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The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 38
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CodySwaney, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Aubs723, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

KevMo84, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Iamjeff6, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

terpinsd, May 08, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

atrocity, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

Its very dark as imperial ales mostly are in most cases. There is carbonation but its tough to see being so dark. There was a small head even with an aggressive pour.

I get a fresh and fruity smell, not an aggressive pumpkin smell.

The mouth feel is thick and I'm getting an strong sour note.

I'm getting a light pumpkin taste, its good but it has a strong sour note. It has fresh fruity notes and over all its a good brew. I would still like to see the pumpkin flavor jacked up a notch.

bleedsblu, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JOldewurtel, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Laulau, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BogBoyJD, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BH712, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Andy_Luft, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

razorsdescent, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Rob3408
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the best pumpkin/fall seasonal beer that I have had! From the first sip to the last sip it was filled with flavor: sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger), and malty goodness.

Appearance: Dark brown with a hint of amber, off-white foam (hard to tell though with dim lights).

Smell: Grandma's pumpkin pie.

Taste: Big spiciness accentuated by the high abv with a complementing sweetness from the pumpkin to mellow it out through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a syrupy feel in your mouth. Goes well with some time between your sips making it perfect for an evening in. Alcohol is certainly present (although that's something I enjoy about big beers.

Overall: Like I said this is my favorite pumpkin beer. If you don't like big flavors this may not be your beer but it is now my go to fall beer.

Serving Type: Keg line (in Scotland if that makes a difference).

Rob3408, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

KHarz, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Ozzie1111, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

epyon396, Jan 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Rmbr2, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Schmoog, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

vermilcj, Dec 31, 2013
The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.