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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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142 Ratings

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 03-15-2012)
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Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Clear reddish amber, sufficient lacing on the glass. Malty, light caramel, toasted bread, grape skin, ripe plums and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Somewhat smooth, malty, biscuity, light caramel, apple skin, peppery hop bitterness, hint of alcohol, toasted grainy finish.

A fun quaff for the most part, was hoping for a bit more on the malty side or pushing the envelope in other ways.

Jason, Mar 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

csmartin6, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

WVbeergeek, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

slim24, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber, red with lots of carbonation.

S: Malty graininess, light caramel, toasty notes.

T: Smooth, malty, some caramel, cereal grain, graininess, green herbal edge, pepper, and hops.

M: Medium and dry.

O: A little more hoppy than other reds, but an enjoyable mix of flavors. Smooth and easy to drink, Lucky offers nice flavor without overkill.

ianjsullivan, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

DCHritz, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

kgammell1, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Sammy, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

whatname, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tdm168, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Kloby’s Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on 3/17/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a near finger of bright-white foamy head. This retains with a smooth creaminess that rings the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma smells fresh and leafy, with a good bit of buttered cracker pushing through, while sweeter toffee notes pull up the back.

The taste has a crisp green bite to it that is set against a smooth feeling malt backbone of caramel and buttered toast. This finishes with a light leafy bitterness that lingers some. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer feel up front that then firms up nicely on the tongue with a smooth crispness. This is easy drinking.

This wasn’t anything too earth shattering for an Irish Red Ale but it’s flavorful enough with a nice crisp bite to it that keeps this quenching on the palate. This was a good one to pair up with some barbecue here.

Kegatron, Mar 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

kwa357, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ConradKenney, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of bum732
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Very toasty malt, bread crust like. Hint of roast with soft floral notes.

L: Very burnt orange, bordering on red. Crystal clear, 1/16 inch creamy head with ok retention

T: Toasty malt with a prominent earthy hop flavor. Medium earthy bitterness with some grainy sweetness with additional prominent spicy hoppiness. Finishes semi-dry with graininess and a slight hop bite.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Really solid example of the style, a little more hoppy than usual. Not sure what the 4 leaf clovers contributed besides being a marketing ploy.

bum732, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Hockey_Fan, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and grains. Taste is malts, caramel, some grains, smooth and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a fine session or warm weather beer.

tone77, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Segelstrom, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

KevinGordon, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #257
Served On: 2/23/2013
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.5%
Date/ Code: 2013 Release

This was a 12oz bottle from a sixer found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick.

Look: Very clear copper with a vortex of carbonation bubbles blasting up from the bottom. Head was a minimal coating of white film.

Smell: Big malts with not much of a hop profile. The aroma was similar to an English Pale Ale of sorts.

Taste: Started off with notes of spicy wet hay and a faint herbal hop, but quickly morphed into a dry lagery biscuit. Finish was more of the biscuit. I did start to notice some fruity notes after the beer warmed up a bit.

Not a bad Irish Red. The malt bill was certainly showcased here. I can't really speak to the clover though. I guess it's definitely a novel marketing concept.

CraftBeerTastic, Feb 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

AndrewBV, Feb 28, 2014
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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.