Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
5,305 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Best buy date of May 2013

A- poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy but bright orange-yellow color with a two-finger white creamy head with good retention and a bit if lacing. A few floaters swimming around the glass

S-fresh juicy tropical fruit, sweet pineapple juice and mangos. The hops are citrusy and fruity and a bit oily, slight sweet malt on the finish

T- the tropical flavors follow the nose with notes of pineapple and grassy tones, a bit of honey mid-palate pairs with a bready sweetness, the finish is dry-yet-bitter with some pine and grassy linger

M- medium body, low carbonation, velvety and creamy mouthfeel that turns to silk, providing a smooth finish

O- this drinks like a DIPA, but is very well balanced. I especially liked the pineapple-like notes.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle purchased over and over again. My go-to beer. Available for $9-$10 a six pack in the Rochester area.

Pours a dark, hazy orange into my tulip. Small one finger head. Laces all the way down the glass as I gladly gulp this one down.

Smells great. Zesty citrus notes, floral hops, pine needles. Amazing. Such concentrated hop goodness.

The flavor follows suit. Huge notes of citrus and pine, but one of the overwhelming characteristics is the great, floral hop taste. Makes sense, given the name.

Well carbonated, and refreshing. Very clean, very crisp, very awesome.

You can't go wrong with this one, baby. I'll drink this 'til I die.

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2.19/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Maybe my batch was infected, because all I could taste and smell was kale. This beer was recommended to me by the bartender, and I assume she tasted it because she steered me away from another beer she felt was too weak and recommended this one. I guess there's a slight chance a wild yeast got in some time after she tried it and before I did, because this was not a pleasant experience at all.

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy lemon honey gold, white film of suds for a head.

Smells of piney, fruity hops and some grassy and bready malts.

Lightly citrus tartness with a piney hop bitterness and some subtle bready malts along with a bit of honey and grassiness.

Medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a pretty good IPA, good flavor balance, hides its strength well enough, very drinkable. Pretty hoppy. Definitely a great representation of the style and worth trying.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,305 ratings
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