Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
06-25-2012 19:40:38 | More by david18
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
06-24-2012 01:18:48 | More by bsp77
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
06-23-2012 19:09:13 | More by TheSixthRing
3.35/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
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
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
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
06-17-2012 04:56:21 | More by Ego
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
06-17-2012 01:14:22 | More by Zorro
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
06-16-2012 00:10:26 | More by oriolesfan4
4/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
06-15-2012 20:39:59 | More by Kendo
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
06-10-2012 18:44:24 | More by JohnnyMc
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
06-10-2012 12:37:29 | More by tdm168
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
12oz bottled poured into a tulip.
A: Very light honey straw color with a humongous fluffy white head. Considerable lacing.
S: Lots of farm funk with a hit of bananas and cloves. Definitely a Belgian smell going on.
T: Very spicy with a hint of bananas. Spices definitely dominate the palette. The saison yeast shines in this one, giving it a unique flavor. Slight bready taste as well.
M: Fairly carbonated with a spicy finish.
O: Flying Dog is finally starting to put out some good beers. I haven't enjoyed a single beer from them until they put out kujo, which was freaking fantastic. This one is nice and a cool concept, but it's nothing all that special. I look forward to trying Flying Dog brews in the future, looks like they're finally onto something.
06-09-2012 03:59:30 | More by Lordquackingstic
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
a cloudy honey yellow pour with lots of fluffy white head. smells of light grassy hops, orange peel, bready. taste much like a very hoppy saison.. which is a fantastic thing! very citrusy lemon taste, pepper, bready, bitter grassy hop flavor lingers around in the end. medium body, slight creamy feel with excellent amounts of carbonation. great lacing on this beer also!
overall this is a great beer. i'd say it's more of a saison than a belgian ipa... very similar to sorachi ace (but not quite there). slightly heavy booze taste towards the end of the glass - but other than that, it's a very refreshing beer for a beautiful night like tonight.
06-09-2012 01:46:23 | More by facundoCNB
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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