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Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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Flower Power India Pale AleFlower Power India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#922
Reviews:
1,297
Ratings:
5,313
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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492
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Trade:
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Ratings: 5,313 |  Reviews: 1,297
Photo of JayQue
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional IPA. Looks great on a pour. Big frothy white head, golden/light amber body and thick bands of lacing. Head retention is very good. Smell is good also, mostly piney hops

Taste does not disappoint either. Mostly piney hops, somewhat resiny abut with some floral hops and bready malts as well, Nice balance. The hops are featured but the maltiness takes away some hops bite without taking away any flavor.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, smoother than most good IPAs. Goes down very easy. Oneof the better IPAs,

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of brystmar
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mug's.

Golden pour, plenty of thick, white head and lace. Strong retention for the style. Fruity hops and some pine greet my nose before each sip.

Taste is outstanding. Strongly hopped base is juicy as hell, nearly unmatched by any other Single IPA I've tried. Minimal pine, some bitterness at the end but (thankfully) there's no bite from the hops.

Body is creamy and viscous; best mouthfeel of the style IMO. When this stuff is fresh, it's phenomenal. And remember: I don't like Single IPAs! :)

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Gatch
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before September of 2013 (notched on the label) so this is pretty fresh.

A: Pale-yellow with golden shades. Typical white fizzy, fluffy head. This one dissipates quickly leaving behind little lace and retention.

S: Sweet, sticky hops and honey. Pine, fruit, some wood. Surprisingly malty, especially as it warms.

T: Similar to the nose. Pretty sweet and malty but enough hops to prove it's an IPA. Fairly one-side, though. Not too complex nor ultra hoppy and floral as expected.

M: Smooth, clean, delicious. Good hop bite in the finish. Good body and carbonation.

O: A very good IPA but never lives up to the hype for me. I've had it a few times on draft and wasn't blown away so I wanted to wait to have it in a bottle and give it a proper review. To me, it's a middle-of-the-pack IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to egrace84 for sharing this! Thanks Elliot!

reviewed from n otes taken 7/29/12.

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Orangish yellow bodied beer with with 2 fingers of eggshell white head. Some spotty lace.

Smell: Floral, Pine and citrus notes. Touch of bready malts.

Taste: mild to moderate bitterness. Pine notes are first hop notes you get. Touch of citris and grass. Malts taste like a fresh baked biscuit with some honey and butter on it. The bitterness does not seem to linger too much. Goood balance between malt and hop profile with the hops being just a touch more prominent. Appropriate for the style no doubt.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really drinkable IPA because it not over the top bitter.

Overall: The strong point of this IPA is that its not over the top bitter like most american IPA's. This really adds to drinkability factor while still having great hop profile. Nice job Ithaca!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,313 ratings
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