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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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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 35
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 334 | Reviews: 41
Reviews by cps98:
Photo of cps98
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of JCH3191
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Subtle blood orange flavor. I get it a lot in the aroma but not as much in the taste. Still a very good beer

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of alyssa1224
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kelseykramer
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of mywifeisnotirish
3.28/5  rDev -19%

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.79/5  rDev -31.1%
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 RichardMNixon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hopcycle
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A nice beer but nothing like an IPA. There is very little to no bitterness and the aromatic hops are all but absent. It is a very nice drinking beer, but not what I would consider an IPA.

Photo of bbeitzel
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JPBCrown
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Skabiski
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of whatname
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of erikcx
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.77/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

interesting IPA typical bitterness from hops but a unique tartness from the blood orange

Photo of Bookie2131
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tclipse
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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