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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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous amber, crystal clear, with a thick pillowy head that retains well but recedes to a cap with some nice giant patchy lacing.

Nose is light, airy. Citrus definitely there but hop profile is muted and malt show through far more than expected.

Flavor is exactly as described - bit citrus, lemon is huge as in there could be a lemon wedge in this beer. It's nice but not great. Orange is there - pithy and bitter.

Feel is well rounded, alcohol present but not in a bad way. Drying bitter more from tannin than hop/alcohol. There is, to me, a bit of a watery aspect but similar to what you'd get out of biting into a fresh orange etc.

Really nice brew - not my favorite but I'd have again.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a reddish copper color with 2 fingers of head that sticks around for a good while

S: Blood orange, lemon and assorted citrus, citrus peel, and some light caramel maltiness all stick out

T: Follows the nose. Blood orange in particular starts things off, followed by some citrus, citrus peel, and a lightly sweet maltiness. Bitterness kicks in fairly quickly, but is balanced by a light crackery maltiness. Finishes with light citrusy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A bit on the spritzy side

O: A solid IPA that unfortunately doesn't really kick in where it could after the blood orange juice. A bit harsh on the mouthfeel as well. Aside form those two things, though, this is a nice concept that has more potential if tweaked

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3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
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4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flesh & Blood IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 852 ratings