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:
#2,379
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
749
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
252
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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 142
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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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 Jacobier10
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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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 749 ratings