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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPAWildeman Farmhouse IPA
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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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Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 171
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jera1350
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold color with a massive cap of fluffy white foam. Awesome retention. Farmhouse yeast funk nose. Grassy, wet hay, etc. The taste is very much a farmhouse/saison taste. Dry, low sweetness, high funk, but the hops add some fruity notes to it. More of a flavorful farmhouse ale than a Belgian IPA, but a good beer overall.

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Photo of CSQ1111
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of secondtooth
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow-golden, with a huge and overpowering head of creamy white bubbles. Impressive and ornate lace, too.

Nose is spicy and fruity. A promising and delicious beginning!

Body seems light, but the flavor is strong. I get a floral hoppy, funky sour mix...fruit, yeast, and spice. A seriously delicious mix.

Maybe one of Flying Dog's finest achievements I've had yet.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big white foam on the amber brew. Big foam, though coarse. Touch of fruit in the aroma, like green pears. Lots of carbonation on the tongue.

Lots of the scratchy bitter taste with a touch of butter. Funky Belgian flavors plus a hoppy bite. Quite assertive flavors . Browned biscuits with a splash of red wine and some green pepper. Finish is very dry, even a little woody. Dry fruit flavors, like a cider fermented all the way. Maybe over the top with all the yeasty weirdness and bitter hops, but it's interesting. More of a sipping beer.

I think this is one of the better brews from Flying Dog. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in San Diego.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of larryi86
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very cloudy light orange color with a three white head.

S- Earthy spices, some floral notes, citrus, lemon, lemon grass, the farmhouse yeast really stands out.

T- Citrus and lemon upfront, nice earthy/piney bitterness and a touch of funk in the finish, getting earthy spices, pepper, floral notes, and yeast in the middle.

M- Medium body, carbonation make this one kind of prickly.

O- Definitely lives up to the farmhouse part of its name. I feel that it is a little rough around but that is what I like about this beer. I will be picking this up again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of david18
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a sixteen ounce cask draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's upper west side. I was very excited to see it on tap as I'm a big fan of the Wildeman beer bar in Amsterdam, which I have recommended many times.

The appearance is a pale orange. Cloudy, as a cask ale usually is, with a decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma was typical of the style combining the hops of the ipa with the esters of the yeast. Pretty strong aroma overall.

Flavor was also a good combination of the elements with a little more in the belgian character than American but very good in general.

Good beer. Can't wait to find a nod-cask draft version.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bsp77
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow with massive, towering white foam, leaving loads of sticky lacing behind. Impressive.

Smell: Very dry and musty, with clove, pepper, orange peel and a general spiciness.

Taste: Musty and earthy with almost a Brett-like character. Bready malts with lots of spiciness (clove, pepper, coriander). Strong citrus, either from orange peel or hops or maybe both. Not really bitter as the IPA name suggested.

Feel: Highly carbonated with a light medium body. Dry and refreshing.

Overall: More like a really spicy (and maybe hoppy) Saison than a Belgian IPA. Regardless, it is tasty brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a huge, pillowy 3 finger head. Excellent retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticks to the sides with ease.

Smell - The Belgian yeast is in full effect; slight spice, slightly sour. Anything else is well hidden beneath the turgid Belgian aroma.

Taste - Starts with the yeasty character, then a peppery spice and earthy tone makes it's way to the front, followed quickly by a citrus bitterness. Finishes sour, with a bitter orange peel quality.

Mouthfeel - Moderate body. Smooth and silky.

Overall - A commendable effort from Flying Dog. Nice use of the rye to help intermarry the belgian yeast with the hoppy IPA character.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

welcome to foam mountain, holy jeebus, an easy three fingers of fluff on an easy pour, takes some time to settle this craggy balloon down, golden straw hue with a veritable torrent of carbonation spiraling upward all over this bitch (dog reference....).
pretty much belgy-on-the-spot looks wise.

bready and herbal, soft farmhouse nose, nice notes of dry coriander, you can almost swear it aint a beer at times, some subdued honey notes float around the bottom end, well rounded and refreshing to take in

taste etc...
subdued, some slight bitterness, some yeasty tone, definite warming from the alcohol, very smooth with the right amount of carbonation twinge, this is a pretty non offensive beer, nothing much to report here

alot of promise but falls pretty flat in the taste department. not a bad beer but nothing special. it's good and it does hide the ABV really well

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Furious head formation, there is no need for aggressive pouring to produce a head. Very tall cotton ball white head with some serious retention time. Chill hazed with a color very light amber or an orange tinged gold. I will have to call it golden amber.

Smell is herbal and spicy with lots of black pepper and coriander scent. Extremely herbal hop scent strong grapefruit rind. Belgian yeast funk is strong. Smells something like Raging Bitch from the same company.

Starts out dry and flowery like a Saison. Bitterness is subdued. Tastes spicy think Hennepin with coriander and black pepper.

Mouthfeel is good.

An OK beer but I thing Raging Bitch is a superior beer. Maybe next they will try making a straightforward Saison and leave the extreme out of it.

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