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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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discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-24-2012 23:21:39 | More by discdueler
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bspain5

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-21-2012 10:38:33 | More by bspain5
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-21-2012 03:32:20 | More by RichH55
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-21-2012 02:32:51 | More by DrunkinYogi
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2012 21:01:56 | More by 2dogbrew
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Pencible

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear gold with lots of white head and some sediment.
S: It smelled like faint citrus and biscuit.
T: It tasted like faded citrus zest and sweet honey and bready malt. It had a clean and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had a pretty mild scent and taste for a modern 2IPA. The body was ok, and the alcohol was decently hidden, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not an impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 19:26:42 | More by Pencible
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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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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)
Flying Dog Brewery
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 10.00 %

LOOK: Pours a bit syrupy and in an orange glow with a small, yellowish head and plenty of lace. Looks like a big mean double IPA.

SMELL: Citrus, melon, tropical fruits, honey, brown sugar, booze. Smells sweet and intoxicating.

TASTE: Follows the nose with some mango, orange, herb and pine notes; with a solid bitterness as well. Alcohol is present but not distracting. Piney, mildly tropical, bitter and tasty. A more than worthy double IPA.

FEEL/IMPRESSION: This full bodied ale really packs it in with hop flavor. Well carbonated, flavorful and strong. Whats not to love?

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 17:53:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2012 21:20:09 | More by brotherloco
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-13-2012 02:03:21 | More by djrn2
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jeddis1

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-12-2012 04:18:19 | More by jeddis1
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazed golden copper (with some suspended oils and a surprising amount of yeasty chunkies) and several fingers of foamy white head. This maintains a rich ¾ finger that soaps the sides of the glass with lacing that clings to the sides of the glass in a sticky latticework. The aroma has a strong grapefruit presence, with a fresh leafy feel and touches of pine, spice, herbal tones, and lemon zest here and there. Doughy sugars from the malts soften up the edges of the nose a bit.

The taste is zesty grapefruit flavor that is intertwines with herbal notes and a smack of tart lemon. This is balanced by a neutral bready sweetness that keeps the focus here on the hops. The finish is dry and very pithy with some light lingering resins. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a lively carbonation which matches that initially foamy pour. It’s not over carbonated but definitely fills the mouth up while an underlying oiliness from the hops that help keep this smooth on the tongue. There is moderate warmth present from the alcohol but this is overall pretty drinkable for 10%.

Not bad. I don’t have too much experience with the El Dorado hop but I like what this single-hopped DIPA showcased. Lots of grapefruit and lemon flavors with supportive notes of herbal and leafy character. Solid drinkable body on this as well. It gets docked a bit for the floaties in the pour but I’d definitely try this again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 19:29:00 | More by Kegatron
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-10-2012 01:34:02 | More by harrisjohnson
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy orange with a thin white head

S-very citrusy. Not a strong scent though. It's mild.

T-comes in with a pretty decent taste of tropical fruits and grains. It's a very hoppy taste. It's a unique and refreshing ipa. Good matching after-taste. 

M-medium creamy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-this is actually a pretty decent ipa. It's a fun ipa to drink. I wouldn't mind having more of this.  I actually also can not believe this is 10%. There's no way. It drinks like a single ipa.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 16:21:31 | More by AdamBear
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden tangerine color with a sparkling white head of two fingers that holds like a rock. Lacing all down the sides of my tulip glass. Exceptional look.

The aroma on this one is interesting. It smells bitter with muddled pine and citrus notes. Nothing really stands out. Nothing really jumps at you. For a single hop IIPA, this one is pretty evened. It's slightly floral with some hidden grapefruit suggestions.

Oh my! Burningly bitter, but short of astringent. Rugged leafy hop flavors that carry floral and mild pine notes out front-and-center. Never enjoyed an all-out floral IIPA such as this one as much before. The malts are way overpowered by the hops, and it'd be an understatement to call this one hoppy; but there's an agreeability and frame on this beer's flavor that is understated in its self.

Drinks kind of thin, but with a great bubbly presence. A little biting and boozy. I'm still sold.

Boosting the score on the overall, because I'm seriously impressed. Well-made and fascinatingly hoppy without the obvious citrus or fruity notes. Packs an almost-saturated level of bitterness to threshold, but as a single hop IIPA, you have to respect this one and only hop.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 05:24:44 | More by thecheapies
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-07-2012 03:19:10 | More by IPAchris
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-06-2012 03:28:04 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a clear orange gold, off white head at two inches retains well, fluffy.

Grapefruit citrus, piney hop resin, some floral hop aroma.

Slight honey malt sweetness rounded out with grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. Some bready maltiness in there too.

Fuller body with soft carbonation over the tongue. Some hint of an alcohol warmth.

Really good strong ipa with nice flavor profile. Would be drinkable year round I think, although its really hitting the spot with the warm weather. Strong bitterness will appeal to hop heads while the citrus and malt will allow others to enjoy it as well. I'll come back to this again and will look to try to the other hop versions.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 21:34:30 | More by Cylinsier
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on June 3, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Poco Grande glass. Julian dating used best before October 1, 2012.
A-Golden-orange body with a haziness, unfiltered. Thick fluffy-foamy head that lasted a long time. Not much lacing.

S-Oranges, grapefruit, alcohol starts to show once it warms up.

T-Grapefruit, mango, citrus hops. Nice sweet finish.

M-Full bitterness on the tip of the tongue and a nice amount of malts to even it out, not overly agressive.

O-Delicious DIPA. Alcohol is hidden pretty well, considering the 10% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 18:24:36 | More by jhartley
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish in color with an off white head. In the aroma, a light, and small orange citrus hop. In the taste, orange citrus, and a mellow pine in the end. A smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Not much nose, but nice hops and ahides the alcohol quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 17:14:15 | More by OWSLEY069
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2012 20:38:03 | More by bacher468
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-30-2012 12:02:43 | More by bootsandbeer
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
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