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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

144 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 03-15-2012

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, deep, dark reddish/mahogany color with 2 full fingers of white-colored head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toast malt up front, imparting notes of biscuits, soda bread, and English muffins. I also get notes of black pepper, a touch of coriander, and some floral notes of hay and clover. Finally, I get some aromas of honey and caramel.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted malt up front, immediately followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness. There’s a pleasant touch of floral/slightly bitter hops at the finish. Really good!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious Irish-style red ale! Great flavors of malt and sweetness, wrapped up in a creamy beer. I’m definitely getting a six pack of this every year!

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.03/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured chilled in standard ale glass

A: dark copper color; small head; no lacing
S: twiggy; bad yeast aroma detracts from the rating
T: earthy flavored red ale; hops on the bittering side; malt slightly carmelized; light complexity; astringent
M: mealy

It's ok, but I don't plan a return trip.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mdagnew
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown...

Poured a mahogany brown colour... Creamy tan head poured quite thick then faded slowly to thin layer... very light carbonation... some decent wispy lacing...

Aroma - Nice strong caramel maltiness, some light fruitiness (figs and raisins), biscuity hints, light molasses hints, some nice nutty sweetness, light peppery hops, faint toasted bread notes...

Taste - Lots of caramel maltiness, some light spicy hops, light nutty sweetness, maybe a faint hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, some biscuitiness, some light prune and fig notes...

Feel - Nice and smooth... Medium bodied... Very, very quaffable - a nice session beer...

Overall - A decent bog standard Irish Red Ale... worth a try

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.