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

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From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 4.5%
Ratings:
20
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 11, 2021
Added:
Sep 25, 2020
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SCORE
89
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Great Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPAGreat Job! - 30th Anniversary West Coast Double IPA
Notes: For 30 years, we’ve been marching to the beat of our own drum, and for 30 years, you’ve been along for the ride. So to mark the occasion, we did what we do best – brewed a big, hoppy West Coast Style Double IPA that hits like a block party. To three decades of incredibly passionate fans: Great Job! cracking open our beers. Great Job! putting them to your lips. And Great Job! using your throat muscles to drink them.

Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Oats
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe
60 IBU
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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by damndirtyape from Ohio

12oz bottle, best before 03.04.21. Served in a Tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear (just the tiniest bit of chill haze that eventually faded away) gold with a white head. Lots of persistent strands and islands of lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and pine. Classic west coast style IPA smell. A bit of sweetness and some mango as it warmed up to room temperature.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit and pine up front and at the finish, perfectly balanced with bready/slightly caramelized malt middle. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Good thickness and carbonation. Very sticky on the teeth with the hop oils. A bit of a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable - I could easily have another. Went very well with pizza. Spot on for the style of a class west coast DIPA.

Jan 11, 2021
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a goblet: nice gold, transparent, off white head of small and fine bubbles, nice lacing.

Smell is light sweetness from the hops/malt/booziness - then some bitter pine and citrus pith, light earth.

Taste is similar with clean malt, well attenuated and light alcohol burn, then very nice bitter pine, citrus pith, light lemon, some earthiness.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, moderate malty and alcohol sweetness, then drying bitterness and booze but way drinkable at this abv.

Overall an excellent DIPA - hard to believe this is one of the few newer clean DIPAs to find in the past year.

Dec 13, 2020
 
4.24 by mjw2808 from Maryland on Nov 28, 2020
 
4.11 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Jason from Massachusetts

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Super clean and clear & hopped with our friends Columbus, Centennial, & Simcoe. Ample bitterness and the 9% abv is not too much on the palate. Way too drinkable for what it is. This is a great example of the style ... not most of the hazy crap that is out these days.

Nov 24, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

It is not often that I get excited about a bottled (eeek!) beer, but when I saw this one, with its Ralph Steadman label art, during my latest Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) visit, I snapped it up with elation! 8=O

From the Bottle (gasp!): "Great Job! West Coast Style Double IPA"; "For 30 years, we’ve been marching to the beat of our own drum, and for 30 years, you’ve been along for the ride. So to mark the occasion, we did what we do best – brewed a big, hoppy West Coast Style Double IPA that hits like a block party."; "To three decades of incredibly passionate fans: Great Job! cracking open our beers. Great Job! putting them to your lips. And Great Job! using your throat muscles to drink them."

I Pop!ped the cap off & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. It had a high level of effervescence that resulted in the formation of just better than a finger's worth of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a gorgeous, solid, 24-carat Gold (SRM = 5) & so The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus joined me for the Anniversary party! Nose was really piney with a hint of grapefruit, a real throwback to their early days in Denver, CO, when they brewed in the shadow of Coors Field. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was very much a turn-of-the-century throwback, opening with a cool pine mintiness & then going over to a pronounced grapefruit bitterness. This was the flavor profile that really caught my attention early on & led to my becoming a self-described, self-avowed hophead! 8=O Finish was dry, but not gasping, with a lingering grapefruit-pine flavor that left me licking my lips. Great Job! YMMV.

Nov 18, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 03/11/21, so plenty fresh.

Looks great in the glass. Crystal clear pale golden yellow body. Small white head shrinks to a thick ring and faint covering. Little in the way of lacing.

Nice hoppy aroma. Faintly grassy.

On tasting, clean, hoppy, slightly bitter, but with a strong sweet malt wash throughout.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish bittersweet favoring the sweet.

Overall, a last minute pick up in the mix a six section, good decision. Happy 30th FD!! And thanks for the always excellent artwork.

Nov 08, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

As expected from a West Coast IPA its really acidic and sharp but not borderline undrinkable. Not a bad anniversary ale but I would prefer the truth over this any day.

Nov 04, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

Buttery, grapefruit, bitter. Banana esters. (Dave) Beautiful color! Leah's choice for the night at Marilyn's in Morgantown. Butt Leah's favorite, bit I enjoyed it. 11/2/2020.

Nov 02, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rschis16 from Maryland

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
 
3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by joekoz007 from Maryland

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
 
4.01 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 14, 2020
 
3.96 by sisterofba from Maryland on Oct 14, 2020
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3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

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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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.89 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Sep 26, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by bubseymour from Maryland

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 20 ratings