Flower Power India Pale Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

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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.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to suspect for this extra. Bottle split into tulips.

A: Golden yellow with a slight orange tint. Small amount of white head fades leaving a tiny lace ring.

S: Very fragrant with loads of citrus fruit. Oranges, grapefruit, pineapple. Actually more on the sweeter side of things than bitter.

T: The flavor is much more malt driven. The citrus is present but not up front. It has the acrid hint of an old bottle. I'm not sure and I didn't note the bottle notch in my notes.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

O: Not bad but I expected more. This bottle could have been a bit on the old side. someone needs to send me a super fresh bottle.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by Feb.

Poured into a tall tulip glass revealing a somewhat clear honey yellow body with a pure white head that was big and fluffy that recedes down to a nice thin cap.

The smell on this is why I like to drink IPA’s. On the pour the aroma was jumping out at me with this big fruitiness. Upon further investigation I fell in love with the smell. It is packed with fruit: orange, grapefruit, mango, guava and floral notes. Lots of sweet smelling orange for the most part.

The flavor brings more straight up orange and grapefruit. There is also an added piney/earthiness to the taste that doesn't really show up in the aroma. There is a pop of the more floral and tropical fruity hops in there. A little sweet.

Medium bodied and with being lightly carbonated it drinks down so smooth. Dry.

It is super easy to drink wonderfully smelling lightly bitter IPA. I’m jealous of you dudes that can get this regularly. This is a good'un.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jimmys
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. best before FEB.

A: super hazed golden/orange. the head is off-white and looks sticky. great lacing and good retention. good looking AIPA.

S: citrus for sure. just a blast of american hops. certainly a rich, malt backbone there to bring it all together. this is what an AIPA should smell like.

T: sweet, tasty morning fruits. clementine. oranges. grapefruit. the malt is up front and big as well. maybe some wheat in there? the finish leaves the longest lasting, closest representation of grapefruit that i can have to memory on an IPA.

M: carbonation is moderate and works well with the hop profile and malt body. medium bodied.

D: super vibrant and flavorful AIPA. definitely one of my favorites. just bright, fresh hop flavor that every IPA lover looks for in a good one. pick it up if you can find it!

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Photo of chrispoint
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of scotv
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Thishops4u
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of lunarbrew
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of rudabegga9
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of mythaeus
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of zac16125
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ithaca Flower Power
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Best before notched in between Sept and Oct.

Thanks to Bonez05404 for sending this over as an extra.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden orange with just over 1 fingers width of white head. Leaves sheets of layered lacing.  

S: Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas, peach mango and tangerines.  Dank, resinous hops, a hint of sweet malt backbone.  Very nice.  

T: Citrus and juicy tropical fruits.  Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest.  A nice degree of piney bitterness. Well done, nice balance of citrus and bitterness.  

M/D: Carbonation on the lower end,slightly undercarbonated,  medium bodied.  Drinkability is high.  

O:  Overall, a well done beer.  Not amongst the elite in terms of IPAs, but very good and certainly something Id drink again.  

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big fluffy, long-lasting white head, a noseful of flowers, flowers and mellow grapefruit on the taste, just a DELICIOUS beer. Could drink this everyday.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Proteus93
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A fairly deep amber, moving away from the "pale ale" part of the style. Head is nice and creamy, though, with plenty of stick.

S: An intriguing aroma... Floral and perfumey, with a slight hint of citrus. The aroma is a bit like an artificial air-freshener... not bad, but it suggests that the taste could be a bit odd.

T: Quite a bitter and pungent flavour - like the aroma, it is a bit flowery and perfume-like, though. A little sweetness splashes over the tongue, but it soon becomes bitter with a chemical or even medicinal flavour taking hold of it.

M: A fairly rich, fuller-side-of-medium body. Oily and slick, it helps hold onto the flavour. Not so fortunate, as I am not all that blown away by the flavour, but in the sense of mouthfeel alone, it's great.

D: Probably not one of their offerings that I would run back to hurridly, but not horribly bad - maybe a little lighter on the perfume qualities, and I'd love it.

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Photo of yesyouam
2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has an average-sized, fluffy white head with large bubbles. The head vanishes but leaves some nice lacing. It is clear, sparkling and amber. (Maybe 10 SRM). The aroma is of pine and grapefruit with a hint of grass. There is a dusty, earthy basement odor that borders on wet cardboard. In the mouth, it's a bit light, flat, and maybe chalky. The flavor is mostly a grapefruit-orange. It's not bad but not as hoppy as I would have liked it to be.
(rated Feb 5, 2007)

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orangish gold.

Smell: Usual IPA smell with pine and citrus..

Taste: Good flavor from this ipa with a lot of malt and pine with some hints of citrus. I'm not sure what the meaning of the name is but I'm not tasting any floral tones to this one. A bit disappointing I must say.

Overall: I'd buy this ipa again but it doesn't quite wow me. It reminds me of Green Flash West Coast ipa but not quite as good.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Flower Power India Pale Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
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