brigg (608) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Relatively clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma contains the prototypical spicy-banana-bubblegum nose; hops are present but floral and only midly citrus; overall delicious aroma. The flavor starts out all Belgian: very yeasty and spicy, banana and bubblegum are there but not nearly so much as in the aroma. The Belgian side doesn’t last long as the flavor quickly gains a hoppy momentum with lemon, grapefruit, orange peel and pine; drying out quickly in the finish. Medium bodied.
I’m a fan of Belgian IPAs. This one is kind of interesting in that the aroma is so dominated by the Belgian side, while the flavor is mostly IPA.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this a few times-just hadn’t sat down to review it yet-this is a live review.
A-Body is a pale completely transparent bronze colored body. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top. Pours with a 2 finger or so head. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Overall impression of the nose is sweet an bready. Floral and slightly grassy hop overtones are present as well as a mild yeasty funk.
T- Flavor is similar to the taste-but is quite a different story. The big bitter floral and grassy hop profile chimes in right away with a sugary sweet bready yeast backbone, and a hint of funk. All the flavors intensify for the finish and the hops fade a bit but then come back in with a bitter floral lash. This lingers on for awhile with a mild spiciness.
M- Medium to high carbonation and lightweight full body.
D- This is a very good beer overall and one of the best that flying dog makes. Over the past year or so I have become a HUGE fan of Belgian IPAs-and while this one is good and definately fits to the style it doesn’t measure up to a lot of other great examples of the style.
Serving type: bottle
raphael (1143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blushing, almost apricot color w/ modest white head. Balanced aroma mix of resiny hops and cotton candy. Belgian yeast gas. tastes more citrus. like a rich ripe orange, w/ some grass, alcohol, and an edgy sweetness. a little flat in the mouth. some warming very smooth
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Belgian candi sugar notes in the nose. Hazy amber body, with huge, billowy, off-white head that doesn’t leave much lace. Citrus notes with a bit of a peppery finish. Hoppier than most Belgian-inspired ales. Initial mouthfeel had a bit of a disorganized harshness to it, but clarity arrives upon warming. A pretty good, quite enjoyable brew.
VsXsV (3872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from bierzwerg.de. Clear, light amber body with off-white/yellowish, medium head. Some lacing. Aroma is citrus, piney hops, belgian yeast, banana, cloves, pepper and bready malts. The combination of amarillo and belgian yeast really works well. Taste is malty with notes of caramel and toffee with a medium bitter ending. Well tasting, though the bitterness feels a bit stringent. Nice alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied with nice, lingering finish. This is a cross-over that really works well.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer does everything for me. A Belgium and I.P.A. together. O-M-G forizzle. That’s all that needs to be said.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Fantastic delicious fruity IPA as its Belgian tones makes it complex and quite unique. As many other Flying dogs, there is spent large amounts of delicious American hops, but without the beer is too bitter. A velafballanceret beer for the hop happy people. This beer is brewed in honor of Flying dogs 20year anniversary. Cheers and congratulations...
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz. Orange/amber pour with a white head. Apricot, grapefruit, tangerine and caramel aromas. A bit of wood and smoke in there too. Bitter lemon, grapefruit and pear flavours. Fruity, crisp hoppy finish.
BeerBaboon (1941) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Raivoava horo on kuparinvärinen ja omaa valkoisen vaahdon. Vaahtoa on melko niukasti. Tuoksu on erikoisen tuttifruttimainen, teemäinen ja hedelmäinen. Maussa sama jatkuu. Mukana paketissa on myös sitruksinen, mutta myös kukkainen humalointi. Lempeän katkera ja mielenkiintoinen olut. Tämä on toinen arviointikertani ja päivitys aikaisempaan. Runko on vahvempi kuin muistinkaan.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good meaty IPA. I was a little disappointed in the head retention. Flavor very malty with a somewhat sweet disposition. The hops come in at the end providing a nice bitter finish that I think is a good thirst quencher.