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Flying Dog Imperial IPA - El Dorado Single Hop

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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El Dorado. The Golden One. The ultimate prize legions spend their lives seeking. Only a few acres of El Dorado hops were harvested this year. When our brewers came across this small bountry, they knew the search was over. With overwhelming citrus aroma, sharp hop bitterness, and a crisp, dry finish, our Single Hop Imperial IPA is your chance to enjoy the prize.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a fairly transparent burnt orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of bitter hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a full-bodied mouthfeel. Sweeter than I’d prefer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (226) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours orangey gold, medium off white head. Aroma is boozy, grassy hop, citrus, caramel malt. medium mouthfeel, citrus throughout, quite bitter... Definite strong malt and booze. Finishes pretty dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (489) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Pours yellow gold with decent white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some unidentifiable citrus, fresh grass. On the first taste, I get some cat pee dankness. Elements of tangerine and grapefruit come through. Gets better as it warms. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (207) - Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber and plenty of head. Aroma is very difficult to describe. I do not detect strong citrus or tropical notes which has been mentioned by others. If I had to describe it resin would be my best guess with a hint of spice, some malt and alcohol. Citrus is noticeable in the taste and there is a strong bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with a dry finish. I am a big fan of these single hop beers from Flying Dog but this is my least favorite out of the five or so I have had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1891) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft at shortys on pearl street NYC. Pours a orange brown color. Overwhelmed with citrus and hops and bitterness. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1979) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Draft sample from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of strong pineapple, grapefruit skins, and older citrus fruit. Taste of bitter pine, citrus skins, and caramel malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap. Pour is golden yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, and orange peel. Flavor is extremely bitter with notes of pine needles, orange peel, and herbal remedies. Medium bodied and the alcohol is barely present.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
On tap at Tap East. Slightly oxidised hop then becomes more metallic. Poor. Hops are strong but still oxidised.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5674) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Draught @ The Rake, London. Pours hazy orange with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, bread, caramel, light fruity hops. Flavor is malt, bready, caramel, fruity hops, citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation. Didnt seem fresh. 170913

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
29th July 2013
Rake. Keg. Almost clear gold - amber beer. Decent creamy white head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Hops are surprisingly mellow. There is a touch of coconut and a little cherry. Colour me confused! Not picking up the usual El Dorado crystallised tangerine fruit. Little aniseed alcohol. Cherry becomes almost cherry blossom. Finishes smooth with a medium and somewhat hard to identify bitter linger. Intriguing!


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