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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,924 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1924
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 16:27:51 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2002 11:05:32 | More by Todd
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A - Slightly hazy dark gold/amber. Fluffy white head. Leaves nice, tight rings for lacing.

S - Earthy, herbal hops. Dough-like malt.

T - Well-balanced. Grassy, earthy hops offset with caramel, toasted malts. Bitterness ends the taste.

M - Medium to slightly heavy for a Pale Ale. Same with the carbonation. Coats the mouth and tongue.

O - First time I've had anything from Flying Dog. I don't know why I always overlook them. Anyway, this is a fine pale ale. Glad to have tried and I will seek out others from this brewery.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- gold, copper, amber hue. Semi- clear/cloudy (even 20 min. after pouring into tulip). Decent vanilla white head, disappeared quickly but left a healthy foam lace that remained for a good bit.

S- nothing that jumped out immediately/obviously. Faint lemon and grass notes.

T- very light, lemony, grass taste. Nothing to strongly praise or pan. Will be helped greatly if accompanying food/meal.

M- light (to medium, at most). No strong/obvious impressions, otherwise.

O- this beer? So so. Most of the stuff I drink, that I don't love, would still far outweigh the mass produced crap. In here, compared to the better stuff, I'd leave this one alone. But, don't ignore the rest of Flying Dog's offerings. This is a strong producer of excellent craft beers (i.e. Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, Gonzo Imperial Porter, Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, In Heat Wheat). And, an outstanding experience if you visit the brewery for a tour followed by the post tour visit to the tasting room. Go!

Cheers all!

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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