Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
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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): 7.20%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really really tasty. Not resinous... very flowery. Really light in the mouth. Good carbonation once I roll it around. it's nice and light. I wish this were in a can - i'd bring loads of it to the beach and in my cooler with friends.

The color is lighter than I'd expect... but I guess that matches the flavor. Good aftertaste too. This has always been one of my favorites - and now having it on tap and in my growler I'm an even bigger fan.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dheacck11
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden straw with a 1/4 finger of white head. Decent amount of lace.

Nose is light and bright, sunshiney citrus. Hints of honey.

Taste is citrus heavy up front with orange, lemon, honey, and maybe just a slight hint of ginger. Transitions to a piney dry hop.

Thick medium body with a thick lingering after taste of hops and citrus.

A great IPA all around. Lots of great flavors and nicely balanced. Solid go to IPA when you find it.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy golden amber with a not quite two finger head. There's some pretty nice lacing left behind in spidery curtains all around the glass. Aroma features a diverse array of hop notes, which is something I like in an IPA. Right after the pour, tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple are very noticeable. After a bit the scales are tipped a bit towards grass/pine/resin vs. fruit/citrus but both worlds are well represented.

On the palate there's a solid bitterness that goes on past the finish. Bright citrus-like fruit and rind flavors. Some grass and pine back it up. Caramel malt backbone lingers in the background but keeps the dryness at a level that I would consider moderately dry. The ideal IPA mouthfeel is present -- well carbonated but soft, slick and oily from prodigious hopping.

Flower Power packs an overall bright, fresh character with excellent complexity on both the nose and the palate. This is an elite IPA, especially among Eastern US breweries.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,354 ratings