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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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2,150 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,150
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
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)
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3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale poured into a Dos Equis tulip pint glass, consumed on 6/8/12. Date code: 052A11

A- Off-white half-finger head dissipates to a thin crown that hangs around to the end. Copper body. Would be decently clear if it weren't for all the tiny floaties in suspension, uh-oh. No real lacing.

S- Out the neck: Pale malt, light citrus hops. Smells tame but pretty good. Once poured, sweet malt and less hops than out of the neck. I'm starting to think the 11 in the date code is indeed the year.

T- Bready pale malt, light citrus hops. Moderately low bitterness, even lower once it warms. I can't be for sure as I've never had this beer before but I think it's probably an outdated bottle. The hops seem pretty faded and resemble some other known outdated hoppy beers I've had.

M- Medium bodied, moderate-low carbonation. Nothing special.

O- Decent APA but nothing to write home about.

Veristic, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dmilewsk, Jun 06, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium amber-orange hue with a nice effervescence and a light haze. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. A nice, solid pale ale look.

Smell: sweet malt with an earthy, vegetal and lightly funky hop character. Not bad, but a bit messy and a bit, well, cloying almost.

Taste: sweetish malt with quite a bit of biscuity, bready character. Hops remain earthy in character but are more subdued. Well-enough crafted, though not precisely to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice level of carbonation and a totally engaging creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a decent beer, although it doesn't precisely float my boat. Well-crafted, though, and I'd take the opportunity to try this on tap if given one.

flagmantho, Jun 06, 2012
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Pours a clear copper with a caramel color head. Head retention is decent, particularly as it is continuously fed by carbonation bubbles migrating from the bottom of the glass. The bouquet is mown grass and sweet citrus. There's a nice mouthfeel that compliments the orange, apricot, toffee, and pilsner flavors. Decent beer. Quite drinkable.

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Aroma: Fresh caramel with a hint of citrus, very pleasant.

Taste: Fairly light, not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Hops are predominant, but not very strong.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall: A light and drinkable beer. Nothing spectacular, but a solid brew.

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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