Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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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
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, just a code printed on the label 277A13. It's been a long time coming since I've last drank this beer, so I figured it was about time I had it again. Awesome Steadman bottle art, as always. Expectations are decently high.
Poured into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Pours a nice bright, slightly cloudy lemon-orange colored body with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Head has some nice staying power for a 7.50% abv beer.
S - Smell is light and fairly subdued. Mild earthy hops, lemongrass, wheat, overripe green apples, some must, & some indistinct tropical fruit.
T - Taste follows the nose with the addition of some spicy clove and bubblegum. Earthy grains, wheat, green apples, pineapple, dry herbal hop bitterness, and just a touch of yeast funk.
M - Feel ends dry and grainy, with some herbal hop bitterness and green apple lingering. Medium bodied with good, if somewhat high carbonation.
Overall, an okay outing from Flying Dog. Clearly this isn't their finest hour, but it is nice for what it is. Maybe not as much "farmhouse", but subtly complex, yet still approachable. An easy drinker; well worth a try at least once.
Flying Dog Wildeman Farmhouse IPA ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 05:02:15 | More by mfnmbvp
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.