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

Serving Type: Bottle poured into a pint. Bottle has best by date of May '13

A: Light hazy amber color with a minimal head. Good amount of lacing

S: Crisp citrus and pine nose. Very appealing.

T/M: Great fruity flavors. Some nice bitterness as well. Very crisp with good carbonation. Delicious fruit finish. Delicious.

O: Great IPA. Glad to have had it and would have it again.

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Straw color...firm white head....citric scents...this is a very American beer. The flavor is hoppy, sweet, and soft. Assertive hop flavor, bitterness, and resin-like earthiness. Bitterness is strong and lasting. Some yeast and fruit in the smell...peaches, orange peel, grapefruit, and melon. The beer is solidly hefty, firm of body, and enjoyable. Nice brew.

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Serving Type- Bottle with best by date of May '13 poured into a pint glass

A- Poured a big, bold Orange with a frothy, creamy, half inch head that hung around for the 1st couple sips. After the head dissipates, an awsome spider web-ish lacing clings to the side of the glass until it's finnished.

S- A big dose of citrus hops takes hold of the nose, it's almost as if i was walking right into a pineapple and mango grove. Pine hops present as well but not as dominating. Another fruity scent going on that I just can't put my finger on. Through all the sweetness, there is a very slight malty backbone to balance things out nicely. This very well may be the best smelling IPA I have ever come across!

T/M- The fruit madness present in the nose is right there on the pallate, I think the scent that i couldn't make out may have been Tangerine? Piney hops are perfectly balanced in. This is such a sweet/bitter piece of paradise. Finnishes better and better as this warms up to room temp. Medium carbonation and a hell of a drinkable brew, slick on the tounge with a crisp, rather dry finnish.

O- The 1st time i had this brew i chose not to review it due to the fact i had sampled about 6 or 7 other IPA'S that night and my pallate was out of whack. I knew it was good then but now that i could sit with a fresh bottle and focus my senses on it, i am blown away. One of the top 3 IPA'S I have had.... hands down!

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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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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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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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