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:
#998
Reviews:
1,309
Ratings:
5,370
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,370 |  Reviews: 1,309
Photo of akirakcat
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange, with some lacing. Aromas run the gamut--earthy, pine, floral at first, then citrus and tropical fruits coming out as it warms. Pineapple and grapefruit notes, met with a resiny, almost woody taste. Pretty standard degree of bitterness. Average ("balanced") mouthfeel.

The first time I had this, on draft, it seemed more distinctly fruity and floral. But out of the bottle it tasted similar to West Coast IPAs. Overall a quality beer at a gettable price.

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Photo of Wskierman
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear amber with an inch and a half very well retained white head that left tons of lacing. Smells of grass, tropical and citrus fruits. Tastes of pink grapefruit, pineapple, floral notes, grass and sweet malts. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, slightly dry finish and mouth feel.

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Photo of Mrthetank
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2market
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My go-to IPA in the Northeast

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Photo of bubbler
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanLane
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirGunther
3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BellsFan
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Abomba37
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wwoj
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coopaloop2112
4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jak
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a full finger of lacy foam. Honeyed and bready, with jammy fruit and bright pineapple notes on the palate. Really clean, with the honey leading to a short, dry finish.

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Photo of drh88
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
2.96/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L -- Pours an amber orange body with near-total clarity. Two-fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing
S -- Primarily grassy, resinous, and malty. Hint of floral
T -- Pine, floral, caramel malt, grass, earth, dried lemon rind. Quite bitter
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Rather bracing bitterness, but has a nice fluffiness and dimensionality to it
O -- Sadly no canning date on this, which makes it difficult to gauge whether the lack of hop character was due in part to old age. More earthy/malty than floral

60/100

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 76BeerGuys
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty decent ipa, darker than some but with nice rich flavor

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThePold
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle into a perfect pint glass. Leaves a sticky head as thick as old phlegm, and good carbonation. Taste is a little tartier than I usually prefer. Nice nose though and probably better on a hot day.

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Photo of tward997
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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