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Natural Selection - Genus 3 - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stock Ale with caramel and brown fruit notes, mingling with roast, chocolate and toast.

(Beer added by: Prfctchckn on 10-23-2013)
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

12-16-2013 01:25:32 | More by shockrocker65
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Necropsy

Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-15-2014 20:59:13 | More by Necropsy
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-13-2013 02:46:42 | More by bubseymour
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-15-2014 21:01:45 | More by razorsdescent
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-09-2013 16:21:37 | More by polopaul20
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weezarc

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-29-2013 00:24:17 | More by weezarc
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Appearance: Reddish brown. Nice, frothy head.
Smell: Sweet grapefruit. Like (sour) blue raspberry candy.
Taste: Grapefruit.

This is certainly a contender for my favorite Flying Dog brew. The smell is excellent. It's almost like a Sour Straw blue raspberry taste, but very grapefruit as well. The taste is beyond good. It's a tangy, grapefruit delight. This is my favorite hop attribute. Hopefully this review isn't misleading. It's not a fruity beer at all. It just has a hop content that makes both smell and taste very, very flavorful. I would absolutely get this again.

11-30-2013 04:55:23 | More by TeamMathis
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +11.9%

Best by 04/28/14. 7.6% abv, 35 IBU.

Served in a tulip glass. Genus 3 is a natural rust color; ruddy brick, and hazy like a wheat beer. The tan-colored head that develops is very thick, creamy, and shows great retention and will stick on the sides of the glass, showing off the hopped nature of this beer right away.

The aroma is a splendid mix of characteristics, from the Galaxy hops to the cherry wood barrels, you get a diverse smell each and every time you lift the glass to your lips. It has notes of peppercorn, fruitcake, butterscotch, lemon, and leafy herbs.

The palate shows off the dry-hopping better than the aroma, with a long lasting lightly bitter finish. The taste is a compilation of chestnut, bready malt, chocolate, beans, ripe plums, and grassy hops. Very well-balanced, and shows off the qualities of both the hops and the base beer quite well. The carbonation is perfect, with a solid medium body and a gentle, smooth texture from the carbonation and body combination. This beer would probably do just as well off a firkin as well.

This is not an "Old Ale." Neither of the brewers call it that, but "Stock Ale" doesn't seem to be a style category on the site yet. This project/collaboration was created by two Maryland brewers (Flying Dog and Evolution) so that they could design a beer that would work well on it's own, or under the specialty treatment of each of the brewers individually. Flying Dog's specialty seems to be dry-hopping, and I must say that this worked out well for them. I am excited to try Evolutions barrel-aged version.

03-29-2014 22:17:27 | More by MusicaleMike
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: very dark amber; really nice, creamy head; good carbonation; great lacing
S: complex hoppy aroma; dark, musky, and appetizing
T: very rich, complex IPA-style beer; it's all in the hops in a big way; nicely complementing the booze (7.6%); dry hopping makes a very vibrant beer with subtly tapering aftertaste
M: rich, creamy

An outstanding IPA. Get it while you can.

12-30-2013 02:43:31 | More by Arithmeticus
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2013 15:56:57 | More by RichardMNixon
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-21-2013 02:29:41 | More by vandemonian
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-13-2013 02:47:02 | More by JamieDuncan
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-01-2013 01:23:01 | More by AngusOg
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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-23-2014 22:01:09 | More by AWB3
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-29-2014 17:34:11 | More by BrooBub
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-26-2013 17:27:36 | More by Ankur
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-29-2013 15:49:31 | More by Drknight
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-27-2013 00:21:51 | More by Xandrose
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-22-2014 01:55:03 | More by bigred89
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-31-2013 04:08:54 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Prfctchckn

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-23-2013 20:06:46 | More by Prfctchckn
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-21-2013 15:56:25 | More by bmur112
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-03-2014 20:27:24 | More by ColdWaffles
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Vogt52

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-18-2014 12:17:49 | More by Vogt52
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-16-2013 03:54:43 | More by kjrod20
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Natural Selection - Genus 3 from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.