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

Ithaca tasting day this afternoon at Westmere Beverage in Guilderland. They had a cask of this - the sign said it was double dry-hopped with Ahtanum hops. I got a growler (cost me $19.99); consuming it 8 hours later. . . .

A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is clear golden amber. An aggressive pour results in very little head, but plenty of bubbles swarming around in the glass. Some splotches of lacing on the glass.

S: Floral hops with some generic citrus. Also something sweeter - reminds me of sugar-cookie-dough for some reason.

T: Reminds me of a wet-hopped, harvest-style ale. Juicy hops are there, of the florally, citrus kind. Slight spiciness too. Finishes with a still-wet, juicy semi-sweet hoppiness. Lingering lemony bitterness in the aftertaste, but the overall impression is that this is "juicier" than regular flower power. Sweeter too, and not as dry and bitter.

M: You get that nice cask feel - semi-flat and modestly creamy - but I think that adds to the juicy impression. Doesn't quite cross over into being what I'd call "slick" but it comes close.

O: Good. I don't think the dry-hopping with Ahtanum hops and the cask serving improves on the original, however.

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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
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