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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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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
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AndersonGT

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-17-2014 23:30:06 | More by AndersonGT
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2013 03:26:19 | More by BillRoth
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-08-2013 00:41:33 | More by JayKay412
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-10-2013 01:38:33 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-28-2013 01:26:34 | More by brwnchrstpher
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davet100

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-14-2013 17:55:47 | More by davet100
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grizzly700

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 00:20:52 | More by grizzly700
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2013 22:07:58 | More by gpblackgt
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corysmith01

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-24-2013 13:58:11 | More by corysmith01
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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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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2013 18:25:14 | More by djre4orm
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-11-2013 17:25:37 | More by neckbracesub
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-04-2013 18:21:14 | More by skaboom420
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jmslade7

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2013 03:58:35 | More by jmslade7
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JLapadura

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-30-2013 01:31:40 | More by JLapadura
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
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