MrBunn (2561) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a frothy head and wonderful aromas of pine and citrus. I have absolutely no idea how this is rated this low... did they change recipes? Anyhow, first sip reveals a wonderfully balanced IPA with a heavy pine and grapefruit hops side to it. There is definitely enough malt to balance things out well and this is an instant favorite in the IPA category.
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by axilla and egajdzis at Glimmerglass. Thanks boys! This was really yummy. The growler was filled that day so it was pretty damn fresh and tasty. A great beer to start the weekend with.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from the brewery. light gold color, big lasting fluffy off-white head. big aroma of pine and grapefruit. first taste of heavy hops, mellowing a bit in the finish but still a nice lasting bite.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Adam for the bottle. Hazy orange pour. Off white head that slowly fizzles to a fine film that leaves loads of spotty lace. Floral notes with a blast of orange zest. Light grainy character with soft bitterness. Pine and grapefruit
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks Rudy. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head. The aroma is inviting with floral notes, chlorophyll, citrus (particularly oranges) and some pine. The flavor is biter hops forward with pine, citrus, biter walnuts and caramel malts. The mouthfeel is full and buttery with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter hops. Overall: A very respectable IPA, love the aroma in particular.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sixer purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. The aroma of this beer is amazing. It really smells fresh, floral and alive. It doesn’t rush at your with bitter citrus aromas or any hint of alcohol, it just smells naturally floral. It also just mellows as it goes down. It doesn’t have that hop flavor that just attacks the mouth, this is oily, buttery and full of floral flavors. God almighty, this is fantastic. Really solid all around and drinkable. Unlike some beers that rely on loads of carbonation or bitterness to assault your palate, this just speaks to you with its rich floral flavor.
dagimp (818) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap iIn a pint glass from Jose Pistolas in CC. Very little head. Aroma of mild pine and grapefruit. Taste was of grapefruit and orange, strong hops but not a west coast hop bomb. Very, very flavorful. Just the right amount of carbonation. I liked the fact that this IPA was very flavorful but not heavy or syrupy. An excellent balance, I’d drink again any time. I never was a huge fan of Ithaca back in college, but this beer and Cascazilla are really changing my mind!
beeratarian (160) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A perfect summer thirst quencher for hopheads. Alcohol well hidden. Not much hop bitterness, but nice and floral. Deffinately has some wheat flavor
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/23/2009: Ithaca Flower Power India Pale Ale pours a transluscent gold color with a dense, off-white crown but very little carbonation. The aroma is very fresh and ctirusy and brings to mind Amarillo and Simcoe hops. Subgary toffee malt and citrusy hops dominate the aroma. There are also flavors of grapefruit peel and pine resin. Overall there is a moderate level of bitterness. This medium-bodied beer has an average texture. As far as IPA goes, this is a good, but not great one to try. However, one is enough as there is just something about it that makes it not good enough to warrant having another...
12 fl. oz. bottle (Best Before: October 2009) shared by ShareANevada [BA]. Thanks Ben! Rating #177 for this beer.
Tmoney99 (11821) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ShareANevada.
Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate floral, sour citrus and small malt aroma.
Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a drinkable beer and better then my expectations.