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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crisp light gold, with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles fairly quickly, but it leaves a nice rocky layer of bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is pine forward with a solid bit of lemony citrus underneath. There is also a sweetness that begs for this beer to be consumed immediately.

T: There is a really nice sweetness mixed with juicy oranges right up front. The pine notes of this beer begin to take hold in the middle as it mixes with some floral components. The finish is big hoppy bitters and last well past the beer is gone.

M: Light bodied beer. It's wet and sweet to start. It's crisp and refreshing. The bitters come on strong in the finish and pack quite a punch. This beer is ridiculously drinkable anytime of the year.

O: Love this beer. It's 1000x better when it is super fresh, and the one I am drink now is only about a week old. I'm glad this is easily available in my area, and I think it may be one of the best IPAs on the East Coast.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- slightly hazy golden orange , frothy white head with high retention. Nice lacing

S- wow. Pine, citrus, yeast delicious hops. This smells absolutely amazing. First 5 ive ever given for smell.

T- damnit. One sip in and I spill it all over the table. I liked what I tasted. Follows the nose, not too bitter aftertaste. I'll revise this when I try it again.

TASTE REVISION- Very floral, somewhat piney, ends with a caramel/slightly wheaty finish.

M- medium body and carbonation

Delicious and balanced, and highly aromatic. Super crisp and refreshing. Worth a try.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, topped with two fingers of creamy off-white head.

S- Powerful citrus (orange, grapefruit) and pine. Getting some floral hop notes as well, the hops smell really fresh and vibrant.

T- Very bitter from the outset, with juicy citrus, lots of pine, a bit of bready malt, booze is slightly noticeable as the beer warms up.

M- Medium-bodied, carbonation is moderate to low, has a smooth, creamy feel.

O- A solid IPA, very drinkable, definitely worth picking up a six-pack of this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of Suspect pours a hazed gold color with a stcky-icky white head. Man...awesome retention and lacing. Nice.

Nose is tropical hops galore with a light, soft malt backdrop. East Coast IPA this is not. Just from the smell I can say this will hang with the best danky IPAs from Cali.

Yup....this is a delicious IPA. 7.5%? Really?? It is so smooth, I am loving this beer. I am glad Tom sent me 4 of them, although I am seriously jelous this beer would be available at the store always! I love the tropical/citric hoppy flavors and the bitterness is low. Biscuity malts play nice and everything seems to work in perfect harmony. I heart this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A clear slightly burnt orange in color. Poured off with one finger of white head, little retention, and little lacing. Definitely not the strong point of the beer.

S: Pine and grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose a bit, then there are some orange, mango, floral, and earthy notes. A lot is going on here, but it is sort of subtle.

M: Light body with medium carbonation. Smooth, a little creamy, and refreshing.

O: A little light for so much ABV. Overall, it was good but I was hoping for more body and taste. On the other hand, I really like when IPAs throw the whole kitchen sink at you in the flavor department, I just wish it was more pronounced.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
Best before O notched on the label, no info.

A - Flower Power is a hazy golden yellow color that's topped by a well-retained ivory head of foam. As the bubbles pop, sticky webbing remains clutching the pint like gnarled fingers.

S - Immediately, spicy, floral hops punch out with force and are followed by lemon citrus and mild pine resin hints. Juicy pineapple and faint grapefruit add fruity undertones while the subtle pale malt base allows the hops to shine while giving good balance.

T - Biting in flavor, the floral, citrusy hops retain the explosive punch they have in the aroma, bombarding the tongue with pine, herbal spiciness, and a fruity finish akin to the beer's smell. A touch of caramel sweetness trails off with the pale malt on the finish.

M - The aroma's pine resin suggests biting bitterness, but it's not quite as strong as one might anticipate. Earthy dryness and a hoppy dry finish balance the medium-light body with just a touch of citrusy tartness on the finish.

O - Ithica's Flower Power IPA does a great job at showcasing a variety of different hop characteristics all while remaining cohesive and drinkable. Spice, herbal notes, floral notes like the name would suggest, and fruity undertones come together masterfully. A great IPA to be sure!

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