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:
#2,458
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
759
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
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56
Gots:
258
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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kruit
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 11/4/17
12 oz. bottle poured into a can glass.

Golden orange and almost clear in the glass it is covered with two inches of white foam that melts to a thin cap and leaves a bit of slick lacing.

The decent strengthed nose is a little dank and has some tropical notes with a hint of malt. The taste, resinous, bitter and finishes with some bitter citrus zest. It has a hoppy punch with pine and little malt. Mouth feel is smooth and frothy with medium body and lower carbonation.

A good, solid, straight forward DIPA.

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

Photo of CSpoons
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rufus1
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque hazy orange into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Scant one finger head that dissipates rapidly. Minimal lacing.

Nose is big time citrus. Ripe white grapefruit. Some bitter orange. Touch of peach. Not much in way of malts. Pine. Dank hops.

Taste buds assaulted by big grapefruit followed by bitter resinous pine. Not boozy at all. Mango. Decent malt backbone.

Medium mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Finishes bitter dry. Great in my opinion.

Truthfully (pun intended) this brew is a solid double IPA. It has what hopheads want including myself. Another gold star for Flying Dog.

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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

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