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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

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 27
Gots: 38 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

thudean, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

bum732, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of VonZipper
3/5  rDev -27.5%

VonZipper, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

jbexphys, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of RandomExile
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale amber, translucent, light ephemeral head, distinct and fine lacing
S: sharp hops, pine
T: bitter, sharp hops, pine
M: light but persistent, mouth-coating hops
O: smooth bite, lingering bitterness, easily drinkable. It puts me in the minority, but to me it's a one-note IPA, not particularly off-putting but not a remarkable example.

RandomExile, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

eschuler, Jun 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

JohnnieNepal, Monday at 08:20 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

ericmakara, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of tylerbrowe
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

tylerbrowe, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

GaPeach, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

pinkysup, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Jordan1985rec, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Big_V, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of bcgeiman
3.56/5  rDev -14%

bcgeiman, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.6/5  rDev -13%
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.

Kegatron, Sep 17, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

Dc99, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with one of these. The brew alpears a clear golden copper color with 2 fingers of off-white suds that leaves a patchy wall of lace on the glass.

The aroma is dank and herbal with some cat piss yet underneath it is fruity, rindy, pulpy and zesty primarily like grapefruit with some grass/vegetative edge.

The flavor is bitter with pine and herbs. It boasts a bitter sort of orange marmalde character mid-palate. It is somewhat grassy into the finish with a dusty bread grain feel undeneath.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. An ok, middle of the road ipa. I appreciate the chance to give this one a try, thanks again Heath.

stakem, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

DCgolfpro, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

mendvicdog, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ShanePB, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

MikeB_, Jul 12, 2014
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The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.