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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) | Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding
16 Reviews
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ColForbinBC on 01-26-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
103
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 103
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hugely drinkable strong DIPA. Handsome orange ambef color in the pint shaker. Modest foam. Warm and fragrant, and less sharp than lots of IPAs, but plenty tangy. This is just a great hop-- Galaxy seems to be fruity with some resiny taste, but not so outrageously bitter.

A spicy nose with hints of cardamom. Full rich flavor with plenty of malt, though the body is lighter than lots of big beers. The hops are just outstanding. Served in a pint at Pizza Port San Clemente. Yee-haw!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Bright golden hue, amazing lacing ... bubble show up the glass. Nostrils are slightly accosted by Galaxy hops and clean alcohol. Good amount of bitterness, soft citrus rind, pine, tea, peppercorn, and grassiness from the Galaxy hops. Malt base is enough to hold up to this onslaught and the 10% abv certainly brings it on for the Imperial IPA style. A lot of fun sipping this one.

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Photo of Runofthemiller
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dcbeers
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Snifter

A: Nice Deep copper color a little head dissipates quickly

S: deep mango, pineapple, beautiful, some slight malts

T: it's really good fruity pineapple tasting boozy though you are tasting that Booze but the beer is so flavorful

M: it clings, but I think it's medium mouth feel it lingers on the tongue

O: this is a tasty beer, it's boozy as all get out but it's got a great taste it's fruity and got a nice malt backbone

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Photo of Jaked12
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of sjones5045
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dduquette
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Miller650
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of GapingMcNulty
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from Notes (10 oz.)

S: All around strong citrus and pine notes, dare I say almost like a particular herb.

A: Very nice golden appearance with excellent lacing.

T: Strong resin aftertaste with notes of citrus. All hops with nothing else coming through.

M: Extremely smooth with a bit of coarseness at the end.

O: This was an excellent IPA. This review made it so that a a ranking number appeared (88).

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Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Tap

Pours clear neon orange with a nice off-white foam cap and good retention. Lacing was excellent. Could not see through the glass after it was gone.

Smells like a tropical delight. I love Galaxy hops. Lots of papaya, mango, guava and pink grapefruit. A touch of malt bakbone, but the hops shine.

Nice initial flavor burst of lush tropical fruits. The perfect amount of malt creates a kind of candied fruit flavor of guava, mango and papaya. Finishes with more of a grapefruit presence and fairly dry and bitter. Grapefruit lingers on the back of the tongue.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very juicy and finishes with a nice candied bitterness. Alcohol is hidden well. Would not have guessed this ABV.

Nice effort to showcase one of the best hops around. Small malt bill and let the hops do their thing.

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Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Cook82
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bubseymour
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Another solid, big single hop IPA from Flying Dog. This one is smooth and not bitter in the finish, but the taste and smell profile is subdued. For Galaxy hops I was expecting a bigger citrus pop but it wasn't there.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle gifted from drabmuh (thanks!), label reads "34A15" in lower R hand corner, drank over an hour out of my NEBCo Gandhi-Bot snifter glass

A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration, clear enough for style, initial creamy white head settles into glass lacing that picks up again with reagitation, moderate carbonation with tight white bubbles coalescing into the carbonation; moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - bold tangerine, peach, earthy, grassy character; slight breadiness and alcohol to kick; no DMS/diacetyl

T: 14/20 - mild bitterness on the front of the front of the tongue; the middle of the palate features classic Galaxy hop flavors - grassy, earthy, peach, tangerine and passionfruit; a bready/biscuity dominated sweetness provides balance on the back of the palate; on the finish, there is alcohol and a moderate residual sweetness

M: 4/5 - moderate-to-bold body with hop oils, malts and alcohol; low-to-medium carbonation appropriate for style and enhances drinkability

O: 8/10 - above average-to-very good single hop Galaxy beer that I enjoyed more than other Galaxy-forward beers including Pipeworks' Galaxy Unicorn; I think that Galaxy can be easily overdone as a single hop - an out-of-balance admixture of tropical and earthy notes that I find unpleasant; the bold malt and alcohol content of this beer prevents it from reaching these levels; maybe the best (with Citra) in FD's Single Hop DIPA series --> recommended

TOTAL - 39/50

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Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) from Flying Dog Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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