Great Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPA
Flying Dog Brewery

Great Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPAGreat Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,862
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #50,466
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 3.28%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
10
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
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One-off
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89
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Great Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPAGreat Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPA
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cat pee and a touch of grapefruit and resin in the nose, clear light amber with a bone white head on top. Flavor is not boozy for 9%, grapefruit rind bitterness, body is light, close to watery. Lingering bitterness but highly drinkable. Little sharp around the edges and not as balanced as it maybe could be. But wow is it drinkable for 9%. Kind of like what Flying Dog has been doing for 30 years.

Oct 22, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, deep gold appearance with a large white head and a fair amount of lacing. Resinous aroma, some grapefruit , modest spiciness. Bitter hops dominated taste, some citrus on the back of the palate, with a muted malt backbone. Hops work well together overall to present an appealing mouthfeel. Alcohol adds a perception of depth.

Oct 18, 2020
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joekoz007 from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Flying Dog Taphouse @ BWI airport. Served in a plastic cup. UGH.

Look is an exceptionally clear gark gold wit a half inch of white, fluffy head.

Aroma is piney and earthy.

Mouthfeel a little prickly and dry.

Taste is extremely bitter and dank all throughout the taste/enjoyment. Could be more malty to help balance out the bitterness. No booziness at all.

Overall, a really nice West Coast hop bomb of a DIPA. It is one that you should seek if you really love REALLY hoppy beers. Happy 30th anniversary Flying Dog and thank you for this.

Oct 17, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 3/4/21. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency with bubbles racing upwards; big fluffy and creamy off-white head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. Looks great. The aromas are floral along with some subtle tropical notes. Citrus is there. Some crackers and fresh bread. Malts are there. The flavors are floral once again along with some citrus. Some grapefruit in the mix. Lots of pine, specifically pine sap and resin. Some soap. Hints of caramel. Scathing hop bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Mild warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy and smooth.

This is a pretty solid DIPA. It has a traditional/old school vibe going on, and I mean that in a good way. It's basically everything that you'd expect from a Flying Dog DIPA. It's bold, crisp and clean. It's not flashy, but it's simply enjoyable. The craftsmanship is on point. I really do like it. It's probably a little bit better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

Oct 07, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark gold color that's crystal clear with a very thick layer of vibrant white foam on top.

S - Juicy citrus and floral with a small amount of spiciness on the nose.

T - All hops from start to finish with just enough malt to hold everything together without getting in the way. Dank pine, juicy floral, light lemon, citrus, nice earthy spice. On the back end there's a long lingering resiny spicy citrus that coats the mouth.

M - Thick mouthfeel with lots of pricklies hitting the tongue. Warming on the way down is kept to a minimum and there's alot of dryness with a small amount of wetness on the sides of the mouth.

O - Flying Dog hit the mark with this West Coast D-IPA. When everyone is grabbing a piece of the Northeast style haze craze it's nice to see a competent brewery like Flying Dog goin' back to the roots of the D-IPA style. I miss beers like this one and wish there were more. If you like West Coast style IPA's this is definitely worth a look.

Oct 07, 2020
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a marginal West Coast DIPA. OK but nothing special, it's pretty middle of the road in most all rating catagories. Pretty feable attempt if you are claiming its your 30th Anniversary beer.

Sep 25, 2020
Great Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings