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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

259 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 21
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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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2013 00:31:18 | More by Zimm
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anyother

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-12-2013 05:55:37 | More by anyother
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ljthockey7

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-11-2013 22:13:11 | More by ljthockey7
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leodarko

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 07:07:30 | More by leodarko
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-09-2013 17:39:23 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Lantern


4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-08-2013 18:30:25 | More by Lantern
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darksunshaman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-07-2013 03:10:44 | More by darksunshaman
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

05-07-2013 00:03:46 | More by erialbill
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drinking this one while hanging out with my family on a warm summer afternoon.

Glass: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Hazy yellow to orange. A finger of head from an aggressive pour. Head remains as a skimpy lacing on top of the beer for at least 5 minutes.

Smell: Citrus, a bit of pine, a bit of earthy/oniony-ness that I sometimes get from Citra IPAs, but it is not too strong or offensive. Overall, a decent but not super special smelling IPA. I approve.

Taste: This one is not as fresh as it once was, so maybe that is affecting the taste. Initial taste is bitterness upfront, followed immediately by some sweet tropical / citrus fruits, and then changing over to earthy malts with a tinge of onion that lasts for quite a while within the aftertaste. The potential is great, but even when I had this one a bit fresher, I remember the taste being roughly the same, though a bit less malty. Certainly better than many malt bombs for me, but it is hard to get over the onion flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. A little bit of oily residue. Good!

Overall: Maybe I'm one of the unlucky few that doesn't appreciate Citra hops as much as others, but I have a hard time getting past the onion flavor here. I bought a 6 pack and will enjoy them all, but I wouldn't repurchase this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:52:38 | More by ChrisKayler
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-04-2013 02:13:51 | More by csurowiec
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-04-2013 01:51:05 | More by Sludgeman
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TequilaTom

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2013 23:17:26 | More by TequilaTom
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BB1313

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours your typical golden, slight haze but transparent, fluffy white head fades slow and leaves nice lacing. The aromas are great and really get you excited. Lots of watermelon, mango, pineapple, and lime zest. There's also some orange peel and grapefruit rind in the mix. The aromas aren't aggressively in your face, but smell extremely pleasant. The flavors aren't exactly what I was expecting based on the nose, but they're not bad by any stretch. Everything seems dialed down just a notch. The hop bitterness comes out more than the hop flavors. There's some grapefruit juice in the mix. I'm also getting some pine resin. Earthy flavors. There's really no heat or booze. There's subtle alcohol notes in the flavors, but it adds to the depth and doesn't diminish the flavors. Mouthfeel is nice, it's a little light but still full-bodied; creamy and smooth. It's pretty easy to drink.

This is a good DIPA. It kind of leaves me wanting more and thinking of what this could be, but I appreciate it for what it is. There's more than enough to keep it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 23:52:13 | More by BB1313
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2013 21:15:02 | More by Kubrickx
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-02-2013 04:53:45 | More by InfernoBoss
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into a Flying Dog goblet (Got it 1st day on the shelf - 234A13: best by 8/22/13)

A: It is a beautiful transparent light golden brown bronze. The head is thick on the pour but diminishes quite rapidly to leave a film with excellent lacing on the walls.

S: This smells very citrusy but there is a twist there that I can't quite place. I get a lot of pineapple with like a strong flavored tea or yogurt scent that mellows the citrus scent down. It reminds me of a toned down Enjoy By.

T: The taste seems to be mask of pine and resin that covers and colors a deep citrus taste. The aftertaste is primarily citrus and very tasty. However, I get a bit more pine and resin in it and the aftertaste after it warms up a bit.

M: There is a fairly large amount of carbonation in this IPA, which makes it very crisp with the copious amount of bubbles you get when you take a drink. It is like a mild scouring that carries the flavors nicely.

O: I wish I had had a bit more of the Centennial, since that had been my favorite so far. I also seem to have misplaced my notes on Galaxy. However, this is another great entry into their single hop series, which is fresh unlike Mikkeller's series which are still on all the shelves here. There are subtle changes in each one and I really like this one. The entire series is top notch and you can see that in the slight waverings from 87 to 91. So far this is probably my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 23:02:13 | More by gillagorilla
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Lukass

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-30-2013 01:46:58 | More by Lukass
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a DFH Signature goblet. Label coded 234A13 = bottled on April 4, 2013.

A - Pours a clear golden amber. About a finger of off-white head sits atop the bubbly body. Thick lace remains around the inside of the glass after each sip.

S - Fragrant guava, kiwi, and an abundance of citrus. Grapefruit hops and a generous amount of sweet malts. Biscuits and honey along with some indistinguishable grain.

T - Unsurprisingly, citrus dominates from the get-go. Twang of juicy grapefruit, along with apricot sweetness. Some biscuit malts and caramel balance the hop assault midpalate. Quite bitter on the back end with big hop linger. Big flavor in this huge IPA.

M - Medium to thick in body with fitting carbonation. Goes down slick and easy for a 10%'er.

O - I have really enjoyed this beer on tap over the last year and I've been awaiting the release in bottles. Citrus from the citra is the most obvious component, but there is a nice sharp bitterness on the back end. This is a single hop beer, but is not singularly hoppy. Very balanced for a beer showcasing the hops. I highly recommend it if you like citra and live near MD.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:27:37 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a DFH tulip glass, no bottling date.

Pours a crisp, caramel color with a light head. The smell is the best part about this beer. hoppy, citrusy and earthy. its a very refreshing smell that gives you high hopes for the sip to come. the taste is a bit disappointing however - moderate hoppiness, not too much flavor at all really. refreshing though, and alcohol isnt apparent on the tongue. goes down smooth.

overall a good beer, one i'd have again but not one i'd seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 22:45:40 | More by Axnjxn
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-27-2013 21:49:27 | More by siege06nd
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-26-2013 18:58:48 | More by GaryMarkle84
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-26-2013 02:33:59 | More by AngusOg
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:19:35 | More by Jason
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-16-2013 16:05:50 | More by Prospero
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.