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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
THE BROS
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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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Moses_Malone, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ShanePB, Nov 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Necropsy, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

polopaul20, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DeutschesBier, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Slatetank, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Hopscat, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

billyshears, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Drumomatic, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kevintaraross, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Xandrose, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Mongrel
4.09/5  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.

Mongrel, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Mississippi, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -24.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

kasubot, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Rast, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

guillemiro, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

TomG2751, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jspaner, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

dsshuck, Oct 06, 2013
The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.