International Arms Race - Flying Dog Brewery

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International Arms RaceInternational Arms Race

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BA SCORE
73
okay

106 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 23.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 09-09-2012)
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1/5  rDev -67.9%

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1/5  rDev -67.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy bronze color. Sweet scent, caramel, with a bit of popuri. Fairly light body with a sweet malt profile, honey and caramel with a spicy finish. Cinnamon is definitely there.
Light sweet with funky belgian-like flavors. Sweetness lingers and kinda covers up the spicy finish that hits the back end of the tongue. Piney earthy and flowery but only for a moment.

In no way did the beer remind me of an IPA at all and even as a scottish gruit it didnt have the balance that a good one should have in the form of the herb and malt mixture. Not a fan. Drinkable but thats about it.

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of MadMac
2.03/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Orange, cloudy haze with small head that quickly disappears.

S: Strong smell of spruce pine, with some grapefruit notes

T: Wow! Don't like the taste at all. Love Flying Dog beers, but this one does not do it for me. Tastes like I am drinking a big spruce pine, with some caramel and grapefruit offset. It is interesting from a beer nut's perspective to taste a beer with zero IBUs. Helps me better understand the balance needed for a good beer, and I appreciate Flying Dog's cutting edge attitude.

M: Some nice sparkle on the tongue.

O: Good for beer education and insight, but not my cup of tea.

Photo of ConanSachler
2.08/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Redteketed
2.55/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber colored, cloudy, with a small head that quickly diminish.
The smell has lots of herbs and some orange. The herbs are familiar, but I can’t specify them.
The taste bring some grapefruit tones en again lots of herbs.
The mouth feel is a bit dry, quiet sparkling, the body is light, especially for a 7,5 % abv, not much of and aftertaste.
Overall: Not my cup of tea, but a daring experiment. By the way, didn’t like the Brewdog version either.

Photo of Arithmeticus
2.63/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: slightly cloudy copper orange; thin head; modest carb streams
S: very spiced--allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin, and mint; I dislike how intense the smell is--uninviting to me
T: weird, weird, weird; seltzer water meets a spiced ale; much like a stunted pumpkin ale
M: very thin-bodied, much like a soda

Meh. They shouldn't have started this cold war.

Photo of Knapp85
2.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a decent looking copper color. The head fades very quickly, no retention or lacing on this beer. The smell of the beer gives off some light Gruit aromas. Some very subtle malt and citrus aromas also. The taste of the beer was malty with a bit of spice but not enough in my opinion. The mouthfeel of this beer is decent, moderate carbonation with medium body. Overall it's not as good as the BrewDog version. It needs more flavor from the Gruit. The lack of the hops need to be balanced with the spices and I'm just not getting enough from this beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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International Arms Race from Flying Dog Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.