Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a brilliantly clear reddish copper color with a 1.5 finger eggshell color head. The head is really impressive for the ABV, with surprising retention and lacing.
S: Strong combination of citric and piny hops, but not quite as big as I was expecting. There's also a little alcohol, as well.
T: The taste is a mixture of caramel/toffee malty sweetness, massively bitter hop notes, and some booze. The flavors come all at once, rather than in layers, and ultimately, the hops win out in the end. Still, it's not completely imbalanced...just mostly imbalanced. Do I like it? In small doses, yes, yes I do. It's an impressively big beer, to be sure, but it's a bit bloated in its structure and a little too boozy on the back end.
M: A little syrupy and thick, but given its ABV, that's not really a surprise. It also brings the most out of both the resiny pine finish and the warming alcohol sensation on the back end. In fact, it might even be more of a palate wrecker than Stone Ruination IPA.
O: Piece by piece, it's only 'solidly good', but altogether, it just works somehow. I'd definitely get this stuff again...but not anytime soon. To me, this is a hell of an experience that should only be enjoyed once every few months.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 21:37:51 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Dark orange. 1" head that lasts a few minutes, with some lacing.
S - Piney and aromatic.
T - A very well-balance ale. A little sweet, piney, herby, hoppy. ABV is well-hidden.
M - Not much carbonation, but it's a very smooth and mellow feel.
O - a nice ale, quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 21:28:48 | More by Homers_Beer_Odyssey
Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,582 ratings.