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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Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a lightly hazed looking yellow color with a big white head on top. The smell of the beer was full of Belgian farmhouse aromas... Not funky, just grainy and earthy. The hop aromas were a little muted I thought. The taste of the beer was a lot like a regular Saison/Farmhouse ale also... Not much of a hop kick to it. The mouthfeel had a sharp carbonation to it with a lighter body. Overall this beer was good but I think that the hops could have been a little more pronounced in the nose and taste.

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Photo of MerkurKing16
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of guillemiro
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of rjpetrizzo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
A - aggressive pour into a 22 ounce glass yields 4 fingers of foamy head on top of a spritzy looking hazy amber liquid.
S - smells of grassy hops with little malt character. There's plenty of belgian yeast aromas.
T - bold, hoppy, earthy, spicy.
M - well carbonated like a good saisson. Medium to heavy bodied with a good flow and slight oily aftertaste from the hops.
D - a smooth drinker with a little residual dryness that is not bad at all. Alcohol is slightly present.
I was a little reluctant to buy a whole six pack of yet another Flying Dog Brewery blitz(AKA raging bitch), but this one definitely paid off in terms of quality versus abv.
An all around good Belgian IPA.

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Photo of magine
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a hazy orange gold color, with a massive white head. Lots of tight bubbles. Real good initial lace and it settles to an island. Great lace remains. Very good looks.

Nose is filled with some good Belgian notes; yeasts, sweet fruits, cloves, spices. Hoppy citrus notes as well. Good nose.

Brew is peppery; spices, citrus hops and malty yeasts balance things. Good initial carbonation and spice followed by the creamy yeasts in the middle. Good flavors, good semi dry finish. Really nice drinkability here. Hops wake up as it warms and really blends well with the Belgian flavors. Very nice combination of hops and Belgian flavors here. Good full body as well. Good stuff.

Very good blends of flavors here, great brew here from Flying Dog. A great summer brew...or anytime brew really. I like the masked abv as well. Good stuff.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy straw body, 2 finger fluffy head,
great lacing

S: banana, clove, malt, yeast

T: banana, grain/malt, fresh/yeast finish

M: med/light body, smooth/tongue prick mouth

O: Would get again + recommend. Fine summer
beer and good gateway offering.


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Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass a clear light to medium golden with a large blooming white head that stuck nicely to the glass leaving multiple rings of lace as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of tropical fruit and sharp grapefruit hop aromas,really fresh and inviting,slight yeasty phenols underneath the hops.Slightly medicinal and citric hops on the palate but they seem to lose some punch pretty quickly,spiced yeasy phenols play a small role.The flavors lack some depth and complexity but this is a pretty good beer,love the looks and aromas.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant lemonade clouded godlen color with a big white frothing head large bubbles but sturdy carbonation, pour soft the beer is pretty agitated off the bat when you pop the cap you will hear the carbonation release. Aroma, first off lemon/lime notes with hints of tropical fruit dare I say mango/pineapple combo. A bit of funky yeast similar to the same yeast they use in Ragin' Bitch, spicy and a bit funky. Flavor wise this hits with big time bitterness from both hop additions, spicy yeast notes, black pepper qualities and something I can't pin my finger on. The artwork and the beer are pretty crazy I like how the new sixpack holders proudly state that this stuff is being brewed in Frederick, MD something us beergeeks have been in tune with since they left Denver years ago. Serve it a bit cold it masks some of the bitterness that I found kind of offensive in my first couple sips fade a bit. The yeast is bitter, the hops are bitter, and there seems to be citrus pith that is bitter with minimal sweetness masked by the Belgian yeast strain this beer is a bit of a cluster. Mouthfeel is cloyingly dry and bitter with layers of hops, spice, alcohol, citrus peel just downright awful texture starts to make me want to gag...also you have to deal with the high level of carbonation I'm pawning the rest of these beers off on my cousin Joe, who pretty much loves any beer from Flying Dog. Overall I will not revisit or waste my time on such a harsh beer drinking experience. I like Belgians,saisons, IPAs, white ales, but not when they're all blended together.

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Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi hazy bright gold color with a frothy and sticky bright white head. Nose is reminiscent of raging bitch. Fruity sub banana and clove a bit yeasty touch of citric hops.

Taste slightly reminiscent of raging bitch as well. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Tart citric Apple and pear on the front of the tongue letting you know it is different then its Belgian ipa counter part. Some caramel on the mid palate. Syrup like thickness on the back end of the tongue. Faint banana and clove throughout. Finishes tart citric and piney.

Fans of raging bitch will love this. Similar enough yet different in its own way. A bit too tart for me but it was interesting to see how well the saison and ipa flavors worked together.

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Photo of brwnchrstpher
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of thecheapies
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemon yellow/amber body. Ridgy lacing all down the height of the glass. Ever-present foam layer holds strong. 3.5

Peppery saison yeast, tart/funky lemon, and dry spiciness. Herbal hops ring out a few citrus notes, as well. Smells like a hoppy farmhouse ale. 4.0

Nice funky farmhouse yeast with dusty white pepper and spicy hops. Chalky finish that still preserves some mild sweetness that you don't pick up on the initial sip. Not majorly hoppy, but that's typical of a Belgian IPA. Still very complex. Tangy and pretty funky without being sour. Very impressive. 4.5

Happily carbonated with a slippery body. No stickiness. A very nice feel. 4.0

I'm very happy with this mix-and-match selection. Would snag a sixer, no prob. A worthy Belgian IPA. 4.0

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Photo of greg4579
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - hazy golden color with a thick white head that stayed around as a layer leaving lots of lacing.

S - saison yeast with a bit of floral hops in the background.

T - you can really taste the saison yeast upfront with some bitter hops showing up before finishing with dry, yeasty notes.

F - medium bodied with easy drinkability.

O - a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hot damn a new Flying Dog Beer! Stamped 213A12 so I guess it's a 2012 release.

A - Bam the cap popped off and a nice full inch of head quickly formed into my glass. Pillow like yet only mild lace and the beer itself is a pure yellow with a respectable haze.

S - Smells of a nice Belgium IPA I get citrus hops with wheat and Hefeweizen notes of coriander, and spice.

T - A nice bit of pine, more hop forward than I expected but it does mellow with fruity yeasts and very mild wheat. The spices are there in the finish lingering with the piney citrus hops. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied and very hop forward.

Overall a very nice Belgium IPA and I am kind of glad it's hoppy since it makes it tasty! Others drink like a Belgium Pale ale!

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Photo of kevinv
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle dating noted. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy, straw yellow with a huge frothy white head. Great head retention and spotty lacing.

S - The Belgian yeast provides very characteristic smells. Big and fruity. Some lemon, pepper, and other spices. Very saison-esque.

T - Huge juicy flavors. Bright, citrusy, peppery. Mild hop bitterness. Again, the Belgian yeast really comes through. Dry finish, no presence of alcohol.

M - Low medium body with lots of active carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

O - Quite an enjoyable beer. Different than what I'd normally drink, but a nice take on this up and coming style.

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Photo of chocosushi
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Kenny
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden color with one finger of white head. Good lacing.

S - Bubblegum, cloves, black pepper, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and a little bit of funky yeast.

T - Flavors are subdued on the front of the tongue, then I get a burst of pepper, lemon, and a nice grassy hop bite. There is a trace amount of funk, but nothing noteworthy.

M - Medium-light with aggressive carbonation. Very refreshing with a slightly dry finish.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It has a good hop presence, with the citrus/clove profile of a saison that keep it very light and drinkable. Very refreshing and perfect for the hotter months.

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Photo of Chaney
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I guess BA tagged this one as a Belgian IPA. Alrighty then!

Served in a Cigar City shaker pint.

A: Poured an extremely cloudy color that reminded me of a melted orange Creamcicle, with a 1/2 finger whispy white head that stuck around for a while.

S: Lots of grass mixed in with farmhouse funk. Okay, I totally get the citrus, fresh-mowed lawn thing, so I guess the Belgian IPA classification isn't far off.

T: The grass wasn't too powerful and the citrus wasn't too sweet, which made this quite a treat to my mind. I think the saison pepperiness won out over the tangy, IPA-ness by a little more than a nose.

M: Nice and spritzy, and with a moderate amount of lacing. The sweetness wasn't overbearing at all and I found myself going back for more and more.

O: I'm not a big fan of Belgian IPA, but I'm really a sucker for a good farmhouse saison. This was about as good as it could have been to my mind. :)

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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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