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:
696
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
230
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 696 |  Reviews: 126
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, pine. Taste is pine, resin, lemons, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but just seemed to be lacking some punch for the style.

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

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

Photo of colbywatts
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kettle1
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSanger
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice hoppy smell & taste

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

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

Poured from bottle.
L: orange juice color , with a weak white
S: citrus, classic IPA smell, flowers and so on.
T: great balanced taste, bittersweet.
F: medium and soft carbonation.
O: not my favorite style but so good.

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and pine up front with a light earthiness and sweet, malty undertone

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the hops, which are again citrusy and piney. Goes into a light malt sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Finishes with lingering citrus rind and light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IIPA that is nicely balanced while still focusing on the hops. Easy to drink for being a touch under 9%. Worthy of a try

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

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

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

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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L: A dark amber yet transparent color. 1 and 1/4 finger foam head that goes away quickly. Lacing stays nicely
S: Piney and citrus galore, a bit of the spice in the back of the nose. Floral scents but nothing overwhelming.
T: Pine and citrus with that subtle spice. Really rolls on the tongue. Not an overwhelming amount of bitterness for an imperial ipa. Great taste.
F: Crisp taste that doesn't linger long. Bitterness is felt but like an IPA should
O: Quality beer

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden copper pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast and leaves great lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrus... resinous hops and a bit of spice.

T/F: Strong rich malt base with a nice bitter hop profile. Really nice citrus notes... hits the grapefruit nicely, mixed with some pine and spice. Peppery and oily on the tongue. Finish is bittersweet. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Warming.

O: A well above average DIPA from Flying Dog. Great hop profile, love the bitterness, and one that is an easy everyday type IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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