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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

251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 43 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Poucher86, Aug 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Luckily for me this beer is easy to find (I live in Maryland). This is a solid beer! I have had both bottle & draft and it never lets me down. It's not exactly the most balanced IIPA I've had, but it keeps calling me back! Beautiful copper/orange in color. Heads nice. And smell of hops and fruit is right there. This to me (if this makes sense to you) is an IPA drinkers IIPA. Lots of hop bite, a little bitter but it keeps calling you back for another sip! Flying Dog nailed this one! Give it a try!

RedTarmac, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

alexk307, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Necropsy, Nov 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ColdJuan, Feb 13, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +14%

ciscohokie, Oct 11, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

New all year round release from Flying Dog, based on the strength of their single hop imperial IPA series, this was a must try in my book. Firstly, thanks to my wonderful wife for picking this up for me. This beer was about as fresh it comes, straight of a truck from the brewery and into my fridge. Poured a clear amber with half a finger white head. Incredible aroma, pine and citrus notes up front, accompanied by strong tropical/stone fruit notes. The flavor very much followed suit, based on the hop varietal (citra, amarillo, summit, CTZ, warrior) you get big burst of pine and sharp citrus, followed by lots of tropical notes; very much in the west coast mould of an IPA. At 120 IBU's this is a serious beer, and in this respect, shares similar hophead palate pleasing qualities to the likes of Stone's Ruinten for example. It brings an assertive hop flavor, which is showcased by lots of bitterness and citrus, and balanced with a light malt backbone. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, and it has a very clean, dry finish. This really is an impressive beer and at $12 for a sixer, represents tremendous value for what is a top rate imperial ipa. You really can tell a lot of work has gone into this beer and this will definitely become a mainstay in my fridge going forward.

davet100, Aug 10, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First review, but I've decided I'm not going to be pretentious about them so here goes.

Pours goldish.
Smells dank / piney / delicious.
Tastes like hops. Probably Citra, maybe Amarillo. I don't care for malty English IPAs. This is an American IPA that is hop forward with enough malt to keep from being hop tea. If you like hops and IPAs you'll like this. Seriously hoppy without that disgusting malt back that makes the mouthfeel foamy and filling. Easily a six pack racer even though it's over 8%.

ddelgavio, Nov 14, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden-orange. Clear, slightly off-white foam color. Lots of sticky lacing after a large foamy head dissipates slowly.

S - Smells like rubbing amarillo hops in your hand and inhaling the aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas. As beer warmed I inhaled more piney and boozy aromas.

T - Front of the tongue lots of that citrus fruit. Nice and soft, not too bitter. As the flavor progresses you get the piney, simcoe-flavors. It switches back to tropical fruit on the finish.

M - Carb'd perfectly, slight-boozy body but not overwhelming. Medium-to-full mouthfeel.

O - According to Flying Dog right on the bottle, this was an after thought to fill market share. They nailed it. Well-balanced, nice shift between the two separate hop profiles. Boozy and big, but not overwhelming. Loved it. Very west-coasty.

thecommonman, Jan 21, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

Stater, Oct 05, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An array of super intense American hop flavors. This is like smelling fresh hops in you hand. The taste is vibrant and full of American hops. I feel like I'm in the hops fields as I drink this beer. It is very well balanced the bitterness isn't what you would expect (or possibly hope for) from an imperial IPA. The malt is prominent but in no way shape or form masks the beautiful hops. This taste like a stronger, hoppier version of the Flying Dog Doggie Style pale ale. I got this on a whim and I'm really glad that I did.

Theheroguy, Sep 25, 2013
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The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.