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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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Flower Power pours a hazy golden color with a small head. Their is a mellow dry floral hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice bold hoppy flavor. Strong hop flavors but still very easy to drink, nice mellow bitterness. Overall a very rich and full, high quality IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewing with allergies, and a stuffed nose...

From a recent trade, poured from the bottle into Lagunitas mason jar

A- poured a clean, clear amber color with a quarter inch white head, good lacing all the way thru..

S- as I said, stuffed up a bit, but got notes of hops, citrus, clean nutty smell.

T- hoppy, but not bitter!? very light malts, nice and hoppy, again with lots of citrus. Almost a little booziness as it has started to warm. Lighter overall than I'd expect from an IPA, but it's not the west coast style I'm used to.

M- highly carbonated, and light, perhaps the bitterness just doesn't translate to the bite in the back of the mouth.. Again lighter than anticipated, but still very nice!

O- I really liked this beer, very different than CA IPAs I'm used to, but a great beer none the less.

Thanks Houser!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle into .5l glass.
"2nd try, fresher bottle, really rocked me. Candy, orange, meditation IPA. Must try"
"3rd tries and following - Love this candied stink bomb more and more, lovely texture, great with food - a favorite - must try!"

A: It pours slightly cloudy, yellow amber body with creamy, rocky head, slow fade leaving complex lacing. Retains a cap. Authentic, unfiltered, more muddy than jewel like.

S: Intense nose. Catty, floral and citrus hop notes, progressing to grapefruit and winter pine forest. Totally reminds me of Jai Lai from Cigar City.

T: Complex and bitter. Warming, with resinous flavors matched with citrus. Like Cigar City, the hops offer tropical fruit - pineapple, grapefruit, citrus orchard. Candied orange, balanced with bitterness, tingle and alcoholic esters. Almost a Dessert Beer, a little sweeter than expected. Complex to the finish, great after taste.

M:Medium body with plenty of carbonation and a really crisp finish. Nice finale. Almost Grand Marnier like! Tea & grand marnier!

O: My only knock is the cattiness (same as with Jai Lai. Hold with my after dinner drink metaphor, and so the alcohol, and candied orange work in this regards. A great East coast, original just like Cigar City Jai Lai, or the best of Troegs or Victory.

Looking forward to more. Definitely a sipping meditation brew.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle. Beer has a light amber color with decent head, but disappears quickly. Up front citrusy taste fades to hoppy bitterness. The bitterness seems to hang on the palate. Overall a very good IPA. Smells even better than it tastes.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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