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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4.1/5
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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:
#2,462
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
759
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
259
Trade:
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange in color. Clear. Somewhat malty up front. Grapefruit, rind and pithy bitterness. Lots of pine. Herbaceous. Expected this to be better. Finishes dry and bitter. It's not terrible, but out of balance for my tastes.

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Photo of Psg5062
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a glass. Best by 11/2/16,

Clear yellow body with small which head. Good lacing.

some faint hop aroma on the nose

Solid malt sweetness upfront, with a good hop bite around the edge of the tongue.

Medium to full on the feel. flavors persist nicely.

Overall a pretty good DIPA

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

Photo of AJmon13
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a clear gold color with a medium size frothy white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma covers many hop variations: citrus, piney and floral. Very pleasant. Good strong hoppy flavor as well. Citrus, piney and floral hop flavors all come through and there is a high level of bitterness balanced by some sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter. No real alcohol burn. A very good DIPA.

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

Photo of rorjets
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraStonePoint
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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

Pours yellow and perfect with a head of white foam and bubbles to look at as they fall. Nose is citrus and pine. A nice sweetness like clover honey is thin and in the background . Taste is smooth and well made. Citrus on the palate with lovely balance. It's all over citrusy and has a little herbal form those hops that pricks at the background to show you a nice malt with lots of creaminess. Finihses with a nice bitterness that shows lemon peel and some of that dank pine. Very nice!

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Photo of Lokgard
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours bright gold to amber under a 1.5” white to cream colored foam cap that slowly recedes, taking 3 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size.
S: Grassy, herbal aromas seasoned with some melon and light biscuit. Hop aromas dominate.
T: Rich melon and tropical fruit flavors start the attack supported by background herbal flavors and a moderate malt backbone, finishing with a moderately high hop accent on the finish. Light sweetness at the start dries out on the finish with some hop driven astringency. Light fruit tending towards tropical softens a predominantly herbal tasting bitter finish.
F: Has an exquisitely creamy texture with a medium to medium full body, and medium carbonation.
O: An excellent flavorful imperial IPA with an assertive yet pleasant bitter finish. Worth repeating.

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Photo of Bluescooter
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 759 ratings