1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

2,264 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,264
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 37
Gots: 218 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-17-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,264 | Reviews: 991
Photo of Sebas
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tscanlon51
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CIBoy10
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maltlikker
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of crazyeyed55
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of rjs246
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jac391
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dstanek
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Gervaise
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dheldman
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of bnicrhs
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of buzzarooski
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bhancock4
4.56/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Devman171
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of wvdfh120fan
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of widoublel8
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,264 ratings.