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Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed exclusively for the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference (and a collaborative project with Reyes Beverage Group), Bloodline is an intensely-hopped IPA brewed with Blood Orange peel and juice.

According to our Brewmaster Matt Brophy, the result is a flavor profile that harnessed the best aspects of both the hops (Warrior, Citra, and Galaxy) and the citrus. He and his brewing team are very fond of hop-based citrus aromas, so experimenting with actual citrus was a natural extension of that.

2014 version is brewed with Northern Brewer, Citra and Galaxy.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asfrank16 (2) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
Good taste and aroma, verging on very good. Certainly enjoyed the beer and would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2015
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, floral, grassy, herbal notes, caramel, onion notes, some biscuits. Hoppy grassy flavor, hay, floral, some herbal. Probably hasn’t travelled too well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Keg at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, creamy head. Buttery fruity grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Minty pears, caramel and some citrus. Muddled fruity caramel dominates. Mid bitter finish. OK-ish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap at Marriott Hotel in Annapolis. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose is floral, grapefruit, fruity. Taste hoppy but lots of citrus and floral. Quite light texture. Nice citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Aroma is orange/citrus, fruit and a hint of pine. The flavor is orange/citrus, grapefruit, malts and a mix of mild fruit sweetness and bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1451) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours orange with a small beige head. Smells of hops hops hops. Light fruit undertones. Taste is bitter hops, citrus peel, and sour orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12oz. Said it before, I’ll say it again: love the wave of blood orange IPA’s happening right now. This fits the bill properly as well bringing a nice tartness to the center of the palate. Good stuff, wish it was as pricey as it is for a 6er...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap @ Logan Tavern Washington DC. Pours a dark gold/Amber with a small white head. Aromas are citrus dominant but I get more grapefruit than orange. Tastes are citrus dominant (maybe some subtle sweet orange) with a pretty laid back hop kick for an IPA. In fact, I'd sooner call it an APA. Light to medium body and carbonation. Creamy with a light, medium citrus finish. Pleasant but not what I would consider true to the IPA style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (928) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
On draft at Clydes, Columbia. Poured orange with thin head. Flavor is citrus, orange, light pine. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2545) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Clear dark gold, nice lacing. Very fruity nose. Clean taste. A bit of a bite, dry, not over the top, Anne did not think it was a true IPA.


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