Easy IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Easy IPAEasy IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally a Brewhouse Rarity.

Added by Jason on 04-26-2013

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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 429
Reviews by Immortale25:
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3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at Hops & Vines Asheville. Poured into a Foothills pint glass. Label says 246A14.

A- Pours a clean medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full thick sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick Sid ring behind.

S- Faint grassy hop aroma with little else going on.

T- Not a lot of character here. Just some bitterness that lingers and a touch of malt.

M- Sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Wow. This might be the most underwhelming "Session IPA" I've had yet. Even more lame than ST Farmer's Tan. The only thing making this an IPA is that it's bitter. Not recommended.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear gold with head full of randomly sized bubbles. Head receded to a ring which scattered splotchy lace on the glass.

Mild aromas of citrous hit my schnozz.

Taste was a heavy duty (for a 4.7 beer) grapefruit hops punch in the palate.

More body here than you might think with just the right amount of carbonation.

I could drink this all day. Good stuff!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of coded bottling date on the label. The new session IPA from Flying Dog, acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A - It pours a golden yellow-orange body, semi-clear with two fingers of bubbly soapy white froth for a head. Doesn't leave behind much lacing, but it looks good nonetheless.

S - The aroma is pine, resin, citrus rinds, grapefruit, oranges. Herbal, grassy, & pithy. A pleasant aroma for a session IPA.

T - Taste follows the nose - grassy, herbal, & citric. Grapefruit, orange, lemon rinds, pine needles, resin.

M - The feel is crisp & clean - lightly bitter / resinous on the finish. Light-bodied and somewhat watery for the style, but it works well enough for a session IPA.

Overall, an easy-drinker, but a little low on the hops. Not a session IPA I would seek out again.

Flying Dog Easy IPA -----3.5/5

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Photo of Alissa2579
3/5  rDev -18%

I'm not a huge IPA fan but this was available on the Friday $4 craft beer list. The description of having a bold citrus taste with smooth finish of apricots and peaches sold me on it. I did get the bold (bitter) citrus flavor but did not taste the fruity finish. All in all it wasn't bad for a non IPA lover. Would possibly have it again

Tried at Hot Rod's in Wharton, NJ 10/10/14

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Oochietheman
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Pale straw pour with a medium height white head with poor retention. Smells malty and hoppy, with notes of citrus and some tropical fruit. Very mellow taste, well balanced, with notes of honey, tropical fruit and lemon. Soft mouthfeel and medium body, which are all great (and unexpected, from me) for a session IPA.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2015. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a session IPA.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A bright, hazy golden hue with fine sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of mild grapefruit, citrus, pine resin, weed, sweet malt, barley sugar, ale yeast and stewed hops. Pretty good.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops and sweet malt with a bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, grapefruit, citrus, mild grass/hay, grainy malt, barley sugar, ale yeast and stewed hops. Somewhat sweet, followed by a crisp, spicy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and light hop action on the palate. Slightly insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, mild pine and sweet malt.

O: A tasty 'session' IPA that goes down nicely. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are satisfyingly hoppy. Underpinned by surprisingly sweet malt. Decent body; perhaps a tad too thin. A pleasant, easy-drinking brew that is worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of butters_mcgee
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of williamtlow
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pale yellow look. Looks and tastes like a pilsner w

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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden see through, bottled this tastes like citric, hops clean finish almost watered down hop pellets go figure. Bright white head fine even speckled lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma has a nice aromatic quality with herbal citric hops and a nice pleasant biscuit malt profile very clean overall. Flavor is where it falls a bit flat. Bitter hop pellets watered down clean malt profile, I guess it's a way to save calories but flavor wise these leaves a hophead wanting way more. I'm glad every one is brewing a version of this but look they can be flavorful and have some serious malt texture and complexity. I had the Thirsty Dog version weighing in at 4% abv last night, it had flavor all day on tap...I want more session IPAs like that and less that tasted like a watered down malt base infused with hop pellets. I'm not being harsh here, I'm just being constructive it's a great style when executed properly but many brewers are jumping on the bandwagon before perfecting their version. Mouthfeel is thin nearly like carbonated water too carbonated at that, slick hop oils just barely grace the palate bitterness lingers creating a very dry finish with little to not residual malts. Overall, I think I expressed my opinion on this topic.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This IPA is a dark yellow with a translucency that's close to opaque. It develops a thick, rocky, foamy pure white head that rises to one finger in height and shows moderate retention. It doesn't take too long to fall but leaves a strong layer on top for the full session and drops heavy lacing behind.
There's lots of a pithy, woody sort of bitterness to this IPA, with some herb and perhaps grassy notes along with a perfumey overtone. It flashes some malty sweetness in the middle, something somewhat bready with just a ghost of honey before the herb and wood kick back in.
The body is medium, leaning light but with heft and depth. There's plenty of consistent crispness biting nicely but not taking away from the softness. There's a very nice flowing creaminess that rides right along with the bite all the way.

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