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 MKrauss
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of bsm80x
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brochamb
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice IPA. Mouth feel was very light and airy. Color was an nice orange with white head. Smell had nice floral and slight citrus notes. Taste was fruity and flowery as described in the name. Got this because they were out of Maine Brewing Company Mo. I would get this beer again.

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Photo of FrankJCurtin
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a bottle pour into a snifter glass
had a nice golden color and great head about 1/4-1/2 inch
smell was nice fruity hops
it had been while since i had and noticed it was a bit more malty than i remember
mouthfeel was average for an ipa nothing special
i would give this a good rating not up in the top level of IPAs as there are so many good ones out now just was a bit on the malty side for me

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Plenty of sediment lies still in suspension in its apricot orange body. An inch of creamy, tightly knit white head sits perfectly on top. As it recedes, thick sticky legs of lace coat the glass.

Heaps of lemon peel and juicy mango and papaya stream out of the glass. There's some fresh orange in there as well. A sweet bready character comes through but it's easily trumped by the melange of fruits that compose the hop character. As it warms, it takes on a slightly sappy and resinous character.

A big zing of lemon peel and fresh grass clippings zips across the palate. The tropical fruits are underneath. The peak of bitterness comes just before the finish with a punch of pine and floral notes. The bitterness extends well past the finish, giving off a fresh leafy hop quality. I can pick up some biscuit at the edges of the beer but its presence is faint and short lived.

Like some of the best American IPA's I've had, the body on this is ultra clean, crisp, and rounded. The weight is more in the taste rather than the feel. Its dry finish makes it all the more refreshing.

This is a great representation of the style and highly sessionable at 7.5%. Thanks again Premier Gourmet!

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4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am so glad to be an Ithacan when this beer's poured near my mouth! This has been my favorite brew for several years now, but I've been putting off the review as feelings of inadequacy block my brain, wondering how I can do it justice.

Swirled to stir gently in bottle, then poured high into a pint glass: the turbid bright SRM 4 raises a head that's stiff, ivory, persistent, leaves lacing like a mantilla sliding down. The brew's tiny particles raise tiny bubbles like the ale of your dreams

Smells of hay, grapefruit, pine needles, every good kind of hop just hopping.

Tastes like a drink I'd switch to when other beers aren't doing the job. Bitter nibbling fiercely, tanning the tongue, excellently tangy astringencies whapping the uvula like lightning-fast speedboxer on the way down, taste that reaches the back of the gullet and stays there, aftertaste that will make your bikeride home through snow a beautiful trip.

Mouthfeel perfectly tingling with carbonation, hop oils slick and sticky, makes me want to hawk up a phlegm chunk and even that tastes real good.

When an interesting new draft beer shows up at any of my favorite Ithaca bars, I'm always glad to try it for a change, but even gladder when this great IPA is on tap, as it nearly always tastes better than anything else I try. You non-Ithacans are so lucky we export this stuff!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving - 12oz bottle aggressively poured into a 16oz Mystic tulip

Appearance - 1inch head stays for a bit before fading to a frothy crown. Ale is bronzed and slightly glowing. Beautiful looking brew.

Smell - after tasting a few six packs of this it's finally hit home. Pine,citrus, flowery And grapefruit yes, but also wonderful smells of pineapple and mango. Touch of guava says the missus.

Taste - sharp and bitter to start, smooth tropical flavours follow. Crisp bite to finish. Tropical beer cocktail in a glass.

Mouth - smooth and nicely carbonated. Creamy where needed

Overall - the first few I had I didn't get it. Tonight everything has clicked. Typical pine, grapefruit IPA with superb tropical flavours, a beautiful appearance and a nose I could spend all day with. Wonderful stuff

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving - bottle poured into a Speiglau IPA Glass

Appearance - Pours a dark yellow with a one finger head and loaded with sediment.

Smell - Very nice smell. Piney with a strong citrus punch.

Taste - Taste follows the nose with a malty finish. Slightly bitter on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel - Full but not heavy. Very low carbonation.

Overall - despite it not being the most attractive looking beer I've seen, the smell is great and it is a very tasty beer. I would go out of my way to find it again and I am pleased to have tried it.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau glass.

A - Pours a beautiful golden/orange color with a generous inch of sudsy head.

S - Picking up on citrus fruits. Decent hop presence. Some herbal/floral notes.

T - The taste was not quite what I was expecting. Definitely citrus fruits on the forefront. Some floral hints as well as an slight oily taste. A yeast malt on the background.

M - Very smooth beer, almost creamy. Moderate carbonation. As expected, some good bitterness that sticks to mouth.

O - I finally got my hands on some of this and honestly was slightly disappointed. Not the hop presence that I was expecting. Good flavors nonetheless, but nothing that I am needing more of. Overall a decent IPA.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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