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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

539 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 539
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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Pasatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-31-2012 15:43:58 | More by Pasatron
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2012 19:50:41 | More by kjkinsey
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-24-2012 19:48:16 | More by Rickythejeweler
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sixer picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Flying Dog goblet.

Pours a clear deep golden color with a nice two-finger head with good retention and some nice lacing on the way down.

The nose carries some nice pepper and spice plus some floral and grassy hops. A touch of citrus there as well. Particularly as it warms, the pepper and spice really dominate. The flavor has a nice hop bitterness up front, followed by nice floral and earthy notes. A touch of spice in the background. Nice and integrated.

Body is medium with just a slight chewiness and a moderate amount of bitterness to the finish. Dry and spicy. Well done. I'll have to do a side by side with this and Raging Bitch.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:35:53 | More by Thorpe429
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RossCain

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Upon pouring, a huge, pillowy head rapidly expands like foam and fills over 1/3 of the glass; and this is on a careful pour! The head is a dense, lovely creation crammed pack with creme colored bubbles sitting over a somewhat cloudy, straw-colored brew. Great retention with splotches of white bubbles trailing behind on the sides of the glass.

S: Phenolic with all familiar, spicey yeast notes and dashes of clove. Smells a lot like a great hefeweizen with a nice pop of hoppy citrus hiding in the background. Definitely powerful.

T: A little watered down from the nose, the spicey yeast notes are most readily noticeable in the initial wave of flavors to hit the tongue. Notes of clove and a bit of bubblegum hide in the background with just a subtle kiss of lemony citrus. Finishes with a moderately traceable malt backbone. As an IPA, the one trait this beer most picks up on is the bittersweet finish. The slightest bit of a rubbing alcohol flavor crops up in the finish as the beer warms

M: Medium to light bodied with adequate carbonation, crisp and drying in the finish with a hearty dose of alcoholic warmth lent by the 7.5% abv.

O: Great smelling beer with an pretty well executed mix of hefeweizen spiciness and IPA bitterness (only a touch of citrus) in the flavors. Interesting beer to try, but probably not my favorite of styles.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:38:44 | More by RossCain
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice US take at a hoppy saisonesque brew.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Compulsory Ralph Steadman illustrated label, with the image of an expressionistic character… The Wildeman… Side paragraph notes overall spirit and a bottling code 216A12. Shows 7.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Gold pour with a finger of frothy foam, fair retention, with good surface memory and good lacing.

S - Fresh nose, earthy, lightly hoppy, citric, with a nice yeasty spice hint…

T - Bitter complexity… Grassy, citric, yeasty notes with touches of spice, light peppery hint. Sweet, honeyed insinuation in the moment preceding the bitter closing.

M - Medium body, creamy flow before the bitter lingering finish, medium/small carbonation… tiny bubbles adding a nice rhythm to the structure.

O - Pretty pleasing, enough complexity to entice with a take at a US Belgian/IPA/Saisonesque kind of thing. It works.

Notes: Sure enough, it reminds a bit of their recent Harvest Secret Stash offering and works in a similar fashion, slightly hoppier pointing to their Raging Bitch but without getting there. Glad to see this one, hopefully making part of some regular rotation, price/quality ration this is a nice six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 01:26:56 | More by Daniellobo
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oline73

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer is a cloudy orangish light amber color with some yellow hints. There is a two finger fluffy white head that goes away quickly leaving a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Smells more like a farmhouse ale than an IPA. There is a strong herbal, Belgian yeast presence with very little contribution from the hops.

Taste: Floral and herbal up front. The overall flavor is fairly light and doesn't overpower. There is a bitterness in the finish, but I don't know that I would have thought IPA if they didn't write it on the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a ton of carbonation that is aggressively tingly and then fluffy. The finish is slightly dry, but the carbonation distracts a bit.

Overall: I enjoyed the flavor of this beer, but I'm not sure about saying it is a "Farmhouse IPA". Not a very strong hop presence at all. Tastes good though.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 23:39:39 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 03/10/12 notes. Had on cask at Rustico in Ballston, VA. Served ina tulip.

a - Pours a murky orange color with almost no head, just a few bubbles, and no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, floral hops, earthy notes, some Belgian yeast, spices, and some pepper. Little light smelling but nice.

t - Tastes of sweet fruity malts, floral hops, apples, Belgian yeast, mint, spices, grains, bready malts, and pepper. More fruit then the nose and sweeter, a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. Super smooth and easy to drink. Cask helps the body quite a bit.

o - Overall a nice Belgian style yeast and some nice fruit in the taste. Very nice body due to the cask. Would like to have it again, especially on tap to see the differences.

Serving type: cask

03-11-2012 23:23:04 | More by mdfb79
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gilbert


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-11-2012 19:38:29 | More by gilbert
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-10-2012 03:19:34 | More by Gatordaddy
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2012 23:45:01 | More by 2dogbrew
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mrpibb1206

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2012 11:31:27 | More by mrpibb1206
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paulozanello

Brazil

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange color, almost clear, with a one finger tan head that lasts for a short while leaving average lacing.

Aroma is fruity/spicy. I get a citric pungent note, almost catpeeish from the hops as well as a herb/spice coriander and pepper from the yeast. Also some floral notes there.

Taste starts with malt and some candy sugar that soon move to citric, mainly grapefruit and lemmon notes. Also some spice like clove, and coriander come through in the middle. There is some kind of funky notes to this beer as well, not bretty at all, more like a leathery . Bitterness then ensues towards the end of the sip along with spicy peppery notes.

Body is medium with medium to high carbonation. Finish is really dry with a bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very unusual tasting beer. I guess it would be better to call it a hopped up Saison instead of a farmhouse IPA. I like the dryness but, as with belgian IPAs, I think it is better to leave belgian yeast and american hops separated.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:45:10 | More by paulozanello
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edglodek

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-06-2012 21:33:54 | More by edglodek
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-06-2012 18:32:36 | More by NickyDee21
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RappAttack

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poors a clear straw color with a thin white head,
S: very interesting, Belgium yeast and bubblegum, with a small pine hoppy aroma.
T: like it smells (not a bad thing) very yeasty spicy hops come through more in the taste
M: light med body, with a stinging carbonation
O: a very different beer for me. i would like a bit more hoppyness especially if they are going to call it an IPA. iwould have it again and as always love the label

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 23:37:40 | More by RappAttack
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-05-2012 06:01:28 | More by sneth019
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-04-2012 16:10:03 | More by harrisjohnson
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with less clarity than one would expect from an IPA - it's more akin to a Belgian tripel than anything. The head is a one finger off white color with mediocre retention/lacing.

S: Very strong Belgian notes come through; coriander, clove, candied sugar, and a touch of funk. As an IPA though, I expect a little more in the way of grapefruit/pine notes, but other than that, I really like how it smells.

T: Notes of bitter grapefruit from the dry hopping are prevalent at first, but after the bitter opening, the Belgian characteristics pull through, with hints of funk, spice, and candied sugar. The finish sees a return of the hoppy notes from the opening, subtly blended with the saison characteristics. Crisp, refreshing, and nicely balanced - not as clinically clean and bitter as Raging Bitch, but pretty much where it needs to be.

M: Given its saison roots, it's very well carbonated and finishes quite dry - a sensation that works well with its hop profile, without getting overly chalky and astringent. Medium bodied and incredibly easy drinking.

O: Color me impressed. It isn't perfect, but it's a solid hybrid of a saison and IPA, and is better balanced than Raging Bitch, too. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 23:43:11 | More by ThisWangsChung
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dpmacd

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-26-2012 06:45:36 | More by dpmacd
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Max's on cask.

A: A lighter saison color, pale golden straw, and hazed over. The cask generates a thin head, white, that doesn't do much.

S: The nose really catches my fancy, with a floral hop bitterness paired with musty yeast and rich spices. Plenty of citrus, with coriander and musty yeast bringing up the rear. This isn't a Belgian IPA (IPA/tripel combo), as the saison yeast really does a number on the ale. A very powerful aroma.

T: My first sip was like my first encounter with the nose: interesting and unlike any other Belgian IPA. The hoppiness, floral and herbal with plenty of bitterness. The hops run head-long into the saison body, spicy and yeasty. The juiciness is intense, sweet with soft anise, coriander, and a musty yeast bite. The saison body is a stark departure from a tripel base, differently spiced. The yeast really controls the beer, dominating the flavor.

M: On cask, the mustiness is amplified. A must-try if you come across it. Knowing that it's been bottled, I'll be on the lookout.

Serving type: cask

02-26-2012 02:05:26 | More by akorsak
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey in DC. At the time of this review, this is the #45 beer on the "Top Beers - Belgian IPA" list on beeradvocate.com.

Beer is yellow, hazy, almost white, nice head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is grassy, a little fruity, yeasty, nice.

Beer is light in body, airy in the mouth and on the palate. Strong hop garden here, nice finish. I enjoyed this beer, drinks a little like a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2012 20:04:34 | More by drabmuh
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pixieskid

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-21-2012 03:12:23 | More by pixieskid
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-19-2012 15:44:36 | More by duceswild
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-18-2012 16:50:12 | More by nmann08
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.