Flesh & Blood IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.87/5
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927 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:
#16,095
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
927
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
293
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 927 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Citrus hop nose, flavor is citrus hops and orange rind. Agree with sawdog505 - not your normal fruited IPA. $2.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 6/24/16. Pours a beautiful reddish orange, with a 1 and a half inch white head that leaves behind some very attractive lace.

Smell is tangerine, lemon, pine, caramel, and grapefruit.

Taste follows loads of orange, some tart lemon, pine, biscuit, caramel, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium, a fair amount of carbonation, not really dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is a very solid beer, not your normal tropical fruited IPA.

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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 Korbynlehr
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joekoz007
4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the brewery into a pint glass.
Deep copper color. Thick, off-white head, maybe slightly orange in appearance.
Smell is floral and citrus/lemon.
Taste is a citrus and hop explosion in my mouth. More lemon than blood orange and a bit of grapefruit. Strong hop finish.
Lightly carbonated with a medium body.
Overall, I love this beer. Would put it up there with Grapefruit Sculpin for a citrus IPA. Was a limited release. Tried to find this in Baltimore but no luck. Might have to drive back to the brewery (2.5 hours each way) and fill my growlers for a last taste.

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of snaotheus
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2016-07-23
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Bottled 06/24/16.

Pours a clear light reddish-amber with almost no head and very little carbonation. Smell is undetectable. If I work really hard, it smells like citrus fruit, maybe oranges.

Taste is much bolder -- more oranginess and some grapefruitiness. Some lemon. Strong bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is flat and medium bodied. Overall, not very impressive, but not bad.

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

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a gorgeous deep amber with a solid off-white head. Initial impression is orange, resin, lemon; malt balances the hops pretty well. Actually not as flavorful as I'd hoped - everything is kind of subdued. Medium mouthfeel and slightly above medium carbonation. OK but not something I'd seek out.

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Photo of djchrismac
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Flesh & Blood IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 927 ratings