Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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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:
5,246
Reviews:
1,282
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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484
Gots:
1,166
For Trade:
21
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this from a good nature snifter.

A: golden, hazy, consistent carbonation running up the inside surface of the glass. A small head web poured disappears into a thin, lacy ring along the surface of the beer. Great looking brew.

S: citrus upfront, with a consistant yet mild bittering aspect from the hops. I wonder how the dry hopped version differs in this category. Pine and resin dealing through as well. It's a nice smelling beer, but nothing trend pusdy stands out compared to similar IPAs.

T: very smooth and crisp. Hoppy, resin, citrus all hit you at once. Floral aspects more subtle than I initially thought they'd be. I mean, it is called flower power.

M: extremely refreshing. Could enjoy this all year long, hot or cold, rain or shine. I would say medium to light in body with a decent yet not overpowering.

O: one of my favorite IPAs I can readily get in my home town. Definitely my favorite brew from Ithaca.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of ufmj
Best before August 2013

A – Light copper color. Head is tall, but recedes quickly, white in color. Lacing is nice and sticky throughout.

S – Lightly hoppy here, the notes are mostly subdued, though they are there. Notes of dried apricot, mango and ginger. Fresh lemon juice, grapefruit, and pine.

T – Somewhat sweet, caramel and crystal malts abound. Though the bright piney citrus notes do make quite an appearance on the finish, which is quite dry and astringent. This is dry, though remains complex.

M – Medium bodied, with more than ample carbonation. This is refreshing and tasty, very drinkable.

O – A nice IPA here, errs on the lighter side, and it does have a nice drinkability to it...very smooth. The hop notes are very crisp and clean, pine and ginger here, as well as nice, albeit light, grapefruit notes as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,246 ratings.
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