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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,051 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,051
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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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
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bold amber with a touch of redish orange. Good head retention.
S: Hints of floral with a touch of malt.
T: Really a great tasting beer. Hints of malt and hops but nothing overpowering. It's what an easy drinking beer should be. Easy to drink without sacrificing flavor. Hints of apple or so.
M: Sits a little watery and light but lingers with pleasing sweet malt taste.

Overall a really great beer. Easy to drink but it maintains great flavors and sits pretty good. A great showing for the category.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 21:13:43 | More by Jamesthebrit
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-03-2012 14:23:40 | More by lcdawg
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UnknownKoger

California

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into Bruery tulip. Appearance is an orange-ish brown. Mild carbonation. Thin head reduces to ring around the glass. Smells dank haha. There's a lot of malt sweetness in the nose and resiny hops. Taste is good. Carmel and toffee from the malts. Hops are not very aggressive. Mouthfeel is nice.

Overall this is a good pale ale. I would definitely buy and drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 19:26:04 | More by UnknownKoger
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-01-2012 16:41:29 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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ShamboWattsone


3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-01-2012 03:05:21 | More by ShamboWattsone
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Stobin

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-01-2012 00:13:40 | More by Stobin
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Dru


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2012 03:15:52 | More by Dru
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours amber with a bubbly off-white head that has good retention leaves great lacing on the glass. Aromas are huge with floral hops dominating the nose, with hints of citrus and toasty grains in the background. Tastes are bitter right from the start with loads of pungent grapefruit rind, pine, and floral hops dominating the palate with tons of astringency that's hard to get past. Some notes of caramel, toasted grain, and slight soapy character try to peek through, but the balance is way off for a pale ale. Mouth-feel is medium bodied but overly carbonated. Overall: I like hoppy beers, but balance is key to making them work. Not a complete failure here, but not exactly what I was hoping for either. The astringency and severely dry finish is too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 23:32:26 | More by barnzy78
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nrombes

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-29-2012 18:04:19 | More by nrombes
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AlCzerik

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2012 03:26:17 | More by AlCzerik
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Came from a FD mix pack. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass and served cool.

Pours a brownish red and clear body and an off white and thick head.

Pine resin and sweet grain smell and taste come forward but don't make you pucker too much. The hops are assertive but its not pine tar here.

Medium mouthfeel.

Nice. Sessionable. Nice introduction to the style that can sometimes be over the top.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 22:48:46 | More by jneiswender
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2012 04:09:50 | More by ChrisPratz
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TheBossMan24


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-27-2012 03:27:28 | More by TheBossMan24
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lespaulrocker

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Typical pale ale: Amber, half finger white head, moderate retention and lacing.

S: Flowery, citrus, caramel, hops. Maybe apple?

T: Again, kind of typical pale ale fare here. Hoppy, with caramel notes. Bitter but good.

M: Medium bodied. A little much carbonation for my taste.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 02:02:05 | More by lespaulrocker
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-26-2012 23:23:10 | More by Mark5252
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-25-2012 03:16:52 | More by redfox405
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-25-2012 01:37:45 | More by jawneyt
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Sailracer


4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-23-2012 23:05:18 | More by Sailracer
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djbow

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber orange color, one finger off-white head with plenty of lacing and active bubbles below the surface.

S: Pine, Hops and some citrus notes and a bit of sweet malt in the background

T: The taste follows the aroma. Pine hop flavor and bitterness with a nice citrus taste. The malt is just enough to make for a nice finish and invite you back for more.

M: On the thinner side of medium. Dry with a good level of carbonation. Dry finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

O: Very good session beer especially on a summer or spring day. This is one of the beers I keep in my fridge for the craft beer newbies because it is not too hop aggressive and has just enough sweetness to let you drink more. Solid beer for a reasonable price.

Glass = Pint.

Serving Temp = 48F.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 16:20:14 | More by djbow
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KenGoesBeer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-22-2012 16:07:46 | More by KenGoesBeer
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MikeConklin

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-21-2012 23:22:32 | More by MikeConklin
Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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