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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

1,940 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1940
Reviews: 971
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by cbros:
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cbros

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 20:50:00 | More by cbros
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So my buddy is a newb and prefers bud light... which is okay I don't judge him. We went to liquor barn and he grabbed the "coolest looking and most bad ass label" he seen. They at least have the marketing strategy down.
This beer is okay; not great, but decent. Looks murky and burnt orange. The head is nice and creamy and a thin layer of lacing remains throughout the beer. Smells like piney hops and mild malt. Not an overpowering smell or taste. The taste starts out a little fruity but then a piney hop bitterness takes over mid drink. This beer doesn't seem to be very balanced. In a world of hoppy pale ales, this one doesn't quite stand out. But overall a decent offering.

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Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a brilliantly clear medium golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Aromas of earth and caramel and little else. The favor is sweet with bready caramel malt and hints of earthy hop to balance. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Decent brew, drinkable, maybe a lawnmower beer, nothing horribly exciting and no bottle dating.

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Smell- wonderful smell hops that is not overly done.

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Mouthfeel- a look little more carbonated than you would expect from such a great brewery but none the less it still feels right.

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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