Mad Dog Martin (149) - - JAN 20, 2018 albinotron (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer not only for its taste, but for its price. This is my go-to IPA, though its not an IPA in the truest sense as the Belgian yeast seems to impart some of the sweeter notes that I find so enjoyable in Belgian ales. Aroma is floral and citrus with a coppery, but clear color. Taste is very well balanced with an initial sweetness, but with a definite hop finish. Lots of carbonation.
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Bottle from Beer Hawk. Hazy auburn with a nice off white head. Smells yeasty and indeed it is. Strong, bitter taste with banana and citrus. wilde_joost59 (345) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2018
Thuis uit een flesje. Mooie heldere amberkleur, beige schuim, fijne belletjes. Puike hoppige smaak, goede bitterheid, maar niet te. Uitstekend.
sambroder (9) - - JAN 5, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Don’t like the combination of flavors here. Too strong of an alcohol taste and only the bad flavors from Belgian ales with just extra hops thrown in rodsquad (380) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Bottle as gift. Pours a clear copper gold with brown edge. A lovely caramel coloured fluffy head. Nose has caramel and orange zest up first. There’s a balancing light herb with pepper. An alcohol warmth develops to a boozy fruit cake finish. The taste has caramel and citrus with a sugary sherbet edge. Then comes the boozy finish. The beer has a soft full body with a gentle semi dry carbonation. This a warm boozy IPA with a sweet toffee and fresh citrus balance. Etch (3) - - DEC 26, 2017 does not count
Robe bien colorée, fruitée. Sympa à l’apéro, notamment avec du saucisson.
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BertCoupet (10) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Nez puissant vers le caramel, bonne longueur en bouche avec une amertume lointaine, le côté belge ressort tout de suite, très bon compromis de style
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Backlog pite 2013-2014. Zapach: słodki, delikatne zywiczne chmiele. Smak: początek słodki, po przełknięciu pojawia się goryczkowa bomba wyrównana słodką słodowością. Goryczka jest cytrusowa (mix ananasa z grejpfrutem). Po ogrzaniu dochodzi żywica. Lekki rozgrzewające tło w postaci alkoholu w przełyku i na podniebieniu. Bardzo dobre. Fishnmusicn (5) - Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2017 does not count
Caramel apple spice yeast with some alcohol at the finish. Not much hops going on here or carbonation. Smooth drinking, pleasant enough - reminded me of an English ale somewhat but it's not my style. Although it was nice for a change I probably wouldn't give it a second try, it is somewhat flat and underwhelming. p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 3, 2017
Malty, dark and twisted IPA - yes, I know, easy to describe most Flying Dog brews in this way but this is what the brewery is known for. There is a hint of that Belgian influence, but personally it is very subtle in the mix. The Stone Belgique IPA is probably a better example, in my eyes at least. Raging Bitch is one of the brewery’s stronger offerings. Personally, I prefer Snake Dog and the Session IPA (I forget the name) but this is a decent and pleasant offering. Can’t really go wrong with a Flying Dog. rotaman14 (785) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2017
Appearance: deep amber body with a white head. Aroma: malt, brown sugar, cookies, butter and pine first and foremost. Taste: caramel like sweetness balanced out by a hoppy aftertaste. Palate: full bodied, smooth. Overall: the malt is definitely in the foreground here. A good brew, but there's room for improvement. More fruity hoppiness and we're gucci.