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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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Photo of BeerFMAndy
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
Photo of jjboesen
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

jjboesen, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Mikegsparks
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Mikegsparks, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mattparsons, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +14.9%

fionn13, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright, golden yellow body that had a lot of carbonation bubbles...the head was foamy, pillowy, and white in color as it stood about one finger tall...decent retention with decent lacing

S - Nothing exciting here...there is a faint citrus hop presence, but it fades quickly to a big bready aroma

T - There is a little more going on with the flavors...the citrus aspect stands out more than the nose suggested...it never becomes bitter, it's just more of an accent to the lager base...the lager base is a good one, with a small touch of caramel, a big dose of bread, grainy and grassy, all with a crisp finish

M - Light bodied...crisp, some citrus still lingers through

O - I opted for the can over the bottled version, just because...this was what you would expect from a lager, just with a nice addition of flavoring, citric hops

thain709, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

cantfindme, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear yellow color like a 7-Up with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left spotty lacing. Very basic looking beer, typical of a lager.

Smells clean with a light whiff of lemon, floral hops, grains, bread and herbs; very soft, but better than most macro and Euro lager aroma’s.

The flavor is also mellow, with lemon zest, citrus hops, grains, floral hops, wet white bread, light caramel, grass and herbs; a touch of husk, but surprisingly tasty for such a subdued beer with a low ABV.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, almost watery and quite thin, with a very light body and extremely high drinkability. Chill this bad boy up and crack it open on a sunny afternoon and this is a great session beer.

Not the most flavorful beer, but for a pale lager this was on the mark, refreshing and easy to drink. Take it for what it is, a craft beer in the macro lager space that beats out the competition due to its taste.

CHickman, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A - Pours a clear golden body with 1 finger of solid white head. Pretty solid lacing.

S - Sweet grain, chalky lager yeast, grassy, orange citrus.

T - A moderate amount of citrus and grassy hops hit the palate first provide a nice crispness. A crackery pale malt adds a stable background. A nice honey sweetness carries through with the hops to the finish. Finishes bitter and clean.

M - Moderate stingy carbonation, medium slick body.

A good dose of hops provides a crisp bitterness and keeps this interesting. For the ABV this packs some punch. A great summertime thirst quencher.

StaveHooks, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This has something of a Pilsener flavor and quality. Sparkly, modest alcohol, light bodied, and distinctly hoppy. Golden color in the Stella Artois glass with a low white foamy cap. Nice lacing along the glass. Not much aroma.

Faint whisper of malt. A touch of lemon-lime. Rather acidic on the tongue. Very light mouthfeel. Something of the club soda flavor. Leafy, herbal, slightly medicinal hop flavor. Surprisingly bitter aftertaste.

From the 12 oz bottle. A summer quaff for sure, though one I will skip next time.

mactrail, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

briandaube, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

hardcor33, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

rcatalano, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JakeDebus, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

WDJersey, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color of the beer is a clear pale gold, with a white bubbly head building only about half an inch high. Actually left some lacing on the glass.
The smell is surprisingly complex. Lemon, flowery hops, bread.
Tasting this light Lager, this rich complexity remains throughout the tasting. A well balanced, well brewed abd extremly drinkable Lager.

Hopfenpeter, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of BBP
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful gold. Minimal head and lacing.

The aroma is filled with citrus and grain. Pleasant but light.

The taste is pretty standard for the style but perhaps more refined. The grain and citrus from the nose make themselves evident in the flavor as well as a bit of biscuit malt.

The body is thin as to be expected with a medium-light weight. Carbonation makes it more filling but comes across a bit aggressive. The finish is fairly dry and slightly sticky.

Overall this was a decent beer, but it doesn't stand out enough to warrant a repurchase.

BBP, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

zekeman17, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a lightly hazy golden straw color with a brief burst of fizzy head, no lacing. -Really- nice and strong floral / lemon / honeyed bread dough nose and flavor, (the flavor has slightly more breadiness than the nose, though) I'm quite impressed with the richness of the aroma for such a relatively low ABV beer, something I value over the concept of a 'clean' stripped down lager. The texture is light and well-carbonated, as it ought to be. The only major improvement I can think of is that it could use a lot more head.

WastingFreetime, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's dark in this bar, but it looks gold in color and only slightly hazy. Not much of a head. Average look. 3.0

Quiet nose. Some grain and some earthy/citrusy hops. Very subdued. 3.0

Crisp citrusy hop flavor peaks in the middle and finishes bitter with some husky grain notes. There's a light spice and booze note in the tailend. Borders on astringent with the pushy bitterness. 3.5

High carbonation pushes the feel around. Medium body thins out with all of these bubbles. Aggressive mouthfeel. 3.0

A so-so lager from Flying Dog. Brewed to specs, but I don't regret passing on a sixer. 4.0

thecheapies, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mendvicdog, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RoryOMoore, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow, some carbonation, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Straw, malt, not much else. Boring and bland.

T-Straw, grass, spice, lemon. Very sweet, no bitterness. A large improvement from the nose. I was worried about this and the taste made my worries go away.

M-Light, not carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O-A decent summer beer. I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did. Would be a nice beer to give to Macro drinkers.

rlee1390, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +14.9%

jfcaa193, Jul 14, 2012
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.