Natural Selection - Genus 3 - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
Appearance: Reddish brown. Nice, frothy head.
Smell: Sweet grapefruit. Like (sour) blue raspberry candy.
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
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
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
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
Natural Selection - Genus 3 from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.