Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) - Flying Dog Brewery
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4/5 rDev -2.9%
A - Almost a pure orange. Pretty clear since Flying Dog filters their beers. Decent soft white head with little lacing.
S - Smells like big, juicy tropical fruit -- peach, pineapple, mango, orange peel... There's a dank, pissy "forest floor" element too.
T - Taste brings much of the tropical fruit hinted at on the nose. Really juicy up front, with soft peach following, and a concentrated, almost caramelized/candied fruit center. Big, round and resinous, but goes down somewhat smoothly considering the huge ABV. There are some indistinct grass/pine/marijuana notes, but the overriding flavors are peach and apricot.
M - Mouthfeel is on the heavy side for an IPA, alternating between soft, peachy, fuzzy dryness and resinous, syrupy heaviness.
Overall, a really enjoyable tropical DIPA that packs a BIG punch for $13/sixer. Boozy, but much less boozy tasting than past versions highlighting other hops.
08-08-2014 00:40:45 | More by Mongrel
3.85/5 rDev -6.6%
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.
Gold with 1 finger of off-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.
Candied orange, tangerine, light pineapple, and slight mango.
Follows the nose. Candied orange, tangerine, sweaty pineapple, and musky mango. Honey and candy sugar maltiness. Some green florals and pine sap stick the finish.
Medium-plus bodied, smooth, oily, and sticky.
Much better than I remember last years tasting. Perhaps some extra Citra dry-hopping for next years release? ;)
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Golden amber with a big, loose head. Good retention, excellent clarity and lively carbonation.
Grapefruit, pine and caramel with touches of tropical fruits.
Pink grapefruit pith and resinous pine. Touches of pineapple and papaya. Caramelized table sugar and toasted bread. Finishes resinous and floral along with grapefruit zest. Peppery alcohol is present.
Medium-full bodied, oily and sticky.
Grapefruit and resinous pine. Alcohol is noticeable. Meh...
08-05-2014 13:28:47 | More by justintcoons
3.51/5 rDev -14.8%
I am not a Hugh IPA fan but this one was a little too much for me. The bitterness was a bit overwhelming. It is a really good beer but it is over the top on the hoppiness. Appearance has not so much head. Taste was bitter as to be expect. I was about 7 beers in so this was a little too much for me. If you are having one or two beers, this is the IPA for you.
08-04-2014 02:38:42 | More by malprep
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
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