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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 30
Gots: 100 | 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)
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Niklas


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2012 16:08:21 | More by Niklas
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tln13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-20-2012 21:10:01 | More by tln13
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a tall pilsner glass. Foamy, two finger head that retains ok and laces adequately. Color is deep golden to amber and translucent.

S- Somewhat hoppy, but very faint. Hops are not distinct enough to pick out flavors, just slightly on the citrus side.

T- Very watery and not very distinct. Just like the smell, it is very faint and nondescript. Slight hops bitterness is present, but not prominent.

M- Light and carbonated. Easy to drink weight. Kind of watery. Could put these down for hours if there was a taste profile.

Overall, I'm pretty disappointed here. Flying Dog is usually solid, but this pale ale is just average at best. Very watered down and just bland.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 01:27:18 | More by boilermakerbrew
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2012 00:08:10 | More by hockenbeer
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-18-2012 14:39:53 | More by yergermeister
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matjack85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at the Bulldog Ale House in Roselle, IL. $5 for a pint glass, but just $2 all day on Thursdays.

The beer poured a crystal clear dark amber color with a 1½ finger off-white head. Head retention was great, lasting several minutes, and there was quite a bit of slippery lacing that slid down the glass with each sip.

Mild pine, mild citrus, and mild malt aroma. Quite pleasant, actually.

This is a mild pine and citrus hop flavored beer. Good pine and grapefruit taste with some lemon in there as well. Crystal malt adds some balance but it never becomes very sweet. Bitterness is there but it's not overpowering - just 35 IBU's. I liked this beer.

Medium body with fairly high carbonation, although when I tried the bottled version the carbonation was only moderate.

Not as bitter as some pale ales, which makes it easy to drink. I found the big hop flavor without the big hop bitterness to be an interesting and welcoming touch.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 05:45:20 | More by matjack85
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-18-2012 03:55:26 | More by Kunstman
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Melissaw1126


3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-17-2012 23:10:19 | More by Melissaw1126
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-17-2012 18:31:28 | More by NickyDee21
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marckobi


4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-16-2012 14:49:27 | More by marckobi
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match1112

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: amber copper body. three finger high thick rocky head. excellent lacing and retention.

s: citrus hops, bread, touch of pine and caramel.

t: bready up front with a semi sweet body. mainly citrus hops and caramel with a touch of brown sugar.

m: light, maybe a little too thin. good carbonation with a clean finish.

o: pretty good apa. will be buying more of these. just wish it had more of a hop profile with a fuller body.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:23:46 | More by match1112
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-12-2012 17:02:45 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Peter

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-12-2012 03:18:47 | More by Peter
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macrosmatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-10-2012 04:44:45 | More by macrosmatic
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chuck_vindaloo

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-10-2012 04:21:35 | More by chuck_vindaloo
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sansho

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-09-2012 23:24:50 | More by sansho
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Rocketman8911

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-09-2012 18:16:48 | More by Rocketman8911
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TicoCali

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-08-2012 05:26:09 | More by TicoCali
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-07-2012 04:55:02 | More by avisong
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JimmyP


4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-06-2012 03:55:44 | More by JimmyP
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.95/5  rDev +36%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap in a pint glass at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews in Huntington, WV

A: Beautiful. Perfect two-finger head on a red-amber, slightly bubbly beer that just made me want to drink it through my eye sockets.

S: Even better, if that's possible. Fruity notes complemented perfectly by hops, without being overpowering. Enticing.

T: Perfect. For those who want hop flavor to be flavorful, and not hoppy for hops' sake, this is the beer for you. Rich with hops but characterized with some notes of fruity esters. Unbelievable.

M: I have to give this a 4.5 because I can't give a perfect 5 for everything. Tingly, full, with only the slightest bit of stickiness on the end.

O: I had a mouthgasm. This is the best beer by Flying Dog so far, even better than the famous Raging Bitch. So good, I think I'll have to wash these pants.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 01:20:12 | More by beerme626
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out with a nice looking copper color with a thin white head on top. The head leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was malty and hoppy, pretty well balanced I'd say. The taste of the beer had a good sweetness upfront that fades into a dry finish. The mouthfeel of this beer was pretty good, plenty of carbonation to it and a drinkable body as well. Overall this brew was nice, I can't really say too much about it in a bad way. It's a good drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 01:17:04 | More by WoodBrew
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Well, not that pale... Pour is hazy orange whlie the off-white creamy head slowly sets into great lacings.

S: Sweet bisquity malt, balanced American hops; both floral and bitter. Obvious, but well in balance with the malt. Citric and piney.

T: Sweet caramell malt together with nice hops; both bitter but also floral; lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. Well balanced.

M: Long, fantastic bitter aftertaste. Body is medium on the fuller side, while carbonation is smooth and modest.

O: This was a very nice beer; obvious American hops, but in great balance with the hops - usually the hops overpowers the malt, but in this beer the balance is great.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 17:16:07 | More by Evil_Pidde
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-05-2012 15:00:28 | More by aztraz
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-05-2012 04:16:39 | More by Localdrinklax
Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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