Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy and copper-colored with a one-finger off-white head. Pretty good lacing. I love beers that look like this.
Smell: Sweet and hoppy at the same time, each in fairly equal measure. You can definitely tell that they didn't slouch on the malts here.
Taste: Very bitter at first - love those hops! Towards the end, though, those malts I mentioned come forth, striking a great balance. If you hold the beer on your tongue for a few seconds, the caramel-ish malts are even more noticeable, but as it travels back the bitterness bursts out one more time. Quite excellent. Too, the alcohol, of which there is much, is nice and warming.
Mouthfeel: Middle of the thick/thin road, which is just right for this. It's kind of tingly as well.
Drinkability: All too much, I'm afraid. These come in a four-pack, and I'd have no problem enjoying them all one right after another, but my stomach probably would: 11.5% alcohol is no joke.
If someone asked me to point to the best beer Flying Dog has to offer, they'd most likely find my finger indicating this beast. Their Horn Dog barley wine is up there, too, but the sheer hoppiness of this wins out. Canis Major, indeed.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2010 23:08:04 | More by Thiestru
More User Reviews:
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
88 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.