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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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very good

227 Ratings

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-04-2011)
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Photo of samibr
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

samibr, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ironchefmiyagi13, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%

paulish, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Dilbert65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Dilbert65, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

buzzy, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Mongrel, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ChipMurray, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ZachKelly
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

ZachKelly, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Segelstrom
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Segelstrom, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dexterk1, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Archimetez
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Archimetez, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of jamisonspitzer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jamisonspitzer, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of AndersonGT
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

AndersonGT, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JayKay412, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brwnchrstpher, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

davet100, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

grizzly700, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

gpblackgt, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

corysmith01, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

jep2606, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

neckbracesub, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

skaboom420, Jun 04, 2013
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.