Flying Dog Single Hop Imperial IPA (Columbus)

Posted: August 25, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Flying Dog Brewery, Reviews

At this point, I’m hoping that I have at least spent one day doing absolutely nothing. I’ve also probably started exploring Maine beers. One of the places I’ve really been looking forward to going to is Allagash. I’ve heard really good things about their tasting room, so I think it will stand up to my expectations. Let’s see how this beer was. Val picked this up for me.


ABV: 10%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Columbus is known for its pungent black pepper and licorice notes combined with subtle citrus. Pair this bad boy with anything you can throw on the grill to add a hop punch to your summer.”

Random: I find Flying Dog’s labels very attractive.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left limited lacing on the glass. It left a significant crown on top of a cloudy orange body too. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose had pine and lots of grapefruit and grapefruit zest. It quickly went into sweet, caramel malt. The taste started with lots of citrus, specifically grapefruit pulp and zest. Black pepper came through too. It had some sweetness from the malt. The alcohol did come out, but wasn’t overwhelming. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a long, citrus finish with moderate bitterness. This was $3.39 for the bottle, which broke down to $.28 per ounce. This was a really nice beer and one that I would have again, despite the relatively high price tag.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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