Flesh & Blood IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
812 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:
#10,151
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
812
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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20
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Photo of HockeyBrewmeister
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Fine. If you want an easy beer with a decently high ABV on a summer day, drink this.

This is basically an alcoholic seltzer with artificial flavors. The lemon is the only thing I taste here with some lingering bitterness. ZERO hops or piney dankness... just artificial fruit juice with medium carbonation.

Avoid at all costs if you're trying to enjoy a well crafted, true-to-form DIPA.

I've officially lost faith in Dogfish Head.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.57/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArrogantB
2.74/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle $2.99. Amber color, good head. Aroma is mild orange and lemon. The flavor is liek sixty minute IPA with Pledge cleaner added to it. Sort of an orange/lemon chemical taste. Basic beer that my old lady couldn;t even drink and I would not buy again.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Smell: pine, grapefruit, floral hops
Look: amber body, off white head(2 finger that dissapates to a ring) A good bit of carbonation.
Taste: mostly piney hops, some grapefruit, little bit of dry bitterness on the back end.
Feel: lighty and crisp going down with a dry hop bitterness at the end. The bitterness does not linger very long, or have an aftertaste.
Overall: It is not what I expected as far as a grapefruit forward IPA. It hardly tastes like a stronger beer. It feels more like a regular pale ale with a strange combination of hops that are quite unbalanced. It tastes more like a weaker pale ale to me. Oh, I don't taste any blood orange, or lemon, which actually is pretty disappointing.

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Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium amber color with white colored head. Citrus, definitely blood orange on the nose, but not much else, no real piney or grassy hop note; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more blood orange, more sweet than tart.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mriley1984
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Summerteeth
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The blood orange juice is far too pronounced in this beer. Taste is fine but too much juice and not enough hops.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lorgeous
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a caramel amber color. Very fruity smelling IPA, almost too sweet of a smell. I taste a very piney flavor but I also taste something that doesn't seem to mix well with it. Basically this beer tries too many things at once. A lot is going on here and it doesn't blend as well as I thought it would.

= They tried a lot of different things with this beer. I love blood orange but couldn't taste much of it in this. A fair IPA.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grupatre
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baklo
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of eddiefl
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of antman27
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pretty, copper colored body with a decent head and limited lacing.
Aroma: piney hops with lighter fruity notes.
Flavor: a balanced blend of piney and fruity flavors, with sweet malts up front that fade to a mildly bitter. Way more fruit peel than fruit juice. Hop dominated finish.

Overall: interesting and distinctive but the flavors don't harmonize for me.

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Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of topofthehops
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Golden West in Hampden (Baltimore). Was excited to try but this one's not for me. I usually enjoy orange-flavored brews (especially DuClaw's Neon Gypsy and Flying Dog's Blood Orange nitro version). However, in this case a sourish, bitter orange flavor dominates. Pass.

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Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Flesh & Blood IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 812 ratings