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Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2030) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Golden gold ale with a decent head. Didn’t last too long. Bottle at Coach House Grill in Harper’s Ferry. Aromas were mostly hoppy with lots of citrus which is inherent in an ipa anyway. But the blood orange flavor came through better in the mouth than the nose. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (77) - - JUL 25, 2015
Nitro on tap at brewery. Very smooth. Lovely orange taste. Not too bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1036) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, orange with a large frothy head. Nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of blood orange, malts and pine notes. Taste is bitter hoppy lots of orange and other citrus flavors some grain and some malts. Very good beer, quite enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1241) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap @ Pasture. Hazy apricot worth creamy head and decent lacing. Smells a little like lipstick, peach, grapefruit,.and orange. First sip is a little grainy, then some citrus and hops comes in,.then ends kind of watery citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Aromas of pines, caramel, amber malts, cinnamon, hops, grapefruit, orange peel and malt syrup. Pours a dark gold with a very thin foam. Taste is big citrus, tangerine, orange juice, orange peel, grapefruit, apricot and fruit juice dominate the palate. Noticeable honey, caramel, malt syrup, sugared orange juice, hop resin, and dankness come mid palate. Finishes dry and bitter with residual hop oils and dankness. Overall, a well done IPA. Very refreshing and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottled at Smithsonian. Didn’t see the pour. Strong juicy citrus into a dry finish. Pretty decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1085) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Deep golden color; medium-sized , white head. Aroma of pine , malt and oranges. Good balanced taste with same notes. Decent hoppy bitterness in the finish. Very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (285) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pours hart gold with a thin white head. Immediate soft orange juice taste. Finished with a citrus malty delicate taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Strong aromas of orange and pine. Notes of orange, hoops and pine. Really crushable for 7% abv. Pours orange with a cream colored head. Had at home out of a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of sweet malt and bitter citrus. Flavor has a mellow orange flavor, light bitterness and a touch of sweetness.


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