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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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:
#2,285
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
735
pDev:
8.54%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
242
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 735 |  Reviews: 137
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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Photo of ummswimmin
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gudthing
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep hazy brown yellow, the head doesn't last too long, but pretty.

Could smell the hoppiness when pouring and grapefruit. There's a little bit of sweetness as well, smells great!

Taste is citrus with a nice hint of caramel. It's well balanced, but the aftertaste is very hoppy and leaves some bitterness behind.

Medium feel, a bit watery, quite refreshing and goes down pretty easy.

A good beer but a little too hoppy for me.

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Photo of garagarra
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vaulmas
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shu_420
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spindelphia
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

copper colored, white head. strong piney earthy hop aroma. taste is strongly bitter, balanced with moderately sweet caramel malt flavor. thin to medium bodied, sticky.

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
10/14/17

Central Jersey Beer Fest.
On Tap to 2 oz. tasting glass.

AROMA: grapefruit, pine
TASTE: galaxy hairspray, pine, some citrus

Interesting enough, but not my kind of IPA.

**

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

Golden orange in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a sort, bright white foam with medium low retention. Medium aromas of pine, earthy resin, and spice with medium light malt beneath. Fell was a bit thin with unmistakable boozy warmth from the middle to the finish. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Malty flavors up front followed by earthy, spicy hop flavors. Medium high, spicy hop bitterness through the middle followed by pine hop flavors and boozy heat. Finished with spicy, herbal hop flavors, boozy notes and a malty sweetness, followed by a lingering pine bitter aftertaste. A nice looking brew that left sticky lacing on the glass. Aromas were a bit subdued and the feel was a bit thin. Flavors were odd in that there was more character at the finish than at the front end. The Truth is, this is a pretty boozy beer. It may not look or smell it at first, but it’s a sipper.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 735 ratings
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