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): 7.50%

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,270
Reviews:
1,288
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
1,177
For Trade:
20
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Photo of dee4maine
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

To think they were making and selling an IPA like this since 2004 in the Northeast is pretty mind blowing.
It is floral, piney, grapefruity and has decent malt backbone. Very much so like the classic Midwest style of IPAs. It is delicious break from the OJ style IPAs of northeast today.

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Photo of writer917
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One pineapple & a loaf of bread.
Two tablespoons of honey & a field of hops.
A twig from a pine tree & a bouquet of tulips.
A dash of white pepper & a dog's kiss on the cheek.
Golden-amber, medium-bodied, & floral, hence its name.
Bitter on the attack & finish;
A bitterness that needs a blue cheese to spar with it.
A bitterness that needs some French fries or kettle chips.
It has a maltiness that summons Upstate's vast western region, full of as much mystery as the City.
The porches, the factories, the small towns, the mountains, and rivers.
The snow, the birds, the universities, the tractors, and the wind.

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Photo of JNPIII127
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Karenremom
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanKininger
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours slightly hazy golden orange with solid head from can into glass. Smell is floral hops, bread, some sweet malts, and mild pineapple and maybe some other fruit. Taste is the same, with a bit less breadiness. Refreshing feel with minimal dryness. Easy drinking and a solid IPA.

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

Photo of shmuck81
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wflamholtz
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leom
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold/amber, cloudy, not too foamy or lacey
S: grassy, piney hops
T: a bit bready, very nice balance of hops and malt
F: solid, creamy, great feel

This beer is probably the first IPA that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours light cloudy, gold. Short, foamy, white head fades fast.

Smells floral, malt, pine, tropical.

Tastes bready malt and piney, light earthy fading to a light floral. Dry finish bitter pine linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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

Photo of brewme
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

WTF? Picked-up a six-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. I have had this brew before, and liked it, however, thought that it fell well short of the hype. This review only pertains to the batch I just bought. I am not sure if it is off, as Bletchley Park could not make sense of the caca-poopy black on brown bottled-on dating. Way too boozy tasting for that ABV, something is rotten in Denmark. #bodthaticanread

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Photo of jcflorian
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Trying this beer at the bar in the Embassy Suites in Downtown Pittsburgh. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of potpourri. The taste if fairly well balanced with floral notes being present. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of Haastile11
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,270 ratings.
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