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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

152 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 03-15-2012

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, deep, dark reddish/mahogany color with 2 full fingers of white-colored head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toast malt up front, imparting notes of biscuits, soda bread, and English muffins. I also get notes of black pepper, a touch of coriander, and some floral notes of hay and clover. Finally, I get some aromas of honey and caramel.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted malt up front, immediately followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness. There’s a pleasant touch of floral/slightly bitter hops at the finish. Really good!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious Irish-style red ale! Great flavors of malt and sweetness, wrapped up in a creamy beer. I’m definitely getting a six pack of this every year!

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm buzzed I liked it. Why do have to justify my answer?

Photo of justintcoons
4.21/5  rDev +21%
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!

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4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of beerme626
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.