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Double Dog Double Pale Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Ratings: 1,689
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 54
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of brown2cu
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy brown with no head and no lacing.

S: A lot of fruit presence in the nose; nothing extraordinary but nothing too bad as well.

T: For such a mean looking bottle the taste is relatively tame. The hops hit the buds at first but a very assertive sweetness comes through mid way. However, for such a high ABV beer the alcohol is completely hidden until you swallow. Overall the taste is balanced but there is nothing overwhelming about this brew.

MF: The mouthfeel is interesting. Mild carbonation and the alcohol creates a pleasant burning sensation.

O: Pretty decent stuff here and well worth a try if you have the chance.

brown2cu, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle marked Vintage '09 into a Thomas Hooker pint glass.

A: Very murky, dark orange amber beneath a dense, two-finger thick head of caramel-colored foam. Lively carbonation near head and nice, sticky lacing left in the wake of nice retention.

S: Buttery caramel malts and a rich, spicy, fruity aroma with notes of apricot, orange, applesauce and dates. Smells more malt forward, although you can detect some alcohol and muted, floral hops in the nose.

T: Huge doses of sweet, fruity caramel malt up front that lend of bit of toffee and orange rind to the palate before the hop onslaught hits. Spicy, bitter, herbal and citrusy hops swamp the taste with sticky resins and touches of burning alcohol before washing down a tad fruity and bittersweet with a full-bodied hop resin and alcohol burn.

M: Full-bodied and rich feel with loads of sticky hop resins and malt sweetness to go around. Lends itself as a sipper on par with a barleywine or Belgian Quad.

O: Very rich and flavorful, the hops have held up to cellaring these past 2 years and the 11.5% ABV certainly pushes itself through as well. At first sip, you might think Double Dog is a hot mess, but let it warm a bit and the subtle malt sweetness really begins to compliment and balance the 85 IBUs nicely. I'd like to compare a fresh one to an earlier vintage sometime.

Gambrinus1184, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of HopHeadHurls
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This pours a pretty dark brown - you could almost mistake it for a brown ale if you didn't smell or taste it. As you can see in the picture the head on this beer was bursting out of my mug, probably about 3 fingers or so in total. This quickly receded but left a very heavy lace on the glass that was left up the whole side as I drank the beer. Very sticky/resinous.

S - Smelling this beer seemed to be quite distinct in three places for me. It started off with a very floral aroma, then moved to citrus briefly, and then the piney hops smell to finish it off. This beer smells great to a hophead like me.

T - OK, so before I tell you what this beer tastes like, I will say that the main hop variant that is used in this beer is Warrior Hops...enough said. This beer is completely overpowering in every sense of the word. It is more malty than a lot of other PA's I've had recently, and you can taste a little bit of sweet caramel in there, but man, these hops absolutely beat you over the head. Definitely one of the hoppiest beers I've ever had. Some orange and lemon come through but mostly you get grapefruit in this one. You get a long aftertaste as well. The hops are somewhat spicy, or that may just be the warmth of the beer as it builds, but you get some of the piney hop flavor that the aromas promise. It doesn't hide the high ABV, but I don't think it's a detractor with a beer that you know will be this powerful. This beer is WAY bitter and I love it!

M - This definitely leaves a sticky resin coating your mouth after the beer goes down. The mouthfeel is a little on the thicker side for me, which is predictable given its 24 deg. Plato gravity rating. However, it ends up being a smooth drink and builds up some warmth as it goes down, not quite a burn though.

O - I think the best way to describe drinking this beer is that it assaults you. This beer is certainly not for the faint of heart. If you can handle a big beer, big bitterness, and big hoppiness then try this thing out for sure. If not, you probably won't enjoy it, but hey...at least you'll only need a few to get to feeling good with that 11.5% ABV that it boasts. Flying Dog really hit a home run with this beer - I just wish it had a lower ABV so I could have more than a few at a time! Try this out if you're a hophead!!

HopHeadHurls, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of ronniebruner
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bit darker than I thought it would. It pours a golden amber color and the sweet smell of extra hops makes this one to remember when it is opened. The brew has a perfect blend of head and carbonation and when you taste it, you taste the sugary high alcohol content as the ABV in this brew is 11.5%. This is not a beer for the faint of heart, but well worth a try for the seasoned afficionado

ronniebruner, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of Reaper16
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a darker-than-expected sort of fulvous color. It's very clear; no hop haze at all. Two fingers of buttermilk colored head form, and what a creamy head it is. Medium-sized bubbles, thick clumps of lacing. Good looking beer.

I can tell right off the bat that this beer isn't the freshest. So take my review with that particular caveat. The sweet malt absolutely dominates the nose on this bottle. Sugary sweet caramel malt supersedes any other aroma. There are some hops here, and they show with a bit of cherry and a fair amount of resin. There's also a rusty sort of coppery aroma, like someone dumped a couple of pennies into my glass. No depth of aroma, even considering its age.

This beer actually fares better with respect to its flavor, but only because it approximates an American Barleywine at this point. Let me be clear: a Double Dog at this age is a terrible double IPA. But Flying Dog's website says that the Canis Major beers, Double Dog included, can age several years, so I feel fine reviewing this. Again, this is pretty much a barleywine at this point. An average, serviceable barleywine at that. Caramel malt for days, some sugary sweet malt undertones underneath the caramel too. A bit of sweetness as well from the alcohol. It isn't harsh in terms of heat, but there's plenty of sherry-like booziness. Some toasty breadcrust flavors on the finish to round out the alcohol. This isn't an especially good barleywine, but it isn't a bad one, either.

The mouthfeel on this beer is big and thick and, Jesus, if this were a fresh IIPA then I would haaate how thick it is. It's size is complimentary for the flavors that it displays at the age that I'm drinking it at, but overall it isn't anything special. Overall, I'm going to score it a 3.0 because it isn't a terrible barleywine like thing. It doesn't taste like it'd be a very good fresh IIPA, but that is admittedly conjecture. So there you have it: as far as old IIPAs go, it could get a whole lot worse than this.

Reaper16, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 09FF, Assuming June 2009

Pours hazy amber with some orange highlights and a nice eggshell head and extreme lacing.

The smell is all sweet molasses, brown sugar, and fig. This is has turned into a very nice bareywine after two years.

The sweetnedd in the nose is very apparent in my mouth. This is followed by a kick of pine and citrus resin and a sweet finish. Pretty good for a former IIPA.

The feel is nice and ceamy. This is what a big beer should feel like.

Overall this was quite a pleasant surprise. Quite a good beer with some time.

RomaniIteDomum, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with one finger of off-white head. Some retention and lace.

S: Big sweet fruits and some floral notes behind that. Quite nice.

T: Sweet malt up front, but then the pine cuts in to let you know the hops have arrived. Resiney pine lasts through the finish, sometimes entwined with some estery twang.

M: Medium heavy, a bit of syrupy thickness but also some creamy aspects.

O: Have had this quite a bit over the past few years, and sad to hear it will be leaving my state soon. Not the top example of its style, but still quite enjoyable and one that I will miss. Here's hoping Flying Dog can return to Iowa one day soon.

AmericanGothic, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of jacobseyb
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Shaker Pint a deeper darker amber than expected. Offwhite head was extremely ample and dense, lingered long and laced well. Aroma surprised with ample maltiness, caramel lead the way with what I believe was a smell of honey, really smelled good. Piney hops and bitterness on the taste, really bitter initially, well balanced amount of caramel malts and sweetness. Alcohol, while strong, was not nearly as noticable as expected. Feel was medium to full bodied and quite oily, I am sure that is due to the hops. Some warming from the alcohol. Overall an enjoyable Double IPA, though I am still trying to place it among the others. I usually appreciate a little bit more of a hop bomb, but I do appreciate the artistry necessary to create a more balanced beer. Flying Dog has done well with this one.

jacobseyb, May 28, 2011
Photo of csiewert
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy amber with a finger of foamy white head that laces and retains very well. The aroma is strong with floral and citrusy hops. The taste starts malty sweet and then becomes bitter and finishes with bready malt characteristics. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, but the flavor sticks around for a while. Overall a decent double IPA.

csiewert, May 28, 2011
Photo of StoneTSR
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Deep, dark, copper-reddish in color with a thin head that hung out for quite a while. The one major drawback to the appearance was the near complete lack of lacing.

SMELL: Malt and woody, but not just any wood. The Flying Dog seemed to smell like wood that had just recently been rained on, which created a very comforting aroma.

TASTE: This certainly an 11.5%er. The alcohol is very strong, but it does level out malt and hop presence. A hint of grass and an odd note of peat also enter the equation.

MOUTHFEEL: Oily and somehow dry and mouthcoating at the same time. This is the second DIPA in a row I've noticed this in, which is odd, because I've reviewed a lot of DIPAs and never before had this experience.

OVERALL: This is a very complex beer. Maybe too complex. I give Flying Dog a lot of credit for making the effort and taking a few risks, but it just went too far with the experimentation. The major drawback to this beer was a lack of focus. That said, it still is not bad, particularly if you are looking for a different type of DIPA.

StoneTSR, May 27, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flying Dog Brewery Double Dog is a double pale ale that doesn't overdo the hops. This beer is amazingly drinkable, given the alcohol content.

A: Red-orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades to good lacing. 4.5

S: Hoppy aroma with noticable, pleasant yeast smell and a hint of citrus. 4

T: Taste is surpringly malty with strong maple flavour and a little sweetness. There is some hoppiness there, but not as much as you'd expect from a double IPA overpowering. I like it. 4

M: Reasonably foamy. Maybe slightly soapy. 3.5

O: A nice and surprisingly subtle beer (given the ABV). 4

vandemonian, May 26, 2011
Photo of nickthegun12
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aged this one for about 7 months!....

11.5% ABV wow! did not realize that!...doesn't drink like one!

the appearance is dark brown can't see through this one!...not much head...and the lacing is very nice...

smells very malty...not much hops in the nose

the taste is very much like the nose...malty...the hops have faded....the bitterness is not very present...but it does add some balance to the beer...

the feel is a good balance between dry and creamy

overall this is not a bad beer...one of flying dog's better beers!

nickthegun12, May 24, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a burnt orange w/ a beautiful 2 finger toffee head. Good carbonation and lacing. Head goes down to a sliver in a minute. Fairly clear, but slightly cloudy in appearance. Very nice for the style.

S- Caramel, chocolate, malt, hops. This smells really delicious on first whiff. Heavy chocolate coming through, it will be interesting to see if the taste follows suit.

T- Slight hops on the front followed by a giant malt monster. A big caramel chocolate malt monster. This tastes closer to a barleywine to me, but it's pretty good. 11.5% ABV, and I don't really taste much alcohol at all. I'd like a little alcohol burn on the aftertaste. Hops linger in the aftertaste. Nice tasting, just short of a 4.5....

M- Nice malt/hop combo in the feel. Smooth, but w/ an IBU of 85, you can't drown out the hop bite. Nice feel to this one, just not outstanding.

O- Flying Dog makes some good (and interesting) brews. This isn't one of my favorites, but it's a solid beer that falls just short of great. Definitely worth buying, and I'm sure I'll look for this one again. Cheers!

jayhawk73, May 20, 2011
Photo of 3m3rson
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a beer worthy of your attention.

There aren't many 11.5% ABV's out there that go down as smooth as this one.

The balance between hops and sweet malty flavor is perfect. It's basically a triple IPA. Overall it's similar to Southern Tier Unearthly, or a sweeter version of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. Except more potent.

The experience is smoooth. You can tell it's a strong strong beer, but very drinkable. My wife had a sip and remarked it was extraordinary, and her sip didn't end with a sour face.

Try this once, and you'll be back for more!

3m3rson, May 20, 2011
Photo of mgoblue5743
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great local DIPA! Viscous and bitter... this can't compete with the top of the top (Hoptimum, PtE, Hopslam, etc.), but a good fresh bottle of double dog goes a long way. Well hidden ABV, very drinkable, will definitely have again! good work FF folks.

mgoblue5743, May 16, 2011
Photo of WankelEngine
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass

A: A deep amber/red color with little visible carbonation. The head is light tan and disappears fairly quickly.

S: The strongest scent is far and away the hops. They primarily impart a pine smell to the overall flavor as well as sweet herbs. Despite the heavy emphasis on hops, there is a distinct sweet malt flavor which provides a bit of balance to the nose. Upon deep inhalation, I can detect the sharp scent of alcohol. Later as it warms, I can smell a bit of dry fruit.

T: As advertised on the bottle, the hop flavor here is incredibly bitter (85 IBU). It tastes of grass cuttings and bitter herbs. There is no citrus or sweetness here. Some caramel malt can be detected, but it’s just an afterthought. The hops and high alcohol content give the beer a spicy pinewood taste. Alcohol lingers in the long bitter aftertaste.

M: Moderately heavy and incredibly alcoholic. I can feel the burn from the alcohol for a long time after I swallow. Light carbonation complements the burning of the alcohol well.

O: This is one of the more bitter beers I have ever had and with high alcohol content as well, it loses drinkability as it warms. I recommend drinking this beer below 55F. With next to nothing to counterbalance the bitterness and alcohol, this beer is not for the faint of heart.

WankelEngine, May 16, 2011
Photo of blackcompg
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my very first BA review, hope this helps some of you that are researching and looking to try this beer...

When I first opened the bottle, the smell was fantastic - is there such a word as "hopsplosion"? I can't wait to pour and taste this...and I love the wild label and graphics on the bottle.

Appearance - Poured almost a 2-finger head, billowy sandy-tan cumulus clouds which dissipated rather quickly. Color of the beer is a gorgeous, crystal clear warm copper-amber color. My first few sips are leaving incredible lacing on the glass.

Smell - When I first opened the bottle, the smell was fantastic - candied grapefruit peel, pine notes, and some cotton candy. More of the same in the glass, with grapefruit and piney hops becoming a bit more pronounced, and the sweeter scents diminishing a bit.

Taste - Wow! I've had quite a few other IPA's recently (and a few DIPA's), and I expected a pretty powerful punch with an 85 IBU, and the grapefruit-pine hop bitterness is absolutely there, but it is perfectly harmonized with cotton candy and malt sweetness. Something else there in the middle, perhaps semi-sweet apricots. This is a perfect symphony! The start is grapefruit juice, which quickly sweetens so briefly with malted cotton candy and apricot, then the pine and grapefruit rind assert themselves, and during all of this there is an alcohol warmth that gently builds, not offensive in the least, not a "burn". Your tongue is left literally sticky with semi-sweet grapefruit and pine hop resin, alcohol warmth, and carbonation tingle...and before you can set your glass down you are taking another sip...this is delicious, and downright fun! The alcohol is hidden pretty darned well, you really don't pick up on the 11.5% ABV in the taste, the alcohol asserts itself much more in between sips.

Mouthfeel - smooth, creamy, this truly is like liquid silk! Excellent mouthfeel, moderate carbonation tingles the tongue, the end is both bitter and just slightly sweet, I'm telling you, the harmony is beyond description. I Really like this beer.

Overall - I can't recommend this beer enough - I love a good bitter IPA/DIPA and the malt sweetness that typically counteracts the hoppy bite...but this particular beer is so extremely well balanced, I find myself thoughtful after every sip, the flavor profile is incredible, all the sweet and bitter notes playing major roles, so well balanced! I guess the only downside is that the insane 11.5% ABV makes this a very un-sessionable beer, but makes this the PERFECT nite-cap...or the best and tastiest way to get a QUICK buzz ;) IMHO this is a must try, just ask your local liquor store to order it for you - I hope that you enjoy this as much as I did.

blackcompg, May 15, 2011
Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 1000

Appearance-Copper with a 2 finger creamy off white head, leaves a nice amount of lacing, that remains for a decent amount of time for 11.5

Smell-Immediately punched in the face with hops. I get alot of malty sweetness as well.

Taste-So I immediately get slapped with a boozy almost bourbon taste, but that taste never returned again. Like the aroma alot of malty sweetness. Some citrus and piney hops balanced with just enough malt to make this 11.5% IIPA actually go down fairly smooth.

Mouthfeel-Smooth, but still a little hot going down. pretty potent. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall-Hesitated buying this but pretty reasonable so gave it a shot, I had this awhile back and remember it just being too much. I'm actually going to try againg this beer, may make it better.

SWMeyer4141, May 06, 2011
Photo of Shrews629
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer had a clear, dark, burnt orange/copper color. An off white head of decent size and retention. Smooth looking, but did have a few large bubbles around the spot of the pour. (I poured straight down the middle). Some pretty good lacing left behind.

Smell - A nice fragrance of hops. Grapefruit citrus. Somewhat restrained, but still nice. More malty than citrusy from how most other "Doubles" are. Caramel and a toasty biscuit. Balanced well. Small churned butter note. Minute fragrance of alcohol at first, but picked up considerably as I went along.

Taste - The malt and hops are balanced well. Again, more malt than what I was expecting, but that's ok, it's still godd. A substantial burn at the back from the alcohol. Some piny notes. Grapefruit. Resinous. I don't really taste the alcohol, only feel it. Caramel and toastiness abound, however it's not real sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium/full, creamy, slick mouthfeel. Velvety almost. Tons of flavor left on the palate. Feels good. Almost chewy. Nice burn that lasts the duration.

I liked this beer. Very good in all aspects. Great mouthfeel. A "BIG" beer that may be a bit strong for some. Tremendous alcohol burn. The high ABV would make the drinkability not so high.

Shrews629, May 04, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Look - very pure amber look to the color, clear, with about two fingers of off-white, almost khaki colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - very hoppy like an IPA, also a little bit of a sweetness, probably from the malts used.

Taste and Mouthfeel - lovely and bitter and hoppy flavored! Can't quite ID the hops...maybe at least Cascade, plus others. Bitterness lasts throughout entire taste and into the aftertaste along with a slight hint of sweetness. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - very bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Good taste and fun to drink.

Nerudamann, May 03, 2011
Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice amber color with a white one finger head that seems to want to stay, good lacing is left behind. Very clear

Smell: Piney resinous hops up front, with some sweet caramel malt on the back end

Taste: A very hoppy brew, but impressively balanced with sweet malt. Hops are mostly piney and resinous, good bitterness, but not in your face. Not boozy at all, which is impressive with 11.5% ABV. Some hints of grapefruit in there as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with medium carbonation

Overall: Pretty good, the description on the bottle got me to buy it. I enjoy the good maltiness. I don't know if I will buy it again, but I know I do enjoy it.

MadCat, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- from the notes
12 ounce bottles
A - crystal clear coppery amber with some head.
S - hoppy alcoholic malts.
T - not as alcoholic as I expected but it is there. The malts and hops are well balanced and present in good proportions althoug more than a normal IPA.
M - smooth carbonation with a nice tingly hoppy feel.
D - very drinkable until the alcohol finds you!
Overall a beer I would buy again.

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of LittleDon
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A half pint on nitro at Urge Gastropub in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

Dark amber, clear, with great head and copious lace. It doesn't get better than this. Aroma is malty, caramel sweet, and a touch of citrus. Very soft carbonation and medium body. Flavor is bold coffee roast with a noticeable amount of alcohol come middle. The finish is bitter without the typical chocolate tones. The worst that can be said about this beer is that the alcohol is on the high side and may be a bit hot.

LittleDon, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of jowilant
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light copper / orange, very clear

S - Just what you would expect from a traditional pale ale - an earthy hop aroma. In addition, the surprise here is the slight alcohol aroma that you get if you smell carefully. This is of course an unexpected yet pleasant aroma coming from what otherwise smells like a pale ale - but it's 11.5 % abv!!

T - The alcohol taste comes at the end, disguised by an upfront maltiness, finished by dry hop to evaporate off of the tongue.

M - Very nice carbonation. With a beer of this abv potency I am expecting a richer, more viscous feeling beer. However, this one achieves what it is - a Double Pale Ale - give you that somewhat watery (not in a bad way) feel that a pale ale is, combined with the malty notes necessary to achieve the high abv and the alcohol finish.

O - A very unique beer in my opinion. I expect something totally different when going for a high abv beer. However, I really appreciate drinking beers that are pushing the limits with creativity and high alcohol. This one meets that criteria for me.

jowilant, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of oneaday
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer does an amazing job of hiding 11.5% alcohol... until you're about 2/3 of the way through your 12 oz pour. It's really well balanced, and has a nice combination of hop bite up front, and long drawn out malty sweetness at the end. I'll look for more of this one.

oneaday, Apr 19, 2011
Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,689 ratings.