Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.22/5
Exceptional
5,368 Ratings
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:
#995
Reviews:
1,308
Ratings:
5,368
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
498
Gots:
1,246
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,368 |  Reviews: 1,308
Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of smccann
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sommersb
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 04-14-2013
Freshness: Best before 05-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: Received in a trade

Thanks to DrewShal9 for the trade brew

A: Golden in color, clear on the first pour and then hazy on the second. The finger of off-white head has both good retention and lacing.

S: First I get a pungent aroma of citrus hops, and then a very floral note. The floral aspect is like a perfume -- quite different than any beer I've ever smelled.

T: The taste has an up-front hop bitterness with flavors of tropical fruits and tartness of grapefruit. The malt presence is low.

M: Both body and carbonation are in the medium range, with a finish that is bitter from hops and has a few sweet malt tones making an appearance. Also features some alcohol warmth.

O: Overall a good IPA with a an interesting aroma.

 855 characters

Photo of Agrzy
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rave
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of DanE
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BamfBacon
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden and a bit hazy

S: Sweet, floral hops

T: Sweet malts up front quickly followed by citrus hops and a bitter finish.

M: Smooth and nice carbonation

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It has a great balance of malt and hops. I'll be buying this one again

 262 characters

Photo of thlayli87
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A - Beautiful golden orange color with 1 finger head. Lots of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Decent lacing.

S - Complex nose with notes of mango, citrus, and pineapple.

T - Not as fruity as the nose. Some citrus fruit flavor followed by floral and herbal hop notes.

M - Smooth and satisfying. Mildly astringent

O - Hop forward but smooth and drinkable. A well crafted brew.

 409 characters

Photo of rjknyy
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Mersh
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jjd315
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JanisK
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of resistdefy
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Phather
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.

 441 characters

Photo of Noonan425
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Atomicskis5
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.

 450 characters

Photo of Sgbrown78
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of gr0g
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.

 982 characters

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,368 ratings