Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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): 7.50%

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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Ithaca Flower Power
12 oz brown bottle
Best before September notched on the side of the label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a fluffy white head on top. Nice trails of sticky lace.

Citrus and pine nose with some sweet malts coming through.

A grainy and biscuit malt presence with a hoppy punch that showcases flavors such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. I'd also add that there is quite the juicy sweetness.

Yeah, good beer. Nice hoppy American IPA.

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12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint IPA disposal unit yields a clear copper body with a finger of dingy ivory foam. The head reduces to a sheet that leaves rings of lacing on the sip-lines of the glass.

The smell of the drink is hoppy, oh yes, with an herbal, brown sugar-floral, spicy citrus bouquet that makes my mouth water.

The taste is plenty hoppy, too, with big buzzy fruity green bitterness kicking around a lightly caramel-sweet backbone. The citrusy, herbal hops pervade the drink with the aforementioned green-fruity bitterness and allow only a roving rogue hard-water mineral element to escape their wrath in the finish.

Superb feel and drinkability. Many thanks to a large glowing-eyed Ithacan dog for letting Daddy Lum get us some beers!

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Poured into a pint. 9 days past best by date.
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger cream colored head with fair retention. Very hazy gold; haziest IPA I've seen. Minus points for haze and the head retention could be better.
S: Floral and herbal hops with some honey. Slight ester dominance once it warms brings the points down.
T: Sweet bread with a dose of honey. Bright hops are floral and herbal with a dash of citrus. Very tasty and perfectly balanced. No ester booze in the taste.
M: Sweet to start and bitterness grows with passing sips. Dry finish.
O: I'd love another and would be glad to buy 6 more. A great AIPA in the West Coast vein.

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Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 5,298 ratings
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