Bloodline Blood Orange IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPABloodline Blood Orange IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

54 Reviews
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 518
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 45
Gots: 179 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 54 | Hads: 518
Reviews by starrdogg:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Photo of TTripp725
2.37/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Personally I was very disappointed in this beer. The smell and the coloring looked great, the taste and after taste on the other hand was horrible. I tried 3 of these to make sure my impression was correct an it was (215 characters)

Photo of JCH3191
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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. (998 characters)

Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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 (108 characters)

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle...w/o freshness info that I can see

Pours near clear. Lighter orangy amber.

Oranges and hops on the sniff

Flavorful IPA with orange leaning citrus flourishes..Quite dry in the finish with more oranges, some moderate smokiness and a solid malt undercoating. Worthy IPA (285 characters)

Photo of alyssa1224
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm generally not too into the fruit juice favors being added to ipas( here looking at you grapefruit sculpin), but this is wonderfully done. Balanced and in no way over bearing. Spot on. (187 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsonta
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz 2015 bottle purchased in D.C.

Clear orange-amber body with a decent head that leaves some sticky lacing.

This IPA has a substantial addition of v=citrus peel and juice, adding some tart and sweet notes to the natural bitterness, and enhancing the citrus notes provided by the hops. Good to very good while drinking, this eventually leaves an aftertaste of bitter citrus rind. (385 characters)

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kelseykramer
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Zonian1
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mywifeisnotirish
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.79/5  rDev -28.5%
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. (1,296 characters)

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Bloodline Blood Orange IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.