Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) | Flying Dog Brewery

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90
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103 Ratings
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
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE - Coudy, 2FH that lasts, light, foamy, some lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, tropical fruit, pine, sweet, citrus.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Lingering, clean, light, frothy, refreshing.

VALUE - $9 for a 12-oz draft. OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Quaffable.

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Photo of davet100
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Quick note for me, not a review:
Bottle dated best by 02/03/2015.
Peach and mango fruitiness with a grassy back. Looks wonderful if a bit clear, nice head and lacing. Taste follows nose, alcohol perceptible. Maybe just a tad sweet.

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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 Pencible
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with lots of off white head.
S: It smelled like fresh peaches and pine, with some honey and grapefruit.
T: It tasted like grapefruit and resin, with some peaches and honey. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with some carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a fantastic IPA, with delicious scent and taste. The body was solid, but the finish was a little hot, so it should be sipped. Best beer by Flying Dog ever.

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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 Phigg1102
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with an almost orange like hue. Upon pouring there was a two finger white head that faded relatively fast to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was bready and malty with a fruity smell being mainly of tropical fruits of tangerine, mango, and pineapple; but also containing some nice notes of apricot and peach. Along with the fruit and bready aromas comes hop smells of a light grapefruit smell as well as a decent showing or a grassy aroma. A little bit of a yeasty smell is there as well producing a rather nice sweet and fruited, lightly hopped aroma overall.

Taste –The taste begins with a doughy and slightly bready flavor with tons of sweeter tropical fruit tastes of a tangerine and mango nature. Soon after the initial taste, even more fruitiness comes to the tongue with the apricot and peach as well as a bit of orange that were detected in the nose, all hitting the tongue. Upfront in the flavor profile, there is also some grapefruit and a bit of grass which are quite light, but which gain strength as the flavor advances. All the while, the sweeter flavors persist, but with the bready flavors fading a bit, it allows for the sweet and hop to really stand out more. Other hop flavors of an earthy and light pine flavor join the taste more toward the end, blending nicely with the sweeter flavors of the brew. While at 10 % abv., only a trace of alcohol flavor is present, with the total of flavors left at the end of the taste, leaving a fruity and more moderately but nicely balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew was on the slightly chewier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was a little on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation really nicely upheld the more moderate hops in light of the sweeter maltier flavors of the brew and made for a great sipping style.

Overall- As to date I think this is one of the top single hops in my mind. It seems to have a very nice balance, all while keeping any one flavor from becoming the dominate and while hiding the alcohol level very well. This is a delicious brew.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a pint

A pretty clear orange amber with a firm two finger off-white cap. Good retention with big sip marks coating the glass.

Galaxy hops leaping into the air. Huge tropical notes of mango, pineapple, papaya, guava, and ruby red grapefruit. The super clean malt bill is just an afterthought.

Clean malt slides in first before a burst of tropical goodness. Juicy mango and papaya with guava and pineapple poking through. Some ruby red grapefruit bitterness sweeps through, leading to a moderately bitter and dry finish with a little help from the rye.

Oily and resiny feel. Good carbonation, medium body. A little bit of rye, hoppy bitterness and light tropical fruit juice lingers.

A solid DIPA on all fronts. Simple, easy malt bill with a heavy hand of galaxy hops. Galaxy hopped beers continue to tickle me just the right way.

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Photo of dcbeers
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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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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