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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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361 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 30
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-06-2012

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Ratings: 361 | Reviews: 67
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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


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...

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
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