Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by RossCain:
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Upon pouring, a huge, pillowy head rapidly expands like foam and fills over 1/3 of the glass; and this is on a careful pour! The head is a dense, lovely creation crammed pack with creme colored bubbles sitting over a somewhat cloudy, straw-colored brew. Great retention with splotches of white bubbles trailing behind on the sides of the glass.
S: Phenolic with all familiar, spicey yeast notes and dashes of clove. Smells a lot like a great hefeweizen with a nice pop of hoppy citrus hiding in the background. Definitely powerful.
T: A little watered down from the nose, the spicey yeast notes are most readily noticeable in the initial wave of flavors to hit the tongue. Notes of clove and a bit of bubblegum hide in the background with just a subtle kiss of lemony citrus. Finishes with a moderately traceable malt backbone. As an IPA, the one trait this beer most picks up on is the bittersweet finish. The slightest bit of a rubbing alcohol flavor crops up in the finish as the beer warms
M: Medium to light bodied with adequate carbonation, crisp and drying in the finish with a hearty dose of alcoholic warmth lent by the 7.5% abv.
O: Great smelling beer with an pretty well executed mix of hefeweizen spiciness and IPA bitterness (only a touch of citrus) in the flavors. Interesting beer to try, but probably not my favorite of styles.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2012 00:38:44 | More by RossCain
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2.63/5 rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Pours a hazy pale orange with a one finger white head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has pears, Belgian yeast, citrus, cloves, and pale malts.
The taste is more bitter than I would have expected and has citrus, citrus zest, pepper, phenols, Belgian yeast, pale malts, and cloves. The proportions of the ingredients do not seem to be ideal, and this beer kind of seems like it was just thrown together, without much thought be given as to how it would turn out. Each sip seems to start sweet, and finishes overly bitter, with a good deal of citrus zest.
Medium bodied with above average carbonation, and an overly bitter finish. A decent beer, but if falls short of the best Belgian IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 01:55:43 | More by hardy008
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.