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

A: Beautiful straw-orange
S: Orange, Pine, Grapefruit. All in spades.
T: Sweet orange citrus and piney/grapefruit citrus combo. Light biscuity malt character comes and goes as it pleases (or as the hops please, rather).
M: Oily/resiny on the palate. Finishes dry with a quenching bitterness.
O: This is a great IPA. (But you knew that already, right?)

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

Bottle to rock art pint glass

A: honey amber colored with a thin white head and a decent amount of carbonation. The beer is a little cloudy but mostly translucent

S:mango bomb this has some forger tropical fruit but it reeks like melon/mango I love it but not much else there.

T:follows the nose with the melon taste but the hops are way more present though juicy the way I like it. There is some bitterness and hint of malt in the finish

M:oily and juicy but very drinkable and goes down easy

O:this is a solid fruity standard ipa I like it a lot not mind blowing but way better then average wish I could have this as a go to.

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

Thanks to scottk1969 for the bottle! 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel artist tulip. Notes from last night's Skins/Cowboys game.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of yeast sediment floating about. The head is a beautiful two finger creamy white head with fantastic, almost Guinness-like texturing. Good lacing is left on the glass.

S: The hype train wasn't kidding about this having an amazing aroma. There are tons of tropical fruits - mango, cantaloupe, apricot, papaya - that explode aromatically. I will say, this isn't quite as vibrant as it could have been if it had been super fresh or from a growler, so sadly I can't give it a 5 in good conscience.

T: The tropical fruits from the nose come through to the flavor - at first. Initial tastes of melon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe are quickly supplanted by a floral, piny bitterness. I'd like to see a little more citrusy notes and less piny bitterness, but this is still a great (but simple) IPA.

M: Tingly coarse at first, before leaving the palate quickly by a good clean dryness. Pleasant carbonation and drinkability.

O: I'd buy the shit out of this if it were readily available in my area. Honestly, however, I don't know if I'd seek it out, only because this supposedly falls off fast and hard. Still, this is very much a must try.

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12oz bottle poured into ale glass

A-One width finger formed head. Bright white head formed and receded back into the beer after a moment or two. Left nice lacing. Beer is slightly hazy with no particles floating around in it. Looks great!

S-Hops hops hops. Citrus notes throughout the bouquet. Mango, Pineapple, apple(not sour apple), pear, tangerine. Amazing, appetizing, appealing smell!

T-The nose was all hops. The taste brings the malt bill into play. Smooth slightly grainey with the hops balancing out the beer. Surprisingly the hops are not as big of a role as they are in the nose. Was expecting a more hop bight. Finishes with a pleasant bitter after taste.

M-Good mouthfeel overall. Can feel the carbonation on the tongue especially. Standard IPA mouthfeel.

O-A great beer overall. Highly drinkable and very delightful. I feel that it will always be a great IPA! Exceptional example of the style!

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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