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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,150 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,150
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 30
Gots: 148 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by cbros:
Photo of cbros
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle poured into a mug.

A- Pours a deep amber color. Very different from a majority of other APA's that I have tasted. There is a small one finger white lace that stays present for about half the beer.

S- I am picking up the malty sweet notes in the beginning followed closely by the hoppy citrus backing.

T- This is an interesting tasting beer. There is a strong malt presence from start to finish in this beer. I am picking up some citrus hop notes near the finish but nothing to hand your hat on. This is a very malt forward beer and is a little of the APA trial I usually find. Overall a nice tasting beer but not exactly what I expected when I originally bought it.

Good beer but not a favorite of mine and something I won't be getting again. However I am glad I was able to try it and definately want to try other offerings from Flying Dog.

cbros, Jun 01, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Mar 21, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

RoyalT, Aug 31, 2003
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tectactoe, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

wesbrownyeah, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SIRIUS2, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of steelerguy
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

steelerguy, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of skybluewater
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

skybluewater, Mar 06, 2005
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +3%

csmartin6, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Chlsyhawkins
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Chlsyhawkins, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Todd, Apr 13, 2002
Photo of Beaver13
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Beaver13, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +9.9%

nstroup, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bishopdc0, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of dgfool
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +3%

TimoP, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Doomcifer, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of RPMazzi
4/5  rDev +9.9%

RPMazzi, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Swane
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Swane, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Beerswag, May 03, 2013
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +9.9%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Jason, Sep 02, 2002
Photo of tjthresh
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

tjthresh, Aug 25, 2005
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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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