Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost orange with a weak white head. Aroma of this is fantastic. Heavy floral and citrus notes. Strong citrus, like orange and lemon flavors, possibly a bit sprucy. There is a light sweetness to balance it out. Very good
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliant hazy cloudy orange. Huge white head, left some decent lacing for an IPA. The aroma is absolutely inviting - the first whiff is stone fruits, mostly apricots, and very floral, like begonias or magnolias in spring. The name really fits. As it breaths and warms up some pine, spice, and citrus aromas come out. Very complex and enjoyable bouquet. Body is on the low end of medium, average carbonation. Palate is the full spectrum of hop flavors, it mirrors the nose - Citrus, Floral, Herbal, Spice, all layered very nicely, totally fresh tasting, and very lively. The finish lasts forever, with sticky hops lining the mouth. I scored this so high because it is my favorite interpretation of an IPA. At 75 IBU, it is all hops, as it should be. I’m tired of high IBU beers having such a sweet malty backbone that the hops are toned down. This beer lets them shine, that’s why I bought it. I haven’t been too impressed with Ithaca up till now, but they have redeemed themselves in my eyes.
BiddleBrau (1163) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I believe these notes titled ’Flower Power’ refer to this brew. Golden with thin white head. Citrus and bubblegum aroma. Big pine hop bite, nice body but all hops with this one.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A full boquet of mulitple hop styles greets you when you open this beer! I had a bottle last evening; pours a golden straw color with a very zippy head - even with a careful pour in a shaker pint glass, I had to give it a break to fit all the contents in the glass. The head is foamy and white, very pillowy though this is a CO2 head, not nitrogen. The attack is very hoppy and fresh, with a citrus rind and piney sort of taste, and the mouthfeel is zippy with carbonation. The body thins out quickly but smoothly and it has a surprisingly clean finish for such an agressive IPA. A great first beer of the night!
Powder_Beer (11) - Durango, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An orange appearance, definitely something different. A big head that lasts throughout. Lacing is solid. The aroma is without a doubt floral and sweet...hence the name flower power. The initial mouthfeel is wet and taste is fruity and tart. This is a thicker feeling beer. Hoppy tasting that stays smooth and wet all the way through to the aftertaste. An awesome beer!
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a light honey orange. Nice aroma of citrus and slight malt. Very citrus hop kick, a true IPA. Not a bad drink.
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange haze, with an off white head. Smells of pine and citrus. Flower power a wisely-chosen name. Hops, but floral, almost distractingly so. Great IPA.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops with some light pine and some caramel sweetness. Initial taste is sweet with pine and citrus hops. Finish is caramel sweetness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Good beer, but a little too sweet.
davehwm (14) - Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus, lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, grass - impressive. Hazy organze pour into 12oz pint. Heavy on bitterness, hard to find balance, maybe some sweetness in there beginning to middle, not much. Medium bodied, creamy, medium carb, long bitter finish. Exceptional IPA, wish it was lower on the ABV.
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma of flowers, citrus, touch of pine. Taste is nice floral hops, touch of citrus hops, with a touch of biscuit. Drinkable, and tasty. Good IPA.