Fallen Flag - Double Dry-Hopped
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company

Fallen Flag - Double Dry-HoppedFallen Flag - Double Dry-Hopped
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #39
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,053
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 5.94%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
120
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Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Fallen Flag - Double Dry-HoppedFallen Flag - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: American IPA dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 120
Photo of Stevedore
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Narrow Gauge. Cloudy golden orange body, one finger frothy white head, good retention and lacing. Juicy citrus and slightly spicy herbal resin, mild caramel sweetness, mineral. It's clear that this is massively hopped with a big citrus bite to it, mild bitterness overall. Medium in body, good carbonation. As has been said by others, Narrow Gauge hops all sort of taste the same. At the same time, this is certainly an excellent rendition of that distinct brewing character.

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Photo of jkblr
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz undated can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours nearly opaque in a grapefruit juice color. The head is off white and recedes to an island and thin ring leaving some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and fruity. The flavor is juicy with slight citrus and some mildly bitter citrus peel. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall good. Very much made to style. The beer has almost enough bitterness to balance which is usually my stumbling block for this style.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into glass. No canning date information found.
Cloudy, straw colored body. One finger of white head settles back to interrupted cap and ring. Leaves behind a 40% surface coverage area of lacing spots.
Aroma is citrus orange and a heavy dose of herbal dankness.
Taste is heavy on the orange and grapefruit citrus, with lots of melon ball at the end and in the after taste. The herbal dankness in the smell is there in the flavor but not as prominent. There is a touch of citrus pith, but the bitterness does not expand nor linger. After taste is melon/citrus but brief.
Medium mouth feel. Slight tongue burn. Good carbonation.
Juicy to an extent, but the herbal dankness counters this quite well. This provides an overall mellow taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter, and juicy enough to suggest an NEIPA. I enjoyed this beer, but there are so many choices of NEIPAs now that this one is good for a sample but no need for a return.

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Photo of Damian
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint (16 fl. oz.) can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Beautiful appearance. The hazy, golden yellow body was topped by a foamy, bright white, inch-tall crown that fell to a bubbly collar. A thick, drippy wall of lacing cascaded down the sides of the glass.

The aroma was amazingly fruity and bright initially. Big generic tropical fruit presence. Fairly sweet. Juicy Fruit gum came to mind. Perhaps some honey drizzled mango too. Within seconds, the nose changed dramatically. The sweet tropical fruits subsided and citrus notes took over. Loads of juicy orange flesh. Later, the mango reappeared. Touch of peach as well. There was also a subtle dankness.

The flavor was all citrus from start to finish. Juicy orange and tangy tangerine notes dominated. Maybe some clementine as well. Zesty citrus peel notes were also apparent. Lemony in the center. The beer finished with notes of pithy white grapefruit and a bit of bitter grapefruit rind. As the beer sat, subtle peach notes appeared.

Outstanding mouthfeel. Medium-light bodied for the style but super creamy and smooth. The liquid contained a finely beaded but fairly aggressive effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate. Amazingly soft and plush.

With its juicy fruitiness up front, dry bitterness on the finish and terrific fluffy mouthfeel, Double Dry Hopped Fallen Flag reminded me of many of the beers in Tree House’s Bright series. Overall, a very solid offering and a nice break from the plethora of milkshake-y type IPAs out there right now.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Skunky, weedy, herbal, dank aroma, juicy taste, not super fruity, kinda mellow and balanced, nice taste, little bready malt, some berries, tropical citrus and stone fruits, little yeast, earthy pine, not bitter but refreshing

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Photo of Harrison8
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque orange with a finger and half of white foam that retains and laces well. Aroma is orange, papaya, guava, berries, and grapefruit with biscuity, bready malts behind. It has a lively citrusy, berry aroma with grounded malts. Flavor profile is guava, papaya, orange, blueberry and tangerine. It has notes of biscuity, bready malts that provide a little grounding action. Hops are abundant and lively, with malt notes being brief, but firm. Mouth feel is lightly grainy, and borders on chalky, with a medium thickness. Overall, quality notes all around between the light and airy hops and grounded malts. Balance is a little iffy overall, with the focus and emphasis on citrusy hops.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange body with minimal head but lace ring down the glass. Aroma had a touch of oil, pine, bits of earth and mostly an acidic/orange aroma. Smooth, floral, earthy, mild bitterness from acidic hops is balanced with a somewhat heavy malt presence and touches of sweet/tropical fruits. Slightly bitter finish compliments overall beer and this is an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of avalon07
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a 3/4", foamy, very long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A light and sweet aroma of dank hops, malt, citrus fruit and tropical fruits.

T: Tasted of a mild bit of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of citrus fruit (orange, in particular), a good shot of dank hops (not overdone, though), and some tropical fruit (passion fruit). Surprisingly, the dankness of the hops isn't much of factor. This is a well-balanced, straightforward flavor. It's juicy and sweet, but also with a hoppy bitterness.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, this is a well made, likable beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. The feel of this NEIPA is near perfect. Has fluffy dry hops, juicy, wet citrus, and textured hop bitterness swirling through out. Smell really matches taste in intensity of hops and citrus, easier said than done with hazy ipas. Very dank in aftertaste, some may dismay, I thought it was a great ending to a great show in the taste, thought not the most complex

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Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light orange with thic, soapy foam.

Smell is earthy and grassy with some dankness to it, an notes of citrus and melon.

Taste is grassy upfront, with some dank earthiness. Continues with some juiciness, citrus, melon and passionfruit. Rounds off with a nice, balanced bitterness and nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice IPA, that was maybe a little bit too earthy for me.

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Photo of larryi86
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you bstyle for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head

S- Tropical fruits, mango, citrus, fresh hops, some honey dew, dank.

T- Melons, citrus, mango, tropical, dank.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, creamy.

O- A top tier NEIPA, reminds me of Focal Banger and Alien Church. Quickly went to the top of my most have IPAs list.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Released 4/6/18; drank 4/13/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big off-white head; frothy lace.

Pineapple, banana, faint lemon & cane sugar notes in the nose.

Soft, silky medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & cane sugar flavors up front; mild lemon & mild dry grass notes on the finish.

A tasty, balanced NE IPA. Another winner from Narrow Gauge!

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Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with the milkshake look, the liquid goldenstraw colored; the head was thin but left a few strands

Smell: Mango, orange and peach, with hints of melon and pineapple

Taste: Juicy flavors of mango, peach and pineapple forward, with some melon tones underneath; orange citrus builds through the middle; juicy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice fruit salad of an NE IPA

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i didnt like that basically all of the beer in here looks the same, the same straw color, the same intense haze, and the same dullness, its all variations of the same theme, but they really dont vary all that much, at least in appearance. the beers these guys make are best in isolation so they stand out more. this is an awesome beer, as good as just about anything coming from the east coast in a lot of ways, but i also dont think this beer needed to be double dry hopped. the original fallen flag is mighty impressive and its also close to the saturation point for mosaic and citra in a beer, its already cloudy and juicy and packed, so this seems like overkill a little bit. it looks even murkier than the original but with the same rising white head and upbeat carbonation. the aroma is even more over the top, and thats a good thing, dripping pineapple, orange blossom honey, fresh cut lemongrass, vegetal intensity, its beautiful. the flavor is a little washed out, not as vibrant as the nose, but still with the same juicy dry hoppy goodness of the original. a little slicker in feel, not quite so fluffy and delicate in texture, but still really active and on the drier side. i get the need for everyone to out hop everyone else, and the logical end to this new trend is like 40 dry hoppings of some mediocre pale ale that costs 20 bucks a can. narrow gauge seems to be above that right now, but this beer doesnt need any more hops than it already has...

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Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super murky milkshake dark golden hue with a one finger white head that faded slowly to leave a creamy blanket. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Aromas of melons, tuti fruti gum, oranges, super faint pineapple. Light grassy notes. Little bit of malt sweetness.

T- Taste is similar to the nose. Decent melon, some light lemony citrus. Little bit of juicyfruit gum, nice orange juice and light zest. Really faint tropical pineapple. Bitterness is incredibly low.

M - Mouthfeel is really, really nice. Crisp, little fluffy. Really good.

O - Overall this was a very pleasant DIPA. Really nice head retention, solid nose and a wonderful mouthfeel. I wish there was some more tropical notes going on though. Still, this was an excellent DIPA.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jooler
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look is creamy hazy
smell is peaches, mangoes, kumquats
taste is very juicy. a lot of mangoes and very smooth
overall, this is an amazing beer but only issue is almost no carbonation.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Orange juice with a big eggshell head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is oranges and mango. Some grapefruit and pineapple. Taste like the aroma. Lots if citrus and tropical notes. Moderate mouth feel with just an edge of bitterness. Juicy. Great NEIPA. Just a touch more intensity in the nose would be nice.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light golden color. Aroma-smarties, mango, nectarine, pineapple, fresh hops. Beautiful smell to this. Taste- more, mango, nectarine, apricot, hint of alcohol, some pine. Dank. A bit thin tasting. Little Broady yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and frothy. Overall- this is great. Loving it.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: a light and bright golden color, still cloudy with a finger of white heads that fades fast.
S: sweet citrus fruits jump out of the glass, no bitterness.
T: oh yeah, like the nose....orange, pineapple, mango. A nice sweetness throughout. Finishes sweet and juicy.
F: this is thick and creamy, not bitter. So crushable!

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Photo of FBarber
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy hazy bright yellow color. Thin white head sticks around with some sticky white lacing. Smell has notes of sweet melon, lemon, and orange. Taste is sweet with notes of melon, orange, mango, peach and cantaloupe. Not much bitterness in the flavor but you feel it on the tongue as you drink it. Feel is light and drinkable, mild carbonation, smooth for double dry hopping. Overall a really well done IPA from Narrow Guage.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light copper in color with moderate haziness. There's a fingernail of off white on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is initially an assault of citrus and then floral hops. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Fallen Flag - Double Dry-Hopped from Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 120 ratings