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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

216 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 216
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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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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pquijal

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-19-2013 20:51:59 | More by pquijal
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2013 05:17:29 | More by cclark67789
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-14-2013 00:53:29 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Evan47

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-12-2013 20:36:48 | More by Evan47
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-11-2013 01:51:01 | More by mccallisters_dali
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sailorsaint

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 20:12:53 | More by sailorsaint
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2013 12:14:05 | More by bigred89
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Bottled on January 9, 2013. Review 2 for the series (in bottles).

A - Pours a light amber with perfect clarity. Initially, about a finger of soapy white head sits on top. The head dies pretty quickly leaving behind a thin film of carbonation. Decent lacing.

S - Tart grapefruit is the most prominent aroma. Candied fruits, papaya, and caramel malts sweeten the deal. Fresh cut grass and lemon zest are also present. Noticeable alcohol on the nose.

T - My initial reaction is that the flavor is "tangy." Tropical fruits, white grapes, and obvious grapefruit all contribute to this. Some pineapple sweetness midpalate. Slightly bitter grassy hops on the finish, but no booziness. Very flavorful while remaining mellow.

M - Effervescent with a body a touch lighter than is typical for a big DIPA.

O - This is not a hop strain I am very familiar with but I really enjoyed this beer. A unique blend of citrus, tropical, and grassy flavors. It is light and bubbly with a refreshing flavor profile. I wish this came out in the summer because this would be a perfect poolside DIPA. Definitely a hop strain I will seek in the future. I love this single hop project Flying Dog is conducting and hope it continues in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 01:20:22 | More by NoLeafClover44
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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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vandemonian

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flying Dog Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) is a tasty single hop DIPA. This one seems to emphasise burnt malt and sweet, citrus hops.

A: Cloudy orange colour with a 3 mm head. Looks like it's going to be tasty. Some sediment. 4

S: Sweet citrus hops. 3.5

T: Burnt sweet malt and mild spicy hops. Yum yum. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4

O: 3.75

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:01:32 | More by vandemonian
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-22-2013 01:34:38 | More by mendvicdog
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2013 03:12:18 | More by Jspriest
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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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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-14-2012 11:52:53 | More by mikem0487
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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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MTWood


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-05-2012 19:26:51 | More by MTWood
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-26-2012 11:30:27 | More by IPAFrankieH
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-16-2012 01:47:07 | More by bluckbeyes
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-03-2012 03:46:33 | More by flyingmick
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-02-2012 22:56:01 | More by dsshuck
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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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy looking golden color with a white head on top. There was a good amount of floating specs in the beer. The retention and lacing were really good on this. The smell of the beer had a decent hop aroma with a bit of malt in there with some booze on the nose too. The taste follows along the same path as the nose. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, nicely carbonated also. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, A little too much booze heat but other than that it was good.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:23:53 | More by Knapp85
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GeddyLeeRocks

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2012 14:09:51 | More by GeddyLeeRocks
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-09-2012 16:42:00 | More by JacobMutberg
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-24-2012 00:19:49 | More by hardcor33
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.