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: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ThePorterSorter for sharing this one with me.

Poured from a bottle into a 12oz. Mug

Appearance: Pours a sparkly clear light orange with a bubbly, fizzy head that quickly dissipates to a thin foam. A bit lighter looking than most pales. Almost generic looking, akin to a macro lager in color and clarity.

Smell: This one has it all! Possibly the best smelling beer I've ever had. Big pungent citrus zest, pineapple, passion fruit, crisp hop aromas, faint pine resin, even hints of lilac and lavender. As it warms, the floral aromas ripen, and straw and grassy malt notes emerge. Pure botanical genius. Awesome smelling beer!

Taste: An excellent well rounded IPA flavor. Buoyed by the smell, tropical fruitiness at first, a good strong bitter bite that fades quickly into smooth, clean earthy malt finish. The whole draw is as floral as the smell would indicate, though nothing overpowers. A few minutes after drinking, a pleasant flowery oiliness sticks around on the back of the tongue. A very flavorful session brew.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and slightly fizzy. A little light and crisp as the color and clarity alluded to, but I don't think I would want it any heavier.

Overall: A great brew. I would drink this any time. They no doubt got it right with the name. Very appropriate given all of its characteristics. Everything works very well in this brew. All of the attributes are very complementary to one another. One if the best American IPA's. I will trade for more of this!


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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive. Huge citrus flavors with a great deal of pine. Orange and mango dominate the palate. Well balanced, and extremely drinkable. With a lot of great ipas out there, I will continue to go back to this one. Great overall beer definitely worth a try,

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy blonde/amber with a little over a finger of head that dissipates slowly. Good lacing and low carbonation.

Pineapple, papaya, candied orange, lemon and light caramel.

Grapefruit, pineapple and papaya. Sugar coated navel orange and lemon. Light caramel backbone with bready tones. Finishes with orange cream and hints of pine sap. Some orange zest and florals on the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and dry.

Well balanced bitterness, easy drinking and displays the hops well. Smooth and juicy. A top notch American IPA!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours amber with nice white head. Moderate carbonation flowing up the glass

S- Notes of citrus and flowers, power flowers. Not very strong though

T - Amazing balance with floral and citrus hops. A bit bitter, a bit spicy, but nothing overpowering. The malt helps balance the apparent hop presence. I defiantly got some pineapple, mango, grapefruit taste from this, but the flowery pine taste really makes everything come together quite nicely.

M - Not sticky, moderate carbonation, and very easy to drink for 7.5% . This beer shines in taste and mouthfeel

O - Hard to not make this one of my favorite East Coast, or any coast for that matter IPA. Right up there with Two Hearted and Jai Alai on great taste, balance, and drinkablity.

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

2012 bottle

Appearance: Looks unfiltered, light amber with a 1 finger white head that eventually goes away and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Peach, mango, orange and slight grapefruit.

Taste: Definitely a great beer. Mango, orange and grapefruit combine with the backbone of a bready malt that lingers into the finish. This is most certainly sessionable as hell.

Mouthfeel: Nothing too crazy here in the carbonation department, but it's not bad.

Overall: A good IPA that is great for sessioning. Wish I'd have discovered this one sooner. Finally got to try it after numerous recommendations and it doesn't dissapoint.

*Update: On draft, this is tough to beat and better, as expected.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,368 ratings