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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 30
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-17-2001)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a nice looking burnt amber/copper color with some hints of gold and orange when held to the light. A one-finger head of rocky foam tops the beer, but disappears pretty quickly. Some carbonation bubbles rise to the top at first but disappear pretty quickly. Decent lacing and sip rings, but it's not leaving lines and patterns down the glass. About normal for a pale ale of this style, but I do like the color.

Smell: The nose on this is pretty clean, almost a little too subdued for a pale ale. Some floral hops pop out immediately, accented by small hints of pine and citrus in the back. Definitely has a more hoppy smell to it; maybe there's just a TAD of malt sweetness in the back, but just for the sake of balance if nothing else. Well-done overall, a little hoppier than I expected.

Taste: Lots o' hops is the order of the day. At first you get a lot of the citrus characteristics, very raw; almost too coarse for its own good, but still delicious. Very light malty base with the taste of bread crusts in the middle, but it's vague and under-pronounced. The beer finishes with a dry, raw sensation of floral hops and hints of pine which lingers for a while. Very nice overall, but lacking some balance. The hoppiness is hardly overwhelming, though. It just sticks around for a while, like that guy that makes awkward conversation...

Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated body gives it a fairly slick and medium-thin feel in the mouth. The hops, probably from dry-hopping, leave a big, lingering, sticky finish.

Drinkability: The hops make this a pretty puckering beer, especially in the finish; but overall, it's a good thirst quencher, good for warmer weather. Definitely not sessionable for its bitterness, but a very solid example of the APA style.

This is the only beer I've had from Flying Dog so far, but this solid. Very solid example of an APA, probably a good intro for those looking to get into the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 22:15:34 | More by Groomsy
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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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