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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

164 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of SebD
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, floral hops, some pine, honey and sweet biscuity/caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus/grapefruit, herbal notes, a piney bitterness and some sweet toasty/caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Very nice for a single hopped DIPA.

SebD, May 12, 2014
Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dduquette, May 09, 2014
Photo of Cook82
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Cook82, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CDAtkinson
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an off white head which tipped off its malty taste.
S: Spicy banana and coconut biscuit
T: The above with overall spicy and savory flavors balanced by sweet malts
M: Spritzy and full, a little heavier than you'd expect on an IPA
O: Unique and intense taste, finishing with a refreshing hoppy bite. I will certainly reach for it again.

It pairs deliciously with spicy pepperoni pizza.

CDAtkinson, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jmbot4371, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

davegray, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrStiffington, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

victory4me, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of awr84
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

awr84, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

dmorgan310, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Mattias, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

eet_fuk, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of spw109
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

spw109, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of kep49
5/5  rDev +22.2%

kep49, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Howdymike, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle code D76A14 at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma citrusy, primarily grapefruit
Head large (8 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to a 2-3 mm layer with thick froth islands
Lacing abundant but irregular
Body medium yellow with some hop haze
Flavor begins with a burst of slight astringency typical of pink or red grapefruit, although the grapefruit flavor is absent; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl. The astringency quickly fades to a chalky finishing feel. A slight alcohol glow begins in the stomach.
Palate is light to medium body, watery but refreshing, with soft carbonation .

Overall, an easy drinking IPA with the potential to sneak up on one.

Ozzylizard, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrFunkenstein, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

SimonTja, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mercysbane, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Jah_Json, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

BrandonOakes, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

GinDC, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

outoffocus, Jan 18, 2014
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Simcoe) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.