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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

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Titans77 on 08-03-2013

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours slightly cloudy orange with half a finger of white head. Smells of citrus and slight piney hops, very strong but also with some sweetness. Tastes of sweet malt with a nice citrus and earthy hops. Beer is carbonated correctly carbonated with a very slight alcohol taste light-medium body. Overall a very good beer.

Photo of jbexphys
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of VonZipper
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of CharDoza
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with "062A14" on the label into an IPA glass and enjoyed over 20 minutes.

The core is a very clear gold kissed with orange. The decent soapy clean-white head holds on fairly well, keeping a quarter inch cap long into the glass. Lacing sheets are fairly nice, but don't stick to the glass.

Grapefruit and pineapple are prominent in a clean but also earthy nose. The earth turns dank with warmth, and spruce comes through with flowery weeds. There's a touch of bready malt that suggests it will influence the mid palate flavors and feel.

It's very bubbly and bitter to start--so much so that the citrus bouquet shows through very little in the early flavors. Middle to late in each gulp, some funk emerges that falls to reveal grass and some chewy earth. The end is a bit thin, but the drying bitterness allows grapefruit to dance by in a bright, pleasant way. Overall, it's just a bit too simple for me.

The carbonation is too strong for me, and out of balance with the taste and body profile. It's moderately thick with some oily layers, but those are dessicated somewhat quickly. That effect certainly hides the booze well, but it makes the beer a bit two dimensional.

Overall, I think this brew is better than most of what Flying Dog puts out. It's not so gangly like I find a number of their other creations (e.g. Raging Bitch). I'd certainly go back for more even though it's a touch thin and heavily effervescent.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jimelee108
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Dilbert65
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thecommonman
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

The Truth Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.