Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) | Flying Dog Brewery

Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)
BA SCORE
73.6%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 231 ratings
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 03-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
231
Liked:
170
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.36%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of jep2606
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of bootsandbeer
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of cd_court
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Littrelljoe
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at World of Beer at North Hills

A - hazy orangish yellow; soft white head; decent retention

S - oranges, citrus

T - citrus, orange, grapefruit, faint pine, warm alcohol

M - medium bodied, warm, crisp

This is a fantastic DIPA. It has a tremendously orange-like hop character and a fantastic drinkability for 10%. It's smooth, balanced, and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

 389 characters

Photo of Travcofarms
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ALLISON01
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Freebody
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Bustersuess
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of cincybranr
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ahuckk
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samibr
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of rabiddawg
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of themantis13
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of JJStorm
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of TaylorBrake
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of PittsburghHopHead83
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of imbibehour
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A bit of a hazy orange amber, but a real nice fluffy and off white head on top, three finger deep with lots of retention and space. Big bubbles in the head, but really frozen solid and going nowhere. There are some yeast chunks though floating around.

Juicy nose, mushy filled with citrus and a great spirtzy Italian orange soda sense. Fruit basket filled, and citrus zesty of orange goodness. Impressive!

Creamy palate, cream malt sensations oozing to a good thick malt body. Finish brings lots of hop orange, and a controlled juicy mush that lingers on. Texture is rich and creamy, not prickly and not syrupy. No sense of alcohol heat on this at all. Small astringinet squeezed lime bitterness ever so slight on the finish.

Overall, woah I did not expect this beer to be that good, but it is, really liking this, it's almost a marriage of a good cream ale (Anderson Valley Summer Solstice) and a solid orange hop citrus bent melded together. Great JOB!

 1,006 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Single Hop Imperial IPA (El Dorado) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 73.6% out of 100 with 231 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.