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
Ratings:
5,258
Reviews:
1,286
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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486
Gots:
1,170
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey amber color, spotty bubbly white foam. Spread out and lacy.
A very bold hop aroma here, citrus, pine and spicy. The malt delivers a fine dose of honey sweetness, ripens up the body and mouthfeel, provides very nice balance.
The taste has multiple layers, a pineapple and grapefruit bite is most obvious with smaller amounts of dry, earthy notes underneath.
The feel is crisp but also pretty heavy with the abundance of honey sweet malt.
A bold and complex offering with a mighty nice malty balance.

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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsruble3
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larueminati
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

**
10/17/13 Bottle to pint glass
**
04/12/15 - On tap at Al-Starz
Aroma Is light,a touch fruity.
Color is Cloudy yellow. Small white head.
Refreshing flavor. Apricot maybe. A little pasty aftertaste.

**
09/02/2016

12oz. Bottle to pint glass @ Killarneys

LOOK: Gold, Small White Head.
AROMA: Weak hops, hay.
TASTE: Grasses, Hops, touch of citrus. A little "bite" of bitterness at the end.
FEEL: Good Carbonation; slightly below average body.

OK
**

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4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dudd
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhoffmann13
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No label information. Brewed in the style of an India Pale Ale, year round release from Ithaca Beer Company, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a billowing foamy off-white head over a very mildly hazy amber body with fine sediment in tow. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Gentle but aromatic blend of citrusy, tropical and floral hop notes in the aroma, with hints of grapefruit (sans acidity), mango and pineapple. Undertones of pale crystal malt generates just enough malt body to give this beer a delicate balance, although the hops prevail by a slight margin with a moderate bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) Hop-generated notes of mango, pineapple and sweetened citrus with a gentle crystal malt sweetness that continues to give the hop presence a lead. Light and drinkable in body with a lot of unique hop flavor, while remaining relatively mild in hop bitterness and malt sweetness. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is nearly even hoppy bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) A very enjoyable India Pale Ale with a unique array of tropical fruit and less acidic citrus hop qualities makes for a refreshing drinking experience. The lightness of the body, balance of hop and malt characteristics and more gentle hop bitterness places this beer for me on the border between American IPA and "hoppy" Pale Ale, although this is a highly drinkable and enjoyable beer, and you should never stop at just one. Why I picked up a single bottle, I may never know. Highly recommended when passing through the distribution circle. 4

Ithaca Beer Company's
Flower Power
4.09/5.00

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pint glass at a hotel bar in NY.

A: Pours a hazy burnt golden with a finger of greasy off-white oily head that faded into a greasy film that lasted the whole beer through. Sheets of sticky lace left down the glass.
S: A simple but delicious smelling perfumey tropical fruit nose.
T: Juicy tropical fruit hops mixed with a kiss of floral bouquet. I get a kiss of citrus nectar hints in the finish. The malt back bone pokes through with a hint of bready sweetness and just a touch caramel and honey. Sweet overall, but packs a solid citrus bitterness to balance. Aftertaste is light sweet and has a nice floral blossom honey quality.
M: Medium body, smooth and soft carbonation, slick and lightly greasy hop oil mouthfeel. The bitterness is solid and lingers in the aftertaste.
O: A very solid IPA, extremely smooth. Just a tad on the sweet side for my personnel taste, but I'd definitely order this again. Nice bouquet of fresh hop florals and flavors. I'd say this beer is boarding into dipa territory.

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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 5,258 ratings.
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