Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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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Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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Photo of kkmiller76
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewc1885
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaneBramage
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle brought back from northern NY to northern IL. The aroma is more floral, piney and citrusy, yet the taste is drier, maltier and hoppier. A solid east coast IPA, hoppy but not near as citrusy as west coast IPAs, and with a more bitter finish.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can in Dublin, Ohio.
Hazy amber body with a white head that displays good retention.
Moderately hoppy, strong and bitter for an American IPA. Fruity and herbal notes with a touch of earthy. Hints of ripe apricots and pears.
Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of cambam23
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriswjr
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackrobe
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffGuilly
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDinunzi
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of itsZachShaw
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nubza
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pro45
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light gold with small white head poured into clear plastic cup. Bottled on 5/17/2017. Smell is wonderful. Tropical fruit, citrus, honey, hibiscus, hops, piney. Taste is very hoppy and floral with the tropical fruit in the back end. Soft mouthfeel. Excellent IPA. If it wasn't as pricey as it is, it would be a staple in my fridge.

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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours nice deep golden color with nice thick white head. Spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Huge floral aroma combined with sweet honey. There is a very nice caramel/malt aroma and a faint hint of hops. I have to say everything comes out nicely together.

Taste - Taste follows the aroma well, nice floral and malt flavors. Caramel and honey along with some bitter hops flavors.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated pretty dry finish.

Overall - A very well done IPA, so well balanced aromas and flavors.

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakguy
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of digboy
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can dated... um, does anyone know how to read petri-dish?

Pours a hazy deep gold-orange color with a one-finger head that settles down to a thick velvety blanket - actually pretty good looking.

My first whiff of the aroma reminded me of many of the "hazies" on the Northeast coast where there is a muddled hop smell that is vaguely tropical in the background, but overrun by a citrusy grain scent - I think this is the sweet malt aroma coming through but it can also be described as "spicy". The aroma grows more intense as the beer mellows in the glass, so give it a few.

The taste also gets more intense with mellowing. It is a hop-forward beer with only a mild sweet malt backbone. It is weak up front but then the citrus hop flavor grows along with a seltzery buzz. Thing is - I don't get any tropicals out of this, only lemon, grapefruit, pine and maybe a little stone fruit. It finishes with a moderate bitterness that creeps up and crowds out the pleasant hop flavor.

Feel is somewhat clean without stickiness, medium bodied with low to moderate bitterness.

So I think this is a really good take on the Northeast "hazy" (*not* a NEIPA mind you). The goal is a very hop forward, low but sweet malt, low bitter beer. This delivers well and I think the best points go to the seltzery hop flavor in the mid-taste range. That's worth trying it out alone, otherwise this would get lost among good but not great southern Maine beers.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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