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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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 07:06:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 00:04:57 | More by Archimetez
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madtrixter787

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-06-2013 03:48:46 | More by madtrixter787
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-05-2013 19:45:03 | More by IPAchris
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-05-2013 04:33:45 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 23:50:25 | More by Omnium
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 23:36:09 | More by thecheapies
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-01-2013 17:43:10 | More by ConradKenney
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 20:43:18 | More by brentk56
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2013 19:23:43 | More by Mattyb79
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 03:54:59 | More by onedogtwodog
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Ronw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-29-2013 18:32:51 | More by Ronw
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pinkysup

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

11-29-2013 17:00:29 | More by pinkysup
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Lothore

California

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 01:07:48 | More by Lothore
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 01:58:11 | More by petermethot
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2013 00:04:09 | More by Chugs13
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2013 05:33:54 | More by jnardone235
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2013 22:23:12 | More by NJBeer265
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2013 22:20:16 | More by ChipMurray
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-19-2013 13:52:45 | More by Travcofarms
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-18-2013 23:52:28 | More by ColdWaffles
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-18-2013 05:25:18 | More by Elfastball7
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a clean golden/light copper pour with 2 fingers of frothy white head leaving behind a ton of sticky lacing. slow dissipation, great head retention. aroma of pine needles, grapefruit, a HINT of the cat pee you normally get from simcoe (probably still too fresh to get that weird scent full on). the flavor is dead on with aroma, but with quite bit of alcohol present. a nice malty caramel body with tons of simcoe hop. a lovely tasting beer realy, but the alcohol needs to be muted a bit. a medium body beer, creamy and sticky on the lips, modest amount of carbonation.

this has a lot going on for being a single hopped ipa.. complex hop feel, which is just a fantastic use of them - great job by the brewer. definitely worth checking out, and i can't wait to try more of their single hopped beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:27:00 | More by facundoCNB
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 19:21:49 | More by Lee_Hancock
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Nice copper clear color with 1 finger head that grew to 2 over course of several minutes. Great retention and carbonation

Smell - Wonder fruity apricot scented hops. Would have given it a 5 but I had a Heady Topper the other day and nothing beats that smell.

Taste - A hop wallop for sure, but very balanced with the malt backing and not much bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, rich and buttery. Very pleasant for a double IPA.

Overall - I have to say Flying Dog has really found their stride lately with the super-hopped, high ABV IPAs. This one also is a tremendous beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 23:57:40 | More by bubseymour
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.