Flesh & Blood IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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:
#10,186
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
812
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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Ratings: 812 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of Pens1967
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sallyicious
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Great flavor and balance.

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Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at City Tap in Boston when visiting friends. The beer has a dark red, almost amber appearance with a pretty thick, white head. Mango and those advertised blood orange aromas were particularly strong and apparent with this beer. Grapefruit was the central flavor I could sense with the taste so it generally followed the nose, but it was not as strong as the nose. Pretty refreshing while being slightly creamy. Overall, not too bad; really liked its aromas.

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

LOOKS: A slightly hazy, copper/amber, with a small white foam that leaves mild lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Lemon, citrus rind, and a little o.j.
TASTE: Slight astringency, citrus fruit rind-mild orange, mostly lemon, and Bready malt.
FEEL: Well carbonated, medium dry, medium full body.
OVERALL: Everybody has their own opinion on what makes a great IPA. I think it's decent, but not wowza.

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Photo of Wrateman
4.82/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new favorite beer, and I've turned about 15 people onto it since Thanksgiving...Ironically, I found it the cheapest in South Bend, IN ($10) which was their normal price. Around me, it's $13, with some jacking it up to $15. I like the citrus taste, not over the top like a shandy, but refreshing.

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

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 chiefz1
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngEo
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stutz
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A unique IPA. Just not my taste I guess.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had been putting off getting this beer, because I didn’t want to risk it being full of artificial syrups and flavors that are quite gross in my opinion. I wasn’t disappointed though. This 7.5% ABV IPA sports a mild 45 IBUs.

Look-This IPA pours with a rich copper accompanied by vibrant orange hues shining through the orange-blossom honey color. It has decent clarity or crystal clear if it weren’t for the dense thicket of large carbonation bubbles. The head is coarse and white which fizzles down to a thin film.

Smell-It has a subtle smell with caramel malts and a tinge of hop-based tropical fruits and buttered bread from the malts.

Taste-It has a remarkable taste. It bursts with hoppy resins and terpenes up front and then gives way to blood orange, orange peel zest, tangerine, and general citrusy hops and bready caramel malts. It has a refined flavor profile and is well-balanced. The timed release of each attribute only act to prepare the palate for the next wave of flavors, all of which are the results of natural hydrocarbons produced by the hops. They use Warrior and Centennial hops as well as some unnamed experimental hop variety. The mouthfeel is cloying and rich, but balanced and wet. It leaves a delightful hop resin coating on the tongue and vague echoes of the balancing caramel malts.

Overall-This is an easy drinker so watch out and remember that it packs a respectable 7.5% ABV. The blood red tin promises an excitingly refreshing experience with a tinge of novelty which Dogfish Head was more than capable of providing. For optimum experience, serve chilled and pour into an American pilsner glass. The gentle graceful slopes of the side walls act to funnel the rich alpha acid hop components into your olfactory system, preparing you for a refreshing burst of flavor and delight!

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and oranges. Finish is long and dry. Too fruity for me.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 spectru
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear coppery color, deeper than many India Pale Ales; a foamy cream-colored head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves just a little lacing on the glass. The bouquet wafts over you as you pour. The mouthfeel is nothing special. The taste is mild - hoppy but not too hoppy, the citrus is subdued. A nice beer, very drinkable. I bought a six to try because Dogfish Head 90-Minute is my very favorite IPA and I haven't tried much else from this brewery.

Update: Despite the name which makes it sound a little gory, this beer is easy to drink. It's like a session IPA even though it has 7.5% ABV. I like it.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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