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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

529 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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rjbrenn3

Maryland

5/5  rDev +43.7%

04-29-2013 20:13:46 | More by rjbrenn3
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

10-13-2012 22:34:33 | More by TaylorK
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

09-24-2013 00:57:33 | More by hockeyfighter19
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TigerSauce


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

05-13-2012 07:00:35 | More by TigerSauce
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-13-2012 23:32:29 | More by minneapolitanjim
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meteor45

New York

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

10-26-2013 04:29:45 | More by meteor45
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Brenden

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Underdog is a lightly clouded but very bright gold color. A creamy pure white head sticks around at just over a finger in height, never fading from a sturdy foam and leaving patches with auxiliary spotty lacing well down the glass.
There's a nice floral hoppiness in the smell alongside a dry, crackery malt with just a touch of sweetness underneath. It's got a good, leafy sort of grassiness to it.
Even more comes out in the flavor, from the added herbal edge and strength of the hops to a more bready character alongside the crackery dryness off the malts, to the mildly and appropriately moderate mineral note. There's an added earthy element rolling into the finish. This has fantastic depth, strength and complexity for the style and, like Victory's Summer Love, is thus far the best I've ever had of a group that's typically too light and bland.
Given the overly thin nature beers of this style tend to have, this is downright heavy (though it's not, and it doesn't sit in your stomach). It's almost medium-bodied with a cleanness and a bright crispness that remains even as it gets creamy and goes down smooth.
Is it a good style? Not per se. This beer surpasses others like it, and as such must be rated with other pale lagers in mind. That it's good beer by itself is one thing, but compare this to any of its kind and this is head and shoulders above them.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 20:21:09 | More by Brenden
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
4.7% ABV, 256A12 on label

A - A tall white head is spawned from a moderately vigorous pour, crowning the crystal clear pale golden beer for quite some time. Small, delicate specks of lace cling to the glass as the foam lowers.

S - UnderDog smells crisp and refreshing, flourishing with husky, grainy pale malt and a strong herbal hop bite that mate for an inviting, clean aroma.

T - Husky pale malt has a bit of a bite to it, providing a sharpness upfront that's continued through to the back end by the herbal, most likely noble hops. Lingering floral attributes leave some depth to consider, keeping this otherwise rather simple lager interesting.

M - Sparkling carbonation dances on the tongue feverishly as this crisp, clean, and smooth lager goes down. Very well balanced and without flaw, UnderDog finishes with that same herbal hoppiness in the flavor; dry and mildly bitter with a pinch of sodium.

O - Flying Dog has always seemed like somewhat of an underdog, underestimated and under-appreciated in many ways, but this beer is damn good. Crisp and refreshing, it's an easy drinker that can be a thoughtless slammer but still provides enough subtlety to be interesting when you want to kick back with a good lager. It's very German Pilsner-like.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 17:34:37 | More by BeerFMAndy
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent straw color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy with faint mineral notes, some perfumy hops show up late along with bready notes

T: Grassy, crackery, with mineral hop edge up front, some lemony & soapy notes, plus nice biscuitty flavor. More crackeryness, some dryness & grassy/lemon-grass notes as this warms. Finishes, soapy, crisp, crackery & refreshing

MF: Light/medium bodied, soft carbonation. good balance

Very drinkable. I will get this again for summertime drinking, highly quaffable! Great example of what this style can be, most are adjuct laden messes...

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:13:29 | More by russpowell
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

12-04-2012 03:12:45 | More by Guinnsslvr
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-31-2012 19:32:11 | More by briandaube
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

03-14-2013 03:52:28 | More by PhillyStyle
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RGombert

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

08-28-2012 17:28:15 | More by RGombert
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-15-2013 02:13:35 | More by pathman
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-27-2012 00:31:59 | More by bigeyedfish89
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dhabersa

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-03-2013 23:34:49 | More by dhabersa
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

12-11-2012 18:49:00 | More by jculler82
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craig220


4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-05-2012 19:14:12 | More by craig220
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-26-2012 02:41:44 | More by zekeman17
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-15-2014 21:57:53 | More by mikepcarney
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-30-2012 20:28:28 | More by XavierMuskies
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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

04-24-2013 10:38:04 | More by trotnixon
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billsmorrison

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A very even lager with nice hop complexion, its smell is a light citrus and its body is perfectly light mostly clear with a thin line hew of yeast. The taste and mouth feel are where this beer excels. a perfect delivery of the expectations set by the nose and look of this beer excellen!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:05:45 | More by billsmorrison
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dfillius

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint
A: Aggressive pour yields 2/3 finger of white head with good retention. Clear, just slightly hazy straw-gold. Haze is the only negative. Great head!
S: Crisp, slightly citrus herbal hop. Delightful. No off-aromas. Nice biscuit balance.
T: Clean malt backbone with puckeringly grapefruity hops. No off-flavors, just a hoppy lager. Maybe a bit more malt character would be nice.
M: Quite dry. Prickly and puckering.
O: Pure warm day enjoyment. I love it. I'd love another and would buy 6. Great session beer - full-flavored for being so light at 4.7%

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:47:15 | More by dfillius
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nofalltoofar

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into imperial pint glass

A: Fluffy white head about an inch thick slowly dissipates over a translucent golden color.

S: Sharp, immediate citrus presence

T: Slight sweetness, a little bitter after a moment and in the aftertaste. Definite citrus presence, medium hop presence. Not much grain presence compared to the two.

M: Perfect carbonation level. Just a little tingle. Not too runny, but very smooth

This is a great summer beer. Pour a couple out by the pool and watch clouds go by. Refreshing, enjoyable, and an abv level that won't have you too full if you bring it to a barbecue. It's a great enjoyable beer and it will do you right.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 00:36:25 | More by nofalltoofar
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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.