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Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Full Disclosure: This beer came to fruition because we saw a gap in our portfolio and we wanted to increase our market share. Sometimes the truth hurts. But most often, it’s damn refreshing. The Truth Imperial IPA--the latest addition to our year-round portfolio-is a hop bomb of some of the most distinct Pacific Northwest hops available today. Its sharp hop bitterness begins with huge pine notes on the nose, which evolve into bright citrus (think grapefruit) and subtle stone fruit flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear darker rust orange. Herbal, piney and dank grapefruit rind in the aroma, and a touch abrasive. Flavor is sharp bitterness with weed, grass, and some pine. Medium slick oily body. Not bad for threse guys.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Well-balanced and alarming low-alcohol tasting. Lots of citrus and a very bitter finish here. Enjoyed a bottle of this on a park bench at lunch hour near Capital Hill. Good malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5250) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by jmborggren. Pours a clear orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus and resiny hops, toasted bread, caramel, some heat, earthy bitterness to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
A touch hazy, peach and light copper coloured body with a thin one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of honey, light hops and a touch of pineapple, not much else though. Full-bodied; Very rich pineapple, passionfruit, guava and other tropical fruits flavours noticeable up front with some alcohol warmth and a hint of malt. Aftertaste shows a lot of piney and very floral and tropical hoppiness and a lot of depth on the finish. Overall, a nice and very rich Imperial IPA without some of the other flavours and pungency you get from the style, but showing some alcohol and warmth as well. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle for just US$1.99 from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom), DC on 24-February-2014 sampled at home in Upstate, New Paltz, New York on 10-May-2014.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a transparent golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. The scent is fairly bitter (albeit mild) hops. Tastes like it smells, but less robust. Aberage on the palate. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (62) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours yellow amber with finger of off white head. Very hoppy with a good malt background that almost stands up to the hops. It’s a very well executed beer.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pulli005 (4) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Super bitter fun; grapefruit edge is more like awesome BBQ char. Seriously edgy and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap in a shaker. Pours transparent amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous and floral hops, some pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A solid double IPA but not the best.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (206) - - APR 16, 2014
amber color; citrusy hop aroma; a bitter, hoppy IPA with a lot of citrusy hop flavor

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Appearance: clear orange, thick near white head. Aroma: blast of piney, resinous hops, then bitter citrus, then a hint of graham cracker. Taste: puckeringly bitter hops up front, with a bit of a malty, boozy burn underneath some tropical fruit. Finish: lingering, angry bitterness punching me in the uvula for a half hour. Notes: Meh. A Double IPA with no real sense of balance or decorum. Get thee behind me. The Truth hurts.


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