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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

262 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | 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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AyeMito

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love Citra hops. That being said, this beer fully exemplifies what I expect an India IPA to live up to utilizing them. It is juicy and fresh with notes of lemon, orange, pine, and a slight hint of pepper. All working together in a great harmony! It has a medium body with juicy citrus flavor and a slight herbal notes that keep it tasting fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 02:56:31 | More by AyeMito
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bosslux

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-22-2014 15:37:11 | More by bosslux
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Poured hazy light amber with a one finger white head. Above average lacing.

S-Aroma of citrus fruits, tropical fruits, caramel, aromatic hops.

T-Flavor is creamy caramel malts, strong citrus hops, with a bittersweet finish.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium to full bodied with average carbonation.

O-Overall a great showcase of Citra hops. I think it's FD best IPA yet. Will buy a sixer now

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 02:20:26 | More by reebtaerG
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hmoaks


5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-21-2014 18:44:29 | More by hmoaks
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-20-2014 23:21:09 | More by Lucoli
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-20-2014 22:55:08 | More by Dilbert65
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Greywulfken

New York

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: medium amber beer, clear; pillar of off-white head will slim but persist

S: juicy fruits and flowers, citrus and rain; flashes of something sweeter and chewier, like caramel

T: lean and tight Citra fruits, motes of orange, lemon, maybe mango - tropical and citric hop action across the malt base; chewier notes of caramel and malt

M: medium-weight, faint coating, crisp and clean for a DIPA; building bitterness

O: great showcase for the Citra - packs a wallop but without any sloppiness - fresh, bright, and crisp

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 16:50:42 | More by Greywulfken
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been a hell of a journey, hasn't it? With review #1000, I'm not going to be bringing out some whale...rather, I'll just do what I usually do - review a local beer. 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a beautiful amber color. The head is around a finger high, and barely off-white in shade. Both a creamy texture and decent retention (for 10%) is featured, and the stream of carbonation also makes the head look bubbly. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: The objective of any single hop IPA is to show of the hop in question, and this shows Citra off nicely. Notes of mango, guava, melon, and pineapple are backed up by a slight Citra stank (think cat pee), but the latter almost disappears completely. As expected for its ABV, sweet malt is fairly prevalent, with a very mild booziness. While I expected more pop given its strength, the hops are showcased well without being drowned out by caramel malts.

T: Better than the nose. Citra fruitiness immediately hits the palate - and yes, it's rather juicy - with a healthy pine bitterness on the backend. Sweet malts are sandwiched between the former and the latter. It's fairly sweet, but the sweetness covers the booze very well. This one is really damn solid: it's bitter in all the right ways, and sweet in all the right ways, plus dat Citra-derived melon flavor.

M: This goes down ridiculously well for the ABV - there isn't an excessively sweet linger on the palate, and the alcohol can only be felt going down (and even then, only slightly). As expected from a big DIPA, drinkability slows down after around half of the serving. Carbonation is a bit low, so it seems slighly syrupy (again, big DIPA, completely expected). Still, it's a 10% beer that goes down more easily than some of the lesser pale ales/IPAs of the world.

O: Fresh IPAs make me so happy. So naturally, this also makes me so happy. If the aroma was more in-your-face, it could even go toe-to-toe with the whales of the world. Still, this is definitely a great DIPA. More, please!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:50:26 | More by ThisWangsChung
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-19-2014 19:31:36 | More by sunofneurot
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 17:33:32 | More by jaywes754
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2014 02:08:19 | More by IdrinkGas
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2014 01:17:05 | More by ncelauro
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-17-2014 19:22:29 | More by MattSharpless
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Sworda24

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-16-2014 15:36:08 | More by Sworda24
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 13:01:27 | More by Walkerjgt
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jsf14

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2014 01:26:42 | More by jsf14
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-15-2014 02:31:29 | More by srw
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Maniamchocolate

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-12-2014 19:06:25 | More by Maniamchocolate
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Nickicasti


5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-12-2014 18:22:46 | More by Nickicasti
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2014 18:22:38 | More by Bwagner1122
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 03:33:16 | More by tobelerone
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pjkelley82

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-11-2014 21:31:59 | More by pjkelley82
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2014 15:51:08 | More by NJBeer265
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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.