Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,704
Ranked #14,662
3.92 | pDev: 10.46%
Jan 23, 2024
Apr 04, 2013
Bloodline defies genre: Hops for the hop-heads. Fruit for the rest. This is the beer you buy to convert the guy who “doesn’t really like IPAs.” Sweet blood orange puree is added toward the end of fermentation to balance the citrusy sharpness of the hops and deliver a hard-charging ABV to keep the good times rolling.

Malts: Rye, Caramel
Hops: Northern Brewer, Citra, Galaxy
Yeast: American Ale
Special: Brewed with blood orange peel and puree
IBU: 40
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Rated: 3.85 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jan 23, 2024
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Rated by Beertsipper from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Five months past expiration date, but still pretty tasty. Malty, citrus note. Medium mouth feel. I'd love to try this fresher.
Dec 31, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A solid IPA...

I will admit, I'm always wary of the blood orange type IPAs. Most times they come out tasting crappy, but this one was thankfully an exception. One of the only ones in recent memory that I enjoyed from top to bottom...
Oct 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by BirdieKing69 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A true masterpiece of a fruit-forward IPA from Flying Dog Brewing. Although not as strong
As I had anticipated.

A great balanced IPA and a great drinking IPA.
Enough said!
Jul 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours an orange/copper with a cream colored head.

Smells of citrus floral and earthy hops with a pungent fruity yeast.

Orange, raspberry, and a hint of mango followed by a yeasty bread malt backbone.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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Very rich and thick, ivory head. Medium light orange, with a lot of a golden hue, for the look. Really forward, orange juice and peel and a spiced, medium caramelized malt aroma. Slightly sweet upfront, then non-biting, orange peel, and rich caramel malt side, for the taste. Quite good and easy orange peel and blossom finish.
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4 by headfullofacid from Maryland

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours orange with a bit of yellow in it. There is some clouding. It has a white head with excellent head retention.

Smell: It has orange aromas with a bit of grainy sweetness to it.

Taste: There is grainy sweetness in the flavor with some orange notes. There is a bit of spiciness to it with some rind like flavors.

Feel: It has a medium body with a bitter aftertaste.

Overall, the rind like elements contribute to some bitter harshness. The orange flavors are good.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by Dsimenson from California

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by CaptainMac from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by adamstef

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by Danzifer from Ohio

Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured a slightly hazy copper with no head and no lace. The scent was kinda skunkybwith grapefruit vibe. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.
Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 3.45 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by selekt0r

Oct 15, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Oct 10, 2021
Bloodline from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 961 ratings