Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle to give a try, poured into a pint glass, and easily got a two finger head off of a gentle pour. Superfine off-white bubbles with really nice retention, over a straw colored body with surprising clarity. Probably filtered, I suppose.
The smell is initially of saison yeast. Earthiness presides over a robust citrus and tropical fruit aroma.
The taste is very much pineapple, with some tangerine flesh and zest. Not a hop bomb, by any stretch of imagination, but definitely a decidedly fruit-tinged farmhouse ale. Malt and a bit of spice provide some balance to the juicy hops. The mouthfeel is a huge improvement over the Garde Dog ale, which I felt was too fluffy. Here, I feel Flying Dog has found a good balance.
I'd compare this to Ommegang's BPA, but with a stronger tendency towards pineapple, and a little bit more of a kick to it. Overall, a decently strong offering by Flying Dog, and one that I'm glad I tried.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2012 05:12:50 | More by troysoy2
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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
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