I'm diggin' the groovy selection from Ithaca Beer Co. Flower Power is a righteous IPA with great floral hoppiness. Right out of the bottle, a bitterness hangs around for awhile, and the bubbles give the spice a little lift. Poured into a pint glass, though, will open Flower Power up and smooth it over. Just a hint of maltiness can be detected when drunk from the glass, which suits me just fine.
The floral bite is fairly bitter but not overpowering. Nicely balanced with a light body and golden color, Flower Power is not too much. It's pretty just right, in fact. Even the alcohol content is pretty just right at 7.5% abv. It reminds me a bit of Green Flash West Coast IPA, except Flower Power is not quite as grapefruity. with a nice bold-mellow mixture, this is definitely an outside brew as much (if not more than) an inside brew. Tailgate, barbecue, or wait -- camping trip! As the weather gets warmer (finally, in April 2010) the FermentNation will be trying beers that are released in accordance with the seasons. And since I usually hang out in places that serve good beer and select breweries I already trust, look for lots of good recommendations of stuff to drink outside.
So picture this: You're drinking Ithaca Flower Power with a belly full of bbq and beef jerky. You're hanging out, getting tired. You may be a little sunburned. But the cooler is still full of ice cold Flower Power. You're sitting around the fire, staring at the stars, at peace with the world and, like, in total wonder at your surroundings, man. What are you drinking?
Ithaca Flower Power IPA:
Personal Preference: .98
Total Score: 3.915 Flags