Flesh & Blood IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Flesh & Blood IPAFlesh & Blood IPA
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,442
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,342
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.33%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
772
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 15, 2022
Added:
Dec 13, 2015
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  309
SCORE
87
Very Good
Flesh & Blood IPAFlesh & Blood IPA
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.72 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Jul 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.13 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can:

Pours hazy amber with a very bright reddish copper tint. Head is off-white and a bit thin but has good retention around the circumference of the glass.

The nose is fruity and hoppy, but maybe some caramel too. Lots of blood orange and a bit of a zesty lemon and hip smell too.

Taste is more dry than expected, but not in a bad way. Caramel sweetness is mild but present. Finish is largely citrus, mainly lemon and blood orange, almost as if I had just eaten a blood orange by itself. Hops are there but they aren’t coming through as much as expected.

Feel - very tart and medium carbonation. Body is medium. I get a little bit of bitter citrusy residue on the tongue afterwards.

Overall - in terms of IPAs, good, but maybe not exceptional. Points for being unique for sure. To me it seems like something that’s part IPA, part Gose, part Sour Ale.
Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lightly hazed, bright crimson coloring, prodigious, ivory head.

In the nose: Fruity, lightly hoppy, but slightly muted. Pleasant, if soft-spoken.

In the mouth: Boom! Here comes the bitterness, right with the fruit. Nice and tart. Getting the blood orange along with the bitter, and the refreshment is coming along nicely. Great balance of bitter and sweet. Very nice.
Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 2.68 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Aug 11, 2020
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I'm writing from memory, but this was a miss for me. Had it last night at McNellie's in Tulsa. I saw the name and expected a blood orange IPA but that's not what I tasted. There was a funky taste that I can't describe. A bit of rootbeer? Tar? Bark? I don't know. I just scanned the reviews to see if someone else identified the taste that was off-putting to me. Sorry Dogfish, I know you're good!
Jul 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Burt from Rhode Island

May 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by BAsbill from California

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had at The Peerless Grille, Anniston, Alabama, on draft into pint tumbler.

Nice amber-gold, nice lacing, good balance between resin, fruit and caramel. Not as fruity as I would expect, Flesh & Blood drinks more like a traditional American IPA.
Sep 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by NastyNorseman from New York

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Barcade, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear coppery amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head.
S: Slight aromas of lemon and orange zest are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a bit stronger with flavors of blood oranges and lemons. There is only a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems more like a fruited beer and less like an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap
Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by Arg914 from New York

Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by O-Meg from New York

Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by elprofe from Texas

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by JDoHo from Michigan

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by RachMuss from Michigan

Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a rich, deep copper color (perhaps a mixture of ruby and and gold) with finger thick foamy white head with decent retention and good lacing.

Like the beverage mentions, the key notes in the aroma are the oranges and lemons. I also smell caramel and faint pineapple. Other notes of mandarin, grass, grapefruit, bread malt, and mango.

Taste isn't as notable as the aroma would suggest, but nonetheless bitter citrus is present on the palette and in the aftertaste. I taste citrus peels pretty well while the other notes are more passive. Medium-light in body feeling.
Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by historyteacher28 from California

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ordered as a pint arrived cold with a disappearing head. Bronze color. Smell of pine and citrus. Thick mouthfeel. Nice bitterness but well balanced. A great drinker with an appeal for food. This is a great brew by DFH
Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by grahamgillespie from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Irrationalist from California

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by BeerKnurd94 from Texas

May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by IPAFireman from Tennessee

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by neckescaper from Arizona

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Ruby/gold color. Thick, off-white head with good retention and excellent lacing. A real looker.

S---Lighter than the taste, but orange & lemon are clearly the dominant aromas, as advertised. Hoppy, as well.

T---Strong orange & lemon flavors. Hoppy & citrusy & bright.

F---A touch astringent from the high dose of citrus. A slight creaminess at the finish.

O---A damn fine effort, but a damn good brewery. I'd have this one again if I came across it.
Apr 18, 2019
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