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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
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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cps98 on 04-04-2013

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Photo of Jeffreysan
2.79/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, copper color, speckled with yellow and orange highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very hoppy up front, followed by some wheat and a touch of citrus, but a lot less than I was expecting from the name of the beer. The predominate aroma, overpowering really, is floral, piney, hops.

Taste: Disappointing actually. There’s hardly any malt flavor at all, nor is there any blood orange citrus flavor. All I get is hops, bitter, piney, hops, which is a shame. No balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 7.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m very disappointed in this beer. I was really looking forward to tasting some citrus flavors from the blood orange and possibly some spice, but unfortunately, all I get/taste is hops. Hop heads should really like this beer, but alas, I do not. After looking this beer up on Beer Advocate I see that it is an IPA, but makes sense for all the hops that the beer has. Had I known it was an IPA, meaning had that been on the label, I would not have gotten it.

Photo of TonyStines
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alyssa1224
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GFish
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusion7777
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bookie2131
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jroberts8811
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Yard House in Springfield, VA. Rated from memory. Delicious and will buy when I see it near home.

Photo of jricharc
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of handcrafty
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Camjmorton
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFCaldwell
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my new favorite go-to IPA. Love the citrus aroma of this one.

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JasonTaverner
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvodom
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of seanchai
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
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

Photo of cantal
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.