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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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Jsimansk

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-10-2012 02:40:24 | More by Jsimansk
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale lemon pour with a brilliant clarity shows a light mention of effervesce. Eggshell white head is thin and whispy and doesnt care to stick around long nor lace much.

S: The aroma shows some sour lemony funk and grains. Some cold steel, overall strength of aroma is moderately low.

T: The flavor is sour and funky of lemon skins, citrusy flower hops that are rather strong. Some lemon straw rounds things out.

M: Medium body, sour and funky lemony and grain mouthful, small carbonation.

O: Overall a lager with some sour lemony funk edge. a pale lager, crisp, well hopped with a lingering leave of lemon straw. A bit assertive at first but you warm up to this about mid stride.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 23:07:13 | More by beerthulhu
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big creamy 1.5 finger head that fades fairly slowly, with sticky lacing, over fairly clear tan colored beer.

NOse has some nice lager aromas, hints of light fruit and crispness, a soft toasty malt, light toasty almost pilsner like, hint of floral grassy hops.

Taste comes on stronger than I expected, quite a bit of malt comes in with light toastiness, almost acid malt like taste, little pilsner malt like. Then hops, starting slow at first with mild bitterness and some floral light fruity and grassy hints, and moves more aggressive to a fairly bitter starting to get a little spicy even. Hint of lager fruit underneath all that. Finish is fairly dry with more hops lingering, hint of malty flavor.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, fluffy with good carb.

Overall OK but not great, hops get a little overbearing, malts are nice at first but turn a bit less tasty after a few seconds, not bad, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 18:46:38 | More by jlindros
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-07-2012 01:44:12 | More by Greggory
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #183
Served On: 07/05/2012
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 4.7%
Date/ Code: -

This was in the latest year-round mixed 12 pack that Flying Dog puts out.

Look: The beer poured a fairly clear bright yellow. The head was a coating of white foam. Carbonation level was strong. Lacing was sparse, but present.

Smell: Clean aroma with some lemon rind and sweet biscuit notes.

Taste: First was the lemon citrus and then a faint spice note - coriander maybe? The finish was a crisp bitterness that was expected with such a light palate. Mouth feel was thin, but certainly had more substance than a macro-lager.

This was a great offering to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon. Temps have been in the 100's here lately, so I was glad I had some of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 15:11:52 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-03-2012 17:49:50 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ecolello87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-02-2012 16:29:23 | More by Ecolello87
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-02-2012 01:33:51 | More by Chugs13
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ajanesz

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-02-2012 01:01:32 | More by ajanesz
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-01-2012 23:22:33 | More by Gregwa
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tdm168

North Carolina

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

A - pale golden yellow with a quarter of an inch of loose, bubbly, soap-like head that has decent retention

S - grassy, herbal hops and faint lemon

T - grassy, herbal, a bit bitter, faint lemon

M - medium bodied, crisp, smooth

This is a rather hoppy lager. They're a bit intense for the light malt character. Otherwise, this is a decent, easy to drink pale lager with good flavor. It's worth a try if you're looking for something lighter.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 23:29:29 | More by tdm168
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-30-2012 20:28:28 | More by XavierMuskies
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-28-2012 22:25:53 | More by chasmandocharles
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breakofdawn

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at a local package store and I had to try it.

Golden hue in color but bolder than most 'lagers' (which this technically is one). Smells of hops, pine notes and some malts. Upon tasting, those flavors are again presented, with a hint of citrus. Highly refreshing. Mouthfeel is crisp and almost (big almost) resembling an APA.

This should be considered the gold standard of APL. Highly enjoyable, and with a low ABU (around 4.7%), easily quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 22:18:05 | More by breakofdawn
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

06-27-2012 00:31:59 | More by bigeyedfish89
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-very golden with a very thick white head. Very sticky.

S-very grassy. Fresh grass and some bitterness. Some corn as well. Smells crisp and pretty good!

T-comes in with a crisp taste of corn and grains. It's a little weak but it does have a bit of flavor to it, more so in the after-taste. Has a good bitterness to it. It's pretty good.

M-medium carbonation. A bit watery. Crisp finish.

O-this is a great lager. It's a very easy drinking and tasty beer. I wouldn't mind having a lot of this. 

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 04:00:04 | More by AdamBear
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-25-2012 21:40:24 | More by brotherloco
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-25-2012 18:20:27 | More by Stockfan42
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secondtooth

Indiana

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

Pours a clean, light golden, with a nice white head and intricate, detailed lace.

Aroma is toasty grains. Nice, and very faithful for a German-style lager.

Taste is pleasant, with a sharp hop character in there among the grainy, toasty malt backdrop.

Atlantic Lager isn't outstanding, but it is a solid, well-done, and enjoyable lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 14:29:32 | More by secondtooth
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Single from Chevy Chase. I can't remember when I last had two beers from this style in one night.

Light golden yellow (not quite pale straw, but getting close), this beer is capped with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose has... nothing. A faint whiff of lemon, maybe? Swirling the beer brings out more, with a little earth and some honey/toast malt character. Meh. As it warms up, the nose does improve and gain character, and improves significantly. Smelling mostly clean, with a nice hop character, this actually does morph into an enjoyable beer after about 20 minutes in the glass.

The palate opens mildly bitter, faint, but noticeable with a grainy, husky astringency, a moderate soapy flavor. Again, a light malt flavor that is mildly corn-like and is stale is present. Bitter on the finish, and a little astringent too, this beer is disappointing. Light in body, moderately carbonated, this feels decent (apart from the astringency, of course). A touch of sulfur is also present. Disappointing. A light beer that's so lackluster that it isn't worth the calories is always disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:15:57 | More by DefenCorps
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in flared glass

A: spritzy bright orange yellow; very nice head that dissipates quickly
S: bright, lemony aroma; mostly malt, but a bit of yeast too
T: very good flavor for a pale lager; it's complex, from the strong ensemble of hops; grassy, a bit buttery; even in the aftertaste

An excellent craft-beer version of what in other instantiations is normally dishwater.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 01:46:41 | More by Arithmeticus
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-18-2012 19:26:50 | More by PreacherBrewer
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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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-15-2012 21:33:03 | More by ejimhof
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Brenden

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 20:21:09 | More by Brenden
UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.