Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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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): 7.50%

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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Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint. 9 days past best by date.
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger cream colored head with fair retention. Very hazy gold; haziest IPA I've seen. Minus points for haze and the head retention could be better.
S: Floral and herbal hops with some honey. Slight ester dominance once it warms brings the points down.
T: Sweet bread with a dose of honey. Bright hops are floral and herbal with a dash of citrus. Very tasty and perfectly balanced. No ester booze in the taste.
M: Sweet to start and bitterness grows with passing sips. Dry finish.
O: I'd love another and would be glad to buy 6 more. A great AIPA in the West Coast vein.

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Photo of AirBob
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask with Amarillo hops at Stoddards

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Photo of thain709
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A hazy, golden yellow body with some orange tints around the edges...a pillowy, white head stands about 1.5 fingers and falls into a thin ring...nice lacing

S - Holy tropical fruits...the aroma is making my mouth water...grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lemon

T - The hops are the star in this beer...they are present from start to finish...in the beginning they are fresh and sweet while at the end they are oily and bitter...there isn't a strong malt backbone but it works with this beer

M - Medium bodied...oily and bitter...the lingering bitterness keeps your mouth puckering for more

D - After two your taste buds are shot but the ABV is pretty normal...I suggest you find this and drink it fresh...I had this super fresh and loved it so I ordered it somewhere else (a non-beer destination) and you could tell it had been on for a while...this is my review for the fresh beer and I did not factor the old one in...sorry for a short review but this one is a must try for people who enjoy tropical IPAs

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AdamBear
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy orange gold with a good thick and foamy cream colored head. good lacing

S-citrusy and spicy hops. strong aroma, smells good

T-comes in with a fairly bitter and citrusy and herbal taste of hops. the bitterness is the most prominent aspect and seems to get strong and then last throughout the after-taste along with a good herbal flavor. the after-taste is a really good and fairly complex flavor.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a good creamy finish

O-this is a fairly complex IPA. I'm impressed with how good it is with out too much of a hops flavor to it. it is extremely drinkable. it really rides the border of standard IPA and double IPA. I really want to try this fresh on tap, i think it might make the score even higher. i really wish i had found more bottles of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,269 ratings.
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