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The Fear - Flying Dog Brewery

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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 38
Gots: 65 | 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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4.14/5  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).

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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.

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

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3.16/5  rDev -13.9%

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The Fear from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.