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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe)Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

159 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 20
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 11-09-2010)
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-09-2014 00:07:54 | More by mercysbane
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2014 14:50:52 | More by Jah_Json
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-31-2014 19:12:49 | More by BrandonOakes
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GinDC

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 20:09:41 | More by GinDC
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-18-2014 03:41:05 | More by outoffocus
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AndersonGT

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2014 23:30:31 | More by AndersonGT
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nreynoso90

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-15-2014 06:34:06 | More by nreynoso90
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-13-2014 19:27:05 | More by earlholman
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint: Two fingers of lumpy, glistening custard head over transparent golden orange body with plenty of nucleation.

Smells of dank, pithy grapefruit, a little peachy, slightly minty, some clementine, with a subtle but sharp sticky sweetness.

Taste follows, with that thick grapefruit, woody pine, an almost waxy flavor like hard cheese rind, wrapping up with a quick sweetness like lemon cookie followed by stiff alcohol, verging on overpowering but not quite. Yeah, this leaves a dead zone on my tongue.

Full-bodied, resiny, but surprising light & easy-drinking before leaving that tacky residue around my mouth.

I was really looking forward to this, & it delivered. Simcoe may very well be my favorite "spotlight" hop, & while this didn't have quite the catty note I was anticipating, it didn't disappoint. I've had a few of the Single Hop IIPAs from Flying Dog, & most have a cakey character that's not found here. One of the better DIPAs I've had lately.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:52:06 | More by OneDropSoup
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, herbal, and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is quite boozy and has a somewhat harsh hop bitterness that lingers after each sip.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2014 03:06:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-01-2014 02:04:08 | More by vfgccp
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-yellow-orange with a sticky cream colored head

S-citrus and weeds with a bit of booze to it. it has some strength to it, but no one flavor really comes out strong. it really just smells like it has a high ABV.

T-comes in with a good bitterness and flavor of aged hops. the bitterness really sticks for awhile. it has a good lasting after-taste of fresh hops. definitely has a kick to it as well.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-definitely a strong and interesting IPA. I love the concept of using a single hop. even if I'm not the biggest fan of this beer, I do enjoy drinking better understanding the simcoe hop. i would recommend others to try this, i just wish i was able to try all the series in one sitting to get a better understanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 04:08:29 | More by AdamBear
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 01:57:49 | More by Quafftastic
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-28-2013 01:05:31 | More by IrishColonial
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-25-2013 22:54:44 | More by Adkins721
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-25-2013 03:36:17 | More by Adkins1203
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2013 15:54:37 | More by Segelstrom
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2013 21:11:35 | More by mendvicdog
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Golden orange with 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with low carbonation.

Nose
Mango, papaya, dank greens, tangerine and candy sugar. Has just a touch of cat piss.

Taste
Musty dank greenery, wintergreen gum and pine. Lighter notes of tangerine, mango and papaya. Thin candy sugar maltiness with notes of lightly toasted bread. Finishes with a lot of resin lingering on. Picks up hints of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, smooth and dry.

Overall
A great hop perhaps best used with other varieties. It tends to get pretty resinous by itself. Overall, this is still a well executed beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 17:51:24 | More by justintcoons
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan, yellow, with a 1 inch creamy head, and plenty of lacing.

Smell - Straight forward orange, grapefruit hop kick. A little pineapple along with some minor herbal notes.

Taste - First sip is very strong bitter hop punch. Lots of pineapple, orange and grapefruit along with a lemon and herbal flavor. Very warm, alcohol is picked up from first to last drink. Some caramel malts come out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Big hops coats the tongue along with alcohol. Palate picks up more hops, some herbal notes, and some malts. Aftertaste is hops, and alcohol.

Overall - Pretty much as expected. All hops and alcohol. Not much else only minor malts are noticeable. Impressive that its a one hopped beer and yet so strong and aggressive. Don't look for a balanced, multi flavored beer with this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 19:46:52 | More by wvsabbath
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-13-2013 19:47:12 | More by 21Maestro8
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jlivings757

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-12-2013 19:30:54 | More by jlivings757
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp yellow, standard for an IPA.  Smells of grapefruit, light pine, and a hint of citrus.  Taste is legit.  A huge simcoe punch up front then a nice malt backbone with the sugar/caramel malt playing against the bitterness, and then the fresh pop of hops once again coming in on the finish.  Mouthfeel was spot on.  Light, crisp, just enough body to carry the flavors without being overy carbonated or oily. 

A solid offering, one that I could get again.  Not as good as the single hop citra, but still a solid offering. 

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2013 19:28:44 | More by taylor714914
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-12-2013 01:32:30 | More by GrantBrennan
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the nose on this one. Strong pine and some resin on there as well. Really hypes my anticipation for the flavor; which is firm. Pine and resin are definitely in there with strong and boisterous tones. A bit much really in that it lacks balance and brings more a punch to the mouth. The punch is still good, but it is an overbearing beer to some extents. The feel is thick and almost syrup like. Carbonation is aggressive. A good example of a simcoe-only beer, but screams and shouts as opposed to bringing balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 23:40:40 | More by RblWthACoz
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.