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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving - bottle poured into a Speiglau IPA Glass

Appearance - Pours a dark yellow with a one finger head and loaded with sediment.

Smell - Very nice smell. Piney with a strong citrus punch.

Taste - Taste follows the nose with a malty finish. Slightly bitter on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel - Full but not heavy. Very low carbonation.

Overall - despite it not being the most attractive looking beer I've seen, the smell is great and it is a very tasty beer. I would go out of my way to find it again and I am pleased to have tried it.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger white foamy head. The settles into a small ring leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, grapefruit, and piney hops.

T - The taste starts with a subtle punch of piney hops that is followed by a wash of grapefruit and orange. The is a light caramel malt backbone balancing the flavors.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - A nice easy drinking IPA. Would definetly drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A-a clear golden orange with a thin layer of white head that sticks to the glass and leaves a bit of lacing around the top

S-lots of hops-mostly citrus and a bit of pine, and breadlike malts

T-wow that is a lot of hops! Orange peel, grapefruit, and pine, and some sweet fruitiness (pears, apricots)

M-medium body, high carbonation, bitter and sort of sweet aftertaste if that combination is possible

Overall a very hoppy but still drinkable beer. I can see why people like it so much.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by March 2013. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden orange color with a good sized off white head. The head settles to a foam cap that is off white with orange tinges. Decent lacing is left on the sides of the glass with each sip. Good carbonation is evident from the appearance.

Huge hop aromas in the nose. Despite the name, huge citrus notes dominate here. There is definitely a floral aspect to it but some nice grapefruit and lemon notes are very prominent. There is also a bit of a piney character on the back end. There really isn't any malt that comes through,

The taste is almost identical to the nose. Huge grapefruit and other citrus are the dominant flavors and are really strong, but not overpowering. There is a touch of some floral hop character with a nice pine note that brings a slight bitterness to the finish. As with the nose there really isn't much malt that comes through. That being said the beer doesn't not feel too unbalanced.

The body lies on the lower end of medium. When paired a with a relatively high carbonation it provides a light feeling, very crisp beer. The crispness really gives the hop flavors a good bite and makes it extremely drinkable.

This is a excellent IPA. The citrus and pine notes are more prominent than the floral notes, which does against what the name suggests but that really doesn't have anything to do with how good the beer tastes. The 7.5% ABV is extremely surprising given how this beer drinks. Definitely one of the better fresh regional(ish) IPAs.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Photo of bonkers
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my SA perfect pint glass. A hazy orange liquid with a medium white head, minimal lacing. Big hop notes on the nose, grass mixed with tropical fruit, and a bit of citrus. The grassy hops are up front, very strong, they mellow out and let tropical flavors dominate. The finish lingers with a pleasant bitterness. A medium bodied IPA that I could drink all day long. Very disapointed I only bought a single.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 5,324 ratings
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