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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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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 63 | 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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Ratings: 301 | Reviews: 41
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

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

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 rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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 kgammell1
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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