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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

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545 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 545
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 facundoCNB
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.

facundoCNB, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Thickfreakness
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

A- Pours a beautiful, hazy, golden honey hue with a GIGANTIC fluffy, cloud-like white head. So much sticky spiderweb lacing sticking like glue to the sides of my DFH glass. Explosive carbonation the bubbles and percolates beneath the remaining foam.

S- Nice lemony notes... some spicy black pepper and orange and grapefruit peel thrown in. The banana notes from the yeast come alive as it warms up. Picking up little hints of pineapple, ginger, pine needles, and little touches of caramel sweetness. Smells waaay more like a saison than a Belgian IPA.

T- Sharp notes of lemon, grapefruit, banana, black pepper, basil, thyme and ginger. Tasting some fresh grass, candied citrus peel, and bitter hops. This isnt a saison?...really? Hmmmm... whatever it's classified as, I dig it!

M- Amazing prickley carbonation that just lets all the flavors explode in your mouth. The bitterness and citrusy lemon from the hops are what stick around. Very lively and bright!

O- Really well done whatever you want to call it. Love the mouthfeel, beautiful looking, a wonderful floral aroma, and very refreshing on a hot day! I'll definately be picking up more of this!!!

Thickfreakness, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.9%

smartassboiler, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of weller1js
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

appearance: pours a vibrant golden color with slight haze, good carbonation and a thick white foam head (takes quite a bit to dissipate).

smell: crisp and clean scent with evenly balanced between spice and hops.

taste: begins how one would expect from the style, velvety essences of spice and yeast are forward, progressing to the well balanced notes of malts and hops, finishes just how it begins.

overall: very enjoyable, many similarities can be drawn to Flying Dog's Raging Bitch, but this one is more casually drinkable.

weller1js, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wesbrownyeah, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev +8.1%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of r00ster
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

r00ster, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%

$11.99/6'er. Specialty malts include Rye, Munich, and wheat. Femented with a saison yeast. Brewed with spices, not listed on bottle or website. Hops are a "secret blend". 75 IBU. 7.5% ABV.

Pours out to a faintly hazy pale golden, forming a tall peaking and growing bone white head. VERY brisk carbonation, ~3.5 carbs. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma of mango from the hops, as well as possible orange peel, pineapple and tropical fruit esters from the yeast with a little bit of saison sulfur. Mouthfeel is explosive like champagne with a deceptively light body. The taste opens nicely with the tropical fruits of mango and pineapple, but then is overwhelmed with a pronounced, very firm grapefruit pith bitterness. Way too bitter for my liking. Flourish of pepper in the finish.

I really like Flying Dogs brews, but this is way to bitter and overcarbonated for my liking. I would not buy it again, in contrast to their Red Sky saison which I really like.

Mitchster, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of vrbulldog22
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

vrbulldog22, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

dominic4beer, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured into my crystal mug, the beer has a medium golden color, and produces a one and a half finger high, white head. It dissipates leaving good lacing.
The smell is citrus, orange, pine and yeast.
Tasting the beer, those fruity hops are up front, being met by earthy flavors in the middle, and finished with yeast.
Very nice and drinkable beer, I really dig it!

Hopfenpeter, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of ConorThomas
3/5  rDev -18.9%

ConorThomas, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -18.9%

jaidenjb, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Rau71
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Rau71, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of IPx
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

IPx, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

whatname, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep hazy straw-yellow, huge fluffy eggshell white head, lots of lacing and nice retention. The aromas are very nice, but the hops unfortunately take a backseat. Lots of banana and candied sugars. There's a clean belgian funk going on, I just wish the hops were more pronounced. Flavors are nice, but not aggressive. Fruity funk dominates with a subtle spiciness. More banana and bubblegum blended with black pepper. There's a nice bitterness, but it's once again not aggressive. It's more refreshing than anything. There's a nice earthiness and the flavors are pretty rustic. Mouthfeel is nice.. it's creamy, but at the same time it's maybe a tad over-carbonated. Either way it's pretty smooth; medium-bodied. Alcohol is barely noticeable. It's a pretty refreshing beer, I just wish the hops shined more.

This has more saison/farmhouse qualities than IPA qualities. It's a nice crisp beer, enjoyable, but nothing to crazy over. Raging Bitch BLOWS this out of the water, IMO.

BB1313, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of nycwinter
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

nycwinter, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of suspect
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

suspect, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wedge
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

Foggy golden yellow. A big, chunky head rests on top, retaining well as a lumpy covering, leaving bits of lace behind. Sweet, yeasty aroma...grassy, floral hops, peppery citrus, and some cake-like malts. The citrus element is stronger on the tongue. Orange, grapefruit, and lemon bitterness. Juicy with spicy phenolics and more green, floral notes. I want more smoothness and some of that malt to come through, but this is solid as an aggressively hopped saison. Dry, medium body with a little creaminess. Decent overall, but I'm glad I just got the single.

wedge, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, Earthy, and a bit sweet, with notes of dry hops. In the taste, a sweet Earthiness to dry yeasty presence, with some orange citrus hops. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeast and small orange citrus hops in the aftertaste. A nice yeast presence and pleasant orange citrus hops to balance it out.

OWSLEY069, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of wells9uk
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wells9uk, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Jun 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot color with a one finger frothy cream head that resembles a cappuccino in density.

Aroma begins with dank marijuana, onion, citrus, ending with a farmhouse funk.

Flavor is heavily citrus and barnyard funk, coupled with belgian yeast esters of apple and pear, add complexity, but the hop bitterness plays the role of palate deadener. There's a slightly peppery finish.

Body is moderate to light, with substantial carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

Overall, I wish the focus had been more on flavoring than bittering hops. They dominate the interesting farmhouse and belgian yeast esters.

barczar, May 31, 2012
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.