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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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:
#2,458
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
759
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of MikeFischer04
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gasp262
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Happyyb
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strikingly clear copper colored ale with a medium sized off-white colored head.

Smells like a hop-bomb. Smells woody and strongly of cedar and sandal wood. Scents of menthol and mint. Weaker scent of beef tallow.

Starts out sweet and a bit savory with a strong yeast flavor like fresh bread. Quite sedate and mild flavor compared to the scent. Mostly this is a strong wood ale.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall, tasty ale.

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Photo of BeerMan247
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This IPA packs quite a punch at 8.7% ABV, yet still tastes incredibly drinkable and by no means overly boozy. An interesting characteristic about this beer is that, upon the first sip, it is very obvious that The Truth is much fruity and sweet than an average IPA. Instead of getting taste from malt and hoppy bitterness, the beer relies on citrus to back up the bitter taste. Its an enjoyable beer that I would probably drink again, especially if I was trying to get shwasted.

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

All time favorite - when fresh. Crisp, strong, complex, rewarding. Truly great.

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear orange with an average head. The aroma is decently vivid, with sweet pine, grapefruit and orange peel, caramel malts, and a little floral hint. The flavor starts fairly sweet with caramel and rich, almost cooked pine, then turns drier and more bitter, with notes of cedar, preserved lemon, mango, orange peel, and grapefruit peel, and a lingering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is quite sweet and full at the starts, but it really dries as it goes. Overall this is a nice, classic west coast style IPA - drier and more biter than it seems at first, this is a good palate challenger, giving the wonderfully American characteristics of utterly untamed beer.

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

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wharfrat213
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I am not sure if this is the right beer because mine is labeled "Liquid Truth Serum IPA." Sampled on 03/10/18.

Mostly yellow. carbonated pour leading up to a foamy, long lasting

It has a nice collection of aromas that start with toasted bread but evolves into a grassy hop character.

Overall, smooth on the body.

It is basically easy to drink with a good balance of breaded malts, sweetness, and grassy hops but it does not blow me away.

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Photo of jonbozz
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GunnerJim
4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 05.17.18.
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a moderately bronzed golden color with a foamy to filmy white cap of a little white head. It seemed to create a mild sticky looking lace around the glass.
The aroma had a ton of grassy sweet hops up front. Muted sweet onion and a little bit of danky to earthy character.
The flavor took the prior noted aromas to beat on a clean caramel malt. Mild aftertaste of the grassiness, earthiness and a light dank.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt as projected. Finish was slightly bitter.
Overall, it's a pretty good DIPA that I could come back to if offered.

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Photo of SirGunther
2.97/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L- About what you'd expect from a double, very carbonated.
S- Subtlety aromatic.
T- A bit boozy for my taste.
F- Lacked in body and feel.
O-This was my second go on this DIPA and was again not very impressed.

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Photo of jtadams69
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L-straw clear with slight head that does not last
S-nice citrus essence
T-bitter grapefruit punch that lingers - very nice taste. Enjoyable.
F-good mouth feel. Smooth with no alcohol burn
O-hoppy and enjoyable.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just realized I've never rated this beer.

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