Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) - Flying Dog Brewery
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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +16.9%
On tap at World of Beer at North Hills
A - hazy orangish yellow; soft white head; decent retention
S - oranges, citrus
T - citrus, orange, grapefruit, faint pine, warm alcohol
M - medium bodied, warm, crisp
This is a fantastic DIPA. It has a tremendously orange-like hop character and a fantastic drinkability for 10%. It's smooth, balanced, and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
06-06-2012 00:46:57 | More by tdm168
4.35/5 rDev +13%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A bit of a hazy orange amber, but a real nice fluffy and off white head on top, three finger deep with lots of retention and space. Big bubbles in the head, but really frozen solid and going nowhere. There are some yeast chunks though floating around.
Juicy nose, mushy filled with citrus and a great spirtzy Italian orange soda sense. Fruit basket filled, and citrus zesty of orange goodness. Impressive!
Creamy palate, cream malt sensations oozing to a good thick malt body. Finish brings lots of hop orange, and a controlled juicy mush that lingers on. Texture is rich and creamy, not prickly and not syrupy. No sense of alcohol heat on this at all. Small astringinet squeezed lime bitterness ever so slight on the finish.
Overall, woah I did not expect this beer to be that good, but it is, really liking this, it's almost a marriage of a good cream ale (Anderson Valley Summer Solstice) and a solid orange hop citrus bent melded together. Great JOB!
07-13-2012 03:12:23 | More by smakawhat
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
On draft @ the Axe. Kinda dim in here to notice the color but I'd say it's a pretty clear copper color with a average sized white head. Aroma citrus hops and dried fruit. Flavor is a hops overload and I love it. Overwhelming Sweet fruity hops flavor with a sharp hop bite to finish. Medium body with a sticky texture and only a hint of the 10% it carries but I love this single hopped beer and I can't wait for flying dog to release the next one in the series.
04-02-2011 23:10:16 | More by nimrod979
4.3/5 rDev +11.7%
Don't let the sediment at the bottom of the bottle scare you. This brassy copper hued brew knocks out your nostrils with pungent grapefruit and pine resin. El Dorado has a full and lush well rounded body with impeccable balance. Sweet caramel and pale malts present themselves on the tip of the tongue while citric, grapefruit, pine, and a touch of grilled pineapple explode on the back end of it. A touch of alcohol makes itself known to round things out. Big bitterness lingers a bit after the swallow. Deep and complex, yet dangerously drinkable.
06-07-2012 03:01:50 | More by jtierney89
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
A-hazy golden color with white lacing throughout
S-nice hop smell that invites me in
T-great pine hop taste with nice citrus aftertaste.
M-medium bodied and crisp with a nice hop bite
D-there is no way this is 10%. Someone check this. No way. One of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. Very good.
03-10-2011 00:17:22 | More by brew3crew
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.