Flower Power > or = to Heady

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MVP09, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. sirsteve42

    sirsteve42 Defender (675) Jan 15, 2009 New York
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    Flower power is a great beer! Best locally made ipa in ny imo. Buuuut...no comparison to heady. Hands down best dipa.
  2. lovindahops

    lovindahops Meyvn (1,002) Mar 26, 2010 New York
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    Agreed. What is happening at that lil farm house has never been done before. So much variety, so much deliciousness.
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  3. bleakies

    bleakies Devotee (400) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm fairly certain this will be the thread to settle the comparative quality issue once and for all.
  4. dmeadows

    dmeadows Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2002 New York

    You are not alone but you are in good company. If you want Heady, if you just have to try it, you can trade or make the trek to the source. You wouldn't be the first or the last.
  5. Gmann

    Gmann Poo-Bah (2,655) Aug 13, 2006 New York

    Nice avatar, you had me wondering when I posted to this thread. I have no other comments on this thread as I have yet to have Heady but me likes fresh FP.
  6. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Take the consensus top 10 APA, IPAs or DIPAs...

    the one that is easiest to obtain fresh is almost always going to be that BAs #1, blah, blah, blah...

    /every APA, IPA & DIPA ever
  7. jageraholic

    jageraholic Devotee (412) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    No, flower power is an awesome beer, but no.
  8. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Would love to try HeadHunter.. Pliny.... and Abrasive....
    Have had Heady it is amazing
    FP is a lot easier to come by
    Has everyone forgotten MBC LUNCH ?
    Holds it own with Heady as far as I can tell !!
  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (220) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    White Rajah will blow so many out of the water! In my opinion, White Rajah >= Zombie Dust. Yea, I said it!

    Head Hunter is fantastic!

    Flower Power I have had once (from a bottle) and it tasted sooo bland. I'm going to guess that it had been sitting for way too long but I have no interest in trying to find it / try it again.
  10. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    Definitely hop on it if you can find it fresh. Here in NJ the last time I had FP I saw cases being carried off the truck into the store. About 8 days old, one of the best IPA experiences I've ever had.
  11. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Initiate (16) Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    HF Bitch slaps Alchemist? That statement is as ridiculous as this thread.
    Alchemsit makes one thing, they are the best at doing that one thing which happens to be #1 in the world (1% Celia doesn't count).
    HF has amizing. The constant top quality on every release does put other breweries to shame. HF rarely misses but Alchemist Never does... If you are looking for a IPA/IIPA only a moron would drive past Alchemist.
  12. inkdemention

    inkdemention Initiate (139) Nov 17, 2012 Nevada
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    heady all day.
  13. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    I don't understand why people rate beers higher just because they are more readily available to them.
  14. Gfunk720

    Gfunk720 Devotee (415) Sep 10, 2009 Connecticut
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    Heady is better than any IPA I've had, Younger included.

    While Flower Power is excellent, it isn't quite in the same ballpark. When it is fresh I think it is better than most shelf IPA's. It's my go to after work beer.
  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,598) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Heady but a good margin, but Flower Power is still great.
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  16. Mark_Graves

    Mark_Graves Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2012 Georgia

    My brother brought some Flower Power down like 3 years ago, went into my parents basement, and found a leftover bottle. Hoping there is still some carb left in it. The settlement is looking good, no floaters, no hazing. Looks like it could have faired the time well.
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