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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra)Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

244 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 21
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-06-2012)
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Daktah

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-28-2013 15:36:23 | More by Daktah
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Best before day 304 (October 31) of 2014.

Appearance: Pours an orange body with a thick off white head.

Smell: Nice tropical/orange aroma from the Citra hops. Smells of peach and tangerine. Only slightly boozy.

Taste: Delicious orange and tangerine flavor. Sweet caramel malt taste. Somewhat boozy.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied yet light. Aftertaste does not linger.

Overall: I would prefer a single hop Citra pale ale (my standard homebrew) or at most a single hop Citra IPA. The DIPA booziness detracts from the awesome tropical hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 19:51:02 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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New York

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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West Virginia

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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mkirkland80

Virginia

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jricharc

Virginia

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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best By Oct., 31 2014. FD is one of the dwindling number of breweries which still uses a code and a best by date rather than just letting us know when the frigging beer was actually bottled. This one we'll guess and say it was bottled around April 30th and is now two months old.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Clear orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and extensive patchy lacing.

s: Strong citrus

t: Powerful citrus and pine resin over a mild to moderate caramel malt base. Throat burn on the way down lets you know its 10% ABV, but lingering tongue bitterness is minimal.

m: Moderate with good body,.somewhat oily smooth.

o; It's good, and certainly Imperial.

Serving type: bottle

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Holly_leigh

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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jmaharaj

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite flying dog beers so far. Very orange with minimal head. Aroma is unmistakably citra, mango and papaya with some faint garlic and a sharp hint of peppermint. Taste is much of the same, although this beer is big on malt too and that comes through on the tongue. Nice resinous mouthfeel with understatec carbonation

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 06:35:39 | More by jmaharaj
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy Citra hops. My first successful homebrew is heavy on the stuff (actually might need a balancing bitterness). I have also enjoyed other Flying Dog single-hop batches. I expected much from this...

A: very clear light amber-orange. Ok head with minimal lacing.
S: here is a missed opportunity, in my mind. I don't get much of the Citra, but it is there. Also a bit of alcohol smell. Overall, there isn't a lot here, either way.

T/M: I have had this before, and I believe this is the beer that made me be able to distinguish the hop variety (as I hadn't really paid attention before). As is typical, my previous rating was higher. However, the beer does have an orange taste to it up front. I take it as a little on the sweet side. This taste subsides a little quick, but as it does, there is a grassy taste with a slightly resin feel that creeps in. This combination holds through the end, combining with a bit of an alcohol burn to turn out quite well.

O: was hoping for my (perhaps flawed) memory of this beer. It is still a solid offering, straightforward as I believe intended. Can't complain, and I will have another, probably today.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 19:55:41 | More by cjgiant
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Maryland

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Ohio

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Maryland

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.