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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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139 Ratings

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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 mdagnew:
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.29/5  rDev -4.9%

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

06-05-2014 18:18:47 | More by mdagnew
More User Reviews:
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New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-17-2013 23:22:39 | More by csmartin6
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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2014 00:58:54 | More by aquazr1
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-18-2014 22:57:06 | More by KolbMarley
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2014 02:29:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-25-2012 22:41:42 | More by slim24
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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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2014 22:58:29 | More by DCHritz
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-20-2014 00:40:35 | More by kgammell1
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-25-2014 02:32:06 | More by Sammy
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-11-2014 20:23:48 | More by tdm168
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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-27-2014 01:07:00 | More by kwa357
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-04-2014 12:18:41 | More by ConradKenney
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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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2013 18:02:58 | More by Hockey_Fan
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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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