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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

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 29
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DCgolfpro, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Shatter, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JPlo, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

vermilcj, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

CALHouseAles, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Phobicsquirrel, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of TeamMathis
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

TeamMathis, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

pinkysup, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Hearneator, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

lookrider, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Localdrinklax, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

EgadBananas, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JKV96, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

newyork326, Nov 16, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle purchased at Cleveland Park Wine and Liquors on Connecticut Ave. in NW D.C., unknown bottling date but cryptic "062A14" on the bottom of the label, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" glass, drank 11/15/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration, impressive clarity (likely filtered), initial soapy white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs which re-agitates the carbonation on swirling

S: 11/12 - heavy citrus fruit - grapefruit, pineapple and orange rind - from the big finish addition of Citra and Amarillo; I detected some catty Citra notes on first nose too; as the beer warms, some dank piney-resiny and grassy aromas peek out; some C20 like malt character but the high alpha hops are totally showcased here

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, tropical/citrus fruit like bitterness predominates; in the middle of the mouth, some of the grassy, earthy and dank hop qualities start to emerge, which pops with the carbonation; finishes dry like a West Coast IPA; little-to-no alcohol presence; aftertaste is a pleasant citrus bitterness that sits on the tongue for only a few seconds

M: 4/5 - moderate body with resiny hop oils sitting on the tongue tongue, the alcohol is present but I definitely don't get ~9% ABV; adequate carbonation

O: 9/10 - great addition to the Flying Dog catalogue, and, to be frank, this is one of their best beers even if they claim that it's only filling a void in their catalogue; it reminds me of a more balanced and intense version of their single hop Citra IPA, which was also an excellent DIPA; I'm excited to see this year around in 6-packs and should be readily accessible in the greater Washington D.C. area; if anyone reads this review and is interested in a trade, please feel free to contact me

TOTAL = 44/50

MNishCT77, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

djrn2, Nov 15, 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

jwat, Nov 14, 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
The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.