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 DefenCorps
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new Flying Dog beer is always welcome. While I'm not a huge fan, I find them to be among the better of the local brewers.

Pouring a clear golden orange with a dense, white head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks good. The nose is pretty good too. Spicy and yeasty, there's clove, some bubblegum along with quite a bit of yeasty fruits as well, with papaya, mango and citrus hops. There's some sweetness as well, with sugar, honey and a touch of caramel. This really blends characteristics of saisons (super saisons, if you will), Belgian pale ales and IPAs. Very good. The yeast is so expressive, it covers up the Citra hops here.

The palate opens big and juicy with a good blend of citrus hops (light oranges) and plenty of fruity yeasty phenols. Papaya, mango and more tropical fruit to go with it. The honey and sugar aspects from the malt really do amplify the yeasty phenols. Bitterness is low for an IPA but high for a saison. The more rustic and barnyardy characters from saisons isn't really found here either. Drying and fruit on the finish, the, yeast does linger on with plenty of tropical fruit. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is quite enjoyable. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this beer works IMO.

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Photo of jrbuch
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden color with bubbles well paced apart showing good carbonation. A white film remains on top trough out.

S: Tropical fruits dominate with pineapple, papaya, and green apple at the front. There is that sharp note that comes with saison yeast (wyeast 3711?)

T: A more floral flavor comes trough with some very apparent alcohol bite. It's a dry one. There is a very pronounced ending bitterness; on style for an IPA.

M: Dry and well carbonated.

This is overall a great beer that combines two hard hitting styles: Saison and IPA. It is a must try for lovers of both

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

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A foamy white head is poured nicely, and sits on a clear body of peach gold. Not much carbonation, what little rises very slowly. Not bad looking head gets whipped up a bit and has some staying power also.

Bouquet is fruity, mild apricot, mild Belgian candy sugar, and a sense of very faint tart/sour sensation. Juicy smelling with a vinous fruit angle, quite nice.

An obvious hop angle hits immediately on the palate upon first sip. Bitter angle though doesn't seem to bring a discernible taste, eventually it mixes with the tart fruit to produce a sort of very sour apricot in a way, but mostly just bitter period. Sharp bite, with a medium carbonation feel. Juicy quality continues while drinking.

A real nice ambush beer. It has a sense of something fruity coming but not hoppy, then it hits with a surprising bitter. Nice and surprising.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ba Review #115
Served On: 01/27/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.7%
Date/ Code: 116A12

Picked up a sixer at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick - My usual source for the latest Flying Dog releases.

Look: The beer poured a clear orangish yellow. The yellow was mainly around the edges of the Duvel glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles made a steady stream upward from the bottom. The head started off as a 1-finger of off-white froth consisting of random sized bubbles - but reduced down to a patchy film within seconds.

Smell: The aroma had typical Belgian yeast esters indicating the Farmhouse Ale component. A light citrus hop note was detected, but not as prominent as you would expect for the IPA theme. Some wet grass and bready notes were present. So far this beer seemed reminiscent of Flying Dog’s Secret Stash released back in the fall.

Taste: First on the palate was the Belgian yeast followed by a fruity sweetness. Hops were certainly part of the complexity, but seemed to be subdued by the stronger Belgian qualities. The finish was a quick hop-bite which lead into a cereal aftertaste with some faint bitterness.

Overall this is a very pleasant beer. If you like Saisons and other lighter Belgian styles, this will hit the spot. Again – I find it to be very similar to Secret Stash but with a higher ABV and slightly more of a hop profile.

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Wildeman Farmhouse IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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