Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This brew was served from the cask at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic mug. The brew gave off a dark amber hue, and held a half finger tall head of egg-colored bubbles. This had poor retention, leaving only little flecks of spotted lacing around the glass. There was a mild haze throughout, but no sediment was noted. The nose was bold, with lactic sours, faint oak, and a lemon freshness. Booze was stinging, holding clove, mint, and licorice tight to its breast. The licorice spiciness came even further forward with warmth. Our first impression was that the booze was not well hidden at all, but it still had room for a nice woody flavoring. As we sipped, burning fusel booze hit hard. This was mildly cut by honey and fig sweetness, woody dryness, and a spicy mustard seed. Caramel sugars came in late, with notes of cotton candy sweetness mixing in at the peak. Soon after, ripened red cherries and mango came forward, with honey sweetness and citric hops. The finish continue with this sweetness, bringing more cherry, pineapple, and mango in to cut the now bright citric hops. The aftertaste breathed with more of those hops, Lysol cleanliness, a phenolic bite, and an enormous booziness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was low. The abv, and huge booze character made this a very warming brew. With each sip there was decent slurp, but little cream or froth. The beer was easy drinking, but was a sipper due to that initial boozy punch.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how the sweetness nicely balanced out the heavy booziness through the middle and end of the flavoring. The spice in the nose was equally as nice, but in the end, this was just too boozy for our liking. Having had this brew from the bottle numerous times before, the cask was a nice treat, and proved a superior brew to the standard bottled format.
Serving type: cask
06-06-2012 19:00:46 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bright copper color with a thick head with decent retention.
Delicious aroma with fresh notes of grapefruit and orange peel, a bit of toasted malts and a light pine. Very balanced, the type you don’t get tired of sniffing it.
Flavor start with sweet toasted malts and then slaps your face with a bold spicy and bitter mouth. Notes of grapefruits, peppery yeast, some peat, pine, earth and maple syrup.
Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Full body with medium carbonation of tiny bubbles. Sticky feeling. Alcohol of 11.5% abv is incredibly well hidden considering its strength, though it numbs a bit your gums.
Quite bitter DIPA, made me sneeze a couple of times (ps. This is my internal IBU thermometer). This got to be fresh, it is a shame that most US brewers insist in not give such key information. Very assertive beer, that is why I wouldn’t classify it as a Barley Wine, though appears so.
This beer knocks you down for a good night sleep.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:50:51 | More by FLima
3.03/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma very faint citrus
Head Large (7 cm), frothy, off white, slowly diminishing
Lacing OK, rings about 1.5 cm wide around glass
Body nice medium yellow, clear
Flavor starts without any hints of anything, just somewhat bitter; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. Leaves a chalky aftertaste
Palate medium, watery, carbonation soft.
Disappointment. No distinct flavor, just a light bitterness. Not a particularly good offering from an excellent brewery. I last tried this in 2009 – still not very good, just OK.
Somewhat better than BMC offerings.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 14:51:12 | More by Ozzylizard
Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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