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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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2,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,111
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 30
Gots: 125 | 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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Reviews by Nate139:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-04-2014 03:19:14 | More by Nate139
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Can find these pretty easily here in Greensboro,I think pretty muan average American pale ale.Kind of a darker orange color medium head that went fast,smelled pretty zesty maybe like a northwestern style pale ale.Taste was fruity and hoppy I would have liked a little more balance.

03-21-2003 17:09:34 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Appearance – Nice orange color with a beautiful head that laced the glass.

Smell – Big floral, citrusy hops is what this bouquet is all about.

Taste – The flavor is just as big as the aroma. The rind ‘n pine tastes are complimented by a plethora of floral hop flavors. The floral hops bring up the rear as well with a wonderful aftertaste that leaves the drinker wanting more.

Mouthfeel – Very light carbonation and dry in accordance with the style.

Drinkability – This went down exceptionally well. I’m impressed.

08-31-2003 01:30:17 | More by RoyalT
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2012 20:14:12 | More by tectactoe
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale...Yeah!

A- Smooth pour of light orange hued fluid with a nice head that fell to a dominate rim of tight bubbled lace that followed the glass down.

S- Very floral hoppy scent kills the nose with more lightly pronounced grassy and fresh cut scents are there.

T-M- Taste is amazing for a pale ale... first is the straight forward hop bitterness with the mildly sweet malt backbone of the brew. The point is hops and malt on this one... with great mouthfeel how can you go wrong? Excellent feel with nothing to anger the tongue but a hell of alot of bitterness...

D- Great beer and worth a million pales in one.
Bro approved.

08-06-2009 05:45:34 | More by wesbrownyeah
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North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear coppery color with a tight off-white head of about 1/4". Head dissipates to a thin layer. Moderate lacing.

S: Modest floral hops come in just ahead of a light layer of caramel malts.

T&M: Excellent pale & caramel malts mostly balance - but not quite. There is a very nice hoppiness that comes through adding flavor without covering up the malts. Not sweet, not dry, just shy of perfect. The moderate body is well accented by the light carbonation. The finish is is clean with a bit of malt but a nice light linger of hops. Very nice.

D: Very drinkable and highly enjoyable. Smooth and easy with solid flavors that hold together. Recommended.

04-30-2008 00:51:37 | More by SIRIUS2
Photo of steelerguy

New York

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Golden color, moderately low carbonation, not a very big head and leaves just a bit of lacing on the top.

S - A touch of caramel malt, some toasted notes, with a faint whiff of citrus hops.

T - Nice malt backbone, sweet caramel malts up front, a bit of bread in there. Some citrus notes, finishing with a nice clean hop bitterness.

M - Moderate body, not too heavy, refreshing.

O - Good pale ale, I still think Sierra Nevada defines the style of APA. In fact, this seem more like an English Pale Ale with an American twist.

06-16-2011 23:44:56 | More by steelerguy
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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a nice amber color. Smells of grapefruit pulp and biscuity malt. Nice, but average. Taste is surprisingly good. It has an (IMO) English-style maltiness, with nice fruitiness, including grapefruit and peach. Mouthfeel is pretty full, just right for a session ale.

All in all, this is a pretty good pale, one I'd definitely buy again. This would be a nice break from SNPA and similar pales, as well as from the bigger beers of the season.

03-06-2005 05:05:50 | More by skybluewater
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-15-2012 03:33:14 | More by danthehopslamman
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-31-2012 01:00:02 | More by csmartin6
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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshess date.

Appearance: Pours an impressive orangey/dark amber beer and a very decent creamy foam head with incredible stick and stay. The beer is truck with chill haze though.

Smell: Malty, floral hops and a touch of citrus fruitiness.

Taste: Taste and feel are even, but a bit thin, not in a bad way mind you, but it's still thin. Mega-dextriny (from the Carastan malts?) with a nice hop presence that pulls you gently into its soft Cascade hopland. You can tell that this beer has been dry-hopped. Hops go raw and coarse, citrus salty rind-like. Earthy, woody notes. Thin fruity/grape flavour, followed by a bready malt character that runs into the finish, along with more dextrins.

Notes: I think the name and label has made this beer something more than it is ... it's not the best Pale Ale in the world, just above average IMO, but it certainly does the trick.

04-13-2002 11:05:32 | More by Todd
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3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity bready caramel malts.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some fruits and decent bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with good carbonation.

Overall, a decent but uninspiring pale ale.

06-12-2009 02:57:08 | More by Beaver13
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-02-2013 02:19:38 | More by nstroup
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

This beer starts sweetly malt, bitterness comes with carbonation and dissipates . The beer finishes bitter but very light. This is a great pale ale. I found this to be more refreshing then most east coast pales, slightly less malt and a little more citrus hoppyness.

02-25-2010 15:50:18 | More by bishopdc0
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2013 02:18:06 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-13-2013 06:15:17 | More by dgfool
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2012 18:36:35 | More by TimoP
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Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

Clear, light amber color. Decent foamy head. Good retention.

Aromas of bready malts, grassy hops, hint of lemon...nohing too prominent.

Taste is more bready malts and great hop flavors...citrus, pine, grapefruit..but nevery too astringent in mouthfeel. very crisp, delicious, and highly drinkable. a solid pale ale.

02-16-2010 20:41:49 | More by Doomcifer
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-23-2011 23:36:36 | More by RPMazzi
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-03-2013 04:49:41 | More by Beerswag
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-15-2014 03:48:45 | More by petewheeler
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4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

Bright tawny amber with an impressive head retention, stellar stickage and the foam takes forever to subside. Hell the lace holds to the glass almost all the way down!

Aromatic mix of citrusy hop and buttery diacetyl. More hop in the nose though and fresh at that, this is obvious dry-hopping if you have never had a dry hopped beer before.

Moderate body with a well structured mouth feel. Mouthful of cascade hops, not all bitterness just a heavy hand of citrusy flavour. Bitterness is there and quite ample. Maltiness is underneath with a base of sweet grain that more or less gets clouded out by the fresh hop flavour. Puckering dry finish.

This is perhaps my favourite of the Flying Dog brand and definitely a beer I will be trying to have in the fridge for a nice hop fix here and there.

09-02-2002 16:27:51 | More by Jason
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2.95/5  rDev -18.7%

I found this beer in my fridege left over from my 30th birthday party. The thing that stands out to me is a harsh grassyness from the hops in both the nose and the flavor. The malt come through with caramel, and bready notes. Nothing too special. Just a basic pale ale.

08-25-2005 12:47:16 | More by tjthresh
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3.63/5  rDev 0%

The pscho(delic?) labels were drawn by the artist who did the artwork on the books of Dr Hunter S. Thompson(Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas). This pours a clear, copper, amber with a medium sized head that has good retention. Globs of foam lace the glass. Floral hops flood the nose with lilacs, orangerind, and pine. Mouthfeel is alive with carbonation and has a moderate citrus/pine hop bite on the tongue. Taste is grapefruit and pinecone hoppiness, which ride all over the top of the underlying sweet caramel malt. Good balance overall. A very drinkable and crisp Colorado IPA. Try it, you'll like it.

02-19-2004 04:22:38 | More by merlin48
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

on tap at the Brazen head in Brooklyn, NY. Pours a nice auburn with tiny bubble, leaving medium amt. of lacing. Nice hop nose, piney, citrus. Smooth malty mouthfeel, nice hop bit tells you this is an american IPA. Citrus, grapefruit, resin. Nice job, nice and fresh --on tap cant be beat!

02-18-2004 13:23:44 | More by Billolick
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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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