mattnock (10) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly awsome beer from flying dog. medium body, creamy, spruce, citrus, grapefruit really. Reminds me of troegs nectar. Really good
Alphadelic (1828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guava ice cream all over the delicious nose. Much fruitiness with a milky texture in the mouth then a huge hoppy dryness with plenty of fragrant skunk. Sweet then intensely bitter. Yeah this is pretty awesome.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours deep copper with a big puffy tan head. Nose is sweet and floral, clear indications of the belgian yeast, and some candi sugar I sense as well. Taste is sweet, and off putting. The major problem here is one that happens with belgian ipas, the belgian yeast hits the hops and they make for a muddled taste.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mad Mex, served in shaker. Pours a light copper color like a new penny with a thick white head that laces well. The hops in the aroma are spicy, citrusy, and floral, but there’s a yeasty sweetness that adds a nice complexity. The nose carries over to the tongue, but the yeasty characteristics are more pronounced, adding a banana and clove dimension to it. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Not what I expected from an IPA, but I enjoyed it.
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Hazy, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention; great lace. The aroma lends peppery, spicy hops layered upon lightly fruity, grainy notes of plum and straw. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Fruity, spicy flavor. Good bitterness. Crisp, snappy, moderately bitter finish.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 Pours a lovely copper color with a full white head, adding a bit o creaminess to the beer. The head remains throughout the entire glass leaving thick chunky lacing hanging on the sides. The aroma is very nice. It’s soft and supple yet firm and strong enough to give you good indication of what is there. It smells sweet and fruity with maybe a touch of earth. It’s very nice. There’s a bit of complexity in the subtleness of it, very intriguing. The flavor is delicately bitter and yet rather fruity. Some citrus, a touch of earth and pine coming through and ending rather bitter. This is a very nice ’relaxed’ sort of IPA to me. It still has a strong IPA presence to it, but it has a soft side to it I never expected to find in an IPA. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys IPA’s.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle->tulip: pours a white, creamy head atop a hazy, amber body. Very floral hop aroma with some citrus and a general sweetness about the nose. Moderately bitter, but as well moderately sweet, medium bodied with a long sweet fruity taste on the back of the mouth. Very pleasurable indeed.
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Probably from Wine Specialist. Pours orange gold with a 5 finger foamy white head. Unusal aroma combo of floral hop and some sort of herbal with spice. Medium body with smooth carbonation. This stuff is wild. Great hop - seems floral - with a lot of yeast/spice or something. Fruity. Like banana and tropical fruit. Finishes really hoppy and flavorful. I think I found my lifetime beer mate.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle, corked & caged (sampled January 31, 2010): hazed orange-gold. Off tan creamy foam. Pine, bark, lemon rind, and yeast aroma. Creamy palate, is for me, the best part of this beer...subtle tingle and coating in its creaminess. Strong vegetal flavour, with a strong pine resin hop bite. Lingering candi-sugar flavour with wisps of yeast and honey. Hop burps ensue. Not a one sided hop monster, but lacking the depth and complexity of some of the best big IPAs.
lamas (1412) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A clear amber pour with a smallish antique-white head. A mouth-watering aroma of juicy oranges, grapefruits, pineapples, lemons, and a touch of caramel in the background. Medium to full-bodied. The flavor starts with a bit of caramel maltiness and then some biscuity qualities come in. Some bananas and bubblegum follow. After that, it’s all resiny hop heaven! LOADS of juicy citrus fruits in the mix. A grassy, drying finish that lingers. Some floral qualities throughout. Hardly a hint of that 8.3% ABV. Flying Dog Brewery with another good beer? I reckon the sun shines on a dog’s ass occasionally.