Ithaca Beer Co.
“Flower Power India Pale Ale”
From The Brewery
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.
Malt: 2-Row, Honey malt
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Ahtanum
Dry hop: Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
Appearance: As always, this was enjoyed in my Spiegelau tulip glass. It pours a brilliant orange yellow. A fluffy white head comes then goes, leaving massive lacing all over the glass.
Smell: Hops and hops, very complex and citrusy – yeast esters are present as is honey.
Taste: Floral and citrus hops – grapefruit and orange zest – followed up with a toasty sweet ending leaving a tea hop finish. Very multi-layered and complex. The citrus and sweetness builds over the progression of the glass. The taste lingers forever.
Mouthfeel: Full, smooth and creamy.
Drinkability: Big – every sip lead you wanting another and then another.
Notes: Easily one of of favorite IPAs; the brewery is 45 minuted from where I live. I use to travel to Ithaca monthly and get growlers and growlers of this beer; they wouldn’t last the weekend. I really do need to head back there soon.
This is readily available to me; anyone who wants to trade, email me firstname.lastname@example.org