Flesh & Blood IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Flesh & Blood IPAFlesh & Blood IPA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
852 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:
#10,088
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
852
pDev:
8.51%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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20
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Photo of TeachChefs
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ingoa
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzedup
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sevinup07
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip to a deep golden orange with a slight red hue topped by a finger of dense off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of bready malts and caramel with some citrus rind and pith along with a slight resinous note
T: Taste is juicy and citrusy with some caramel sweetness and bready malts. Very strong citrus flavor on this one with some slightly oily hop notes as well. Swallow is more oily hops, citrus, caramel and bready malts but the citrus rind lingers the longest
M: This beer is on the lighter side of things in body and flirts with being watery. Carbonation is bright and slightly prickly which contributes to the light feel on the palate. On the swallow this beer is refreshing with an oily hop finish.
O: Overall this is a really interesting beer with some nice flavors and some decent complexity. The fruit additions are definitely the star of the show but the rest of the beer complements it nicely and doesn't get lost. Well executed and worth a try. Definitely different from the Haze Craze going on right now.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sallyicious
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sethcroisant
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanmbolin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Flesh & Blood IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 852 ratings