonation seems good, maybe a bit overcarbonated.

Drinkability - This one could be consumed relatively heavy, I could do a few and possibly a 6 pack fairly easy I am assuming. Can't seem to find the alcohol anywhere.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,354 ratings