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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

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546 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CraftBeerTastic on 01-27-2012)
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Photo of alex_hart
4/5  rDev +8.1%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
2.54/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pretty clear gold with half a finger of a white head

Smell is grassy, banana, spice, a tiny bit of tropical fruit, clove

Taste is strange, really spicy, almost like rib rub spicy, banana, belgiany yeast, Dill Pickle, very bitter earth hops, strange bitter aftertaste, really not my bag

Mouthfeel is fine for the style, medium light with sharp carbonation

Maybe I am spoiled here in WI with IMO the best Belgian IPA that is avaliable in the world, but with that said I had a lot of them and this just is odd....

Smell is interesting in a good way, taste is interesting in a bad way... Tastes like a terrible saison mixed with a even worse IPA... Glad I only took one bottle from my brothers fridge... He has not even tried it yet, I hope he likes it more then me. I hate giving bad ratings but sometimes you just gotta.

nickapalooza86, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Oboogie, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of tronester
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden, with a medium, creamy off-white head. Massive lacing that sticks to the glass like glue. The smell is of of fresh apricots, and a hint of vinegar. Taste begins with some apricot, followed by some sweet bread, then some honey, and an herbal, asprin-like bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a good Belgian style IPA, though I would prefer a bit more hop bitterness and flavor for the style.

tronester, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of bmur112
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bmur112, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a nice gold with just a slight haze. Forms a big fluffy white head atop medium visible carbonation.

S: Belgian fruity esters (grape, pear, banana) with light cracker malt, some funk, and only hints of grassy hops.

T: The Belgian characteristics dominate the palate. Light malts, sweet fruity yeast esters with some citrus hops near the end. Mild pine bitterness in the hang.

M: Light body, moderate alcohol presence, and a healthy dose of carbonation sensation.

O: I'm torn here. It seems to be a pretty decent Belgian pale ale, but doesn't follow through on the promise of the IPA character. Not bad though.

macrosmatic, Apr 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

TomG2751, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of sullaspiaggia
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sullaspiaggia, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

randylangford, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

spedprof, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of TheWildeman
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

TheWildeman, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, hops, spices. Taste is lots of spice, hops, citrus, some malts, more spice, a lot going on here. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a solid beer worth checking out.

tone77, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Mortarforker, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

fionn13, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MNBeer1017, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Poucher86
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Poucher86, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a golden yellow colored brew with a big thick and billowy white head. The head fades slowly over time to give a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a hay like and slightly funky aroma. Mixed with these are some smells of a bready malt as well as a herbal and citrus grapefruit hop aroma mixed with some sweeter tangerine and spice notes of clove and coriander as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a slightly citrus sweet flavor of tangerine and some caramel. As the flavor advances some flavors of yeast and spice flavors of clove as well as some orange and grapefruit citrus come to the tongue. Toward the end of the taste, the flavor takes on some stronger flavors of a haylike and grassy taste as well as a more funky like flavor of the “farmhouse” variety. The flavors at the end, all combine to leave a nicely hopped and rather funked and slightly bitter malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly above average side. The thickness was nice for the more grassy, hay, and yeasty characteristics of the beer while not being too light for the malt backbone and the abv for the brew. The carbonation was quite nice for the funky flavors as well and made for a rather nice drinker overall.

Overall – A rather pleasant drinking Farmhouse IPA. It had a nice blend of the funk and hop to make for a good and tasty drinking brew.

Darkmagus82, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

safaricook, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

aztraz, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

WilstonOreo, Mar 14, 2013
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.