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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white 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, grain, and some herbal and grassy aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, and some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:22:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-28-2013 23:23:32 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin, dense white head that has excellent retention properties, consistently covering the surface and leaving a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a nice mix of flavors from the hops and malts as well as a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a great tasting and easy to drink beer for the style. I wouldn’t mind trying it at a summer picnic or as a lawnmower beer, especially since it is also available in cans.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 00:25:58 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-18-2012 15:40:56 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly conservative for the usually brash Flying Dog brewery and marketing team, this non-descript lager carries a moderate and clean balance without offense. So, why has it taken so long to use the name "UnderDog" in one of their brands?

As most well-made lagers do, UnderDog pours with a bright light golden color with brilliant clarity. the cottony white head floats atop the beer with fine persistence and lace.

A consistent aroma and flavor profile starts with a clean and crisp malt flavor of wafer crackers, lightly kilned barley, and fresh bread or bread dough. Followed with a mildly floral, light herbal and grassy hop flavor at mid palate, the finish brings a crisp and earthy bitterness to match the low-lying intensity of malt sweetness and providing a refreshing bite to close the beer.

Medium bodied as that normally reserved for bohemian Czech pilsners with a hearty malt taste and feel, the beer evades the normally empty mid palate that you expect to find in the usual pale lager. A slight slickness of butterscotch and a mildly soapy taste accompany the rich middle portion of taste before the minty-fresh finish kicks in.

UnderDog certainly doesn't boast the hop character than shines in most Flying Dog brands, but it is a nice and refreshing beer that doesn't command attention, force thought, or provoke exploration. As the brewery would likely have it, "Drink the beer and shut up!"

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2012 15:57:19 | More by BEERchitect
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-03-2013 21:55:30 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

01-01-2013 03:07:06 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of the Shock & Awe Variety Pack - $16.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a light golden body with a slight haze to it and a sufficiently-sized, white head.

Smell: Softly toasted grains and hay, some pilsner-esque hints with a little edge of caramel that doesn't come across for me in the taste. Lightly floral with some citrus akin to lemon zest with some pith taken.

Taste: Light hay-like character to the modest pils maltiness. Floral tones, minor lemon. Acceptably bitter. Minor toasty grains on the back half. Drying, gently bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Thirst: quenched! A taking-it-easy, refreshing, relatively lower alcohol lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 20:18:55 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

08-16-2013 21:28:07 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-16-2013 16:00:08 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on a hazy bright golden body with nice lacing.

S: musty grains, fresh pale malts, earthy notes and a hint of sulfur.

T: a lot of standard pale malt and grains which arent too sour, actually have a nice sweet note in the finish with a hint of almost noble hop bitterness.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: fairly standard for the style. Nothing offensive here but not great.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:48:18 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-11-2013 07:03:32 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 20:39:58 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a white head on top. The retention is decent and but leaves no lacing. The smell of the beer is grainy, its got a touch of grass in there too. The taste of the beer is earthy, subtle sweetness and more grassy hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied, easy drinking very sessionable with a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty good for what it is. Nothing too special but if you like the style it's a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 00:09:00 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in my new Lagunitas mason jar glass.

Y'know, I've been digging on this hoppy lager style since I had one from Cricket Hill a while ago. Good times so far. This one pours a clear golden straw topped by a good amount of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, lemon zest, very light lime zest, flowers, and honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a solid amount of biscuit in the background for the sake of balance. Frankly, I think this over-balances things (if that even makes sense), but it's still pretty solid. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a solid Atlantic lager (I like that name for the style), one that shows that you can hop up a relatively low-alcohol lager and still make it enjoyable. We need more of these...

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 16:54:48 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle with an unintelligible string of numbers printed on the bottom of the label.
Clear pale straw gold with some slow rising carb trails, spotty lacing, rapid champagne streams.

Soft floral aroma, honey, crackers.

Cris flavors of honeyed crackery pilsner malt and lightly grassy noble hops. Clean and easygoing with a moderate carbonic bite to it. Finishes pretty dry and clean, very light residual malt sweetness. Not a bad lager at all, a little more hop presence than its European counterparts.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 02:35:07 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-08-2012 16:07:22 | More by JAHMUR
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flying Dog "UnderDog Atlantic Lager"
12 oz. bottle
No apparent freshness dating on the bottle but the case is marked "7 2 13"

Appearance: A clear golden body rests lazily beneath a short head of white foam, steadily releasing small bubbles that dart upwards, eventually reaching the surface and helping to maintain the finger-thick cap. As is characteristic of th drops but then maintains a solid surface covering and thicker ring along the edge of the glass. The lacing left behind is better than average for the style.

Aroma: The bright, clean aroma offers a combination of malt and hops that's lightly grainy, grassy, surprisingly spicy, and softly floral. It's not overdone, and it's pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Not surprisingly, the flavor mirrors the aroma. The spiciness is quite unique. There's just enough that you are well aware of it without it going overboard; and it helps to balance it alongside the median bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body. Crisp with a median carbonation.

Overall: A clean, balanced, and crisp lager with unique character. Although it doesn't quite have the strength at just 4.7%, and the malt isn't exactly "pilsner" in character, I think I would compare it mainly to a Dortmunder-export style lager. Enjoyable and refreshing; and well-brewed. I've noticed an improvement at Flying Dog as of late, and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 21:56:00 | More by NeroFiddled
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nickfl

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves good lacing on the glass.

S - A somewhat sulphury aroma with grainy malt and herbal hop notes.

T - Dry, grainy malt up front with some herbal hop notes. Some corny sweetness in the middle and a finish of dry, husky grain, harsh bitterness, and a touch of sourness.

M - Medium body, somewhat low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Kind of bland and one dimensional. When you add in the flaws of sulphur in the nose and harsh bitterness it is not something I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:50:58 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of the few remaining Flying Dog beers I have yet to try; the mainstream ones at least.

This is, okay. At best. Too tangy with a sweet edge that doesn't work. Seem to be a fair amount of malts in there, but the carbonation interrupts the flavor delivery. There really isn't anything showing that is doing it for me. Eh.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 03:00:35 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with mild flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The hops presence is also mild but brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:41:28 | More by TheManiacalOne
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 22:18:34 | More by WVbeergeek
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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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear paler gold, with several fingers of thick bright-white head. This retains with a big frothy dollop of foam in the middle of the glass, which hangs heavy swathes of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh and grassy, with a splash of tart lemon and green citric character. The malts sit along the back with a toasted bready presence.

The taste is has a crisp and leafy citric bite the whole way through, with a complimentary splash of lemon flavor and then a tight neutral graininess across the back. This is dry and lightly bitter and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp up front with more of a smooth and creamy feel as you swallow.

This was a great first beer to put in a can from Flying Dog. It’s fairly hoppy for a Pale Lager but that just gives it some extra crisp quaffability that pairs up nicely with that already smooth Lager body. This is a great one to take on the go with you. Especially in the summertime.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 16:21:26 | More by Kegatron
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can gifted by the other Matt in an in person trade the other day before a beer tasting. At the time of this review, this is #13 on the "Top Beers - American Pale Lager" on beeradvocate.com. Served in a goblet of sorts. Beer is yellow and clear with a thin white head of small bubbles, low retention, some lacing, looks good.

Aroma is yeasty, sweet, and has this hoppiness to it that is pleasing, smells good.

Beer is light and bitter with a mild sweetness and nice finish. I like this beer and it is a wet, easy drinking, summer lager with a nice yeast body and a clean finish. Not enough craft lagers and this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 01:29:29 | More by drabmuh
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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.