Alpha Initiative #03 | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.86/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Taphouse_Traveler on 07-09-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Yeroc
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruit, pine, oranges. Taste is a good balance of oranges, tropical fruits, light pine and malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of EMV
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Pine forward hops with milder citrus and fruit. Light grains.

T/F: Follows the nose... light biscuity grains and bitter piney hops. Resinous... citrus rind and stone fruit... floral notes. Light bodied... oily on the tongue. The finish is more hops.

O: An easy-drinking IPA. Good flavor... nothing too aggressive, but a nice everyday kinda beer. Would have it again.

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Photo of joekoz007
2.74/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear, golden color with a quickly dissipating off-white head and moderate lacing. Quite fizzy, even after several minutes in the glass

Not much aroma at all, just a faint hop smell.

Taste is nothing special. Somewhat sweet and crackery to start. Mild, earthy hop finish.

Mouthfeel is like an overcarbonated soda. Fizzy from start to finish.

Overall, just ok. Nothing offensive and nothing noteworthy. Would drink another at a cookout or such but definitely would not seek this one out. Not Flying Dog's best effort.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevintaraross
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 9/23/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some subtle hints of citrus and tropical fruits. Lots of bread and crackers. Some malts. The flavors are very clean, crisp and refreshing. Some grapefruit. Slightly spicy. Solid hop bitterness. Malts are there, but seem to almost take a backseat. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with sharp carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA. Once again, it's very clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. It's very fun to drink. Well done. I like it.

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Photo of tubeman
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terpsnskins
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pale bronze and orange with a nearly clear body appearance. Fluffy topped white head of three fingers, touch of cream to fine soapy texture and bone white. Settles nicely to a one finger puck.

Hop forward aroma of mild grass and earth. Touches of light caramel malt a little wafery and crispy for some slight balance but also dominates a little.

Interesting palate. Tasty goes with a light body and more of that crispy malt character, mixing moderate bitterness with pine and what seems almost melon like in flavour. Brown sugar like finish, and light hop grass and pine round out.

Interesting neat take, comes off very light bodied but full of good hop flavor.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Slightly hazy golden orange color. Thick white head fades to a cap quickly and leaves nice lacing.

S---Sweet. Fruity. Peaches. No real hop presence.

T---Juicy. Peaches and apricot. No pine or citrus, odd for an IPA.

F---Maybe the label description of hop oils planted the thought in my head, but it actually felt a little slick.

O---I'd be more inclined to call it a fruit beer than an IPA, but what do I know. It's pretty damn good in either case.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ibanez2k
4.89/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alpha Initiative #03 from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 18 ratings