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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
92
outstanding

354 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

GTJayG, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of BrandonOakes
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BrandonOakes, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Mongrel, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of JPBCrown
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JPBCrown, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Oakenator, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

ArtZan, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Belittle
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Belittle, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Taste
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.

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

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

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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...

justintcoons, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

hoppyhour, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SquidMcFly, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

onedogtwodog, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

sourdog, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of malprep
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not a Hugh IPA fan but this one was a little too much for me. The bitterness was a bit overwhelming. It is a really good beer but it is over the top on the hoppiness. Appearance has not so much head. Taste was bitter as to be expect. I was about 7 beers in so this was a little too much for me. If you are having one or two beers, this is the IPA for you.

malprep, Aug 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Antg8989, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

therealsikes, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brewski, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

notdriving, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kbuzz, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

dreichus, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kmos27, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

markgugs, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Mrosato92, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DavidHume, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

kgammell1, Jul 30, 2014
Single Hop Imperial IPA (Citra) from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.