Wildeman Farmhouse IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CraftBeerTastic on 01-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

How have I not reviewed this beer already?!? It is one of my favorite beers from the past year. Let me start by saying that "IPA" should not be anywhere near the name of this beer. It is a bottle conditioned Belgian style ale, with a slight touch of hops at the end. It pours an amazing head (watch out- it will foam up all over the place). The taste is complex and full of esters. If you swirl the last bit of beer in the bottle, it will produce a crazy Dr. Seuss like foam to top your beer off with. The flavors go in every direction, with a yeasty sediment cloud lurking right below the head. An amazing American version of a Belgian farmhouse beer. Just drop the IPA from the name please. What a fun beer! Nice job, Flying Dog.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Flying Dog Wildeman Farmhouse IPA, ale brewed with spices. Brewed by Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland.

"His axe is stained with the blood of a thousand adversaries. We fall in behind him as he leads us into the darkness, He turns his gaze on us. "Tentanda via est!" The way must be tried." Whatever that means. 7.5 % ABV.

Crisp, clear, golden appearance, under an enormous, brilliant white head. Looks fantastic.

Smells incredible, too. Aburst with vibrant hops. Brimming with citrus fruit, lemon and honey, with Belgian yeast lurking beneath.

Taste: Hop bite hits hard at the start, then flushed with fruity flavor, bitter meets sweet, then swept up with the funk. There's a party in my mouth and everyone's invited. An intriguing mix, a flavor unlike any I've had in a while. I've been skeptical of many of the "innovations" in the craft beer field lately, most of which seem to be little more than "let's make it hoppier". You know, the "white IPA", black IPA, etcetera. Farmhouse IPA? Don't care for the name, particularly, but I'm liking the hell out of the taste of it.

Medium body, excellent drinking, slide down good and carefree, while leaving traces of bitterness in the wake. You get the feeling of a saison overcome with hops, and, damn it all, but I like this one/ I like a lot.

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A- Pours a beautiful, hazy, golden honey hue with a GIGANTIC fluffy, cloud-like white head. So much sticky spiderweb lacing sticking like glue to the sides of my DFH glass. Explosive carbonation the bubbles and percolates beneath the remaining foam.

S- Nice lemony notes... some spicy black pepper and orange and grapefruit peel thrown in. The banana notes from the yeast come alive as it warms up. Picking up little hints of pineapple, ginger, pine needles, and little touches of caramel sweetness. Smells waaay more like a saison than a Belgian IPA.

T- Sharp notes of lemon, grapefruit, banana, black pepper, basil, thyme and ginger. Tasting some fresh grass, candied citrus peel, and bitter hops. This isnt a saison?...really? Hmmmm... whatever it's classified as, I dig it!

M- Amazing prickley carbonation that just lets all the flavors explode in your mouth. The bitterness and citrusy lemon from the hops are what stick around. Very lively and bright!

O- Really well done whatever you want to call it. Love the mouthfeel, beautiful looking, a wonderful floral aroma, and very refreshing on a hot day! I'll definately be picking up more of this!!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. No [discernible] date on bottle.

Pours a hazy dark lemon yellow with a voluptuous, billowy, light beige to off-white head. Very good lacing. Powdered sugary malt notes hit the nose, along with a good dose of orange zest, mandarin orange, lemon, and grapefruit hops. Some yeasty funkiness pervades as well. Nice.

Soft, lightly toasted malts up front. Mix of citrus, tropical fruit, and bitterness come on strong. Orange marmalade, lemon, pine, and grapefruit all come through, along with a little pineapple and juicy malt. Big bitterness takes over near the finish, but the fruity, citrusy flavors stay there. Dry, earthy, funky, musty finish. Medium-bodied with a creamy feel. Very appetizing and delicious.

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 555 ratings