Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 13
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by Titans77:
Photo of Titans77
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick MD on 5/23/13

A - a hazy golden hue with a finger of tight white head that vanished quicker than I thought at 4.2% abv. Looks like a fully loaded imperial ipa.

S - big tropical fruits on the nose in this one. Some pine and earthyness with a bit of caramel. Very appealing.

T - Big tropical fruits with mango leading the way. Some pine adds to the bitterness of this beer. Big flavor, small beer.

M - Seemingly very stardard. Bitterness from the hops, smooth and medium bodied with no trace of alcohol. Doesnt do anything groundbreaking, but it works nicely.

O - Its insane how much flavor you can pack into a 4.2% beer. This is how Flying Dog should approach ALL of their ipas. Big hops, less malt. I feel like this is my favorite brew from them besides Gonzo. They need to brew this on the regular and can it!

More User Reviews:
Photo of BrewMaven
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear gold with head full of randomly sized bubbles. Head receded to a ring which scattered splotchy lace on the glass.

Mild aromas of citrous hit my schnozz.

Taste was a heavy duty (for a 4.7 beer) grapefruit hops punch in the palate.

More body here than you might think with just the right amount of carbonation.

I could drink this all day. Good stuff!

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of coded bottling date on the label. The new session IPA from Flying Dog, acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - It pours a golden yellow-orange body, semi-clear with two fingers of bubbly soapy white froth for a head. Doesn't leave behind much lacing, but it looks good nonetheless.

S - The aroma is pine, resin, citrus rinds, grapefruit, oranges. Herbal, grassy, & pithy. A pleasant aroma for a session IPA.

T - Taste follows the nose - grassy, herbal, & citric. Grapefruit, orange, lemon rinds, pine needles, resin.

M - The feel is crisp & clean - lightly bitter / resinous on the finish. Light-bodied and somewhat watery for the style, but it works well enough for a session IPA.

Overall, an easy-drinker, but a little low on the hops. Not a session IPA I would seek out again.

Flying Dog Easy IPA -----3.5/5

Photo of Alissa2579
3/5  rDev -19.8%

I'm not a huge IPA fan but this was available on the Friday $4 craft beer list. The description of having a bold citrus taste with smooth finish of apricots and peaches sold me on it. I did get the bold (bitter) citrus flavor but did not taste the fruity finish. All in all it wasn't bad for a non IPA lover. Would possibly have it again

Tried at Hot Rod's in Wharton, NJ 10/10/14

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2015. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a session IPA.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A bright, hazy golden hue with fine sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of mild grapefruit, citrus, pine resin, weed, sweet malt, barley sugar, ale yeast and stewed hops. Pretty good.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops and sweet malt with a bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, grapefruit, citrus, mild grass/hay, grainy malt, barley sugar, ale yeast and stewed hops. Somewhat sweet, followed by a crisp, spicy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and light hop action on the palate. Slightly insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, mild pine and sweet malt.

O: A tasty 'session' IPA that goes down nicely. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are satisfyingly hoppy. Underpinned by surprisingly sweet malt. Decent body; perhaps a tad too thin. A pleasant, easy-drinking brew that is worth sampling if you come across it.

Photo of williamtlow
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
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 WVbeergeek
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden see through, bottled this tastes like citric, hops clean finish almost watered down hop pellets go figure. Bright white head fine even speckled lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma has a nice aromatic quality with herbal citric hops and a nice pleasant biscuit malt profile very clean overall. Flavor is where it falls a bit flat. Bitter hop pellets watered down clean malt profile, I guess it's a way to save calories but flavor wise these leaves a hophead wanting way more. I'm glad every one is brewing a version of this but look they can be flavorful and have some serious malt texture and complexity. I had the Thirsty Dog version weighing in at 4% abv last night, it had flavor all day on tap...I want more session IPAs like that and less that tasted like a watered down malt base infused with hop pellets. I'm not being harsh here, I'm just being constructive it's a great style when executed properly but many brewers are jumping on the bandwagon before perfecting their version. Mouthfeel is thin nearly like carbonated water too carbonated at that, slick hop oils just barely grace the palate bitterness lingers creating a very dry finish with little to not residual malts. Overall, I think I expressed my opinion on this topic.

Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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 tastybeer
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super clear pale gold with a medium sized white head. Lace is spotty and scattered. Head fades fairly quickly to a ring and patchy sheet over the beer surface. Aroma is grassy, dry, spicy, maybe a touch metallic (something I didn't notice in the first two of these I had), with light crackery grains, and faint lemon. Nice breadiness works through as it warms. Taste is a lot alike and better. Fresh grains, white dough, saltine crackers w/out the salt, lemon and citrus rind, spicy, brisk grassiness, implosively dry and crisply bitter. Mouthfeel is grainy/resinous and slick with festive carbonation. This sticks on the palate a bit after each sip with elongated bitter hop sensations. Very drinkable and quite refreshing.

Easy IPA is a good title for this. Its not fruity hop forward at all, more german, czech, and in general green/naturey in its hoppiness. The malt grain presence in this is very nice and holds up the bitterness just right.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easy IPA is very dry and bitter as compared to other all day ipas. Pours a clear yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. Bitter hops steal the nose and dominates the taste, although there are hints of citrus on the back end of the draw. Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer.

Photo of tempest
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Euro Mart, dated best by Nov 10. It poured a clear gold with a short white head. The aroma is a pleasant resiny citrus, but it's far too mild. The hops carry over into the flavor with a little more herbal lemon rind and a touch of toasty malts. This would make a fine blond ale or extra pale ale, but it can't hold up to Founders All-Day, Lagunitas Daytime, or Stone's Go-To IPA.

Photo of Treyliff
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a pale yellow color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to leave just a ring around the edge

S- earthy and leafy piney hop, a bit dank, with a light malty sweetness underneath

T- piney and citrus hop up front quickly fades into a lightly toasted malt sweetness with a clean finish

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- ask drinking, the hops are there but not prominent, as expected for the style

Photo of gillagorilla
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (my Had was a 4 for the Brewhouse Rarities version, which I was told by someone at Flying Dog was a different recipe)

A: Super clear bright yellow fizzy piss. Just a slight head on a swirl, but it goes away fast.

S: Floral and hoppy, with a pine subtext.

T: I remember this tasting better, but it might just be the recipe change. This has definitely dropped down a few pegs on the session IPA tier for me. Just this weird slightly malty hoppiness that just tastes like bark and not in a good way. Slightly watery.

M: Prickly carbonation, but it is watery so you really only feel it on the tip of your tongue.

O: Grab a Stone Go To or get a DayTime from Lagunitas. Eh, just not what I remember.

Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops, a bit of citrus. Taste is hoppy, bitter, some citrus, a bit of pine, good flavor for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good, sessionable beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 275814. Sampled on June 20, 2014.

It has a pale yellow pour with busy carbonation building up to a fizzy white head the quickly fades off. But the clarity is lovely.

I think one knows what to expect from this and I got what I expected. Floral hops mostly with toasted biscuit malts buried deep within.

Medium to heavier body. Smooth.

There is a pleasant enough floral hop bite to the taste but it does not linger at the finish. The malts tend to linger longer. Mild to moderate bitterness. Good but not like anything I have not had in the past.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

3/15/15 (Bottle) -Golden slightly brown pour, mild carbonation, nominal aroma. Nice taste of citrus and hops, somewhat bitter but pleasant. Feel medium build, nice carbonation and kick despite low ABV. Overall good beer.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

P- Thanks to Colm for this brew!

A- clear golden yellow with a one finger foamy head with splotchy lacing on mug.

S- pine and floral hops with faint grassy malt.

F- strong pine and floral notes on the mouth with hints of a citrus...lemon? grassy malt on back end.

M- hoppy and crisp and light bodied Ipa that goes down with ease.

O- a sixer of this would be nice...pretty good IPA

Photo of wedge
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

@ Tasty Beverage

Foggy orange body, took a while to pour thanks to a giant, lumpy head. Super citrusy aroma with some pale fruit and slightly oily juiciness. Citrus and grain taste upfront...light and refreshing. Distinct Sorachi Ace lemon quality, grapefruit, peach, and a little bitter resin. Great hop flavor at 4.2% without feeling thin. Light bodied, though there is a little creaminess from the flaked barley. Nicely sessionable. Can it! This would make a quality beach/pool-side beverage...

Photo of Immortale25
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Hops & Vines Asheville. Poured into a Foothills pint glass. Label says 246A14.

A- Pours a clean medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full thick sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick Sid ring behind.

S- Faint grassy hop aroma with little else going on.

T- Not a lot of character here. Just some bitterness that lingers and a touch of malt.

M- Sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Wow. This might be the most underwhelming "Session IPA" I've had yet. Even more lame than ST Farmer's Tan. The only thing making this an IPA is that it's bitter. Not recommended.

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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 drmeto
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-light body,slightly watery
Easy drinking IPA with a Hop punch

Photo of DrDemento456
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Luckily tonight I am in the mood for lower ABV alternatives since I don't usually get session IPA's.

A - A very bright shade of yellow with no tint of orange or brown. Head is also minimal with just a 1/4 inch that sits to a mild lace ring.
S - Has some hop bitterness herbal yet citrus like. Good malt balance with no offensive odors.
T - Mild twang of bitter hops, good malt balance and as expected a bit light on flavor.
M - Has a good body for a session IPA not watery but decent.

Overall it's good and I am glad I picked on up.

Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev -4%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from draft at Emil's on June 7,2015.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

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Easy IPA (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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