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Lucky S.O.B. - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

142 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Sammy, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

spycow, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet toast, earth, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid toast and nut qualities all around.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

djrn2, Mar 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

largadeer, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Jason, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

WVbeergeek, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Kegatron, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clean. That's the word that struck me about this one. Complete clarity visually. Clean flavor profile. Might strike some as thin. Slick sweetness with a lot of malt presence, but nothing too out there. Easy to drink. Not really all that inspiring, but a nice enough beer.

RblWthACoz, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Labeled as an Irish red brewed with four-leaf clovers. I don't really know if there is a flavor from four-leaf clovers and/or if it really came out in the beer. But also, if true, it must've been a pain in the ass collecting all those damn things in a quantity substantial enough for brewing. Unless they just tossed in a few for good luck, which seems more likely when you think about it. But anyway.

Decent beer here. Poured a clear golden brown with a fluffy white head that receded to a ringlet and left some nice lacing on the glass. Not really a deep red color or darker amber like other beers of the style. Light aroma of toasted malts, grains, caramel. The taste followed the aroma, lightly toasted, malty, light caramel, cereal grains. Light body, easily drinkable and enjoyable. Nothing extraordinary here, but quite sessionable overall.

Rifugium, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

oriolesfan4, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

duceswild, Apr 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

ejimhof, Mar 30, 2013
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 smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice fluffy light tan to light khaki head, three fingers tall, sitting on a nice red copper brown body. Nice and large, a booming red body, crystal clear, virtually no rising carbonation, looks very nice.

A nice faint sticky malt, and some spicy brown sugars. Faint English hitting bitter and hint of tea aromas. Pretty solid.

Palate comes with a bit subdued tea warmth. Malt thickness and caramel richness a bit watered and toned down. Comes almost crisp finish, which really enhances the toasty aromas of brown bread and blackened crust. Muted caramel and sugars, with big toasty and dry finish

Overall it's a doable red ale, but misses some of the malt thickness and sweetness I am expecting.

smakawhat, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tdm168, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

dmorgan310, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ShanePB, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Boone757, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

tone77, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was able to snag a bottle of this for a Buck at the House of 1,000 beers, very weird to see it this cheap since it was just brewed a month or two ago.

A - A very festive full inch of head atop of a very dark amber brown, which looks more like a brown ale but whatever.
S - Some caramel malt, fresh greens, and some hops in the mix. Slightly sour as well.
T - Huh it taste rather middle of the road. Starts off with lager yeasts, then the bitterness comes in like dandelion leaves (which I assume is the clovers) and it finishes with some sweet malts. Not that great.
M - Light to medium, somewhat fizzy (which could be why the taste is so light).

Overall I will pretty much try anything for a buck and even though I only had one bad Flying Dog brew (tire bite) this one is pretty close. I haven't had the Old Scratch in forever so maybe this uses the same recipe? Regardless it wasn't that great.

DrDemento456, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

KevinGordon, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

whartontallboy, Mar 16, 2012
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Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.