Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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4.22/5
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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:
#1,825
Reviews:
1,315
Ratings:
5,405
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
502
Gots:
1,263
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 5,405 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wwoj
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coopaloop2112
4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jak
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a full finger of lacy foam. Honeyed and bready, with jammy fruit and bright pineapple notes on the palate. Really clean, with the honey leading to a short, dry finish.

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Photo of drh88
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
2.96/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L -- Pours an amber orange body with near-total clarity. Two-fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing
S -- Primarily grassy, resinous, and malty. Hint of floral
T -- Pine, floral, caramel malt, grass, earth, dried lemon rind. Quite bitter
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Rather bracing bitterness, but has a nice fluffiness and dimensionality to it
O -- Sadly no canning date on this, which makes it difficult to gauge whether the lack of hop character was due in part to old age. More earthy/malty than floral

60/100

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 76BeerGuys
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty decent ipa, darker than some but with nice rich flavor

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThePold
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle into a perfect pint glass. Leaves a sticky head as thick as old phlegm, and good carbonation. Taste is a little tartier than I usually prefer. Nice nose though and probably better on a hot day.

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Photo of tward997
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a Pilsner glass. A hazy golden amber color with a medium sized white head. Nice foam retention. Pineapple and tropical fruit on the nose with some faint bready malt. Bright tropical notes on the palate, especially pineapple and tangerine. Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Overall an outstanding beer.

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Photo of optionalgambino
3.26/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bit too malty and not bitter enough for an ipa in my opinion - not sure what all the fuss is about, I’d say a good beer, but not exceptional

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flower Power pours a nice tarnished gold color, with a light half finger of white head. It smells quite nice - mild floral notes, pleasantly juicy. The beer opens strong - it's sweet and malty, quite light and refreshing. I'm enjoying it. There is a slight floral bitterness that I'm not a big fan of; it's not exactly potpourri, but it's getting there as the beer warms up.

Very decent.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber orange slightly hazy with a finger of soapy white foam.
Smells floral, citrus, sweet tropical notes, and malt.
Taste is predominantly ruby red grapefruit, a little sweet yet still has a tangy bitterness. Getting some floral and pineapple notes too. Sweet malt and honey are definitely there, reminds me a bit of Hopslam in that regard.
Light to medium body, slightly dry finish.
Overall a prety tasty brew, seems to be more classic than most new ones I've tried.

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Photo of Kemblain
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of napagi
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJTOBY
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BilleGibbons
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duncian
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,405 ratings