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Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities)Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities)

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85
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 9
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2013

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Photo of Colin32
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopGrazer
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flixjones303
1.59/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Date code says 353A14, which I assume means the 353rd day of 2014, so his isn't very old. Unfortunately it gushed all over my countertop and smelled like butter. Second bottle from same six pack had the same problem. I've had good flying dog beers so I'm assuming it's not systemic. I'll try it again at some point.

Photo of kgammell1
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma malt, light citrus, lemon zest, & pine. Taste biscuity malt, citrus, faint soapiness & pine.Crisp clean finish. Nice Session IPA!

Photo of nathanmiller
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of polopaul20
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfoltz53
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nelsonracite
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Brass Rail Deli, poured chilled into a willybecker.

The color is a golden shade with light haze and rocky white head w/ fine bead and visibily carbonated with speckles of lace left sticking to the sides of the glass. The smell is very good with lots of floral and citrus zest in the nose with hop aromas that have light tropical vibrance and mild yeast ester to support. The feel is very genlty bitter at first with subtle sweetness level and moderately astringent quality with slightly assertive bitterness that builds mid palate with medium carbonation and relatively dry finish.

The taste is tangy and has a slight grassy quality with semi-bitter hop presence and some lemon rind in the taste with mild malt in the supplementary taste and generally clean yeast taste with slight spice in the hop profile as the juicy tangy almost pineapple like acidity provides some resinous quality in the light finish. Overall -this is very full of hop flavor yet a little astringent: could be just the high alpha types used which bring a nice amount of aroma to this drinkable session style IPA. I consider this very good with good amount of juicy and tangy hop impact in taste.

Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed yellow with a thin white lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus, cracker and tea-leaf.

The taste is of citrus, tea-leaf and cracker. Finishes with a mild bitter bite.

Light-bodied, it's not too fizzy, but it is somewhat watery. But, the finish does linger in a pleasant way.

A bit watered-down, but I suppose that is what they were going for. It is an "easy" hop-forward beer.

Photo of happydrunk
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fbc4
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This IPA is a dark yellow with a translucency that's close to opaque. It develops a thick, rocky, foamy pure white head that rises to one finger in height and shows moderate retention. It doesn't take too long to fall but leaves a strong layer on top for the full session and drops heavy lacing behind.
There's lots of a pithy, woody sort of bitterness to this IPA, with some herb and perhaps grassy notes along with a perfumey overtone. It flashes some malty sweetness in the middle, something somewhat bready with just a ghost of honey before the herb and wood kick back in.
The body is medium, leaning light but with heft and depth. There's plenty of consistent crispness biting nicely but not taking away from the softness. There's a very nice flowing creaminess that rides right along with the bite all the way.

Photo of Brewsed
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamtlow
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pale yellow look. Looks and tastes like a pilsner w

Photo of johnnnniee
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sully's
Crystal clear solid golden color with a good sized bone white head that shows moderate retention. Huge grapefruit and lemon citrus on the nose backed up by hints of earth and pine with a bit of crackery bready malt beneath. The flavor is light crackery maltiness with plenty of pink grapefruity hop flavor with some earthy resin playing a supporting role. Light mineral water flavor bugs me a bit, but that seems to be common to these new session IPA style brews. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation. I keep trying, but I still can't get into this genre. I always feel that these are somehow flawed ipa's without enough body to back up the hops.

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface
S: Light aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of grapefruit. Only a slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink and perfectly sessionable, but both the smell and taste seem muted.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Champagne blonde with pocked white froth that trails. 4
Oyster crackers and lemon zest on the nose. 4
Saltines up front, big grapefruit, kumquat, and pith hops. 3.75
Lemsip finish and numbing linger.
Light, fizzy, crisp. 3.75

-- Lean and mean. No crystal + real IBUs = punching above its weight. Better than Hipster or ones cut from the same cloth. At the same time, would I drink this all day? A bit watery and light on aroma in the end. 4

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MarshMan71
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Fusion7777
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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