Tire Bite Golden Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.2/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I've always had a love-hate relationship with Flying Dog Brewery. Love their advertising and art design, but I have been suckered into buying mediocre beer with clever marketing before. However, every once in a while, Flying Dog offers a kick ass beer to match their artistic creativity. Gonzo Imperial Porter and Raging Bitch immediately spring to mind as examples. Never had this one before, so let's get to it. 12 oz bottle out of Flying Dog's variety pack into pint.
Pours a bright golden hue with a moderate and fizzy white head. Mediocre retention and poor lacing, but I wasn't expecting much on that end. Looks refreshing enough, which is this style's main appeal.
Nose is pretty lackluster. Mild grain, a bit of buttery malt, light fruit and the faintest hop presence. Nothing worth getting worked up about, but at least it smells like something. I mean it's not like its BMC...
Tastes exactly as advertised. Grain, profoundly light citrus and a meager hop existence. Again, not inadequate, just not particularly exciting.
Mouthfeel is pretty light bodied with nice dry, crisp and refreshing qualities. A session beer for sure.
Overall, not blown away, but not disgusted either. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this one again, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered either. Average beer... nothing more, nothing less.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2011 20:06:53 | More by mocktm
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Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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