Bloodline Blood Orange IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
District of Columbia
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow orange. Nice and light. Good color for an IPA. Good lacing with a small white ring of head retention.
Aroma: Holy citrus. Explodes out of the glass. This beer smells incredible. Tangerine, orange, bitter citrus peel. Can really smell what the blood orange and the citra/galaxy are doing to this beer. Probably in the top 5 smelling IPAs I've ever had. Bitter citrus and tropical fruit.
Taste: Big citrus flavors. Big bitterness from the hops as well as the citrus peel. Has a bitter, dry, orange juice quality. Finishes bitter and dry with some lingering citrus. I'm a total sucker for a citrusy IPA and they crushed it here. Just enough pale, sweet malt to provide some sort of balance.
Mouthfeel: On-point. Well-carbed, light to medium bodied. Makes this beer exceptionally drinkable. 8% is present, but not distracting. Could drink this for hours were it not for the ABV.
Overall: I'm a sucker for some barrel-aged Gonzo and the single hop series, but I think this is the best beer Flying Dog has ever made. If you're a fan of citrusy IPAs, find this. Hopefully this starts a trend of IPAs using actual citrus in them. The flavors seem to complement the hops perfectly and the breweries that are doing it (Tired Hands immediately comes to mind) are killing it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2013 15:27:43 | More by jacewg
4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Flying Dog brewed this for CBC in Washington DC this year. I had the opportunity to try it last night at the brewery and all I can say is, wow! I think they hit a home run with this beer. I know the keg kicked pretty soon after I got my tasting glass filled, had there been more I would have drank this all evening.
It pours a brilliant bright orange with an active 1 finger bright-white head. The aroma coming out of the glass is tons of sweet citrus and light pine notes. Right up front I got a nice muted sweet citrus like when you eat a ripe tangerine, the hops are present but not overpowering the orange. The beer finished dry and crisp with no malty sweetness.
It was medium bodied with nice carbonation. This beer should be brewed again and enjoyed fresh! Great job to the peeps over at Flying Dog!
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2013 15:37:20 | More by cps98
Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.