International Arms Race | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
78
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106 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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International Arms RaceInternational Arms Race
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 09-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
22.82%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

Photo of jtierney89
1.65/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy bronze color. Sweet scent, caramel, with a bit of popuri. Fairly light body with a sweet malt profile, honey and caramel with a spicy finish. Cinnamon is definitely there.
Light sweet with funky belgian-like flavors. Sweetness lingers and kinda covers up the spicy finish that hits the back end of the tongue. Piney earthy and flowery but only for a moment.

In no way did the beer remind me of an IPA at all and even as a scottish gruit it didnt have the balance that a good one should have in the form of the herb and malt mixture. Not a fan. Drinkable but thats about it.

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.08/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.09/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Orange, cloudy haze with small head that quickly disappears.

S: Strong smell of spruce pine, with some grapefruit notes

T: Wow! Don't like the taste at all. Love Flying Dog beers, but this one does not do it for me. Tastes like I am drinking a big spruce pine, with some caramel and grapefruit offset. It is interesting from a beer nut's perspective to taste a beer with zero IBUs. Helps me better understand the balance needed for a good beer, and I appreciate Flying Dog's cutting edge attitude.

M: Some nice sparkle on the tongue.

O: Good for beer education and insight, but not my cup of tea.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.56/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber colored, cloudy, with a small head that quickly diminish.
The smell has lots of herbs and some orange. The herbs are familiar, but I can’t specify them.
The taste bring some grapefruit tones en again lots of herbs.
The mouth feel is a bit dry, quiet sparkling, the body is light, especially for a 7,5 % abv, not much of and aftertaste.
Overall: Not my cup of tea, but a daring experiment. By the way, didn’t like the Brewdog version either.

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2.59/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: slightly cloudy copper orange; thin head; modest carb streams
S: very spiced--allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin, and mint; I dislike how intense the smell is--uninviting to me
T: weird, weird, weird; seltzer water meets a spiced ale; much like a stunted pumpkin ale
M: very thin-bodied, much like a soda

Meh. They shouldn't have started this cold war.

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2.67/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a decent looking copper color. The head fades very quickly, no retention or lacing on this beer. The smell of the beer gives off some light Gruit aromas. Some very subtle malt and citrus aromas also. The taste of the beer was malty with a bit of spice but not enough in my opinion. The mouthfeel of this beer is decent, moderate carbonation with medium body. Overall it's not as good as the BrewDog version. It needs more flavor from the Gruit. The lack of the hops need to be balanced with the spices and I'm just not getting enough from this beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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International Arms Race from Flying Dog Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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