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)
743 Ratings
The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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

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Ratings: 743 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with one of these. The brew alpears a clear golden copper color with 2 fingers of off-white suds that leaves a patchy wall of lace on the glass.

The aroma is dank and herbal with some cat piss yet underneath it is fruity, rindy, pulpy and zesty primarily like grapefruit with some grass/vegetative edge.

The flavor is bitter with pine and herbs. It boasts a bitter sort of orange marmalde character mid-palate. It is somewhat grassy into the finish with a dusty bread grain feel undeneath.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. An ok, middle of the road ipa. I appreciate the chance to give this one a try, thanks again Heath.

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Photo of Drumomatic
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kevintaraross
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

Pours an orangey amber with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Nice lace retention. Pretty much exactly what a DIPA should look like.

Smells, in a word, "GREEN." Grassy and utterly dank. Fresh citrus and pine also come through. Again, pretty much what you would expect from a good DIPA, but the "dank" factor here is impressive.

Tastes, in a word, "BRIGHT." Fresh, juicy hops at the forefront, bringing pine and tropical fruit, lemon and even some soft peach. I've gotta believe there is some Citra involved in this hop bill, as mango lies squarely at the center of the flavor profile, along with some light caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is soft and somewhat chewy, with ample carbonation.

Overall, a very nice, fresh, bright, fragrant DIPA that bursts with tropical fruit and doesn't get carried away with the bitterness. Although it doesn't necessarily bring anything mindblowing or innovative to the table. A solid value, especially if you live close enough to get it super fresh.

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Photo of Mississippi
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of RandomExile
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale amber, translucent, light ephemeral head, distinct and fine lacing
S: sharp hops, pine
T: bitter, sharp hops, pine
M: light but persistent, mouth-coating hops
O: smooth bite, lingering bitterness, easily drinkable. It puts me in the minority, but to me it's a one-note IPA, not particularly off-putting but not a remarkable example.

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Photo of kasubot
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rast
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of guillemiro
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TomG2751
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jspaner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dsshuck
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

A- Deep golden body with a slight haze of amber. Very transparent with noticable carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Fluffy off-white head that lingers around and leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Very complex aromas. Waves of tropical fruits including pineapple and mango, hints of grassy hops with some lemony scents and even a hint of garlic that comes and goes.

T- The hop complexity present in the nose is there in the flavor as well. Lots of herbal and grassy hop flavors with hints of tropical fruits coming through. Just enough toasted malt sweetness to balance this one out.

M- Full bodied, slightly sticky and lingering, medium carbonation.

O- This is a very good IIPA, but it falls short of some of the top offerings for me. There is just the slightest off-flavor for me that is not there for long, but shows up. Otherwise, you cannot beat this one in terms of price.

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Photo of onedogtwodog
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of bmur112
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Big_V
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Vaultdweller27
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Theheroguy
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An array of super intense American hop flavors. This is like smelling fresh hops in you hand. The taste is vibrant and full of American hops. I feel like I'm in the hops fields as I drink this beer. It is very well balanced the bitterness isn't what you would expect (or possibly hope for) from an imperial IPA. The malt is prominent but in no way shape or form masks the beautiful hops. This taste like a stronger, hoppier version of the Flying Dog Doggie Style pale ale. I got this on a whim and I'm really glad that I did.

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The Truth Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale) from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 743 ratings