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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

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547 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 10
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 BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy straw body, 2 finger fluffy head,
great lacing

S: banana, clove, malt, yeast

T: banana, grain/malt, fresh/yeast finish

M: med/light body, smooth/tongue prick mouth

O: Would get again + recommend. Fine summer
beer and good gateway offering.


BeerLover99, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +8.1%

srw, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass a clear light to medium golden with a large blooming white head that stuck nicely to the glass leaving multiple rings of lace as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of tropical fruit and sharp grapefruit hop aromas,really fresh and inviting,slight yeasty phenols underneath the hops.Slightly medicinal and citric hops on the palate but they seem to lose some punch pretty quickly,spiced yeasy phenols play a small role.The flavors lack some depth and complexity but this is a pretty good beer,love the looks and aromas.

oberon, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant lemonade clouded godlen color with a big white frothing head large bubbles but sturdy carbonation, pour soft the beer is pretty agitated off the bat when you pop the cap you will hear the carbonation release. Aroma, first off lemon/lime notes with hints of tropical fruit dare I say mango/pineapple combo. A bit of funky yeast similar to the same yeast they use in Ragin' Bitch, spicy and a bit funky. Flavor wise this hits with big time bitterness from both hop additions, spicy yeast notes, black pepper qualities and something I can't pin my finger on. The artwork and the beer are pretty crazy I like how the new sixpack holders proudly state that this stuff is being brewed in Frederick, MD something us beergeeks have been in tune with since they left Denver years ago. Serve it a bit cold it masks some of the bitterness that I found kind of offensive in my first couple sips fade a bit. The yeast is bitter, the hops are bitter, and there seems to be citrus pith that is bitter with minimal sweetness masked by the Belgian yeast strain this beer is a bit of a cluster. Mouthfeel is cloyingly dry and bitter with layers of hops, spice, alcohol, citrus peel just downright awful texture starts to make me want to gag...also you have to deal with the high level of carbonation I'm pawning the rest of these beers off on my cousin Joe, who pretty much loves any beer from Flying Dog. Overall I will not revisit or waste my time on such a harsh beer drinking experience. I like Belgians,saisons, IPAs, white ales, but not when they're all blended together.

WVbeergeek, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazy bright gold color with a frothy and sticky bright white head. Nose is reminiscent of raging bitch. Fruity sub banana and clove a bit yeasty touch of citric hops.

Taste slightly reminiscent of raging bitch as well. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Tart citric Apple and pear on the front of the tongue letting you know it is different then its Belgian ipa counter part. Some caramel on the mid palate. Syrup like thickness on the back end of the tongue. Faint banana and clove throughout. Finishes tart citric and piney.

Fans of raging bitch will love this. Similar enough yet different in its own way. A bit too tart for me but it was interesting to see how well the saison and ipa flavors worked together.

jtierney89, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of brwnchrstpher
4/5  rDev +8.1%

brwnchrstpher, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemon yellow/amber body. Ridgy lacing all down the height of the glass. Ever-present foam layer holds strong. 3.5

Peppery saison yeast, tart/funky lemon, and dry spiciness. Herbal hops ring out a few citrus notes, as well. Smells like a hoppy farmhouse ale. 4.0

Nice funky farmhouse yeast with dusty white pepper and spicy hops. Chalky finish that still preserves some mild sweetness that you don't pick up on the initial sip. Not majorly hoppy, but that's typical of a Belgian IPA. Still very complex. Tangy and pretty funky without being sour. Very impressive. 4.5

Happily carbonated with a slippery body. No stickiness. A very nice feel. 4.0

I'm very happy with this mix-and-match selection. Would snag a sixer, no prob. A worthy Belgian IPA. 4.0

thecheapies, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of greg4579
3/5  rDev -18.9%

greg4579, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - hazy golden color with a thick white head that stayed around as a layer leaving lots of lacing.

S - saison yeast with a bit of floral hops in the background.

T - you can really taste the saison yeast upfront with some bitter hops showing up before finishing with dry, yeasty notes.

F - medium bodied with easy drinkability.

O - a very enjoyable beer.

JoeyBeerBelly, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of LarryMyers
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

LarryMyers, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

pirmannt1, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hot damn a new Flying Dog Beer! Stamped 213A12 so I guess it's a 2012 release.

A - Bam the cap popped off and a nice full inch of head quickly formed into my glass. Pillow like yet only mild lace and the beer itself is a pure yellow with a respectable haze.

S - Smells of a nice Belgium IPA I get citrus hops with wheat and Hefeweizen notes of coriander, and spice.

T - A nice bit of pine, more hop forward than I expected but it does mellow with fruity yeasts and very mild wheat. The spices are there in the finish lingering with the piney citrus hops. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied and very hop forward.

Overall a very nice Belgium IPA and I am kind of glad it's hoppy since it makes it tasty! Others drink like a Belgium Pale ale!

DrDemento456, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of kevinv
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle dating noted. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy, straw yellow with a huge frothy white head. Great head retention and spotty lacing.

S - The Belgian yeast provides very characteristic smells. Big and fruity. Some lemon, pepper, and other spices. Very saison-esque.

T - Huge juicy flavors. Bright, citrusy, peppery. Mild hop bitterness. Again, the Belgian yeast really comes through. Dry finish, no presence of alcohol.

M - Low medium body with lots of active carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

O - Quite an enjoyable beer. Different than what I'd normally drink, but a nice take on this up and coming style.

kevinv, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

chocosushi, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Kenny
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kenny, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden color with one finger of white head. Good lacing.

S - Bubblegum, cloves, black pepper, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and a little bit of funky yeast.

T - Flavors are subdued on the front of the tongue, then I get a burst of pepper, lemon, and a nice grassy hop bite. There is a trace amount of funk, but nothing noteworthy.

M - Medium-light with aggressive carbonation. Very refreshing with a slightly dry finish.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It has a good hop presence, with the citrus/clove profile of a saison that keep it very light and drinkable. Very refreshing and perfect for the hotter months.

NoLeafClover44, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I guess BA tagged this one as a Belgian IPA. Alrighty then!

Served in a Cigar City shaker pint.

A: Poured an extremely cloudy color that reminded me of a melted orange Creamcicle, with a 1/2 finger whispy white head that stuck around for a while.

S: Lots of grass mixed in with farmhouse funk. Okay, I totally get the citrus, fresh-mowed lawn thing, so I guess the Belgian IPA classification isn't far off.

T: The grass wasn't too powerful and the citrus wasn't too sweet, which made this quite a treat to my mind. I think the saison pepperiness won out over the tangy, IPA-ness by a little more than a nose.

M: Nice and spritzy, and with a moderate amount of lacing. The sweetness wasn't overbearing at all and I found myself going back for more and more.

O: I'm not a big fan of Belgian IPA, but I'm really a sucker for a good farmhouse saison. This was about as good as it could have been to my mind. :)

Chaney, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

socon67, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of George2744
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

George2744, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of craig220
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

craig220, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of hollyisaway
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Beckley's Motel and Liquor. Poured into a Tommy's Pizza pint glass.

Appearance: standard IPA. Hazy as all hell, with yellow and amber tinges. Bone white head.

Smell: the spices perfect this. the IPA smell doesn't prove itself, but the "farmhouse" elements certainly raise it past average.

Taste: Tastes more like a hoppy saison, akin to what Johannson's Dining in Westminster offers, than an American IPA. Hoppy, but so much spicing and "farmhouse" ingredients brings it more into saison tradition. This beer claims IPA, and it surely is by technique, but you are getting into a hoppy saison.

Mouthfeel: Honestly, boring. It's there. It's solid. Spices stay in the mouth, hops leave. It is average, so it gets the marked average score.

Paid about $1.80 for the bottle; I love this beer for the price point and for loving Flying Dog, but I wish the head wasn't so extreme and the appearance had more power. The taste is perfect, and is great proof of a reclassification of "imperial" saisons or something along those lines.

hollyisaway, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Leonardo
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Leonardo, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to stakem for the growler shared w/ tenderbranson69

A hazed golden shade with full thick head that settles to a thin cap with no lace but has a tight bead. The smell has lots of noble hops which augment the slight belgian phenolic yeast odor with mild nutty malt and spice, the hops add a slight lemon rind to the nose. The feel is good with moderate full body and somewhat high bitterness with mild yeast creaminess and slight spiced and mildly astringent accent w/ a light alcohol impact overall.

The taste comes off as strong piney flavor at first with subtle belgian yeast which gives a light spice and it is slightly obscured by the hops which have some mild citrus tinges and the yeast adds a light funkiness to the middle which could almost be mistaken for brett with light barnyard character. The flavor recedes into a bitter and dry finish which is actually refreshing given the carbonation. Overall I like this in comparison to some other American Belgian style IPA's. It is very tasty with emphasis on hops and nice yeast augmentation.

Slatetank, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler into a tulip glass. Big thanks go to Stakem for filling this up for me off of a home keg.

Pours a hazed coppery gold, with 2 fingers of frothy bright-white head. This retains with a strong looking ½ finger of smooth foam, which kicks up a robust cascade of sticky spotty lacing. The aroma smells grassy and herbal with some fresh citrus character, while softer tropical fruit notes and doughy grains round out the edges. The nose is punctuated by a pronounced spiciness and ripe fruity esters, which really pick up strength as this warms.

The taste starts with crisp citrus, which has a flavorful snap across the tongue and is softened up from underneath by a mix of gentle ripe fruit, sweet bready grains, and herbal textures. There is a bold spiciness here from the yeast throughout, which really pulls hard into the finish, where is lingers with some leftover dry pith from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and is equal parts crispness and silky smooth with a good bit of an oily feel being present. Alcohol aids in bringing out the bitterness and spice here but it overall isn’t too distracting.

This was certainly an interesting take on a Belgian IPA, with that crisp juiciness of the hops and easy feeling body wanting this to go down quickly yet that bold spiciness from the yeast makes you hold back some. I guess in the end, I could have used a bit less spice here but I didn’t let it ruin my experience with this beer, as it’s worth checking out. This is a different beast than the Raging Bitch and I liked it.

Kegatron, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freshie growler fill up from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. $799 for the 32 ounce pour. They just got bottles of this new one as well.

Pours hazed, medium yellowy amber, near white head, leaves a thicker film and lovely fine and striated lace.

Light lemon, pepper and tropical fruit in the nose.

Brightly flavorful and complex brew, with zesty citrus, orange and lime. Coriander, ginger, a lime zest also come to mind. Biting hops dry things out quickly. Bitterness quite present, but not overpowering the spicy, floral and citric hop notes. Toss in a soft yeasty Belgian note and the deal is complete.

Love the style and I'm impressed with this new one from Flying Dog.

Billolick, Apr 09, 2012
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.