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:
748
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
252
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 748 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of illpass78
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at the Hyatt in DC.

Appearance: Clear straw with some orange tint. Finger width white head that recedes swiftly. Almost oddly clear.

Aroma: Heavy citrus and pine.

Taste: Big grapefruit and orange rind punch. Some candied sugar/fruit type of accent. Lemon. Citrus. Bitter melon type note.

Mouthfeel: Dangerously drinkable at highish ABV and bitterness.

Overall: Underrated DIPA. Deserves more hype than it gets.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep golden color with nice fluffy white head. Sticky lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine. A very light biscuit aroma and a mild caramel malt finish.

Taste - Very nice tasting IPA, mild bitter citrus lemon, grapefruit and some orange peel. A very solid well balanced malt backbone. No sign of the alcohol.

Feel - Medium bodied pretty soft carbonation slightly dry bitter finish

Overall - Impressed with the flavors and the fact that you get no alcohol taste or burn at all. Great tasting DIPA.

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Photo of Nace4
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeNatalie
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, pine. Taste is pine, resin, lemons, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but just seemed to be lacking some punch for the style.

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Photo of Chipotle
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of colbywatts
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DaveCash
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kettle1
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Mooslerfitness
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segelstrom
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice hoppy smell & taste

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Photo of socon67
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: orange juice color , with a weak white
S: citrus, classic IPA smell, flowers and so on.
T: great balanced taste, bittersweet.
F: medium and soft carbonation.
O: not my favorite style but so good.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and pine up front with a light earthiness and sweet, malty undertone

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the hops, which are again citrusy and piney. Goes into a light malt sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Finishes with lingering citrus rind and light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IIPA that is nicely balanced while still focusing on the hops. Easy to drink for being a touch under 9%. Worthy of a try

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

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pdumler
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L: A dark amber yet transparent color. 1 and 1/4 finger foam head that goes away quickly. Lacing stays nicely
S: Piney and citrus galore, a bit of the spice in the back of the nose. Floral scents but nothing overwhelming.
T: Pine and citrus with that subtle spice. Really rolls on the tongue. Not an overwhelming amount of bitterness for an imperial ipa. Great taste.
F: Crisp taste that doesn't linger long. Bitterness is felt but like an IPA should
O: Quality beer

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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 748 ratings