Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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): 7.50%

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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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into IPA glass. The color is a golden honey with bright white head and serious lacing. The head and lacing did not dissipate throughout the pour. The smell is hoppy with lemon-orange fruit and floral hops. I agree with other reviewers that there is a touch of Belgian in the nose. It may be the age (bottled 5/5/2015) but I don't taste the citrus I smelled; rather, the taste is quite malty with a lot of pine and hoppy bitterness. This is a well-carbonated ale that drinks very easily at 7.50 ABV. Overall, it is a solid IPA but I don't think it measured up to the hype. Again, this may be because of the age. I'd like to try it fresher to be fair.

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4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Ithaca Flower Power
12 oz brown bottle
Best before September notched on the side of the label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a fluffy white head on top. Nice trails of sticky lace.

Citrus and pine nose with some sweet malts coming through.

A grainy and biscuit malt presence with a hoppy punch that showcases flavors such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. I'd also add that there is quite the juicy sweetness.

Yeah, good beer. Nice hoppy American IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint IPA disposal unit yields a clear copper body with a finger of dingy ivory foam. The head reduces to a sheet that leaves rings of lacing on the sip-lines of the glass.

The smell of the drink is hoppy, oh yes, with an herbal, brown sugar-floral, spicy citrus bouquet that makes my mouth water.

The taste is plenty hoppy, too, with big buzzy fruity green bitterness kicking around a lightly caramel-sweet backbone. The citrusy, herbal hops pervade the drink with the aforementioned green-fruity bitterness and allow only a roving rogue hard-water mineral element to escape their wrath in the finish.

Superb feel and drinkability. Many thanks to a large glowing-eyed Ithacan dog for letting Daddy Lum get us some beers!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 5,296 ratings
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