1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
Lucky S.O.B.Lucky S.O.B.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

137 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lucky S.O.B. Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KevinTK
KevinTK


5/5  rDev +44.9%

05-30-2012 14:05:51 | More by KevinTK
Photo of tconty
tconty

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-19-2014 22:48:55 | More by tconty
Photo of RVigz
RVigz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-13-2014 03:18:17 | More by RVigz
Photo of JayKay412
JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-09-2013 22:20:31 | More by JayKay412
Photo of justintcoons
justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 21:07:18 | More by justintcoons
Photo of cps98
cps98

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real clover in the boil, really cool. I didn't get any clover (not that i'd be able to identify the taste of clover) from the beer but interesting for sure. Beer poured a nice deep reddish hue and super clean / clear. Really nice tight 2 finger head that remained for the entire drink. The first sip was really nice and smooth nothing overpowering anything else. The malt and hops played nicely with each other. I could drink this all day. Really nice carbonation and medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 14:06:38 | More by cps98
Photo of KolbMarley
KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-18-2014 22:57:06 | More by KolbMarley
Photo of slim24
slim24

New York

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-25-2012 22:41:42 | More by slim24
Photo of ConradKenney
ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-04-2014 12:18:41 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-03-2013 15:32:36 | More by mpalestino
Photo of k_art18
k_art18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-03-2014 21:56:47 | More by k_art18
Photo of shockrocker65
shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-15-2012 04:32:53 | More by shockrocker65
Photo of Futhark21
Futhark21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-23-2014 19:55:21 | More by Futhark21
Photo of bigred89
bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-09-2013 12:15:23 | More by bigred89
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-08-2014 02:36:08 | More by wrightst
Photo of StaindProject86
StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-04-2014 22:11:16 | More by StaindProject86
Photo of risteardj
risteardj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-20-2014 03:58:28 | More by risteardj
Photo of GaryMarkle84
GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-31-2013 02:00:42 | More by GaryMarkle84
Photo of username
username

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-14-2014 21:53:20 | More by username
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flying Dog : Lucky SOB

LOOK: Reddish light amber, white foam and a bit of lacework. Has the look of a firey Irish red.

SMELL: Lightly toasted malts, caramel, buttery bread.

TASTE: Caramelized malts lead the way. Balacing the hearty malt profile is a mild herbal, coarse, leafy bitterness. Über clean, simple, and thoroughly enjoyable.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

OVERALL: Solid all day Irish ale, compliments to the brewer on this one. Spot on.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 01:49:13 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of hosehead83
hosehead83

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear amber in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, herbal hop note
Taste-Toasted malt, nice little kiss of hops, tangy spiciness(could this be the 4-leaf clovers that supposedly used in the brewing of this beer?) Who knows? That being said this ia a pleasant, drinkable Irish Red.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 17:17:43 | More by hosehead83
Photo of bubseymour
bubseymour

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an nice red amber and very clear pour with 1 finger head. Slightly fizzy and decent retention.

Smell - some malt and some metallic scents. Not off-putting but not the best.

Taste - Very mild and sessionable beer from Flying Dog whom is known for some harshness. Slightly sweet caramel and malty start with a crisp dry finish and slight hop bite, but very balanced. Good Irish Red style.

Mouthfeel is very respectable for the style.

Overall - Irish Red Ales usually aren't my favorite style, but this one is pleasant and an easy flavorful drinker. Recommended for a sampling by all.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 23:35:54 | More by bubseymour
Photo of bum732
bum732

Lesotho

3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 02:57:26 | More by bum732
Photo of DCHritz
DCHritz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-12-2014 22:58:29 | More by DCHritz
Photo of Hockey_Fan
Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-09-2013 18:02:58 | More by Hockey_Fan
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.