Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
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5,273
Reviews:
1,288
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale gold with a big head of bubbly white foam on top. Some bubble action going on in the body with some barely visible sediment floating around. Blink and you miss it, though. Preliminary lacing is good. What I like best about the appearance is it looks so refreshing, which is crucial on a hot summer day.

S: Reminds me of Pliny the Elder. It just does. That snatch-your-nose citrus smell mixed with the sweet caramel malt. This is one of the better smelling IPAs for sure. Sweet, almost candied, lemon. With some tropical fruit. Fell in love with the smell of fresh Flower Power long ago.

T: Tastes just like it smells -- that sweet lemony citrus flavor. Leaves a bitter finish, but it's so refreshing. Also getting the sweet malts. Almost a bit of spice in there too. Like cloves or something. Real good flavor. Again, crisp and refreshing, especially for a IPA.

M: A slight bite on the tongue -- can't quite call it smooth and creamy. Medium bodied. Perfect carbonation. A bit oily on the lips. A little bit of chewiness that brings out the hops. Not bad here.

O: My only complaint with this brew is you absolutely have to drink this beer fresh, or that sweet citrus smell is replaced with sweet malt. It just disappears. And, that sucks. But, if you can get you hands on this while it's fresh the aroma and taste will take you away. One of the better east coast IPAs for sure.

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

Thanks to Hoyt for bringing these back from New York with him.

A - bright golden orange with a thick quarter inch cap of soft, dense, white head that has decent retention

S - huge citrus aromas - grapefruit, orange, melon

T - bready malt character up front; big citrus character from the hops - orange, pineapple, grapefruit; slight spicy, piny, bitter finish; some faint alcohol

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth, a little alcohol warmth

This is delicious! It has great flavor and aroma. The hop character is superb with just enough underlying malt presence to keep it balanced. It's easy to drink, not too bitter, and the ABV relatively well hidden. This is definitely worth a try.

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

Pours a nice, deep honey gold with a finger of sticky white head. Nice lacing.

Lots of pineapple, syrupy fruits, more pineapple, some caramel malt, cantaloupe, nice smelling beer for sure.

An interesting take on the style. Some abstract bitterness with orange peel and cream soda. Very drinkable for a big IPA.

Thanks schwartzoid for this awesome extra!

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,273 ratings.
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