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:
#2,325
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
737
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
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Ratings: 737 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tillmac62
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

EBD 10/16/16. Clear bright copper pour (light amber). Outstanding head volume, quite outstanding lacing and world class retention.

Very good nose of light citrus (orange, grapefruit), dank sub current, a very light tropical note (mango, pineapple), a touch of pepper and alcohol, some pine and a touch of caramel. Up the intensity and it becomes outstanding.

Light medium body with a nice slick oily texture. World class carbonation / body balance with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is very good. Hop flavor never really pops so this falls a bit short of outstanding. It does cover alcohol very well with it surfacing only during the finish and subsequent fade. Bitterness is moderate and well balanced with caramel sweetness in the middle. The bitterness begins as zest then shits to pine / spruce. The middle sweetness brings forth a subtle tropical hop flavor that is mostly mango. The finish is a slow fade of previous flavors while an astringent alcohol note lingers.

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Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A smashingly good IIPA - lean but solid, lots of juicy citrus edged with dank pine; cleanly delivered flavors. Smooth carbonation and a brief shellac cross the palate. 8.7% abv but drinks like a 7.8... Enjoy by date of 11.05.16.

I'd buy a sixer of this.

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Photo of glf60
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma has bright, hoppy, lemony notes with a bit of malt in the background. Taste starts with a classic, earthy and citrusy hop flavor. Overall it's quite balanced, bitterness kicks in only on the finish but lingers very much in the aftertaste with resin flavor. Medium body and carbonation, feels quite smooth. Overall it's a quite good DIPA with well hidden ABV and a classic hop profile.

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Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very drinkable IPA. Not very bitter. Smells like they only used one or two different hop varieties. The hops were used to great effect. The floral bouquet is not overwhelming it merely adds to the experience.

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

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffwise
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, enjoy by 10/20/16.

Beautifully clear amber color with a huge head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Massive hop aroma that hits you with pine initially, then stone and tropical fruits. Clean malt sweetness provides great balance in the flavor. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish, but otherwise smooth.

A very nice Imperial IPA. I'd love to pair this up with some sharp cheddar sometime.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 10/10/16 printed on the label. Finally getting to try this one from Flying Dog. The label literally made me laugh - "FULL DISCLOSURE: This beer came to fruition because we saw a gap in our portfolio and we wanted to increase our market share."

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a golden honeyed orange body, semi-translucent with decent clarity, two fingers of frothy off-white head that lingers as a nice froth, leaving good scattered strands of fluffy lace. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is fresh, fruity, & floral. Notes of crisp fresh stone fruits & citrus: peach, apricot, mango, papaya, guava,

T - Taste is the same: very smooth, crisp, fresh, fruity, floral, juicy, & tropical. Tons of hop juice without a lot of bitterness. Very nice for the big abv. Juicy notes of peach, apricot, mango, guava, papaya, orange, citrus.

M - Feel is extremely smooth, crisp, creamy, & juicy. Very light-bodied and easy drinking stuff, especially for the modest 8.70% abv.

Overall, an excellent imperial IPA from Flying Dog; nice to see someone making a big IPA without an overwhelming amount of bitterness / resins. Very nice stuff.

Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA -----4.5/5

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Photo of lemmy187
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Holy crap is this drinkable! This could get me into trouble lol

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small glass: color is gold, head is off white, mixture of bubble sizes, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is blend of pleasant hop aromas: pine, citrus rind, light earthiness.

Taste is very good: malt makes a more emphatic appearance with some light toast and clean pale malt; hops overtake with pine, citrus rind, and a bit of earthiness, each are well presented and balanced against one another nicely.

Mouthfeel is very good, very very good for DIPA with a nice clean presence, moderate carbonation and great lingering hop bitterness.

Full Disclosure: this is good, very good beer - hop balance is great and mouthfeel is full yet dry and great hop bitterness.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atr2605
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a nice orange straw color with a white head with good retention and lacing
S-tons of citrus, pineapple, honey, pine
T-great balance between piney resin bitterness and orange citrus, good malt background, more lingering resin
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-delicious DIPA, tons of citrus fruity flavors. really great beer

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Photo of Nightmare1972
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Speedy308
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cgrunin
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says Enjoy By: 10.16.16.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Somewhat pungent hop aroma that has equal parts citrus and pine plus a sweet malt backing.

T- Very well-balanced as the hops play well off the malt creating a nice bitter/sweet duality. Pretty low on the bitterness for a DIPA too. So drinkable for the ABV. Notes of melon, peach and general stone fruit.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a soft body.

O- A nicely done DIPA that fits with the current trend of emphasis on fruity hop tastes with minimal bitterness. This still has a solid malt base to it, but it still works within the overall context of the flavor profile. And I can't get over how insanely drinkable this is given its high strength.

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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 737 ratings