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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

240 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by micromaniac129:
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is pretty nice with the combination of the orange amber beer and ligh beige head which is substanical.
Aroma is not as hoppy as I might have been expecting. The hops have a nice freshness and I'm getting floral aromas.
Taste is big bold and sticky sweet with a small amount of cloying in the aftertaste. At 10% not getting alot of booze in the taste. Finishes dry and bitter.
Pretty good. I'm not usually a DIPA fan with them tending to be more bitter then flavorfull but this one has some good flavor which is nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 11:07:02 | More by micromaniac129
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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.

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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

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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.

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.