Bloodline Blood Orange IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPABloodline Blood Orange IPA

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91
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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 24
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cps98 on 04-04-2013)
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Darkish orange-amber, very unique hue, with a short cap of off-white head which leaves a few small stripes of lacing down the glass.

S: Orange citrus but also very piney hops with a light biscuit malt note.

T: Flavor is not all that different than citrus-heavy IPAs, and this one has a pretty stout malt base with some bready, biscuit notes coming through, especially in the finish. I woner if backing off a few OG points on the malt base would make the hops and orange flavor pop a little more. THe hop/citrus flavor is enjoyable but is dampened a little by the heavy pale malt base. Still enjoyable and nicely balanced. I just dont think balanced is what they were going for.

M: Coating, a little heavy in body for the style, with relatively low carbonation.

O: A fun to drink beer but I think they would be happier if they backed off the ABV to low-to-mid 6's as the maltiness is a bit heavy and could be tough to drink more than one.

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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.6/5  rDev -36%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

The smell is what should be expected from a good IPA, piney with notes of citrus. In this case, blood orange dominates. Great smell that leads you to believe you are about to taste great beer.

The taste exceeds expectation. You are first hit with a blast of blood orange flavor. Toward the back end of the sip the pine flavor really becomes apparent. However, the blood orange remains at center stage. The after taste is, you guessed it, orange. I am very impressed that the blood orange flavor remains consistent throughout. Perhaps the most impressive part is that this orange flavor somehow manages to not overpower the integrity of it being an IPA.

I rarely ever say this, but this beer has reached an almost perfect balance. In my experience, flavors can often overpower the style of beer and vice versa. The fact that the blood orange flavor is this apparent and consistent and yet does not take away from the style makes this beer a true gem. I would highly reccomend this Flying Dog brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.