Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355ml bottle, served slightly chilled
It pours with a rich lively red hued amber body. Frothy nicotine stained head, lots of tight little bubbles on top forming
a creamy rich head.
Huge whiff of rich brandy alcohol on the nose, christmas pudding and alcohol soaked fruits. There's also a lovely citric hop character, lemon and orange rind and a little bit of muscavado sugar too. Sweet, syrupy malt character also
Smooth rich silky alcohol drenched fresh cascade hops. Caramel and toffee malt pushes back against a dry, quinine bitterness from the hops. A few tannins floating about in there too. A touch of fresh herbs and lavender in there too, permeated by a whack of crisp lasting bitterness on the finish. Little bit of alcohol on the breath but not in anyway overpowering, deceptively quaffable.
This has enough depth and flavour to stick around on your palette for an eternity, you'll have fresh dry hopped cascade breath till the cows eventually get their asses homeward. Its a pretty well balanced brew considering, the hops don't overpower things as the malt bill and alcohol ensure things stay in control.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2009 23:56:42 | More by cypressbob
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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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