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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

139 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by justintcoons:
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +21.7%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Reddish amber with half a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation.

Nose
Toasted bread, toffee and caramel. Hints of brown sugar and cocoa.

Taste
Toasted bread and biscuits. Toffee, caramel and dark candy sugars. Dusted cocoa, brown sugar and hazelnut. Light touches of honeydew and underlying noble grassiness. Has a really clean yeast character.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
This has really surpassed my expectations. As a beer touting that it's brewed with 4-leaf clovers, I was a little skeptical. Forget the clovers, this is a damn good Irish Red!

02-27-2013 21:07:18 | More by justintcoons
More User Reviews:
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csmartin6

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-17-2013 23:22:39 | More by csmartin6
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

03-11-2013 02:24:00 | More by Jason
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2014 00:58:54 | More by aquazr1
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-18-2014 22:57:06 | More by KolbMarley
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briandaube

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-13-2014 09:50:10 | More by briandaube
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2014 02:29:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-16-2014 00:06:48 | More by mrosenfeld32
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slim24

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-25-2012 22:41:42 | More by slim24
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

03-16-2013 01:01:01 | More by ianjsullivan
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2014 22:58:29 | More by DCHritz
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kgammell1

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2014 00:40:35 | More by kgammell1
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-25-2014 02:32:06 | More by Sammy
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-09-2014 23:51:30 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-11-2014 20:23:48 | More by tdm168
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

03-20-2012 14:13:41 | More by Kegatron
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-27-2014 01:07:00 | More by kwa357
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-04-2014 12:18:41 | More by ConradKenney
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bum732

Lesotho

3.81/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

03-12-2013 02:57:26 | More by bum732
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2013 18:02:58 | More by Hockey_Fan
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

03-22-2014 23:37:39 | More by tone77
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2013 00:58:29 | More by Segelstrom
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-09-2014 15:10:32 | More by KevinGordon
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

02-24-2013 18:04:27 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -35%

04-03-2012 10:03:40 | More by Mudawg
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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.