Single Hop Imperial IPA (Amarillo) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Amarillo)Single Hop Imperial IPA (Amarillo)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: davet100 on 03-28-2014)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a straw gold color with thin foam. I get a toasted straw note with some candied citrus peel aroma, matched by the taste of a light piney citrusy character. It's strong--10%!-- but it doesn't show.

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There's something about showcasing a single hop in a hoppy ale which attracts beer lovers. I'm one of the victims. Here's comes 12 ounces. On to the beer:

An inch of soapy suds rests on top this candied orange beer. The retention of the head is very good, biut the mounds of lace it gives off around the chalice is eye candy. One smell shows how potent the liquid can be, very strong and hoppy, albeit with rough edges. It smells sweet with resin, bittersweet grass trimmings, spicy alcohol, vegetal.

The rough edges of the aroma have been given a sanded edge. It's a little smoother than I was expecting, though at 10% ABV this is no picnic. It's still hoppy enough to respect. It starts of sweet and resiny. Then the bitterness hits and seems to briefly numb the palate. Grapefruit with a dusting of sugar comes around. A little of the alcohol shows itself, though the beer does manage to possess some drinkability for its size. Bitter with a bite of toffee and grapefruit in the aftertaste.

A reasonable Imperial IPA that can grow hair on your chest.

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Amarillo) from Flying Dog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.