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Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-04-2011)
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jep2606

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-18-2013 05:03:04 | More by jep2606
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-30-2012 12:02:43 | More by bootsandbeer
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 00:46:57 | More by tdm168
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-07-2012 15:29:50 | More by Travcofarms
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-27-2012 20:36:59 | More by ALLISON01
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Freebody

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-27-2014 03:50:16 | More by Freebody
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Bustersuess

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-18-2013 01:05:09 | More by Bustersuess
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-15-2012 04:34:28 | More by shockrocker65
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cincybranr

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-25-2012 20:44:00 | More by cincybranr
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ahuckk

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-18-2012 02:41:50 | More by ahuckk
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samibr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-07-2014 21:06:52 | More by samibr
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-02-2012 02:17:54 | More by rabiddawg
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themantis13

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-10-2013 00:52:02 | More by themantis13
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-12-2012 23:18:05 | More by GaryMarkle84
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-22-2012 01:18:39 | More by hollywood_15063
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-15-2012 23:44:42 | More by JJStorm
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-16-2012 05:56:49 | More by JeffTheJuice
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-28-2012 22:16:41 | More by carrollmel7
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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PittsburghHopHead83


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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smakawhat

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 03:12:23 | More by smakawhat
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 23:10:16 | More by nimrod979
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:01:50 | More by jtierney89
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: growler

03-10-2011 00:17:22 | More by brew3crew
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Crystal clear golden-orange, 2 fingers white head, great lacing.

S - Pineapple, orange peel, juicy hops, hint of bubblegum.

T - Orange rind, sweet apple, pine, soft caramel, moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation.

O - First beer with El Dorado hops, very unique. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:01:06 | More by Rickythejeweler
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Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
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