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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

546 Ratings
THE BROS
85
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 larryi86
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very cloudy light orange color with a three white head.

S- Earthy spices, some floral notes, citrus, lemon, lemon grass, the farmhouse yeast really stands out.

T- Citrus and lemon upfront, nice earthy/piney bitterness and a touch of funk in the finish, getting earthy spices, pepper, floral notes, and yeast in the middle.

M- Medium body, carbonation make this one kind of prickly.

O- Definitely lives up to the farmhouse part of its name. I feel that it is a little rough around but that is what I like about this beer. I will be picking this up again.

larryi86, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

SPRichard, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of david18
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a sixteen ounce cask draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's upper west side. I was very excited to see it on tap as I'm a big fan of the Wildeman beer bar in Amsterdam, which I have recommended many times.

The appearance is a pale orange. Cloudy, as a cask ale usually is, with a decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma was typical of the style combining the hops of the ipa with the esters of the yeast. Pretty strong aroma overall.

Flavor was also a good combination of the elements with a little more in the belgian character than American but very good in general.

Good beer. Can't wait to find a nod-cask draft version.

david18, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4/5  rDev +8.1%

minneapolitanjim, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of bsp77
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow with massive, towering white foam, leaving loads of sticky lacing behind. Impressive.

Smell: Very dry and musty, with clove, pepper, orange peel and a general spiciness.

Taste: Musty and earthy with almost a Brett-like character. Bready malts with lots of spiciness (clove, pepper, coriander). Strong citrus, either from orange peel or hops or maybe both. Not really bitter as the IPA name suggested.

Feel: Highly carbonated with a light medium body. Dry and refreshing.

Overall: More like a really spicy (and maybe hoppy) Saison than a Belgian IPA. Regardless, it is tasty brew.

bsp77, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jfcaa193, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a huge, pillowy 3 finger head. Excellent retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticks to the sides with ease.

Smell - The Belgian yeast is in full effect; slight spice, slightly sour. Anything else is well hidden beneath the turgid Belgian aroma.

Taste - Starts with the yeasty character, then a peppery spice and earthy tone makes it's way to the front, followed quickly by a citrus bitterness. Finishes sour, with a bitter orange peel quality.

Mouthfeel - Moderate body. Smooth and silky.

Overall - A commendable effort from Flying Dog. Nice use of the rye to help intermarry the belgian yeast with the hoppy IPA character.

TheSixthRing, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
3/5  rDev -18.9%

hockenbeer, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of throwback
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

throwback, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Zaphog, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of K_Diggity
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

K_Diggity, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kunstman, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Jfowler05
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Jfowler05, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Ego
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

eyes...
welcome to foam mountain, holy jeebus, an easy three fingers of fluff on an easy pour, takes some time to settle this craggy balloon down, golden straw hue with a veritable torrent of carbonation spiraling upward all over this bitch (dog reference....).
pretty much belgy-on-the-spot looks wise.

nose...
bready and herbal, soft farmhouse nose, nice notes of dry coriander, you can almost swear it aint a beer at times, some subdued honey notes float around the bottom end, well rounded and refreshing to take in

taste etc...
subdued, some slight bitterness, some yeasty tone, definite warming from the alcohol, very smooth with the right amount of carbonation twinge, this is a pretty non offensive beer, nothing much to report here

verdict...
alot of promise but falls pretty flat in the taste department. not a bad beer but nothing special. it's good and it does hide the ABV really well

Ego, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Furious head formation, there is no need for aggressive pouring to produce a head. Very tall cotton ball white head with some serious retention time. Chill hazed with a color very light amber or an orange tinged gold. I will have to call it golden amber.

Smell is herbal and spicy with lots of black pepper and coriander scent. Extremely herbal hop scent strong grapefruit rind. Belgian yeast funk is strong. Smells something like Raging Bitch from the same company.

Starts out dry and flowery like a Saison. Bitterness is subdued. Tastes spicy think Hennepin with coriander and black pepper.

Mouthfeel is good.

An OK beer but I thing Raging Bitch is a superior beer. Maybe next they will try making a straightforward Saison and leave the extreme out of it.

Zorro, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color, huge head to it.. tons of bubbles flowing up. Funky, yeasty smell. Taste is medium bodied, pretty good mouthfeel with lots of flavor. Nice and hoppy, with some great spiciness and funkiness, somehow still manages to stay pretty balanced and drinkable. A nice variation from the typical IPA, the Belgian yeasts add a good touch of flavor while the hops still shine through. Solid beer.

oriolesfan4, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Flying Pig in Malvern, PA.

A: Body is light golden with a small whitish head.

S: Good yeasty funkiness to it - no doubt this is a Belgian-styled IPA.

T: Also yeasty, and spicy. Finishes with some hop bitterness.

M: Medium in heft.

O: Good stuff.

Kendo, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of brealbg
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

brealbg, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +8.1%

outsider, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of 6string
3/5  rDev -18.9%

6string, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of kmoore149
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

kmoore149, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of jaybags
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jaybags, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev +8.1%

asafarc2, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting brew.

Pours out a bright golden color, with a tremendous amount of fluffy white head and a champagne-like carbonation.

Smells strongly of coriander, lemon peel, orange, fruity hops and Belgian yeast.

The taste follows this very closely. The Belgian yeast and coriander stand out, while the hops are kinda in the back and the citrus fruits come out. Not very bitter for an IPA.

Very smooth and easy to drink.

JohnnyMc, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer in Raleigh

A - orange gold with a big, dense, white head that has great retention

S - funky Belgian yeast; an odd note akin to hot dogs or smoke

T - funky, a hint of white grapes, bitter piny hop character

M - crisp, well carbonated, smooth, medium bodied

This is a decent Belgian IPA. The hops are bitter enough to be noticeable and fight through the intense, yeasty flavor. The nose is contradictory; off putting and pleasing at the same time. Good flavor, good drinkability. It's worth a try.

tdm168, Jun 10, 2012
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.