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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPABloodline Blood Orange IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 32
Gots: 88 | 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:
Beer added by: cps98 on 04-04-2013

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hinemk76
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njtmayhem
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer but I expected more blood orange flavor.

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently in Totowa, having never had this before. I was expecting this to be a bit too syrupy for me but as the ratings on here indicate, this turned out to be better than I anticipated and quite a nice surprise. The blood orange flavors and the hops combined for an interesting taste, even if it wasn't as light as other beers of this style, and combined with the pleasant appearance of this, led me to finish this off pretty quickly!

The pour to this was nice, as it had a rich copper hue, foaming head, and wonderful rings of lacing that were left behind once I worked my way through this. Not a strong aroma to this but there was enough of a hint of the taste to come in the blood orange citrus, earthy hops, and heavy pine that meshed well together. All of those were in the taste as well as the hint of citrus puree, a dry-hopped undertone, and some skunky week for good measure! This wasn't as wet or juicy as I would have been first guessed as it was just a tad too heavy from start to finish.

That wasn't the case with the booze as there was only a hint of it in the taste and added to the warming sensation that this beer gave me. IPA's are so common but to find one with an edge to it is always a good thing and that was the case here. This did not feel artificial and the citrus didn't overwhelm everything else. Fun stuff that stood out among Flying Dog's offerings and would be a great alternative to all the fruit and vegetable beers that will be hitting the shelves soon.

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingade
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rcatalano
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakewatt135
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halfcircles
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stomioka
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lightsovrvegas
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing IPA. It has that orange smell, when you hold it in your mouth that taste follows through and just awesome. I will say it looks like any IPA. Honestly, I'd take this over Hopslam

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew-Knows
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjd315
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oddly my second blood orange beer of the evening. Pure coincidence and no plan there. Kind of an earthy character on this one, in sort of a "dirty" kind of way. Blood orange is definitely present in a somewhat one-dimensional aspect. Seems a bit too much of the fruit and not enough hops. Either blood orange is a very strong fruit, or they are just putting too much of it in these types of beers and it is overpowering all other aspects that could be showcasing more subtle character.

Photo of huysmans
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBass
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoProblem
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.