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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
92
outstanding

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 27
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Titans77 on 08-03-2013)
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-14-2013 15:03:11 | More by beerme626
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petewheeler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-15-2014 21:30:57 | More by petewheeler
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tylerbrowe

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-13-2014 22:10:28 | More by tylerbrowe
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 13:57:07 | More by HopAttack3
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Gringlemaster24


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 22:57:49 | More by Gringlemaster24
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-21-2013 20:58:13 | More by acurtis
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-13-2013 23:46:49 | More by dcbeers
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kevvoe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-09-2014 02:05:52 | More by kevvoe
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-19-2014 21:15:56 | More by HuntDaddy540
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-04-2014 20:14:17 | More by earlholman
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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Dduquette

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-01-2013 21:24:53 | More by Dduquette
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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
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terpinsd

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-08-2014 06:33:02 | More by terpinsd
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TahoeTweezed

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-13-2014 20:51:38 | More by TahoeTweezed
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heystevec

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 23:30:09 | More by heystevec
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-14-2014 23:57:32 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-09-2013 20:26:40 | More by DCgolfpro
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HopHead_

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 00:29:16 | More by HopHead_
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Yes_Ill_Have_Another

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2013 02:28:50 | More by Yes_Ill_Have_Another
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-18-2014 15:15:46 | More by ConradKenney
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bum732

Lesotho

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-16-2013 22:04:43 | More by bum732
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Mongrel

Maryland

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
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Mrosato92

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-31-2014 00:20:37 | More by Mrosato92
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-24-2013 18:04:20 | More by Swift989
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The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.