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: 4.25 | 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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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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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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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,341 ratings