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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

On tap at The Distillery in Rochester, NY.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear pale gold with a thin white head. Leaves a mild lacing.

Smell: Lots of grapefruit and floral hops, with a very slight tropical fruit presence. Very clean aroma.

Taste: Very similar to the smell, with a lot of citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops. A little bit of biscuity malt sneaks in, but there's not a whole lot of malt presence. Clean bittering hops on the finish. No alcohol apparent.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Dries the palate nicely on the finish.

Overall: Very well done IPA. This will be a staple for me now that I've relocated to Rochester.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall this was a very good borderline excellent ipa. I've had a lot better in my opinion but I wouldn't say don't try it. The smell was very sweet citrus pineapple smell but the overall taste is more pine hop forward... not bad... perfect mouthfeel and light towards the end.. that is where this beer outshines other ipa's.... it's finish is smooth and only a slight bitter hoppy taste at the end. No crazy pallet killing hop bitterness lingering.This is the absolute perfect beer to give to someone who is just starting to/doesn't like ipa's. It won't overpower them too much and has a great smell and perfect finish.

Edit: Had to re review this because I've had this beer on 2 occasions after this review and maybe my pallet wasn't as bad as it was a month or so ago...lol... Had several so called world class IPA's since and Flower Power stands strong with them and is easily in the conversation. Again, still not my top but for the availability of it and the price its an excellent choice. This latest one seems to have a creamier mouthfeel which I love but the overall clean crisp taste is still the same...Great.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour into pint glass

A-Hazy yellow 1/2 inch frothy white head thick lacing that sticks to glass

S-sweet citrus fruit-mango. pineapple, grapefruit, some bubble gum, hops

T-not as sweet as the nose. more grapefruit than mango or pineapple, bit of a bitter finish with some lemon hops are present but not over powering

M-not overly carbonated, slightlychewy, not too bitter

O-very drinkable, refreshing, good hop presece alcohol well hidden. This is one of my go to IPAs great taste and a good value. steady presnce in my rotation well done by Ithaca

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pale yellow with off white merengue head. Moderate lacing.

Smells hoppy with prominent grapefruit and sweet mango.

Here we go! Juicy Luicy!!!! This is juice with mild hop. Like you are licking hard on the face of a half-cut pink grapefruit picking up on juicy pulp. A mother trucker of an IPA I've rarely came across.

Lower carbonation and creamy versus chewy.

This is the juiciest IPA I've had thus far! As far as taste this is el perfecto! On-tap the malt was lighter, but in the bottle the malt perfectly backed up the hop. I'm crushing these! Simply put IMO-one of the best.

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4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow with a white head - nice retention, good lacing.

Smells of citrus - orange, mango, tangerine, grapefruit. Backed by a nice floral bouquet. Also has a nice earthy herbal hop character.

Taste is lively hoppy bouncing flavor all over the palate - fresh orange, sweet mango, bitter grapefruit, slick deceptive malt backbone barely there, but shows up with a slight detection of sweet cereal. A lovely IPA - one of the best.

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

The beer was a hazy copper color with a small white head. There was a lot of lace.

Caramel malt aroma. Pine and citrus hops.

A lot of caramel. Grapefruit and a bit of piney hops.

Nice beer. More malt than I expected, but still a very drinkable beer. Will look for this again.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,250 ratings.
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