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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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Manbeerpig

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-10-2014 04:08:59 | More by Manbeerpig
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smokeypeat

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 21:43:41 | More by smokeypeat
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2014 19:17:39 | More by mkirkland80
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jricharc

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-06-2014 12:44:41 | More by jricharc
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 05:38:35 | More by scotorum
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Holly_leigh

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-04-2014 14:32:55 | More by Holly_leigh
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jmaharaj

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 06:35:39 | More by jmaharaj
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 19:55:41 | More by cjgiant
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oatsodas

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-03-2014 00:16:12 | More by oatsodas
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-01-2014 01:43:18 | More by Hoptoudrop
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JDeming

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-27-2014 01:55:57 | More by JDeming
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-25-2014 20:56:13 | More by salthemonster
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PaleAndBitter

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-25-2014 00:03:57 | More by PaleAndBitter
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-24-2014 19:11:18 | More by seanchai
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Vaultdweller27

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-23-2014 21:51:45 | More by Vaultdweller27
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Austin_Cohen

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-21-2014 03:17:27 | More by Austin_Cohen
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Klebe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-20-2014 14:16:58 | More by Klebe
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Brdlist

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-04-2014 15:24:00 | More by Brdlist
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2014 13:58:36 | More by HopAttack3
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-03-2014 22:09:21 | More by DanSmith17
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-27-2014 19:21:55 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Solid DIPA, one of the better East Coast IPAs. The best IPA I've had from Flying Dog.

A: Light, golden. Pours with decent head, which disappears quickly.

S: Citrus, hops.

T: Great taste. It has a similar taste of many of the great West Coast IPAs. The balance just isn't there to make it world class. The Citra hops give it a bolder flavor.

O: I love this DIPA. It doesn't have an oaky funk or overpowering bitterness. It has tons of hops but is balanced nicely by the citrus sweetness. Definitely worth a try and the best I've had from Flying Dog. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 15:40:14 | More by Walshwi
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-04-2014 06:30:29 | More by VeganUndead
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-29-2014 17:35:40 | More by BrooBub
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-10-2014 12:11:49 | More by Beer-Ed
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.