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The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery

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447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 39
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taylor714914 on 09-25-2011)
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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +9%

A: deep dark brown body, less than opaque edges; fat foam head a couple of fingers high left some lace down the glass

S: dark brown chewy pumpkin bread, molasses and spice

T: rich brown malts and slightly vegetal but mostly sweet pumpkin; spicy edges and molasses sugars; hearty dark bread quality, fruitiness of candied fig and date

M: medium-weight, warming and smooth, slight prickle on the palate; roasty brown aftertaste

O: better than I expected - the brown ale was well-suited to the pumpkin bread flavors and spice; rich and warming seasonal treat

Greywulfken, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%

A: Darker than blood/rich mahogany. Light, creamy tan head, and consistent lacing. Very fearsome looking like blood dripping from a werewolf's canine. (4.75/5).

S: Toasted bread. Cinnamon, ginger, and allspice (4/5).

M: Slightly syrupy, full bodied. Low-moderate carbonation with a spicy finish, very well-attenuated finish (4.25/5).

T: Pumpkin puree with lots of warming cinnamon and ground clove. Dark espresso-extract like malt flavor. Lots of roasted chocolate malts as well. Slightly sweet ginger and pine hopping, resinous caramel. Walnut bitterness. Bitter and roast malt forward (4/5).

orcrist_cleaver, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Weavah
4/5  rDev +9%

First of all, let me just say that I can't stand Pumpkin beers. I typically find them to be over sweet, fake tasting, and otherwise vile.
However, Flying Dog has done a marvelous job here.

A: Dark copper brown. Great creamy head, with minimal lacing.
S: On the nose a big hit of nutmeg, and a faint bit of sweet potato .
T: Nut meg, and clove are the spices I'm picking up. The pumpkin here is faint. You get it right up front then it fades away. And it taste like raw pumpkin smells...more earthy then aggressively sweet. A lot of good malt and caramel on the finish, with a good hop bite.
M: Sticky, and smooth.
O: This is not just a good pumpkin beer, this is a great imperial. If you gave this to me with no pretext I would think it was just a really good imperial IPA.

Weavah, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev +9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Deep, dark brown.

S: Lots of pumpkin spice, but of a darker earthy flavor. A bit musty with clover, cinnamon and nutmeg.

T: Mostly of spices and a strong brown ale. Warms up nicely, like a nice pumpkin pie, but a bit scarce on the pumpkin.

M: Smooth with just a nice bit of carbonation to move those spices around.

O: Good stuff. One of the better ones that I've had. My third of the year, but my first full bottle (the second was the Schlafly Pumpkin and the first was Pumking).

gillagorilla, Aug 27, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

TWBirmingham, Wednesday at 09:39 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

BradStokley, Wednesday at 02:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Belittle, Tuesday at 05:48 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

saison90, Tuesday at 02:53 PM
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4.02/5  rDev +9.5%

wollefdoogylloj, Monday at 01:16 PM
Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

10/24/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. At first blush I was smitten but less than half way through the heavy texture started to interfere w/the subtle spiciness.

As a big So. Tier Pumpking fan I feel I've committed some weird form of adultery.

Moral of the story is what may appear to be fresh, new & exciting often is not. Maybe I'm just getting old.

seedyone, Sunday at 03:44 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Scott_McCool, Sunday at 01:59 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Gaddabble, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GreenMind, Oct 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

PJ0281, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Oakenator, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

jonbonesjones, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Matt_Felix, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

briandaube, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

kgammell1, Oct 17, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

JamieDuncan, Oct 17, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

mpalestino, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

whatname, Oct 15, 2014
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The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.