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
83
good

987 Reviews
THE BROS
85
very good

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Reviews: 987
Hads: 2,294
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 39
Gots: 264 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-17-2001

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 987 | Hads: 2,294
Reviews by freed:
Photo of freed
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm not sure why I bought this, with the stupid labels, and the proximity of the brewer (a LLC) to Golden, CO. My worries didn't come to fruition however, as the beer wasn't as bad as I thought.

There isn't anything unique about this beer, but it looks and tastes like a standard pale. It didn't have any strong hop flavor or aroma, but some might still consider this a pale. It had a pretty typcial malt flavor, and if I'm not coming across very well, it just doesn't stand out. This beer would be a good summer beer for drinking while playing croquet or throwing lawn darts. Really though, the label really looks like an advertisement you'd find in a sporting periodical. (676 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a mug

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, deep amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted sourdough bread, and biscuits, melded with strong aromas of floral, piney hops. I also get some notes of caramel and black pepper, and a touch of tropical fruit-like citrus.

Taste: Very nice! Strong flavors of toasted malt up front, with notes of freshly baked bread and pretzels, followed by some caramel-like sweetness and finished with some beautifully balanced, piney, slightly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there is some nice carbonation. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, beautifully balanced American Pale Ale. I’ll definitely get some more of this! (975 characters)

Photo of gillagorilla
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (110B15, apparently means it expired 17 days ago!)

A: Copper body with a nice one finger foam head that leaves a bit of lacing and a thin collar.
S: Mild with a slight hint of hopes over the classic pale ale smell, with some nice malt in there.
T: Deliciously malty with a nice hop side to it. Definitely most malts, but has become good in its old age.
M: Solid carbonation that foams up with only the slightest edge of roughness.
O: This must have gotten its second wind after expiring, but the hops are lacking. This probably isn't exactly what they had in mind, but it did have 2015 on the label and it was shiny, clean and had no dust. I've had fresh pale ales that I don't like as much as this though. (751 characters)

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this for the first time earlier in the week up at the Cloverleaf. While I like American Pale Ale's a lot, this reminded me more of an ESB because of how it poured and the way the taste resonated with me. That's not to say that this was a bad beer, but it was just underwhelming in a very mellow sort of way.

This had a decent copper hue to the pour, with a moderate head and just enough lacing to be seen but not anything noteworthy. Very strong English bitter presence in the nose, reinforced by the same taste from start to finish. Earthy, somewhat floral, and full of a "darker" citrus tone, this certainly felt like a Pale Ale but not like the West Coast ones that I've become accustomed to. Not feeling like oil or resin, this was more balanced and full-bodied that I would have guessed, but it still went down easily nevertheless.

The alcohol was good and while the carbonation was present, it wasn't enough to detract from the somber taste and feel of this beer. Maybe it was the caramel malts that were a bit out of lace here, but regardless, this was a good example of the style that would be a nice deviation from the more popular takes on this style that are more common. A bit more dry-hopped and full than I would have liked, I'd have this again to take a break from stronger and hoppier versions of an APA. (1,328 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Johnshannum
3.44/5  rDev -6%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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. (655 characters)

Photo of SIRIUS2
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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. (701 characters)

Photo of steelerguy
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (531 characters)

Photo of skybluewater
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (445 characters)

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Chlsyhawkins
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Todd
3.43/5  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. (917 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (266 characters)

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dgfool
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (318 characters)

Photo of RPMazzi
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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