Natural Selection - Genus 3 | Flying Dog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stock Ale with caramel and brown fruit notes, mingling with roast, chocolate and toast.

Added by Prfctchckn on 10-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Reddish brown. Nice, frothy head.
Smell: Sweet grapefruit. Like (sour) blue raspberry candy.
Taste: Grapefruit.

This is certainly a contender for my favorite Flying Dog brew. The smell is excellent. It's almost like a Sour Straw blue raspberry taste, but very grapefruit as well. The taste is beyond good. It's a tangy, grapefruit delight. This is my favorite hop attribute. Hopefully this review isn't misleading. It's not a fruity beer at all. It just has a hop content that makes both smell and taste very, very flavorful. I would absolutely get this again.

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 04/28/14. 7.6% abv, 35 IBU.

Served in a tulip glass. Genus 3 is a natural rust color; ruddy brick, and hazy like a wheat beer. The tan-colored head that develops is very thick, creamy, and shows great retention and will stick on the sides of the glass, showing off the hopped nature of this beer right away.

The aroma is a splendid mix of characteristics, from the Galaxy hops to the cherry wood barrels, you get a diverse smell each and every time you lift the glass to your lips. It has notes of peppercorn, fruitcake, butterscotch, lemon, and leafy herbs.

The palate shows off the dry-hopping better than the aroma, with a long lasting lightly bitter finish. The taste is a compilation of chestnut, bready malt, chocolate, beans, ripe plums, and grassy hops. Very well-balanced, and shows off the qualities of both the hops and the base beer quite well. The carbonation is perfect, with a solid medium body and a gentle, smooth texture from the carbonation and body combination. This beer would probably do just as well off a firkin as well.

This is not an "Old Ale." Neither of the brewers call it that, but "Stock Ale" doesn't seem to be a style category on the site yet. This project/collaboration was created by two Maryland brewers (Flying Dog and Evolution) so that they could design a beer that would work well on it's own, or under the specialty treatment of each of the brewers individually. Flying Dog's specialty seems to be dry-hopping, and I must say that this worked out well for them. I am excited to try Evolutions barrel-aged version.

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4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: very dark amber; really nice, creamy head; good carbonation; great lacing
S: complex hoppy aroma; dark, musky, and appetizing
T: very rich, complex IPA-style beer; it's all in the hops in a big way; nicely complementing the booze (7.6%); dry hopping makes a very vibrant beer with subtly tapering aftertaste
M: rich, creamy

An outstanding IPA. Get it while you can.

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Natural Selection - Genus 3 from Flying Dog Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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