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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
92
outstanding

316 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1%

Work in 3 hours. Can I wait until after work to try this beer? No.

Looks great off the pour. Took a whiff right after opening it and man, citrus indeed. Flavor is punch in the mouth citrus. Just a ton of it. Seems to be minimal pine in there as well. Resin going on too. On the flavor and the feel; as in, it's a bit syrup-like. This is a citra bonanza. Probably could be rounded out a good bit, but for the hop heads and citra lovers, I'm sure they're more than happy with this.

06-06-2013 16:57:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

Had on tap at Jake's Billiards here in GSO a few days back.Poured into a goblet a deep burnt orange with a clingy half finger slight off white head atop,it just looked menacing...in a good way.Ctrusy hops,sugar,and big alcohol in the nose,the hops are not sharp more of a tropical emelent to them,the sweetness and alcohol are pretty big.Overripe tropical fruits provide not only hoppy notes but some residual sweet flavors,there is again a hefty does of alcohol but it's not to overly sweet,as it warmed a little it became more of a sipper.This is a big brash beer with bigtime fruity hops as well as alcohol,a really nice sipping DIPA.

07-01-2013 19:21:42 | More by oberon
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-02-2013 02:11:33 | More by aszatk01
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Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +10.7%

08-19-2014 00:47:09 | More by GameOfBeers
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andyfrancis

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Hazy pale copper, maybe a little lighter than I expected. Nice frothy head clumping in piles on the surface.

Pretty much smells like citra hops. Actually, there is some caramely malt along with it.

Like drinking a bitter IPA, mixed with astringent grapefruit juice. A little bite, but doesn't seem like 10% abv.

I love that there are more and more of these beers you can use to train your nose and palate, not to mention discover what is really behind the notes you like or don't like. So for that, it's great...but if I was trying to enjoy what I'm drinking, I probably wouldn't buy this again.

07-26-2013 05:37:25 | More by andyfrancis
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-19-2013 11:19:41 | More by csmartin6
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-15-2013 20:54:15 | More by DWolf
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-22-2014 14:20:29 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Bright golden hue, sufficient lacing. Grassy, orangey, catty, pineapple, cake batter, rose water and peppery alcohol in the nose. Smooth, bitter, semi-creamy, very warming, bready malt, faintly nutty, grassy, orange peel, meow, pineapple, leafy. Bitter semi-dry alcoholic finish

I get it, still a part of the series ... big ass base beer with a ton of a one type of hop carefully throw at the brew. If you love Citra this is for you ... any real hop head should give at a go as well. Bold but still drinkable.

04-20-2013 01:19:35 | More by Jason
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-06-2013 00:31:05 | More by virinow
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ryhn0

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2014 03:00:46 | More by ryhn0
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-04-2014 20:14:01 | More by sourdog
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-04-2013 05:19:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-20-2013 18:48:06 | More by ste5venla
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

There's a bright golden tint to this otherwise medium orange brew. It's thick and completely opaque. The just barely off-white head is small and dense before it fades to foam. That foam sticks around and drops some webby lacing in moderation.
Citra is a beautiful hop. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits are aided by some grassiness, a little spiciness, and a not-quite sugary sweetness to balance. Something that reminds me of Simcoe (the unoffensive ammonia-like note) is in the aroma too, though not as evidently in the flavor.
A medium body holds a strong carbonation and offers enough of both crispness and smoothness to keep it easy-drinking.

06-14-2013 19:14:22 | More by Brenden
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Hopcycle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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kgammell1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-29-2014 23:50:36 | More by kgammell1
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Florida

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.