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UnderDog Atlantic Lager - Flying Dog Brewery

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579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-09-2012

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Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jsanford
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light gold with a pillowy white head that settles to a thick, meringue-like cap. Light aromas of bread dough, crackers, lemon zest, and faintly grassy hops. Clean and uncomplicated. Taste is similarly pleasant and middle-of-the-road, with biscuit malt, toasted crackers, and grassy hops. No complaints here, and the Sixer will likely disappear over the course of my football-watching day. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a thin body and ample carbonation. Overall a solid Pale Lager that gets the job done. Nothing more, nothing less.

Photo of Stobin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Warman73
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured nicely with golden straw color. Decent head for a "lager" which held on for most of the tasting. Observable lacing. Smells grassy and grainy with citrus presence. Taste was crisp and clean with notable hops. Almost too much I thought for the style but I liked it. I gave it it's own character. Mouthfeel was bright. Overall pretty good beer. Would buy it again when looking for something light but different.

Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bright gold with a thick foamy head that slowly descends to a thin, lasting cover. Lacing follows down the glass with quite a bit of stickage.

The smell is grainy, slightly fruity with a bit of dry yeast. Nice taste - noticeable hops, though not quite as "clean" as expected for a lager. Has almost an "ale" aroma, which is fine for me.

The taste is sweetish with some fruity/citrusy hops giving it a bitter-ish balance. A touch of salt is noticeable at the start, but fades away. It has a sour bite in the finish.

It is pretty crisp. Light-bodied, but not too watery or thin.

Not bad. I don't know that a lager drinker would be crazy about it, but I enjoyed it. Nice touch of hops here.

Photo of mcsauter82
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of pdotsoler
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a shorter white head
lighty grassy aroma
Tastes like a fruity citrusy soda
mouthfeel is great, light bubbly and creamy very refreshing
very tasty and refreshing! would be a great beer to pair with burger or sausage. Poured the last bit to deglaze a pan of hot italian pork sausage and it complimented the flavor very nicely.

Photo of RGombert
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium straw yellow in color with some hints of copper and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall dense white head that barely reduces over the life of the beer, leaving more than a quarter finger thick head with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy and caramel malts along with some grassy and citrus hops.

T: Moderate flavors of grainy malts along with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. There is a moderate amount of grassy and citrus hops that impart a light amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one I would get again. Easy to drink and a nice beer for the summer, with a little more flavor than some of the other offerings associated with summer.

Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of Enoch
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: A moderate sweet-corn aroma right off the bat, with some fruitiness underneath. Once the beer breathed a bit I could detect some spicy hops aroma.

Appearance: Pale orange body, a bit darker than expected. Small frothy head that dissipated quickly with light lacing. Very clear.

Flavor: Immediate hit of hops bitterness; no actual hops flavor detected. A mild grainy malt flavor. Very crisp and dry, with some bitterness remaining on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Hightly carbonated with a medium-light body.

Overall: More bitter than a typical pale lager, but I'm not surprised--Flying Dog seems to specialize in hoppy beers. Very enjoyable beer to drink.

Photo of barnzy78
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a hazy golden-yellow...kind of glows yellow. Tall, rocky, white head holds great retention and leaves chunky lacing on the glass. Aromas are sweet, fruity, fresh air, green grass. Tastes are biscuit, lemon, sharp hop, pungent, bitter finish. Mouth-feel is creamy but resiny, while being thin-to-medium bodied. Overall, good offering for the style and worth the try. Not sure that I'd get it again though.

Photo of Savarese85
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ruckus232
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of BARFLYB
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Always glad to give another Flying Dog beer a go.

A- Underdog looks like a pale lager alright, it's bright yellow with a hint of gold in there and clear as a whistle, a nice bright white head leaves some nice marks.

S- And this one is a malt bomb in scent, just picking up some trace whiffs of lemon but all in all [pale malt out the wahzoo. A biscuit presence comes up with some caramel towards the end.

T- Very straight forward and to the point. Most that will try this will just write it off as BMC tasting because it is rather light, but it's a step up from that stuff i swear. Pale biscuit malt, the lightest of fruits juice squeezed, but you cant hide from the malt it's there, no extract though, that's the rub! Earthy hops, a lot of straw

M- Light and grassy, light carb

D- One and done.

Photo of odualum13
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Photo of jjboesen
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here..." said the heroic supercanine of the 1960's cartoon - with voice supplied by Wally Cox. (Yeh, I guess I should get out more often.) This beer comes from a can decorated with the unique artwork of Ralph Steadman; the lager pours out a cloudy froth: there is a spongy, glistening, head atop a translucent pool of light amber that is home to a furious school of carbonation bubbles racing to the top.

The nose emits a whiff of grass, followed by a lemony feint. The palate is treated with a crispy layer of mild hoppiness - very mild, since the 28 IBU rating won't appease the lust of the hophead. C'mon, this is a lager! That said, it is one that I found airy, crisp and refreshing - a superlative option on any given hot day. It is your basic low maintenence lager style. Nothing complex; no need for any furious debate among beer geeks: simply put, a worthy lager from a damn fine brewery. Not every Flying Dog beer need be a raging bitch.

Photo of Mikegsparks
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +15.3%

UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
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