Dry Hopped Flower Power | Ithaca Beer Company

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Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hojaminbag on 02-17-2012

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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a dry-hopped version of Flower Power that is in a gravity-poured cask. It's noticeably different than normal Flower Power (which was on-tap side-by-side), so I decided to add it.

The body is a clear, golden-yellow color with a few lazy bubbles moving around. The head is this and wispy looking, but it still manages to have good retention and leave some very nice lacing around.

The aroma is very floral and grassy, with notes of citrus and pine playing a role as well. No malt in the nose; all aromatic hops. The nose, unsurprisingly, is the area that is most improved by the dry hopping.

The flavor is packed with citrus and grapefruit like the original, but I think the combination of the cask serving and the dry hopping have also added a good bit of hop flavor while cutting down on the bitterness as well. In addition to the citrus, the floral and grass notes really carry over into the flavor, with almost a fresh-hop taste of flavor to it (not quite, but almost). The bitterness is certainly there, but this one seems to be a lot smoother than the Flower Powers I have encountered in the past. The pale malt makes a cameo at best, providing a well-hidden backbone.

The mouthfeel is great. Low carbonation and warm, but not flat or dead. This cask came straight from the brewery to the bar, so it was well-treated.

Honestly, this one is a lot different than other Flower Power experience I've had, and think it is a combination of the dry-hopping and the cask serving. This beer is smoother than the original, less bitter, and if possible, more floral. This is a great beer.

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Had the pleasure of getting my hands on a few of these at Mikro in Hamden CT during a special Ithaca cask event. They served a cask each of Flower Power citra and simcoe dry hopped. The citra was AMAZING! One of the best cask ales I have ever tasted. The head looked like whipped cream, the nose was near perfect, and the citra hops were very lively. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on either of these, but especially their citra cask version, don't pass it up.

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On draft at the brewery - Lemondrop and cask. Given that this has the same signature hop used in Stone's Delicious IPA, I couldn't help drawing some parallels in flavor profiles between the two. Ithaca's is more grassy and less lemony, but that fits in with what Flower Power is normally. What really sets them apart is the fact that this one was served on cask, and therefore had a much smoother and substantial mouthfeel than the more thinly bodied Delicious. Excellent overall

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Ithaca Beer Company - Dry Hopped Flower Power - 32oz mini-growler

Hendry hooked me up with this hidden New York gem a few days after it was bottled.

Look - Pours a hazy pale golden with an amber tinge. Minimal head but carbonation in the body. Despite a large head, there was sliding lacing present.

Smell - Here I gathered a sweet sugary smell, similar to honey, most likely a combination of the lighter malts and the dry hopping mixed together. Floral and pine hops are in front. I found the aroma to be surprisingly sweet but appetizing nonetheless.

Taste - This brew shines here. Snappy malts are almost instantaneously overridden by super bitter piney/floral hops. Super smooth, quite a unique flavor overall, the dry hopping is likely to have added to this enhancement but I wonder if there is a trade-off.

Mouthfeel - In the feel, the dry hopping seems to take away a bit. Super bitter hops here kills whatever is left of the smoothness, leaving only the dry hops with no real complexity left. It is still good, but I was enjoying the smoothness of the taste. Might have to grab the original to compare. Booziness is slight, nothing bad there.

Overall - Good solid brew, I would like to try it out without it having been dry-hopped, just to see if it retains the smoothness in the taste right down to the mouthfeel. Even still, this is a good brew.

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Dry Hopped Flower Power from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 39 ratings