Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 5,298 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): 7.50%

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
Ranking:
#848
Reviews:
1,294
Ratings:
5,298
Liked:
4,884
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
1,199
Trade:
21
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Arrowhuntr
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer should be an Imperial IPA. It is in my top 5 IPA's and is so refreshing and goes down so easy, its scary. I live in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania where you can not purchase this beer yet, so a drive for it was worth it. It smells flowery but it is Citrus and Pine, with hints of grapefruit. All I have to say is I will be buying this whenever available, because in thirty years of drinking, this is truly one of my most enjoyable experiences.

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Photo of YieldToNothing
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a rogue pint glass
barely any head

alright, this is a good ipa. really easy to drink, maybe a little too easy. there's nothing about this beer that jumps out at me. everything about it is kinda subtle, dare i say this is a sessionable beer?
still a little bit of a noob, but in my humble opinion, this is a very good, but not spectacular ipa.

glad i was able to purchase a single bottle. would gladly accept another pour of this, but would not actively seek it out. no way in hell am i upset that i picked this up.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hardy008
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light hazy amber with a one finger foamy white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, apricots, and mango.

The taste has a very nice combination of bitterness and sweetness. There is grapefruit, mango, pine, pineapple, apricot, and mango. also tastes like there is some pale malt.

Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Has a bit of a bittersweet aftertaste. This is nicely made, and highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated best by April '13.

A: Pours a bright orange body with a big, off-white, fizzy head, which fades nice and slow and leaves awesome sticky lacing on the glass and a creamy looking ring on the top of the brew.

S: Juicy fruit smells underlined with strong hop character. Pineapple, mango, and even whiffs of what comes off as peachy. Some faint citrus lemon and orange peel and a bit of pine. A decent malt smell comes out also.

T: More pine and grass in the taste than the smell eluded. Hops dominate the juicy tastes that come through in the nose. A good amount of bitterness and some bready cracker-like malt character.

M: Medium carbonation. Medium body. Sticky and a bit more dry than anticipated, but still drinkable enough to be dangerous.

O: Great first Ithaca experience. Glad I was able to get my hands on some of this. The hop character balanced with the exotic fruit added an awesome element. If I ever see this on the shelf in a trip out east, I'd definitely buy it to try again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Buffalo_Bob
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite IPA's. It has an incredible explosion of hop aroma that I liken to apricots. Like others have noted, I have observed that there seems to be a shelf life issue causing it to lose its flavor and aroma if not fresh. Noticed a "best by" notch on the label with my latest six pack. Always best on draft or recently filled growler.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 5,298 ratings
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