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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice vibrant orange appearance, aroma was citrus hoppy, didn't leave much lace or produce too much head.

Taste, good hop mouthfeel, hid the alcohol nicely. Was very similar to a citra pale homebrew I had just before it. Ample pine flavor. Extremely floral aspect to it (could be psychosomatic from the name). A straight forward, inspired by west coast ipa that does a decent job at mimicking a style that trend wise is still getting its feet wet on the East Coast.

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(Served in an American pint glass) best before Feb year?
A- This beer has an orange body with a very slight hazy and a slight red tint to it. There is a beige creamy bubbly head that had a good carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- The fresh floral hops with good pine notes and a soft perfumy pine resin note to the hop finish.
T- This beer has a nice malt flavor slightly sweet with a green herbal full pine hops flavor finishing with a pungent hop flavor. M- This bee has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer has a nice full forward hop flavor making this a nice solid IPA.

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

Thanks to Matt at the Beer and Wine Cave in Maumee for pulling this off the shelves for us to try at the tasting.

My pour reveals a very mildly hazed golden-amber brew that forms a soft white head of about one finger that retains well and leaves plentious thin, light patches of lacing behind.
The aroma reveals some apricot and soft fruits behind a sturdy floral and citrus hops backbone. A bit of earthiness is present as well. Solid.
Hops come up front, and the soft fruits add just a touch of sweetness that compliments the brew nicely. There's enough of a malts presence to add balance. A touch of citrus peel sits in as well, remaining in a lingering dry, hoppy finish.
Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. A good balance of crispness and smoothness make for a good feel.
I wouldn't expect an ABV on the higher end, such as it is, but it's quite drinkable. This is a tasty beer.

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Poured from a growler into my Otter Creek nonic.

Pale, golden orange fills the glass, quite transparent and clean. Half an inch of bubbly white head dissipates quickly, leaving a web of soapy lacing. There's a very nice floral quality to the smell, so Ithaca gets points for appropriately naming this particular brew. A few notes of pine needles lead into quite a bit of fruitiness. Not just the usual citrusy blends typical of IPAs, but a whole array of sweet nuances, including apricot and a hint of pear. Quite nice!

The fruitiness is right there in the first sip, with sweet and clean malt notes coupling with a juicy hop kick to create a flavorful taste on the tongue. Some mild grassy notes are detectable as well. Bitterness is present, but subdued, which suits me just fine. Rounds out with a very mild pucker from the hops, with a very slight aftertaste. Mouthfeel is on point for the style, with a medium body and a drying finish.

A well-done IPA from a reputable East Coast brewery. The West Coast is known for doing the IPA, but it's nice to know that even in my home state, Eastern IPAs are well-
represented and definitely well-executed.

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Thanks to Spider889 for tossing this in for our IP trade.

A: Poured into my DFH signature glass, the beer is a clear orange with a large foamy, white head. The overly large head wasn't surprising since the beer fizzed up upon opening it. Decent head retention and sticky lacing.

S: Lots of floral and citrus hops, some orange, grapefruit, and a little bit of pineapple. There is also some light pine.

T: Lots of oily hops, mostly citrus with nice tropical fruit flavors similar to the aroma - grapefruit, pineapple, and a little bit of orange rind. There is a touch of grainy malt to balance things out with a slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied, quite smooth with good carbonation. Has an oily slickness.

O: Second time I have had this beer and wish I could get it around here. A solid IPA that doesn't really have any flaws, solid all around.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,334 ratings
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