The Truth Imperial IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
The Truth Imperial IPAThe Truth Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

37 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 37
Hads: 343
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 39
Gots: 90 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Titans77 on 08-03-2013

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Reviews by Mongrel:
Photo of Mongrel
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. (985 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

Sort of a delayed bitterness with each sip, this beer wants to talk flavor first before it throws down the bitterness. This ended up being a really tasty Imperial IPA with enough balance so that our palates weren’t decimated. Flying Dog should keep on playing around with hops; more than often they end up with treats like this.

STYLE: American Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.7%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Rich golden hue, sudsy

SMELL: Dank hop, oily, herbal, peppery, pineapple, mango, pumpkin seeds, pine, alcohol

TASTE: Creamy, leafy, oily, growing bitterness, stone fruit, orange peel, green peppercorn, juicy, malty, semi-pungent, bread crust, alcohol warmth, papaya; lingering hoppy, bitter finish (746 characters)

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.64/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mbatley
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short review

This could have a lot going for it (and I'm a local fan of Flying Dog) but this Imperial IPA is just trying a bit too hard and comes across a bit harsh, especially on the finish where it is a bit stinging and astringent. (235 characters)

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevvoe
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kgammell1
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (398 characters)

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (875 characters)

Photo of k3lso
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

lovely pine and citrus nose, nice
bitter finish (48 characters)

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The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.