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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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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-02-2013 00:17:25 | More by MrBoh
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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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weezarc

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-29-2013 00:24:17 | More by weezarc
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-28-2013 01:46:22 | More by Mattyb79
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rct

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-22-2013 22:49:03 | More by rct
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

11-22-2013 20:56:14 | More by cjgiant
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-22-2013 17:18:44 | More by duceswild
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-22-2013 17:01:13 | More by JeffTheJuice
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

11-16-2013 18:13:54 | More by smakawhat
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-15-2013 17:09:49 | More by ConradKenney
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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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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-06-2013 04:34:04 | More by Moses_Malone
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-04-2013 05:58:20 | More by Swift989
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-02-2013 22:59:09 | More by 2dogbrew
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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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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-31-2013 04:08:54 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-31-2013 01:51:06 | More by oline73
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thezach

Maryland

3.41/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

10-30-2013 00:56:13 | More by thezach
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-27-2013 18:21:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-26-2013 17:27:36 | More by Ankur
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-25-2013 00:10:05 | More by Boone757
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Prfctchckn

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-23-2013 20:06:46 | More by Prfctchckn
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Natural Selection - Genus 3 from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.