Easy IPA
Flying Dog Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,022
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,480
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
468
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  17
Gots
  124
SCORE
84
Good
Easy IPAEasy IPA
Notes: Originally a Brewhouse Rarity.
Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 468 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by thebeers:
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale gold with a couple fingers of bright white head. Some tropical fruit in the aroma, fairly light. Light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Again, some tropical fruit hop flavor up front. Very little bitterness on the backend. Said it's easy drinking right in the name, but maybe too much so.

Aug 19, 2015
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BrewMaven from New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

Feb 25, 2015
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Alissa2579 from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Oct 11, 2014
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Nov 12, 2014
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BradStokley from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Apr 24, 2014
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steege90

3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 01, 2020
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Fusion7777 from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 13, 2014
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rulisekmartin from Czech Republic

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 16, 2015
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earlholman from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 20, 2014
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gillagorilla from Maryland

3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (my Had was a 4 for the Brewhouse Rarities version, which I was told by someone at Flying Dog was a different recipe)

A: Super clear bright yellow fizzy piss. Just a slight head on a swirl, but it goes away fast.

S: Floral and hoppy, with a pine subtext.

T: I remember this tasting better, but it might just be the recipe change. This has definitely dropped down a few pegs on the session IPA tier for me. Just this weird slightly malty hoppiness that just tastes like bark and not in a good way. Slightly watery.

M: Prickly carbonation, but it is watery so you really only feel it on the tip of your tongue.

O: Grab a Stone Go To or get a DayTime from Lagunitas. Eh, just not what I remember.

Apr 22, 2014
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DOCRW from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 04, 2020
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Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 11, 2015
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alienlifeforcecube from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Aug 24, 2014
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jbeervt from Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 25, 2015
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Swift989 from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Jul 02, 2013
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Rezknello from Maryland

4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 18, 2016
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Jamison85 from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +15%

Sep 02, 2014
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Bieniek30 from New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Oct 08, 2014
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allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Jul 13, 2013
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TomG2751 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

Jun 16, 2013
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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

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

Apr 28, 2016
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jjboesen from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

May 26, 2014
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DoubleMalt from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 17, 2014
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Jun 07, 2014
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jryanj927 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Aug 11, 2013
Easy IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 468 ratings