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Natural Selection - Genus 3 - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3/5  rDev -23.9%

ConradKenney, Nov 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Swift989, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

MrBoh, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

JakeDebus, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of thezach
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat rich with a lasting rich head and creamy body. Mildly sweet with a balancing bitterness and a touch of roast or toast in there. The nose screams sweet gummy tropical fruits from the use of Galaxy hops. I detect a note of dark raisiny malt as it warms as well.

Overall, a very interesting beer. I think it gets more complex as it warms, but I cannot tell if the mouthfeel is too rich and creamy, or astonishingly rich and creamy in a good way. Worth a shot, but not one that I will go back to. I think it is mostly the galaxy, as I feel the second iteration (Genus 2, aged on cherry wood) would have mellowed the flavors nicely and worked well with the beer.

thezach, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: brown, pretty much straight brown. Opaque with a nice creamy head with good lacing.
S: not much, little clay or wet cardboard
T/M: a little thin on taste, starts out a little like a brown ale, with earthy, tending towards molasses (but not much) on the malt end. The bitterness isn't too strong but hits early: light pine, resiny. Carbonation tingles a little to combine with the bitterness to form a lighter play and feel in the mouth.
O: was hoping for a little more malt taste, really. The bitterness isn't overwhelming but does seem to dominate the flavor profile to me. The overall effect is a slightly bland taste, in the end.

cjgiant, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

IdrinkGas, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

2dogbrew, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

duceswild, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

A nice creamy two finger light tan to creamy off white beige head is shown and settles very slowly. Body is a bit of a brackish murky brown with some dark orange edges but mostly pretty muddy looking.

Nice hop angle, kind of juicy and tropical a bit. Good hints of mango, faint caramel sensing background and a little cream but very tiny, comes off like an American Barleywine.

The palate feels a bit light bodied for an old ale, not much coating. However much of the bouquet is reflected. A juicy tropical rush and a little good note of pine resin that airs on the finish. Slight metallic twinge though, and sort of a big grapefruit juice flavor.

The mouthfeel really needs some work, but it's also hard to rate this one to style since it doesn't really remind me of Old Ale, but has some weakened but excellent Barleywine like characteristics. It's overall alright.

smakawhat, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Moses_Malone, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oline73, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mattyb79, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ROGUE16, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Dilbert65, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Boone757, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

twenty5, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ChrisKayler, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JeffTheJuice, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Gatordaddy, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

rct, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tommyguz, May 14, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Some (many?) bemoan all of the Snow Days this winter, but I say "Embrace the Madness!" I have a plethora of backlog, especially in terms of bottles, here at Chez Woody and if I am to be confined to quarters, let it be with beer. In fact, I am carrying on smartly with Collaboration Ale Afternoon as an inspiration to others who may be in a similar predicament.

From the bottle: "A collaborative ale by Flying Dog Brewery and Evolution Craft Brewing Company"; "Genus 3.Secondary dry hop"; "Natural Selection is one of the cornerstones of modern biology and now, Maryland craft beer."; "The collaboration began with Genus One, a stock ale and the origin of species. Genus Tow was brewed and aged in cherry wood barrels by Evolution Craft Brewing Company. Genus Three, the final common descent and what you now hold in your hands, was brewed and dry-hopped with a ground-breaking amount of Galaxy hops by Flying Dog."; "'Good People Drink Good Beer' - Hunter S. Thompson".

Once more, I employed a gentle pour as I have no idea how long this beer has been aging in my kitchen. The resulting skim of wisps was to be expected, but I remain a fan of the servers' trick and now I had a finger of foamy, light-tan head with moderate retention. Color was a hazy copper (SRM = >17, < 22) with ruby highlights. Nose smelled boozy, like Scotch. Lots of alcohol heat along with a malty sweetness. I really wonder how some of these beers might fare in the distillation process. Mouthfeel was medium, perhaps thinner than I might have expected, and the heat was immediate on the tongue. Flavors of dried, dark fruit were dominant along with leather and a slight lemon zestiness. Man, no wonder I set this aside. It was like a day's worth of drinking all by itself. I might not have selected this naturally, but I am a sucker for Flying Dog's Ralph Steadman art, plus I am always intrigued by these collaboration beers. Finish was dry, hot actually, with a maple syrup sweetness that lingered. Phew! I felt as though I had grown a prehensile tail and I was ready to begin swinging from the treetops. Wow.

woodychandler, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a muddy brown with copper edges. There was over a finger of off-white head that retained for a long time and left some lacing behind on the glass. The nose has distinct hop notes along with something else that is slightly sweet and fruity. Caramel malt is upfront in this offering, but the real feature is the distinctly bitter hop profile on the finish.

This offer is quite tasty, but I am not sure that it should be considered an old ale. It is a touch light in the body for an old ale. Also, the hop punch (which I definitely enjoyed) is not at all in character with the style. Maybe I'd rate it higher as a strong ale, but this just lacked some basic qualities of the old ale style.

57md, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Homebrewpat
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Tulip.

Pours a very murky, muddy brown with a two fingers of light brown head. Fades to a film over the beer. Leaves spotty lacing all over the glass

Very malt smelling beer with slight hints of dark fruit, oak, cherry, sweet licorice.

Taste is sweet malty dark fruit on the front palate, mouth coating maltyness midpalate, and a sweet clean finish likely from the dry hopping. Hopping comes through more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a nice beer that has some complexity that comes through as it warms. Reminds me of a wheat wine the more I sip. I wouldn't seek it out but if i see it i would buy another one for the cost

83/100

Homebrewpat, Jan 13, 2014
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Natural Selection - Genus 3 from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.