The Truth Imperial IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.14/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a one finger foamy white head. The head has a nice staying power, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma contains a nice bready smell with a large citrus presence. The citrus has many dimension with one being of sweet orange and tangerine, another being a more sour lemon smell and the last being a bitter grapefruit. Mixed with these smells is a little bit of a floral and grassy smells as well, all combining to overall produce a quite nice smell
Taste – The taste starts out with a nice bready base along with some sweetness of tangerine upfront. Along with these flavors are some flavors of a bitter grapefruit hop as well as some caramel. The caramel and tangerine get stronger as the taste advances to the middle, maintaining their strength to the end. Along with the increase in the sweetness, the bitter grapefruit grows stronger as well. Unlike the sweet tastes which maximize at the middle of the taste, the grapefruit bitterness continues to gain strength the end, where it is joined by other hop flavors of an earthy and pine nature producing a quite balanced sweet but still nicely bittered taste. Long after the brew is swallowed it leaves a rather bitter flavor on the tongue; one that lingers for quite some time.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with the carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. The higher carbonation made it slightly easier drinking and was nice for the fruity flavors of the brew, but did kind of take away from the bitter flavor of the brew. Overall the creamy body made up for this however, with the overall mouthfeel rather nice.
Overall – This is a rather tasty IPA overall. It is sweeter upfront and to the end of the taste but has lots of bitter hop at the end to balance the sweet out; then leaving a very lingering but pleasant bitter flavor on the tongue.
08-31-2013 21:47:59 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -15.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep clear golden body. Big white head. A few wisps and a medium collar.
Smell - Very malty aroma. Caramel. Grapefruit and pine hops.
Taste - Again lots of caramel. Grapefruit hops. Bitterness builds quickly. Big malt content.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Bitter. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Pretty good but tastes like most breweries' DIPAs.
09-10-2013 00:06:25 | More by Alieniloquium
3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
12oz bottle. Crystal clear golden copper with a rich bright-white head. This retains with a frothy creaminess, leaving sticky sudsy lace behind. The aroma is a fresh blast of floral notes, grapefruit, pine and underlying herbal tones. Neutral malt sweetness sits along the back. This smells quite bitter in the nose. The taste is straight up zesty grapefruit, resins and herbal character. A bit of a malt backbone helps balance this but man; the bitterness on this really comes on strong in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp on the tongue with more of a slick creaminess on the edges. The higher alcohol here is well hid, mostly coming out in that bitter finish. This was certainly decent. Strong hop flavors for sure but this could have used a bit more malt activity to help round out the corners. For $10 a sixer though, I’ll definitely be coming back.
09-17-2013 20:33:34 | More by Kegatron
4.09/5 rDev -1%
Pours an orangey amber with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Nice lace retention. Pretty much exactly what a DIPA should look like.
Smells, in a word, "GREEN." Grassy and utterly dank. Fresh citrus and pine also come through. Again, pretty much what you would expect from a good DIPA, but the "dank" factor here is impressive.
Tastes, in a word, "BRIGHT." Fresh, juicy hops at the forefront, bringing pine and tropical fruit, lemon and even some soft peach. I've gotta believe there is some Citra involved in this hop bill, as mango lies squarely at the center of the flavor profile, along with some light caramel malts.
Mouthfeel is soft and somewhat chewy, with ample carbonation.
Overall, a very nice, fresh, bright, fragrant DIPA that bursts with tropical fruit and doesn't get carried away with the bitterness. Although it doesn't necessarily bring anything mindblowing or innovative to the table. A solid value, especially if you live close enough to get it super fresh.
10-24-2013 01:58:34 | More by Mongrel
The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.