Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.