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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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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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onedogtwodog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-23-2014 22:16:45 | More by onedogtwodog
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 21:52:17 | More by outoffocus
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FireEmt37

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-23-2014 20:01:19 | More by FireEmt37
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-20-2014 14:02:09 | More by InspectorBob
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dunlap926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2014 04:08:27 | More by dunlap926
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2014 00:40:25 | More by rwshelton2
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jimelee108

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-16-2014 08:07:36 | More by jimelee108
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in NW D.C. in late 1/14, unknown bottling date, poured into my FFF Teku glass and drank while reviewing over an hour.

A - 2/3 - amber- brown coloration, crystal clear on pouring from the bottle with a frothy white head that settles into a subtle glass lacing after several minutes; large alcohol legs; carbonation reagutates on the swirl

S: 9/12 - some really unique fruit aromas - pear, green apple, stone fruit and watermelon; little detectable malt character on the nose

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate bitterness that pops the taste buds for the El Dorado to do their thing - more tropical fruit on the taste than on the nose but present remain stone fruit and jolly rancher flavors; there's a biscuity malt on the back of the tongue with some toffee sweetness; finishes moderately dry, which invites subsequent sips; little detectable alcohol at 10% ABV

M: 4/5 - full body, mild hop notes coating the tongue, alcohol fullness

O: 8/10 - overall a nice showcase of El Dorado, which has a unique flavor profile with lots of hanging Autumn and stone fruit instead of more typical citrus and/or tropical flavors; I happen to prefer the latter, so I think that's why I am not head-over-heels in love with this one and think that El Dorado might perform better in combination than isolation for me; regardless, this is a well-crafted DIPA for anyone interested in expanding their palate to taste an atypical and rare hop varietal

TOTAL - 37/50

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 20:31:02 | More by MNishCT77
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psuscott1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-14-2014 00:41:10 | More by psuscott1
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2014 19:53:58 | More by taylor714914
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-08-2014 10:51:14 | More by JohnParadee
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-08-2014 03:04:53 | More by tobelerone
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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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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-05-2014 07:31:21 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2014 02:31:30 | More by paulish
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Dilbert65

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-05-2014 00:24:48 | More by Dilbert65
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-04-2014 02:12:23 | More by buzzy
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold, almost copper, with a nice finger of frothy off-white head. Head gives way to a soapy film that sticks around for the remainder. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is faintly sweet with good amount of tropical fruit at first pour. Strangely, the tropical fruit doesn't last long at all and the nose is pretty mild for the rest of the time, with hints of corn and bubble gum.

Taste is dank, bitter and dry. Almost too dry - it could use some more caramel sweetness to balance the hops and alcohol which combine for an almost Listerine-level of pine. Bubblegum and pineapple briefly peek through, along with a little honey. Overall the flavor profile is a bit flat and muted, and just very bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. Dry. About what you would expect from a 10% DIPA with very little residual sweetness.

Overall, I'm a little disappointed by this one, especially after the enticing initial aromas that strangely just disappeared. If you're reaching for a Flying Dog DIPA, stick with the Truth, which has much more balance and depth of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 21:42:23 | More by Mongrel
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-03-2014 21:09:08 | More by ChipMurray
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional pint glass.

Medium sized head that quickly disappears, leveling off to a constant but minimal presence. Golden copper color that is darker in the middle.

A robust hop aroma. A spicy floral smell from the El Dorado hops. Not overwhelmingly aromatic. There is a malt presence in the nose that indicates a well balanced beer.

Floral happiness upfront that mellows out as you sip. Spicyness with a lot of pine, earthy. Some malt sweetness balances it out. It is very smooth.

Smooth mouthfeel. Good body.

Very drinkable. Good to great Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:59:08 | More by ZachKelly
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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A: crystal clear golden amber. not much head once poured into a frozen tumbler

S: rather typical of an IIPA. lots of hops balanced w/ malt

T: Good flavor w/o being overly hopped. Not as strong as some of the more popular IIPA's

M: Moderate to dry body that hangs around for a few seconds

O: Another good example of an IPA w/ using only the El Dorado Hop. The hop is interesting in the fact the overall beer is very nicely balanced between the hop, malt, and alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 15:43:31 | More by Segelstrom
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-28-2014 23:30:19 | More by dexterk1
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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Good color for an IPA (~ 8 SRM), white head that hangs around, Crystal clear

S: Light citrus nose with a presence of the malt, but no "single smell" predominates. Alcohol not appreciated on noise

T: Good bitterness with malty finish, alcohol hotness faint at best

M: Moderate to dry body that hangs around for a few seconds

O: Another good example of an IPA w/ using only the El Dorado Hop. The hop is interesting in the fact the overall beer is very nicely balanced between the hop, malt, and alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 02:56:29 | More by Archimetez
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-20-2014 01:55:34 | More by jamisonspitzer
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.