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): 7.20%

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:
#940
Reviews:
1,302
Ratings:
5,341
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear bright gold. Head is bright-white and drops to a faint clumpy cap and a small loose collar in short order. Nice sheets and streaks of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Floral and citrus heavy. Tons of sweet orange flesh and floral hop elements. Solid malt backbone consists mainly of sweet pale malts with a touch of caramel thrown in. Crystal malts as well? Juicy hop aroma. Some pine bitterness on the back, but it's generally bright.

Taste: Slightly sweet pale maltiness. A good punch of floral and citrus from the get go. Some pine needle bitterness in the back. Wet and juicy. Loaded with orange zest and grapefruit flesh. Cooked malt sweetness. Lingering bitterness. Slightly toasted. Oily.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and a touch slick. Heavy medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slight lingering bitter finish. Not dry at all, which is a bit surprising.

Overall: 4 out 5 Power Rangers recommend this beer.

Fresh this thing is stellar. Put more than 2 weeks on it and it loses that fine edge. Bitter and floral and unapologetic. That works for me.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a slightly hazed yellow, good thick one finger head that lasts a while, medium lacing.
S - Great aroma, big floral hops, dandelion flowers, a mix of different citrus zest, a little honey maltiness.
T - Great citrus fruit flavor and some dry hop characteristics, very vibrant grassy fresh flavors, some light honey and sweet malt and a pinch of yeast.
M - Dry finish with some sticky sweet honey fruit hop dankness that lingers.
O - This is a great IPA, one that could compete with some big guns, but is available year round. Excellent choice for any IPA lover.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer surprised me. It looks somewhere between yellow and orange in color, and based on the that, you wouldn't expect it to taste the way it does. In fact, it was as full-flavored and aromatic as darker ales with much higher ABV%. Outstanding flavor profile for such a readily available beer (in my area), and it's not very powerful, so you can enjoy more of it before calling it quits for an evening.

This IPA is on the bitter side, so you prefer a dryer IPA, this might not be for you, but if you enjoy unmissable bright hops flavor in your beer and want a slightly lower ABV, this is an exquisite example.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,341 ratings