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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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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:
#2,225
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
728
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
239
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 728 |  Reviews: 136
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1.4/5  rDev -65.9%

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2.56/5  rDev -37.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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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 Jonnyd12345
2.9/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Oddly butter at end but decent

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of RandomExile
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale amber, translucent, light ephemeral head, distinct and fine lacing
S: sharp hops, pine
T: bitter, sharp hops, pine
M: light but persistent, mouth-coating hops
O: smooth bite, lingering bitterness, easily drinkable. It puts me in the minority, but to me it's a one-note IPA, not particularly off-putting but not a remarkable example.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of speedvagen
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WolfStOner
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbatley
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short review

This could have a lot going for it (and I'm a local fan of Flying Dog) but this Imperial IPA is just trying a bit too hard and comes across a bit harsh, especially on the finish where it is a bit stinging and astringent.

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Photo of kelcyd
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Finish is astringent with way too much bitterness. Also on the sweet side.

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Photo of tylerbrowe
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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