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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:
#925
Reviews:
1,298
Ratings:
5,321
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,321 |  Reviews: 1,298
Photo of valence
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ekish58
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbrax34
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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Photo of Craven
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of tuowl74a
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Forebeer1
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lost_sailor
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeinportc
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the '17 Box of Hops. Nice to find some fresh. : )

Moderately hazy orange-gold, with moderate, persistent, white head & lacing.

Aroma is fruity,floral, and a hint of booziness & malt.

Flavor is a balanced blend of floral/slightly-sweet-fruity hops, honey(mead) , lightly-sweet grain, finishing with a light,pleasant, lingering bitterness.

Feel is a smooth, almost unnoticeable creaminess, finishing with a very fine carbonation tingle.

Overall, slightly on the hoppy side of "balanced". A classic, that still holds up . : ) Highly recommended.

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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flower power you ain't kiddin'. This one is all about the hops! Had on tap somewhere in Rhode Island. Color is on the copper side of golden. Nose is very hoppy, like a spayed cat and neutered dog playing in your grandmother's wet spring flower garden. The taste is all grapefruit and roses. Bitterness and hop high notes. Sharp. Rather thin body. Not much malt making an appearance. Finish is gives a glimpse of sweetness, but turns feline quickly, bittering again with a quick curtain. Not exemplary of the style but an interesting brew nonetheless.

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Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EersandBeers
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of liamlawford
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale Amber with a slight haze
Floral fruity aroma
Floral hop taste, grapefruit, well balanced
Very nice feel not too crisp but not too thick and syrupy either
Very nice IPA

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Eleschhorn
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice IPA with 7.5% ETOH, flavorful and not terribly hoppy. Excellent combination.

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Photo of Nace4
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

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4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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