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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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331 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 28
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of mpyle
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color, a bit hazy (dry hopping?) Pours a nice white head, creamy and with good retention.

Powerful hop aroma, with grapefruit and pine, and overall a fruity and sweet aroma.

Malt sweetness melds perfectly with the huge citrusy hop flavor. Intensely hoppy, but not intensely bitter. Some clean alcohol from midmouth onward contributes to the flavor. Finishes with hop flavor, a little hop bitterness, and some lingering alcohol.

Medium-full body, and medium carbonation. Unmistakable alcohol warming, but isn't harsh and isn't out of style here.

Overall a really nice showcase for the Citra hop, with a wonderful hop flavor. Surprisingly drinkable for a Double IPA - kudos to them for not making it an IBU-bomb.

mpyle, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Evoforen
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Evoforen, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of docrates
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

docrates, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
5/5  rDev +21.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

zestar, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

hollywood_15063, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of drinking12many
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

drinking12many, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of mjw1200
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mjw1200, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of duobob
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

duobob, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of dbc5
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

dbc5, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

virinow, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold. Smells of citrus. Pours a crystal clear medium gold color. Soapy white pillowy head forms and has well above average retention. Leaves lots of lace on the pint glass. Aroma of grapefruit and zested lemon. In the flavor, herbal and citrusy. Bitterness wins out over a pale and grainy malt body. Alcohol is present and is felt halfway though the glass. Medium bodied feel. Clean with a little hi-alpha influence in the finish. Overall this is a success. I can formally recommend it.

Stinkypuss, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of brbrocc
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

brbrocc, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cask at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

Nice creamy foamy typical cask head, nice lacing, hazy golden honey color.

Nose musty slight resinous hop, some citrus and very light tropical fruit but a guava or papaya like fruit, some citra hop aromas, very faint malt base.

Taste nice fresh leafy hop characters, fresh musty very slightly resinous hop, tropical fruit brings papaya and guava again but little citrusy tropical fruit. Light grassy floral taste too, then nice light malty balance, good cask feel. Finish is dry and fairly bitter but it never gets too bitter, lingering nice citrus like character and grassy flavors.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb for cask, booze is hidden very well if it really is 10%.

Overall quite nice tasty, and good cask impression too.

jlindros, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of mhbarber
4/5  rDev -2.7%

mhbarber, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of jmslade7
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of username
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

username, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect clarity on a orange brew, foamy off-white head lingers for sometime... Spotty lacing.

Pine, apricots, pear, boozey.

Spicy, strong, nice pine hop bite, hidden heat, but you can tell it's strong due to the bite. Bitterness is very dry, oily, and mouthy. Carbonation is a bit too much. Not sweet and syrupy like some DIPAs.

A solid offering from Flying Dog, one of the first FB Brews I've had in many years...it sure surprised. I wonder what else is coming out from these guys?? Recommend @ $3/12oz

chugalug06, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ironchefmiyagi13, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -2.7%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of JandJMD
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JandJMD, May 31, 2013
Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -2.7%

jtladner, May 31, 2013
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.