Flesh & Blood IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.87/5
Very Good
888 Ratings
Flesh & Blood IPAFlesh & Blood IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An honest to goodness IPA brewed with a bounty of real citrus including lemon flesh, blood orange juice plus orange and lemon peel. A combination of Warrior, Centennial, and a rare experimental hop to perfectly complement the citrus ingredients and flavor. Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive, zesty fruitiness and subtle dry tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.

45 IBUs

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,019
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
888
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
275
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Muss42
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dcbluhm
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CobraDC23
1.96/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of DavidD3
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The blood orange makes for a great flavor for this brew. However, I don't get a lot of the lemon or citrus that's supposed to come through. Overall, a tasty and juicy IPA.

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Photo of CrazyDave
1.39/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Awful! I love IPA. I HATE this sour skunk concoction! Want something citrusy? Go with Sierra Nevada Tripical Torpedo. This overpriced garbage will never touch my lips again!

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Photo of Unclevince
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This IPA pours a perfectly clear, fairly dark russet color with a medium frothy white head. The color is certainly dark for an IPA. The smell is quite citrusy with orange and lemon coming to mind, but there is also a noticeable malt presence with some caramel and toasted biscuit notes. It has all the flavors of the scent and not much else to be honest. The body is medium, maybe a bit higher than the average IPA. The finish is somewhat dry and there is a very mild lingering bitterness. I love the idea of putting blood orange into an IPA, but I would have personally imagined it completely differently. First I think that the flavor would be better in more of a west coast style IPA with a lighter body and less malt character. Second, even though blood orange is a strong flavor, I think that they could have actually kicked it up just a bit, especially if this had greater hop character. This is a solid, easy drinking IPA, but I feel like it could have been so much more.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of etreesh
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

beer appears a clear copper color, white head. pleasant orange citrus aroma. taste is similar, a little tart. thin to medium bodied. Overall I'd rather just have one of their regular IPAs.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ewhoa
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkTankBlog
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a straight up a blast of flavor rolling onto your palate. The blood orange was an excellent pick to give this beer a tropical vibe. The lemon flesh and orange peels blend seamlessly with the flavor to really produce a sweet, fruity, and tangy rush. The traditional IPA bitterness is almost completely obliterated by this combination. The pairing of flavors gives this beer the resemblance of fruits not even found in its main ingredients, such as pineapple, kiwi, and pomegranate. The flavor profile definitely resembles a well-mixed rum punch more so than it does an IPA, which has its advantages and its disadvantages depending on your preferences.

Rating 4/5, a vivid and lively assortment of bright juicy flavors that makes for an intense and enjoyable tasting experience.

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Photo of aldolphins1317
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Bwag
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: fruit, blood orange, lemon semi sweet, citrus hops. Same with the nose. Copper hue, mostly clear, Some head and lace in a taster. Medium body. Unique. 45 IBUs

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aurascoper
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevoQ452
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Flesh & Blood IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 888 ratings