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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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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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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.

Brenden, Jun 14, 2012
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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.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 12, 2012
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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...

russpowell, May 17, 2012
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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!

billsmorrison, Dec 11, 2012
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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.