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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: 9 | 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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5/5  rDev +44.5%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

tconty, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

JayKay412, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

justintcoons, Feb 27, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

cps98, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

KolbMarley, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

slim24, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ConradKenney, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mpalestino, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

k_art18, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

shockrocker65, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Futhark21, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

bigred89, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

StaindProject86, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

risteardj, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

username, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Stinkypuss, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.91/5  rDev +13%
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.

hosehead83, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

bubseymour, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of bum732
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

bum732, Mar 12, 2013
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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.