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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Poured a hazy golden color with a two finger white head. The head had a decent retention, fading over time to give a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of tropical fruits and citrus with a lighter bready aroma. As the name implies, mixed with these are aromas of a more floral nature with light hints of pine as well.

Taste – The flavor starts out more bready and sweet with some of the fruit flavors present up front. Right at the start there is some citrus hop flavor which complements the tropical fruit flavors well. As the taste advances the pine hop enter he taste profile bittering the beer a bit. As the flavor rolls forward a mellowing herbal hop comes to the tongue and with an increase in the citrus hop in the end leaves a lightly bittered yet rather smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body was rather creamy with a level of carbonation that was on the lower side. Overall it was very nice for the hop and sweet flavors and made for a easy drinking feel.

Overall – A pretty easy drinking and refreshing IPA even at 7.5 % abv. Slighly on the mild side in terms of hoppiness, but delicious none the less.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

best before date marked. tulip glass. review from notes.

a - pours a bright, hazy orange color with a pinky or so of dense, pale yellow foam. retention is good - stays at a thin cap for the length of the glass. leaves thick sheets of lacing.

s - biscuity, grapefruit, tangerine, faint honey.

t - grapefruit, grass, and pine over a toasty malt base. bitterness is prominent but doesn't linger. pretty straightforward but well executed.

m - medium body, adequate carbonation, lighter co2 profile.

o - very drinkable and quite enjoyable. solid all around and certainlyone of the nicer ipas i have tried. would love to have this available in michigan.

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

Ithaca Flower Power
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Best before notched in between Sept and Oct.

Thanks to Bonez05404 for sending this over as an extra.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden orange with just over 1 fingers width of white head. Leaves sheets of layered lacing.  

S: Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas, peach mango and tangerines.  Dank, resinous hops, a hint of sweet malt backbone.  Very nice.  

T: Citrus and juicy tropical fruits.  Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest.  A nice degree of piney bitterness. Well done, nice balance of citrus and bitterness.  

M/D: Carbonation on the lower end,slightly undercarbonated,  medium bodied.  Drinkability is high.  

O:  Overall, a well done beer.  Not amongst the elite in terms of IPAs, but very good and certainly something Id drink again.  

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention, eventually fading to a faint wisp and ring. Body is a hazy gamboge orange with lower levels of carbonation. A slight wisp and ring remains until the end leaving some small dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking beer.

SMELL: Big nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, and plenty of citrus notes including grapefruit, orange, and some piney notes too. Really nice, fruity, impressive nose on this one.

TASTE: Pale and caramel malts up front, then lots of citrus at the swallow. Bitter grapefruit, lemon, and some light piney flavors are balanced by some sweet melon notes. Bold and lingering aftertaste offers plenty of bitter citrus and piney hops beside the sweet malt profile. Very nice, and completely my style.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes somewhat dry. Good feel, plenty smooth, but could be a touch fuller for top marks.

OVERALL: This is excellent. A touch more sweetness after the swallow would make it other-worldly, but as it is, this is definitely a top-tier, world class American IPA. One of the best in its class. Those of you who can buy this year round are lucky people. Highly recommended.

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Growler from Oasis in Hopewell Junction. Pours beautiful, frothy head over a clear golden body. Retention is nice and initial lacing is pretty. Mouth is crisp and fresh. Some fruity, piney hops are up front but balanced well by the malt. You feel the hops but not too much. A really great IPA.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,341 ratings