Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.22/5
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5,375 Ratings
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:
#1,005
Reviews:
1,310
Ratings:
5,375
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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499
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1,250
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Ratings: 5,375 |  Reviews: 1,310
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

Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a Pilsner glass. A hazy golden amber color with a medium sized white head. Nice foam retention. Pineapple and tropical fruit on the nose with some faint bready malt. Bright tropical notes on the palate, especially pineapple and tangerine. Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Overall an outstanding beer.

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Photo of optionalgambino
3.26/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bit too malty and not bitter enough for an ipa in my opinion - not sure what all the fuss is about, I’d say a good beer, but not exceptional

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flower Power pours a nice tarnished gold color, with a light half finger of white head. It smells quite nice - mild floral notes, pleasantly juicy. The beer opens strong - it's sweet and malty, quite light and refreshing. I'm enjoying it. There is a slight floral bitterness that I'm not a big fan of; it's not exactly potpourri, but it's getting there as the beer warms up.

Very decent.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours an amber orange slightly hazy with a finger of soapy white foam.
Smells floral, citrus, sweet tropical notes, and malt.
Taste is predominantly ruby red grapefruit, a little sweet yet still has a tangy bitterness. Getting some floral and pineapple notes too. Sweet malt and honey are definitely there, reminds me a bit of Hopslam in that regard.
Light to medium body, slightly dry finish.
Overall a prety tasty brew, seems to be more classic than most new ones I've tried.

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Photo of Kemblain
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of napagi
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJTOBY
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BilleGibbons
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duncian
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickFry9
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TomWight
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber, mostly clear. Strong floral scent. Taste follows the scent, but more subtle and balanced by biscuit malt. Drinkable and not that bitter.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I do not think I have sampled this in the bottle before today. I have had it on tap several times on Long Island or NYC but never made it to a review. Big, attractive golden body with cream colored head and a pine resin and medicinal hops driven nose.

This is sharp but very clean, with a strong piney bitterness with a tropical fruit chaser. Well balanced and highly drinkable for its octane, this mostly lives up to the hype.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No BO or BB date.
16oz can to 20oz Spiegelau IPA. Pours honey colored, with a light cloudiness. A quick dissipating head gives way to very little lacing.
Smell: Mild overtones of fruit, medium floral, and malt. Taste: Very strong on the floral and malty side.. with a slight hint of citrus. MF: Light carbonation, smooth/creamy throughout. No lingering bite.

I've been staring at this beer on the bottle shops I frequent often. I finally decided to give it a go. What a pleasant surprise for me! The lack of aromas belies the overall taste, which is very good.

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Photo of sb17
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,375 ratings