Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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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): 7.50%

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

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dujayhawk for this particular bottle. I've had this one a few times before, but never given it a proper review. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a clear light gold, with a one-finger white head that quickly fades to foam. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Huge hop aroma. Tropical fruit, floral, grass, dank, and a bit of orange/citrus. Just a touch of biscuit malt in the background.

T: Follows the nose, but more orange & grapefruit citrus hops, with some melon and spice in addition. The tropical fruit hops seem most prominent. Bitterness in the hang but that fades quickly from the palate.

M: Light body, great carbonation sensation, minimal alcohol presence.

O: Well, this is as tasty as ever. Certainly one of my top IPAs out there.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 8/22/10. Pours a nice dull gold. Mildly hazy. Good-sized white head. Floral and fruity. Rather fresh hoppy aroma. Tangerines/apricots(?), hop flowers, some pine resin, a little grass. It’s just not quite as strong as I’d like. A bit blandly bitter, particularly in the finish. A lightly sweet crystal malt flavor lurks below. This is yet another beer that I’d like to revisit in the future, preferably from a fresh keg. 7/7/11. Better than I remember. Fruity, floral hop aroma and very good flavor. Could have a bit more bitterness, but it’s nice and pale without any of the cloying caramel note that plagues many IPAs. It has some light stickiness. Pleasant beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an Ommegang tulip at low altitude in NY. Had this a few times before and quite enjoyed it, so expectations are high.

A: Pours an appealing semi-translucent honey color with a one- to two-finger stark white head of good retention. There is a small but noticeable amount of yeast on the bottom of the glass. Plenty of lacing as well. Overall, it's a good-looking beer.

S: Fruity hop notes and pineapple dominate, with caramel malts in the background.

T: The fruity, citric hop notes come out up front, but are followed closely by a solid caramel malt backbone. The bitterness comes back briefly on the finish, but it's not at all overpowering. The balance here is fantastic and really sets this one apart from other IPAs.

M: Medium-bodied and well carbonated. Very refreshing.

O: Excellent. If you live in the NY area, this should be near the top of your list for a summer IPA sixer.

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

Pours dark orange with two finger white head. Smell is amazing hops, citrus, pine, pretty tropical. Taste is well balanced, a lot of the tropical fruits, buttery bitterness if that makes sense, lemon, grapefruit, slight malty flavor. Overall, very good IPA, worth seeking out and glad I am able to find it in ohio.... Plus my last name is entitled in the beer so I couldn't pass this up.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a GI tulip

A - Dark, orange brown. Small white head and slightly opaque

S - Sweet citrus, mango, pineapple, light floral presence, and lemon. Nice, complex nose that is fragrant but not overpowering

T - Good, balanced hop presence with orange, slight tangerine. As the beer goes along, I get bitter grapefruit,and light grass. The finish is floral and remains for awhile after the beer is gone.

MF - Medium body with light carbination. An oily beer that leaves a nice hop resin on the tongue

O - A really solid and well balanced IPA that has nice citrus sweetness while also having a nice, bitter hoppy kick near the finish. Happy to get to try a bottle!

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,268 ratings.
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