Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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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): 7.50%

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

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

A: Cloudy, orange/tangerine hue. A light orange head as well. Slow moving bubbles. Appears to be well carbonated.

S: The aroma is amazing on this beer, I am guessing these are citra hops. So citrusy, orange, tangerine, lemon, light grapefruit. Sweet. So delicious.

T: The taste is also very citrusy, like grapefruit juice. Unfortunately, super bitter, also like grapefruit juice. In fact, if you carbonated grapefruit juice and added a shot of vodka, you might get this beer. It is tasty, and actually refreshing, but I would have liked some firmer malt sweetness to balance the overwhelming bitterness. That's just how I like my IPAs. No alcohol burn detectable.

M: Light mouthfeel makes this drinkable, and probably also results in the absence of sweetness. The grain bill must be highly fermentable in this beer. I do like the drinkability though.

O: Major points for aroma. Everything else made it a solid and drinkable IPA. It would be great to try fresh at the brewery.

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

Reviewing the Flower Power from Ithaca Beer Company out of New York.
Score: 93

No bottling date. Served in a Stella Artois chalice and enjoyed on 03/17/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color with one finger of cream colored seafoam head that settles into a ring around the glass and paper thin oil layer capping most of the beer. Amazing lacing, superior retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Mangoes and peaches. Bright tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple too. Orange juice, rose pedal, floral hops, piney hop oil and pine sap. 4.5/5

Taste: Sweet and hoppy citrus fruit flavor throughout. Tangerine, pine, and oranges up front. Orange juice/pineapple juice backbone. A little earthy hops towards the back half. Tons of complex hop flavor. Layering bitterness. Finishes with a bitter grapefruit and pine flavor. Not very "in your face," but extremely refreshing, flavorful. It's an east coast brew that is true to the west coast IPA style. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium-high carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: A superior single IPA. I would absolutely drink this with regularity if I lived in Ithaca's distribution network.

Recommendation: Seek this brew out fresh. Casual beer drinkers and hop haters might not enjoy this one, though.

Pairings: Hamburgers

Cost: $10.99 for a six pack.

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

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces by about 50% but the remainder is retained. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lots of floral hops aromas with some more subtle hints of citrus and pine.

T: Slightly light in the flavor but there are a lot of floral hints and some notes of the citrus and pine hops as well. I would describe the flavor as refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and very refreshing - definitely a session beer and one that we all often get when we go out and want something easy to find and dependable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle just under 3 weeks old. Fresh to death.

A: Lighter colored ipa, between Straw and Honey in color. Decent head, left a bit of lacing. Slightly hazy, not super clean/filtered.

S: Best aspect of beer, very pungent. Although I expected more floral/herbal from name, I get a lot of sweet tropical fruits, along with fresh flowers mixed in as well. Pineapple,

T: Sweet Tropical fruits up front, mango/pineapple/grapefruit, then more of a pine/lime bitterness with a hint of honey malt mixed in. Very little malt, its all honey. Finishes with a bright tropical citrus, pineapple papaya. Leaves palate dry ad slightly fatigued. Big flavors.

M: Seemed a bit under carbonated, did have a pleasant softness to it. More creamy than oily texture. Very unsessionable as it raped my palate. Not much alcohol presence considering ABV.

O: Definitely more of a west coast IPA, reminds me of Union Jack with a bit less malt prescence. Its not balanced at all,I would like a touch more malt. The hop extraction/flavors are pretty awesome though. Very tropical and bitter.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,250 ratings.
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