Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This one I find to be quite an oddball, but very interesting and quite tasty. it's really quite blowing my mind right now, as it's not anything like what I expected. But then beer cannot be judged by expectations alone so...
Nice looking, copper to tannish orange and clear with a nice off white head that lasted and left nice lacing.
It's about halfway between a malt-bomb IPA and an "imperial" pale ale (if such distinctions can really be counted on to have much meaning). I think "american strong ale" would have been a better category for this one. But it doesn't matter that much because it's a good beer no matter how it's categorized.
Aroma wise there's tons of malts, lots of hops, and a pungent earthy component.
The taste is hot with alcohol almost to the point of being "spicy," but I quite like it. I wasn't expecting such a strong brew when I popped the bottle! (also I was too lazy to look it up first, lol). It's really a malt-bomb of an IPA in many respects. Lots of bitterness from the hops, lots of hops flavor, but the most outstanding points to me are the malty flavors, which are considerable.
There's a kind of dry, woody finish like so much maris otter got overtaken with a hops spillage and then they dumped in more malts and just said "brew it anyway." Carbonation is middle of the road and appropriate.
Kind of like a good hoppy pale ale recipe that accidentally got doubled. Very enjoyable, one of my favorites from this brewery. I would definitely like to find this one again and buy an entire four (or six?) pack of it.
Not for the faint hearted, BTW. Bud light drinker's heads would asplode upon their first sip. Craft beer drinkers will enjoy it thoroughly.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2012 23:46:33 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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