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The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 33
Gots: 48 | 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 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, Monday at 08:27 PM
Photo of kjmass
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kjmass, Monday at 02:42 AM
Photo of blinky1717
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

blinky1717, Saturday at 01:43 AM
Photo of JimTwice
4/5  rDev +9%

Rough taste on your first bottle, but a clean finish...the next 5 go down well. Good, crisp taste.

JimTwice, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Oxymoron
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Oxymoron, Sep 10, 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 09, 2014
Photo of Dirtyhands
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Furley80, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of tbrown22
3/5  rDev -18.3%

tbrown22, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of GQFreakinRican
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

very bitter, lacks the palate taste i was looking for, also the alcohol is very dry not very smooth or soothing.

GQFreakinRican, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of rdshark
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%

rdshark, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JCOntheRocks
3/5  rDev -18.3%

JCOntheRocks, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of BeER_Doctor
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%

BeER_Doctor, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev +9%

Bierleichen, Aug 29, 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
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

malfunxion, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -18.3%

yaksurf, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of faulkster4
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

A nice slightly bitter "IPA" as in imperial pumpkin ale! Nice molasses color and similar smell and taste. No real hints of pumpkin to me but if i had to drink a beer, i would enjoy this one.

faulkster4, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ChipMurray, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Jack_Frost79
4/5  rDev +9%

Jack_Frost79, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of JStewart00
3/5  rDev -18.3%

JStewart00, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.