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International Arms Race - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 23.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 09-09-2012)
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Reviews by zaphodchak:
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of whitish head that recedes into some decent surface retention. Color is a hazy amber (I agitated the sediment deliberately, so sue me). Only a bit of lace, and I've been trying to make sure my glasses are extra-clean lately.

Nose brings the German prefix "kräuter-" to mind; closest translation is "herbal". Kinda like a Ricola but less sweet, if that helps. Definitely a positive.

Dang, this is pretty darn good. Not overwhelming, but a great balanced herbal palate that again, is kinda reminiscent of Ricola in the best possible way. Not particularly bitter, but the aftertaste is slightly leafy and mentholic. I wouldn't guess it was 7.5%, and I could definitely drink several of these; I'm regretting having bought only one (seemed like a gimmick and I don't usually care for IPAs anyway).

Good feel if a bit coarse, but no complaints.

Well this is neat, and I like it a lot, but the BA style categorization is correct (gruit) rather than any kind of IPA. And if you're still reading this, I recommend agitating the sediment before pouring.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:25:38 | More by zaphodchak
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-18-2014 14:39:58 | More by Griffith
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Big-Frog

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hope this seasonal comes back around next year. Its definitely a different experience. Your taste buds experience a labyrinth of different ingredients, but most importantly, it goes down smooth and pairs well with steak or fish. That multifarious selection of ingredients I mentioned? Well there is a citrus taste, followed by a slightly hoppy taste, followed by a carbonated cinnamon experience. Its awesome, and I pray it comes back as a proven perennial favorite.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 04:10:16 | More by Big-Frog
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.38/5  rDev +8%
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Very odd beer. This is the Brew Dog, Flying Dog collab.

A - Cloudy brownish gold color, little to no head.

S - Fresh herbal citrus smell. Like herbal tea.

T - Weird. Doesn't taste much like beer. More like a carbonated malt herbal tea.

M - Very thin, light carbonation.

O - Not terrible but far from great. Glad I tried it, but probably wont buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 22:31:46 | More by jaycar06
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imscotty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a wine glass

A: Nice golden-brown color, well carbonated, strong head that lasted a while, some lacing.

S: Citrus, floral and herbs. Quit aromatic like a potpourri

T: Tastes like it smells, strong citrus and herbs flavor. Spicy. Nicely bitter aftertaste. Something tastes a little soapy to me, is that Cilantro?

M: The carbonation is a little course and the beer feels a little thin. Still, oily and resiny.

O: An interesting zero IBU beer and my first gruit. I would like to try more of this style to compare. This is not a beer I would seek out, but also not a beer I would refuse. I gained an appreciation for what hops mean to beer (clearly a lot), but I appreciated the layers of complexity that bittering herbs can bring to the table. Hops and spice would work better in concert.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 13:12:52 | More by imscotty
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Maryland

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Samp01

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an orange amber with a small quickly fading white head. Aroma and Taste of spicy herbs, vegetables, some citrus fruity notes and bitter hops. Palate is medium body, smooth mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Finishes with sweet spices, herbs, and vegetable notes mild citrus fruity favors ending with a lingering slightly dry bitterness. Overall I felt it was a pretty interesting and good brew.

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International Arms Race from Flying Dog Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.