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The Truth Imperial IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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The Truth Imperial IPAThe Truth Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

61 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 445
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 25.68%
Wants: 45
Gots: 137 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States | website

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

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 61 | Hads: 445
Reviews by TeamMathis:
Photo of TeamMathis
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copperish gold. Like apple juice. Nice, thick, creamy white head at first.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Pine. Some citrus, maybe grapefruit. Bitter dry aftertaste.

This is great. The smell is the best part. The hints of grapefruit are beyond inviting. The taste is great as well, however, it's more pine than citrus. The aftertaste is very, very dry and bitter. Overall, this is a wonderful Imp IPA. It seems much more like an IPA though, and an excellent one. I would get this again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Andnkuhn
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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

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Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jammyman
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pours a very clear copper, with a white head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells of citrus hops and pine resin, plus a bit of salt. The taste is decently balanced, leaning towards bitter a bit, with notes of caramel, citrus hops and a bit of pine; dank. Smooth mouthfeel , bitter aftertaste, medium to low carbonation.

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Photo of tylerbrowe
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Runofthemiller
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JustinTauscher
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Zonian1
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gringlemaster24
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Stater
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of dcbeers
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of mbatley
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevvoe
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kgammell1
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: nice amber color with excellent clarity nice tight small bubbly head that stick around

S: fruity in the way of citrus but very slight peppery and floral good bit of biscuity malts

T: Very resinous touch of citrus with peppery and earthy hops

M: A little syrupy which gives it more of a medium to heavier feel good bright carbonation

O: A solid beer but nothing special I am chasing a citrus taste that I can't quite catch. Otherwise its very earthy and peppery and malty its a pretty ok beer I think if I saw it again I would pass on it.

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The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.