2yr hop experiment pg 6

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Thickfreakness, Feb 19, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Ithaca Flower Power - original review 2/22/11 4.6 rating
    Best by date 05/11 (from the same batch)
    A- Pours a beautiful golden orange into my DFH glass. A bright white head gently floats atop the cloudy brew and fades away gently leaving little chunks of lacing dripping down the glass. 4.0
    S- Grapefruit and pineapple smeared with honey, caramel and green tea leaves. Wet compost and pine needles. It has a touch of funk as it warms up. The green tea is something I don’t remember before. Neat! Obviously this is a shell of it’s former self. 2.75
    T- Green tea with orange blossom honey and pink grapefruit. A surprising amount of bitter citrus hops left in the taste. This is really cool and unusual. A decent amount of caramel and pine. 4.0
    M- Surprisingly more carbonation held on here than expected. Nice blast of citrus, pine and sugary sweet caramel and honey. The HUGE citrus punch that IS Flower Power is long gone, but it has grow up some. A warm blend of caramel, compost, grapefruit and green tea. 4.0
    O- I was really expecting a real piece of crap with this one. The nose was a pretty big let down, but the taste and mouthfeel surprised me. Out of the 6 cellered IPA’s, I figured this would be the worst. We’ll see. 3.5

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.