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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy)
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ColForbinBC on 01-26-2013)
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy, decent head retention.

Bready caramel malt, fairly grassy, resiny, muted citrus notes of mango and pineapple. Pretty sweet. Slightly dank.

Toasted malt overwhelms the flavor, fairly sweet, becomes resiny and bitter at the finish. Citrus is underlying, but overwhelmed by malt and bittering hops. Grapefruit pith, orange, and earthy hops emerge.

Pretty smooth body. Alcohol warmth isn't as much as expected.

Too bitter for my liking. Hop flavor is somewhat muted by malt and bittering hops.

barczar, Apr 20, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Snifter

A: Nice Deep copper color a little head dissipates quickly

S: deep mango, pineapple, beautiful, some slight malts

T: it's really good fruity pineapple tasting boozy though you are tasting that Booze but the beer is so flavorful

M: it clings, but I think it's medium mouth feel it lingers on the tongue

O: this is a tasty beer, it's boozy as all get out but it's got a great taste it's fruity and got a nice malt backbone

SomethingClever, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from Notes (10 oz.)

S: All around strong citrus and pine notes, dare I say almost like a particular herb.

A: Very nice golden appearance with excellent lacing.

T: Strong resin aftertaste with notes of citrus. All hops with nothing else coming through.

M: Extremely smooth with a bit of coarseness at the end.

O: This was an excellent IPA. This review made it so that a a ranking number appeared (88).

gillagorilla, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

rjp217, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of jmarsh123
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Tap

Pours clear neon orange with a nice off-white foam cap and good retention. Lacing was excellent. Could not see through the glass after it was gone.

Smells like a tropical delight. I love Galaxy hops. Lots of papaya, mango, guava and pink grapefruit. A touch of malt bakbone, but the hops shine.

Nice initial flavor burst of lush tropical fruits. The perfect amount of malt creates a kind of candied fruit flavor of guava, mango and papaya. Finishes with more of a grapefruit presence and fairly dry and bitter. Grapefruit lingers on the back of the tongue.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very juicy and finishes with a nice candied bitterness. Alcohol is hidden well. Would not have guessed this ABV.

Nice effort to showcase one of the best hops around. Small malt bill and let the hops do their thing.

jmarsh123, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

st9647v3, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Cook82, Sep 27, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Another solid, big single hop IPA from Flying Dog. This one is smooth and not bitter in the finish, but the taste and smell profile is subdued. For Galaxy hops I was expecting a bigger citrus pop but it wasn't there.

bubseymour, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle gifted from drabmuh (thanks!), label reads "34A15" in lower R hand corner, drank over an hour out of my NEBCo Gandhi-Bot snifter glass

A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration, clear enough for style, initial creamy white head settles into glass lacing that picks up again with reagitation, moderate carbonation with tight white bubbles coalescing into the carbonation; moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - bold tangerine, peach, earthy, grassy character; slight breadiness and alcohol to kick; no DMS/diacetyl

T: 14/20 - mild bitterness on the front of the front of the tongue; the middle of the palate features classic Galaxy hop flavors - grassy, earthy, peach, tangerine and passionfruit; a bready/biscuity dominated sweetness provides balance on the back of the palate; on the finish, there is alcohol and a moderate residual sweetness

M: 4/5 - moderate-to-bold body with hop oils, malts and alcohol; low-to-medium carbonation appropriate for style and enhances drinkability

O: 8/10 - above average-to-very good single hop Galaxy beer that I enjoyed more than other Galaxy-forward beers including Pipeworks' Galaxy Unicorn; I think that Galaxy can be easily overdone as a single hop - an out-of-balance admixture of tropical and earthy notes that I find unpleasant; the bold malt and alcohol content of this beer prevents it from reaching these levels; maybe the best (with Citra) in FD's Single Hop DIPA series --> recommended

TOTAL - 39/50

MNishCT77, Oct 12, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev -0.2%

JamieDuncan, Oct 19, 2014
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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.