Beer Recommendation: Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA

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Beer Recommendation: Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA

Chef Dolores prepared chicken salad sandwiches for our lunch at home. One of her ingredients was a a navel orange. So, my beverage selection was the Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA and it was a good choice. Drink responsibly. 8% Alc. by Vol. Click on the link to reach the website. Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland is one of our favorites.

Bloodline defies genre: Hops for the hop-heads. Fruit for the rest. This is the beer you buy to convert the guy who “doesn’t really like IPAs.” Sweet blood orange puree is added toward the end of fermentation to balance the citrusy sharpness of the hops and deliver a hard-charging ABV to keep the good times rolling.




The navel orange actually grows a second “twin” fruit opposite its stem. The second fruit remains underdeveloped, but from the outside, it resembles a human navel—hence the name. Navels are part of the winter citrus family. They're seedless, peel easily, and are thought to be one of the world's best-tasting oranges.

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Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA

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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (11)

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That sounds like a good lunch, and the beer sounds rather tasty. not that I usually like fruit flavoured beers. But, I do like my IPAs and I can imagine this going well with the chicken salad sandwiches.

Mar 24, 2023 11:13 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Ray, very interesting choice of drink for lunch. I am not familiar with it. However, it sounds refreshing to go with your chicken salad sandwiches. 

Mar 24, 2023 11:15 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley So glad Dolores is feeling better and the chicken sandwich sounds good. Unfortunately, I do not care for beer of any kind l. I will take a coke or Pepsi 

Mar 24, 2023 11:18 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Sounds like you had a great lunch. I love chicken and the orange drink was a great choice.

Mar 24, 2023 02:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That Flying Dog brew sounds really good, Roy. "Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA" is an interesting label.

Mar 25, 2023 01:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Mar 25, 2023 01:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... how do you come up with these exotic beers! As you know, I'm not a beer drinker... the name might get my attention but on some level I'd pass on it... sounds too "bloody" for me.

Mar 25, 2023 05:45 AM
Roy Kelley

Flying Dog Brewery is well know for their unusual labels. I might need to post a blog about the artist. Your husband would enjoy their products.

Mar 25, 2023 10:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Mar 25, 2023 10:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Mar 27, 2023 09:55 AM