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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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Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Pinche_Oso, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

randylangford, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish copper with a finger of beige head that lingered a bit, particularly in the edges of the glass. The nose is malty. The flavor profile is driven by taste of amber malt and includes a trace of sweetness. There is also a hint of cloves in the flavor. The tingling dry bitterness on the finish is a pleasant way to end a decent, but not extraordinary drinking experience.

57md, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of JLapadura
2.25/5  rDev -35%

JLapadura, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4/5  rDev +15.6%

GaryMarkle84, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours an amber color, about a finger head that disperses fast, moderate lacing.
S - Malts, some light spices and a little sour hint
T - Slightly tart, rye, malty and some herbs, dry hops.
M - Good carbonization, a little bitterness hangs on.
O - An average red ale, enough said.

Omnium, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

ejimhof, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

skaboom420, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Boone757, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
3/5  rDev -13.3%

RobertColianni, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of dweeuu
3/5  rDev -13.3%

dweeuu, Mar 20, 2013
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
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JakeDebus, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

csmartin6, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Metalaero, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

2dogbrew, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

speedvagen, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of banger7
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

banger7, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

JohnG190, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Ohboy229
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Ohboy229, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of sludgy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

sludgy, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

oriolesfan4, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear amber hue with a thick white head that slowly dissipates down the slide of the glass leaving a good trail and ending in a large lace.

S: Not a huge nose here – some malt and mild caramel aroma.

T: Slightly tart and bitter malty flavor. Similar to the aroma no huge flavor comes through.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Sort of a bland amber ale. Nothing really stands out or will be rememberable.

ckollias, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

ianjsullivan, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of doc17325
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

doc17325, Mar 15, 2013
Lucky S.O.B. from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.