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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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Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%

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ConradKenney

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -15.5%

08-19-2014 19:44:15 | More by jeobstel
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Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +9.7%

08-18-2014 01:56:26 | More by Johnz567
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mpmckenn

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-16-2014 22:41:52 | More by mpmckenn
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krampert11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-13-2014 19:16:59 | More by krampert11
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th3d1ck

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-12-2014 01:14:56 | More by th3d1ck
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

08-11-2014 23:37:18 | More by jl2414
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mj81

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2014 23:37:37 | More by mj81
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-09-2014 19:41:42 | More by Boone757
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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GTJayG

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-08-2014 22:57:55 | More by GTJayG
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-08-2014 13:26:23 | More by BrandonOakes
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Mongrel

Maryland

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
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JPBCrown

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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ArtZan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Belittle

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-05-2014 15:04:54 | More by Belittle
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.
2014 Vintage.

Appearance
Gold with 1 finger of off-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Candied orange, tangerine, light pineapple, and slight mango.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, smooth, oily, and sticky.

Overall
Much better than I remember last years tasting. Perhaps some extra Citra dry-hopping for next years release? ;)

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2013 Review.

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

4/5 Appearance
Golden amber with a big, loose head. Good retention, excellent clarity and lively carbonation.

3.75/5 Nose
Grapefruit, pine and caramel with touches of tropical fruits.

3.25/5 Taste
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.

3.5/5 Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, oily and sticky.

3.25/5 Overall
Grapefruit and resinous pine. Alcohol is noticeable. Meh...

08-05-2014 13:28:47 | More by justintcoons
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hoppyhour

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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SquidMcFly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-04-2014 22:57:55 | More by onedogtwodog
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-04-2014 20:14:01 | More by sourdog
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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.