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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager

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559 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-09-2012)
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
Photo of chodinheaven
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good looking beer with a perfect clarity, showing off a straw yellow and tons of bubbles floating from the bottom to the surface. A 1.5 finger white foamy head is on top, resembling the foam of a cappucino as it sticks around for a long time. Infrequent patchy lacing sticks to the glass. There is a nice citrusy crispness to the aroma, chock full of lemon and a bit of grapefruit. Lots of lemon rind zest behind the sourish lemon scent. Even a touch of clove maybe? I may be imagining that, but I am picking up on some sort of spice. Smells like it will be refreshing, regardless.

The taste is still full of lemon and citrus, with grapefruit showing up in the back end of the palate. The malt bill is not all that exciting, giving a light to medium body. The lemon rind zestiness is definitely present still, giving a bit of depth and character a style that doesn't go too much for that. In the back, grapefruity hops rear their head with a pleasant and much needed bitterness to balance out the lighter body a little bit. They do a pretty good job of giving this beer some excitement amongst the refreshment, albeit just a touch. Not as crisp in the mouthfeel as the aroma put on as it has a nice smooth lager feel to it, but with the prickle of hops in the back end to even it out. A touch watery even so. It leaves a nice lingering grapefruity hop aftertaste that is pleasantly understated.

Overall nothing crazy here, but its definitely an easy drinker and one to enjoy on a hot summer day. Could be a bit crisper and exciting, maybe a touch more carbonation on the tongue? Either way, I'd say give it a try if you're in the mood for a decent spring or summer beer.

chodinheaven, May 25, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner a clear light golden with a large fluffy crown that settled ever so slowly leaving multiple broken chunks of lace behind.Mild toasted grain,iron,and lightly sweet caramel malts in the nose,it's not a clean nose wich to me is a good thing.Toasted bready malt with some herbal hop notes on the palate,again mild caramle and iron finish out the flavor profile.This is a damn nice lager here,Iam gonna be drinking this on Monday while out grilling.

oberon, May 24, 2012
Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -13.8%

woodchipper, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Great lacing, clear pale gold and bubbly

SMELL: Floral, hop oil, leafy, bready, crackers, clean, faint spiciness, Asian pear

TASTE: Crisp snap, lighter body, hop oil, soft herb, dried grass, walnut skin, moderate bitterness, spicy; grainy, dry finish

Pretty easy to drink, though the finish does become a bit too grainy and bitter without anything to accompany it. We applaud them for brewing something that is yellow and fizzy in a sense, something “craft beer” needs a bit more of, as it should not be forgotten.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Custom151, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear light golden with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts and noble hops and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready toffee malts with a medium spicy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, a decent fairly well balanced lager - still a little sweet for me.

Beaver13, Mar 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

megamass, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

KolbMarley, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +14.9%

fionn13, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Golden32
1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

Golden32, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

tyleeis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up some time ago from Trembling Madness in York. I love Ralph Steadman's art, though the label on this brew is a trifle disturbing. Is the dog attempting to suckle at a giant pair of tits, or a different part of the anatomy?

Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with hints of noble hops, grass, very mild pine and earthy yeast. Dry and rather subtle.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grass, peppery noble hops, earthy yeast and a whisper of pine. Surprisingly dry, with a moderate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and unusually tingly. Nice carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter noble hops and yeast.

Pretty good. Not the best craft lager I've tried, but a distinct cut above any macro crap. The noble hops and earthy yeast add depth to the aroma/flavour, but both seem too restrained. In particular, the flavour doesn't linger and falls flat as you finish a mouthful. A decent brew - worth trying if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Cynic-ale, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

elBecko, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

briandaube, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Kmahood13
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Kmahood13, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in nonical glass

A - Clear pale straw with 2 finger with bubbly head with good retention and good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, lemon, fruity yeast, crackers

T - Follows the nose, light, wheaty, with a bit of fruit and touch of bitter

M - Light body, moderate-high carbonation, smooth

O - Nice session beer, not too complex, but refreshing and better than your average lager.

williamjbauer, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant pale golden color with a bright white thicket of head forming so nicely. Aroma has a nice citric nose with biscuit malt character weighing with a nice bread dough appeal. Flavor has a nice grassiness evident hop backend with citric peel and grassy herbal qualities amongst a pale malt breadiness this is the best summer beer around right now. Light refreshing about the same alcohol content as a Bud Light, with actual hop flavor and bready grains. I fully approve of the sessionable alcohol level the label is a bit weird as smaller dog sitting on a barrel trying to bite some balls hanging down from a bigger dog. What the hell is Ralph Steadman drawing? I don't know about the art on the label but the art in the bottle is working just fine. Excellent beer pounding out much drinkability blended with enough citric hops to keep anybody interested in the good stuff. Carbonation is sturdy carries the lighter bodied beer very well, extremely sessionable and keeps you wanting another and another beer.

WVbeergeek, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured clear amber with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles, covered by o small but durable white head.
The aroma is pleasant, with surprising floral and fruity aspects. The malt is evident in tasting, where a sweet, caramel malt arrives before the beer becomes increasingly bitter, with earthy and spicy hops kicking in early on. The finish is good, but the aftertaste has too much bitter grapefruit rind for this style.

M: medium-light body with medium+ carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
O: In the acceptable/average range for this style.

chinchill, Mar 17, 2013
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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.