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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.63/5
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2,406 Ratings
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,965
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
2,406
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
339
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,406 |  Reviews: 1,004
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5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of ROBSTARR
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of Egnj15
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of RedWeizen83
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a good beer!

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Photo of Rhen19
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of SamanthaMarieee9
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of hoop454
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of astrayan
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of cgarwood
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of beerme626
4.95/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap in a pint glass at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews in Huntington, WV

A: Beautiful. Perfect two-finger head on a red-amber, slightly bubbly beer that just made me want to drink it through my eye sockets.

S: Even better, if that's possible. Fruity notes complemented perfectly by hops, without being overpowering. Enticing.

T: Perfect. For those who want hop flavor to be flavorful, and not hoppy for hops' sake, this is the beer for you. Rich with hops but characterized with some notes of fruity esters. Unbelievable.

M: I have to give this a 4.5 because I can't give a perfect 5 for everything. Tingly, full, with only the slightest bit of stickiness on the end.

O: I had a mouthgasm. This is the best beer by Flying Dog so far, even better than the famous Raging Bitch. So good, I think I'll have to wash these pants.

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Photo of DrunkyMcGee
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of beachscrat
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hardcore chaos art on the 120z. Nice rebellious, "like WTF is this art on the bottle?"

Brilliant clear orange. Single finger of lasting white foam.

Big citrus nose.

Balanced bitter and toasty malt. No caramel, balanced sweet to malt ratio. Dangerously balanced.

Easy to put away a few too many. Besides the alcohol, this one would be an all nighter. Time to call a cab.

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Photo of sopor
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brilliantly clear perfect amber with a tan to off-white head that leaves a lasting film and a few rings of lace. Smells strongly of buttered bicuits with an ample dose of citrusy cascade hops.

Best tasting bottled APA I've had yet, hands down! Starts out with dry pale bisuity/bready/nutty malt strong enough to satisfy any dry pale malt craving! Just a slight bit of sweet caramel is detected beofre a well-balanced addition of citrusy and herbal Cascade ties off teh flavors and leaves a smile on my face. Overall a dry, crisp and clean APA, awesome. Body is moderate to light with pleasantly active carbonation, spot-on.

Insanely drinkable. Awesome, Spectacular... Get the point?

edit: I've had bottles of this since reviewing. If you don't get a hold of this stuff fresh, you will not be impressed.

more edit: take a look at the Standard Deviation on the ratings on this beer. That will give you a good idea of how inconsistent it has been!

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of CrescentFresh
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow. Picked this up while on break at work (night shift, semiconductors, = long breaks). We decided to split one to try it. Smell was great. The lacing stuck to the serving vessel like paint, and there was still head when I was done. Very similar to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. Delicious brew, and I highly recommend it. But it is only for hop lovers.

4.5 out of 5 swills.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.74/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Birdsong Brewery pint glass.

A: Golden, bordering on light copper. Excellent clarity, nice 1"+ head with a lacing reminiscent of Ralph Steadman's drawings.

S: Caramel notes nicely support a floral hop bouquet. Fruity overtones of grapefruit and light orange are equally engaging.

M: Good carb with a medium body that livens up the taste buds. Not as crisp or refreshing as some, but still excites the palate.

T: Bursts of juicy orange and sweet malts transfer nicely to a citrus medium. The caramel flavor overstays its welcome somewhat, but is overcome by a pleasant acidity with grassy undertones. As they used only caramel malt, the hop blend they created becomes of paramount importance in retaining the malt flavor. The hops subdue the malts in exemplar fashion for the style.

O: for $10 a six pack this can't be beat. If drank from the bottle, the greatness of the beer is lost. Foolishly I did this with 5/6 of the beers. The aromas and flavors need to expand and develop a liveliness, which can only be accomplished by releasing it from its brown-neck prison.

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4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is another beer I could drink all night just for the flavor. I have to hand it to Flying Dog for creating a whole list of exceptional beers, and this one is a good starter for anyone. Great flavor with a light hoppy taste, not too heavy and the bottle looks awesome!

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4.68/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely fruity and tropical in the nose and with what a color! Tempting golden amber, feels great, light bodied, well balanced APA. The hops are there in the taste as well, earthy and piney with a slightly bitter aftertaste, awesome drinkability. Flying Dog did it again with a classic American Pale Ale.

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Photo of wesl56
4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a- dark amber/light brown with a small head that almost fades away but remains enough to lightly lace the glass

s- very subtle, slightly floral

t- balance: this beer has it... the malt and hop flavors are blended together beautifully... very smooth with a great balanced aftertaste

m- medium body, and again, feels almost perfectly balanced

d- this is a great ale, by itself: you'll want more than one, and would pair well with grilled food

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,406 ratings
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