Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
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.
12-12-2013 19:28:44 | More by taylor714914
4/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
12-09-2013 23:40:40 | More by RblWthACoz
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
Super fresh DIPA single hopped with Simcoe no less, the drink before date is 076A14, drink before the 76th day of 2014 I can handle that. Pours a deep crystal clear copper/orange hue with white head brilliant and shining with the light. Perfect intricate lacing left behind. Aromatics give me orange zest, tropical fruit, a touch of alcohol presence and sweet candied malt sugars. Flavor brings layered alcohol with grapefruit notes, big malt presence of sweetness and drying hop layers, it's intense and wonderful at the same time, the 10% alcohol by volume can't run and can't hide. Sugary hops, big hop flavor earthiness, bitterness, rough alcohol seem to collide on the palate with the first few sips and this has no plans on letting up in fact it wants to add some orange/grapefruit peel zest to the mix. Kind of like brushing your teeth with Pine Sol in a good way...I'm in, and I'm drinking and enjoying it. Mouthfeel is full bodied resinous hop oils from the front to back, ample carbonation carries it way too well. Overall a big hoppy single hopped beast of a beer from Flying Dog most will enjoy few will be able to get past the huge beer aspects this brew has to offer.
12-08-2013 07:06:57 | More by WVbeergeek
3.54/5 rDev -13.4%
A:Clear light amber with nice head.
S: Mild floral aroma, hint of alcohol
T: Moderate bitterness, mild hoppy flavor, finishes with mild malt and the hint of alcohol
M: Smooth, moderate body
O: Not bad, was hoping for more of the floral aroma to come through.
12-08-2013 00:04:57 | More by Archimetez
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass
A - Clear deep gold with two fingers of fluffy white head, thin lacing.
S - Alcohol, big juicy citrus, some pineapple, bright grassy tones, pine, sweet orange.
T - Big and juicy citrus flavors, a bit too sweet, some alcohol burn, pine dankness, lots of really sweet candy like malt.
M - Too much alcohol heat, really scorches the palate, very soapy bitter too.
O - I wish the whole Single Hop Imperial serious would be re-evaluated to about 7% instead of 10%, the alcohol burn and taste detracts from the hops way too much. That being said its still a good display of Simcoe, just not enough to show all of its angles.
12-01-2013 23:50:25 | More by Omnium
4.16/5 rDev +1.7%
True amber color with a thick finger of head. Great clarity. Great lacing.
Spicy, dank citrus, pithy grapefruit, tart apricot, woodiness, hop leaf, and evergreen needles; all in the beauty of the Simcoe. Light toastiness with a dry, but furtive, pale and caramel malt backbone. Hoppy and serious. Booze factors in, as it would.
Greatly hoppy and magically bitter with a dry citrusy slice of crispness. Fresh orange, sans sweetness, toasty pale malts, dankness, grapefruit, grassiness, and hints of lemon. Booziness is big and reaching. Phenomenal single-hop Simcoe show.
The body is okay, but the way the carbonation elevates the feel makes 10% feel amazing. Great feel.
Probably my favorite of this series. Recommended.
12-01-2013 23:36:09 | More by thecheapies
3.68/5 rDev -10%
Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange/amber color with a sturdy two inch head; nice stickage, with a few shards of lacing left behind
Smell: Very piney with some caramel tones underneath
Taste: A rather malty start, with shortbread and toffee elements; in the middle, the Simcoe hops drop a bomb on the taste buds bringing waves of pine; after the swallow, the beer gets really bitter and resinous, with a lot of fusel alcohol in the finish; the aftertaste takes it up yet another notch
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet
Overall: I was expecting to really enjoy this beer but I am not a fan of the extreme bitterness and the high ABV level of this one
11-30-2013 20:43:18 | More by brentk56
4.6/5 rDev +12.5%
I really really like this beer... Picked up a six of this Imperial Simcoe IPA and Flying Dog Truth at Riverside Liquors in Frederick on my way home from work Friday... Lets just say I had go back Sunday pre-game for two more... I have always enjoyed FD product but I found these two to be exceptional... For a 10.0 beer the taste is wonderful and hoppy without being too medicinal as you may find in some beers in the 7% and above range...
11-30-2013 03:54:59 | More by onedogtwodog
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
A - pours an orangey hue with a big, chunky head that leaves lacing on the way down.
s- nose is a shot of simcoe hops and mild wheatiness
t- big bold simcoe flavor grabs and takes hold of your tongue delivering a deep bitterness on the back end.
m - thick with ample carbonation
d - very drinkable iipa.
11-28-2013 01:07:48 | More by Lothore
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) from Flying Dog Brewery
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