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)
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
Ratings:
691
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
229
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BigKevG
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The best IPA I've had to date. Smooth and refreshing. Great for either summer or winter.

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

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4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A really outstanding DIPA with an excellent nose of pine, citrus and stone fruits, 8.7% ABV and a beautifully complex flavor. There is sweet malt and a finish that will have you seeking a second--and a third. Beautiful clear golden color with a head that fades to a coating. If you can find it, get it.

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Amsterdam Craft Beer experience near Dam Square. Can't even find this stuff in New England. This is pretty much as good as it gets. Shout out to my bro Julius for the recommendation.

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4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Best By Julian Date 146A16 or May 25, 2016) into a Flying Dog Chalice...just over 3 months fresh (Flying Dog gives a 4 month Best By date on their bottles...exception being Horn Dog and Gonzo):

A - Pours a hazy, burnt orange/apricot color with a single finger, white head which dissipates as quickly as it formed. (4.75)

S - Equal parts juicy and piney. As for the juicy component, you get an onslaught of fleshy orange, ruby red grapefruit, peach, mango and hints of apricot. Some caramel malt sweetness also shows a conservative presence making the aroma pungently hop forward, yet nicely balanced...right down my alley. (4.75)

T - All the flavors in the aroma are present in the flavor. Although there is a significant citrus rind bitterness, the malt backbone provides a pleasant sweetness that keeps the hops in check never becoming astringent. (4.75)

M - Medium bodied with spot-on carbonation. The hops provide an oily coating on the tongue yet the malts cut it just enough to deliver a bittersweet finish. (4.75)

O - The Truth really fires on all cylinders for me...Being a Double IPA @ 8.7% ABV, the balance from pour to finish is wonderfully balanced. The hops sing, the malt bill provides exquisite balance and the alcohol is completely hidden. If you want a dangerously drinkable DIPA that doesn't fatigue the palate, this is your beast. As a denizen of New Jersey, I'm happy that Flying Dog has made this available to all of its markets as it will be one of the hoppy staples in my refrigerator. (4.75)

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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