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: 4.5 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a clean yellowed orange, almost like butterscotch, with a nice finger width rocky white soap bubble head on it. The beer’s body has a light haze to it, but displays a steady stream of bubbles racing to the head, and is really quite translucent. The beer’s lacing is not very noticeable with light to medium sticky clouds. On the nose, this beer is big from the minute you crack the lid. Even as it sits on the table in front of you, you should be picking up light wafts of orange citrus and pine. When you stick your nose in it, the beer smells like sweet pulpy orange juice with a touch of pine and a light caramel malt ghosting in the background. Hints of mango and passion fruit can also be picked up. On the tongue the beer tastes beautifully bitter and orange citrus. The beer begins with light malty notes before the bitters grasp the tongue and slowly ring juicy, pulpy, bitter orange juice onto the tongue, while a touch of pine works its way in. The finish is light with citrus and bitters and a touch of aspirin. The taste also displays lightly herbal saltiness, which is interesting and cool, reminiscent (to me) of the Floral IPA from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, though it gives the herbal flavor far better than the Floral IPA. On the mouth, this beer feels clean and medium bodied on the tongue. It is extremely drinkable for its alcohol percentage, and leaves the mouth with a light bitter dry pucker that is just enough to encourage you to keep drinking. Overall, this is a delicious IPA that gives me my proper bitter bite, while smelling amazing and giving superb orange juice flavors, which isn’t as common of a thing in IPA’s. Definitely worth a try for the hop lover, and then worthy of a couple re-tries to boot!

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,354 ratings