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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) | Flying Dog Brewery

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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)
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4.1/5
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722 Ratings
The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
FULL DISCLOSURE: This beer came to fruition because we saw a gap in our portfolio and we wanted to increase our market share.

Added by Titans77 on 08-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,210
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
722
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
238
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 722 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wexmary
2.83/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you love a pale ale that has a tinny piney taste, this is for you. Not for me. Fells like bad mouthwash that I use before seeing the dentist

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Photo of Mwhitey12
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Markfleming80
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours light amber, with some lacing. Didn't pay much attention to smell. Taste is caramel malt and rounded out with well-balanced bitterness. Drinkable and went down quickly. Would like to try it again.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$ 12.00 (Including tax)/six pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.167/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Enjoy by 01.03.18. Stored no shelf in store and at 42 degrees in my reefer. Served at 42degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Citrus must. Fades to nothing.
Head – Large (Maximum five cm, aggressive pour), off white, high density with rocks, good retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular five to nine mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin complete layer with rocky hillocks.
Lacing – Sections of wide rings of tiny to small bubbles.
Body – Orange, opaque, slight effervescence.
Flavor – Not a lot, mostly bitter and somewhat chalky. A bit of malt. No alcohol, no citrus from the nose, no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression: An average DIPA with not much to recommend it other than a good price point.
Appearance 3.25, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3, Overall 3.25.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gwydno
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UWDAWG
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.
Look- golden, hazy-no sediment, moderate head retention and lacing.
Smell- piney, slightly dank, boozy.
Taste- piney, boozy finish that lingers.
Feel- thin body/watery, carbonation good, astringent finish.
Overall- solid beer, not something I would seek out, but I wouldn’t turn one down.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kruit
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 11/4/17
12 oz. bottle poured into a can glass.

Golden orange and almost clear in the glass it is covered with two inches of white foam that melts to a thin cap and leaves a bit of slick lacing.

The decent strengthed nose is a little dank and has some tropical notes with a hint of malt. The taste, resinous, bitter and finishes with some bitter citrus zest. It has a hoppy punch with pine and little malt. Mouth feel is smooth and frothy with medium body and lower carbonation.

A good, solid, straight forward DIPA.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CSpoons
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rufus1
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque hazy orange into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Scant one finger head that dissipates rapidly. Minimal lacing.

Nose is big time citrus. Ripe white grapefruit. Some bitter orange. Touch of peach. Not much in way of malts. Pine. Dank hops.

Taste buds assaulted by big grapefruit followed by bitter resinous pine. Not boozy at all. Mango. Decent malt backbone.

Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Finishes bitter dry. Great in my opinion.

Truthfully (pun intended) this brew is a solid double IPA. It has what hopheads want including myself. Another gold star for Flying Dog.

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Photo of illpass78
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at the Hyatt in DC.

Appearance: Clear straw with some orange tint. Finger width white head that recedes swiftly. Almost oddly clear.

Aroma: Heavy citrus and pine.

Taste: Big grapefruit and orange rind punch. Some candied sugar/fruit type of accent. Lemon. Citrus. Bitter melon type note.

Mouthfeel: Dangerously drinkable at highish ABV and bitterness.

Overall: Underrated DIPA. Deserves more hype than it gets.

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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 722 ratings
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