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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

521 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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elBecko

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-11-2013 12:18:37 | More by elBecko
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-11-2013 00:02:14 | More by AngusOg
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-10-2013 19:21:01 | More by twenty5
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Offa

California

3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent American pale lager, but not great.

Pale golden, slightly hazy, it has a medium-big white head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is ripe grain, apples, mint, green grass, and metal, most a bit vague but good.

Taste is grain, white bread, grass (a bit sharp), hint of peppery-grassy bitterness. It has light sweetness but is on the dry and bitter side. It's reasonably good but not great and a bit tiresome, too sharp to be really enjoyable alone as a warm-weather or lighter session beer but good enough to drink with easygoing food.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 18:48:14 | More by Offa
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-08-2013 03:07:21 | More by mikehillman
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear golden with fluffy white foam. Some lacing. Modest malt nose, some buried below. Small citrus taste backed with a mild hop. Light bitter holds out. Very tasty pilsner flavor. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:11:17 | More by KTCamm
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-05-2013 23:15:06 | More by pirmannt1
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into glass gives a small pure white head, recedes to a thin film on top with foam around the edges. Color is a light straw that is perfectly clear. Leaves moderate lacing.

Faint aroma consists of hay, stale sourdough bread, and floral, with just a bit of citrus hops. The flavor is stronger than the aroma, with the hay and stale bread throughout, and with a stronger than expected floral finish, with a touch of lemon at the end. Crisp and clean finish. Medium body with above average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 21:20:23 | More by JG-90
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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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mbabble

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -42.5%

05-02-2013 03:49:24 | More by mbabble
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BeerYoss

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pale gold in color. Very clear. Almost pure white one finger head quickly dissipates to a thin layer which is there till the end. Lacing is present but does not cling for long.

Smell - Sour apple

Taste - Hit of carbonation accompanies sour apple which quickly gives way to bitter hops. Aftertaste of that bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery. Pretty heavy on the carbonation.

Overall - It is a pale lager, but still... too light for my taste. Too bitter for my taste if I'm reaching for a lager. And seriously lacking in body, depth and flavors, let alone balance. From what I've had from Flying Dog, this was the weakest offering.

served in a goblet

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 00:36:25 | More by BeerYoss
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

"Don't be an underdog in this crazy game called life. Now is no time to be a pawn. The kings and queens rule the board, so that's who you've gotta be. Keep your head tall, stand up, and carry on. We're pulling for you. Brewed in the style of an American Pale Lager. Date on bottle is 010413.

Served in a pint glass upwards of 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy white head with an average retention quality. Pale golden yellow body color, very clear. Very mild, limited carbonation. Lacing is medium and clingy. 3.75

(Smell) Clean pale cracker malts with a mild airy sweetness and a mellow grassy bitterness. Aroma is very mild on potency. 3

(Taste) Pale, musty malts with a mild grassy hop character on the very striking dry finish. Sweetness is almost where it should be for the style, as evidenced by the finish. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Carbonation is rather mild for the style, and the dry finish is very prevalent. Body is light+ for the style and light overall. Alcohol presence is mild. 3.5

(Overall) I find this lager a bit shallow on malt body, despite having a pleasant bitterness. It could have managed a more substantial flavor profile throughout. 3.25

Flying Dog Brewery's
UnderDog Atlantic Lager
3.25/5.00

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 22:31:07 | More by Jadjunk
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rjbrenn3

Maryland

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

04-28-2013 20:22:33 | More by Lurkerson
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Swosu19

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-26-2013 02:45:04 | More by Swosu19
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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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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-21-2013 23:39:31 | More by CalbeDacks
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-21-2013 13:07:13 | More by Mojoman8561
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meschick

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-19-2013 17:56:42 | More by meschick
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strohme2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-18-2013 03:49:31 | More by strohme2
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-17-2013 11:00:20 | More by bmur112
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2013 00:50:24 | More by Boone757
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PaF

Israel

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-14-2013 18:31:25 | More by PaF
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-13-2013 20:30:48 | More by Arsenal0328
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.