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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | 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 russwbeck


3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours out of the bottle a nice clear yellow color with hints of brown towards the center. Bubbles race up to a head that doesn't last forever, but is white a frothy.

S: The IPA doesn't seem to be the focus here. Sweet, Belgian yeasts, candied sugar, and some barnyard funk. Certainly more farmhouse than IPA, perhaps that's why it comes first in the name!

T: Perhaps I held onto this one for too long as only some slight hop bitterness rests on the backend with some citrus notes. The saison is certainly more of a focus, but the IPA is certainly there. I like the balance, but I wish the hop presence was a bit more strong. Very sweet and slightly funky.

MF: The carbonation is solid as is the drinkability. The body is light and crisp on the tongue.

O: This beer was a nice experiment. I think they did a really good job of it. I'd love to try it a little more fresh!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 18:27:49 | More by russwbeck
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Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a slight amber hue presumably from the hops. Starts with a robust head and leaves some nice lacing. Eventually settles into a film.

The aroma is slightly tart and has some yeast characteristics. Floral hop notes sneak through bringing pine and lemon forward. It's very appealing but a bit too light.

The taste is a bit imbalanced to begin, but once it warms up it starts to shine. It seems like a standard Belgian ipa, but it's somewhat brighter in flavor and has its share of funk.

The body is medium in fullness but the carbonation makes it feel bigger than it is. The finish is moderately dry and slightly sticky.

Overall, this is an interesting brew if nothing else. I like what it has going for it, but I thought it could use a little bit of refining by perhaps turning the bitterness slightly down.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 22:28:59 | More by BBP
Photo of WastingFreetime


3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a cloudy egg yolk color with a stable two finger sudsy head. Minimal amounts of lacing left behind on the glass. Smells mostly of mandarin oranges and finely ground white pepper. To a lesser extent I smell floral and pine resin hops, fruity esters and some phenolic subtext. The flavor is somewhat medicinal at first, but pulls back into a more standard pine-centric punch that lacks nearly all of the subtleties that the nose presented. I'm left with a simplistic dry malt and boiled hop bitterness that lingers for way too long on the palate. Medium body and carbonation levels.
If only the taste matched the nuances of the nose more, I'd enjoy this one a lot more than this.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 19:22:15 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of Duff27


3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Aggressive pour leads to a full two inch white fluffy head. Body is a lively straw color. Nice clumpy lacing and great head retention.

S- Very crisp hay/funk aroma.

T- Barny smell translates well into the taste. Perhaps some pear and apple aspects going on in there as well. Hops are very present but not overpowering. Yeast, mayne. Wouldn't guess at 7.5%abv, so it has the drinkability factor thing going on.

M- Nice mouthfeel and well carbonated.

D/O- I never thought I'd say this (sarcasm) but I would consider this this Flying Dog offering to be a good 'beginner beer" for its style. That said, it's not bad....no off flavors that I can detect, just doesn't have the wow factor that many other Belgian IPAs do.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 03:01:50 | More by Duff27
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-23-2012 23:09:42 | More by thatdavegy
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South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P:  A body of glistening gold and excited carbonation holding up a mountain of white meringue head.  Retention is great a collapses around the sides leaving behind thick and sticky lacing while maintaining a high throne of dense pillowy clouds in the middle. 

S:  Fresh soaked wheat, crisp citrus hop notes, subtle farmhouse funk yeast, and spices. Smell is super crisp and powerfully fresh.  Delicate but pronounced. Once warmed the alcohol is much like a sting to the nose which is not great.

T/M:  Taste follows the nose but has a nice dose of floral hops to balance out the sweet and the spice. Earthy flavors of sun dried grains, summer flowers, orange rind bitterness complimented by clove and a timid peppery bite.  Light-medium body with gentle carbonation that creates a refreshing delight. Finish is dry with orange rind and very very mild pine oil. 

O:  Refreshing and clean this is truly a great summer beer that is easy to drink and really enjoyable. The bitterness is pronounced but not too overpowering. This is a great mix of farmhouse and IPA I'm glad I grabbed this up and will probably purchase more soon. 

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 20:48:29 | More by Hopswagger
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-22-2012 18:15:04 | More by onestoploser
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

07-22-2012 16:28:34 | More by haddyhustle302
Photo of Cooper


4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-20-2012 20:51:09 | More by Cooper
Photo of SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 303 of 12. Pours straw yellow, with a one inch fluffy white head, with lots of lace. Smell is powerful clove, banana, grass, citrus, and biscuit. Taste clove, banana, citrus, and grapefruit, but very balanced in a aggressive way. Body is medium large, lots of carbonation, a little dry, and drinkable. I love how Flying Dog takes styles that aren't my favorite Belgian and Farmhouse and hop them up so I enjoy. Did it better with Raging Bitch, but really enjoyed this also.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 18:04:10 | More by SawDog505
Photo of axeman9182

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Wildeman Farmhouse IPA pours a hazy tangerine, with minimal visibility. A four finger high mountain of white foam comes together atop the beer, and head retention is out of this world. The lacing is left in a solid ring at the top of glass, but it's fairly splotchy underneath. Despite all that, the nose is a little bit weak. There are some bubble gum fruity and light clove aromas present though, about what I'd expect for a Belgian IPA. The flavor is a bit more phenolic, with clove shining through more than anything else. There is a bit of bitterness, and some citrus peel hoppiness present as well as a brief opening of cracker-like maltiness. Still, I found myself checking the bottle for the "best by" code (August 14th) because of the relatively tame hop presence. The body is suitably light, but the carbonation is a little too dull. Wildeman is a pretty solid beer, it's just a little light on the hops for a Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 02:30:28 | More by axeman9182
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-18-2012 02:41:31 | More by ahuckk
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-18-2012 01:53:49 | More by dfillius
Photo of garuda


3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange, thick white head that has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Barnyard funk up front, balancing with light grainy malt and herbal, grassy hops. Finishes slightly on the bitter side.

M - Medium to light in body, high carbonation, but stays nice and fluffy smooth across the palate, finishing quite dry.

O - Could easily just label this a saison and I'd be happy. Nice taste, I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:03:26 | More by garuda
Photo of scruffwhor


3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale blonde color with good bubbling. Bone white head with good retention and a little lacing.

Aroma is full on grapefruit, blood orange, tropical pineapple, and mango hop aroma. Add a little unmalted barley to the smell and your spot on. This smells like an American made "Belgian" IPA.

Bitter and astringent from start to finish. This tastes like there's very little "Belgium" inspiring this beer. This is maybe a hopheads IPA with some Belgian sensibility. Not that thius beer is bad per se, just not something I'll buy again. I love IPA's of all shapes and sizes, but this just cuts my palate in the wrong way.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 22:32:55 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of elec


4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-15-2012 00:15:06 | More by elec
Photo of CEDAMA


5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-14-2012 06:52:46 | More by CEDAMA
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2012 02:07:25 | More by brotherloco
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark yellow with a good full foamy head. Nice lacing and a decent skim head retention down the glass.

Spice and yeasty malty musty grain. A hint of fruit, but barely.

Bitter brew here. Almost a touch too much, as this beer does dry out. Some good malt/hop balance in initial sip, then the beer gets very bitter. Malt and some spice fight thru, barely. Finishes dry, a little harsh bitter.

Nice medium body and good carbonation.

Dropped my overall to 3.5 because taste matters so much. I liked this, and I think this is a solid brew from these folks, and worth trying, but it would be hard to have more than one.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 16:23:33 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-12-2012 04:01:34 | More by bigmoose125
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

07-11-2012 13:09:44 | More by Casterbridge
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve been incredibly pleased with a ton of what Flying Dog has come out with; I’m excited to see what they’ll do with a Belgian style brew.

Caught it just in time – the bottle date on this one translates to Best Before August 6 of this year, a little less than a month away. I would have liked it fresher, but this is alright.

A: Phenomenally bubbly; comes out with four inches of head and just a touch of actual body. Pale gold with a ton of bubbles everywhere, with a rising, bubbly head of bright white. Tons of stringy lacing with thick, sudsy retention.

S: Wildly funky, with one hell of a bready yeast presence; biscuit dough, coriander, and estery clove give this a beautiful Belgian character. Hops peek through as well – green and spicy – at a level a little below what you’d imagine in an IPA nose. Lots of creamy sweet malt give it a nice vanilla touch, along with fleshy orange and mango character (augmented by the hops); these two profiles mix to make something like an orange dreamsicle in aroma. Smells delicious.

T: Ah, that’s quite a bit different than I was expecting. Hits with a big herbal bitterness first off, running full-tilt into pine and sage, with touches of pepper, grapefruit rind, lemongrass, and balsamic vinegar. It’s spiced wonderfully, but you can only tell after you’ve had a few sips and the shock has worn off. Malts are not richly sweet, as in the nose, but crisp and wafer-like to complement the bitter character of the palate; still, there’s a smooth vanilla and fruity wheat flavor that can’t be overlooked. Aftertaste is a testament to thick, bready yeast, with a touch of aspirin and citric acid on the end.

M: Foamy and bubbly across the board. I’d grab this on a hot day for refreshment, even though it has a complex, sippable palate.

O: Belgian IPAs are swiftly becoming one of my favorite styles thanks to beers like this; what an enjoyable experience. On to Raging Bitch!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 22:17:27 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-10-2012 21:41:35 | More by boudreaux
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-09-2012 16:45:32 | More by Nutwood
Photo of KevinNewHampshire

2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm a fan of Flying Dogs beer, especially their Barley Wine and In Heat Hefe, so I was excited to try this "Saison" IPA.

I was quite disappointed. No saison-like qualities that I could detect. Unbalanced and overly bitter. It pretty much tasted like a bad take on an imperial IPA.

If you just want to get trashed and love bitter beer without much hop flavor than this one is for you, otherwise try some of Flying Dogs other offerings because they are much better.

I'm thrilled I only bought one!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 21:23:14 | More by KevinNewHampshire
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