Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
2,397 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,397
Reviews:
1,002
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
332
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Quesophresco
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a toasty deep amber red from the 12oz bottle into my tulip. Atop the beer a one finger, frothy white cap forms. Good head retention and lacing is composed of large thick webs.

S- The grains take precedent by just a bit with a fair hop presence backing them. Toastiness comes to mind first with slight caramel, cereal grains, sweets and yeast bread leading into earthy and herbal hops. A slight bit of citrus in there as well.

T- As the aroma certainly suggested, the beer takes on a balanced flavor profile that strays just a tiny bit over middle ground into the malty side of the spectrum. Toast, nuttiness, slight caramel without awkward sweetness, cereal grains, bread and freshly cracked barley lead off. A mild hop profile of earthy, herbal and spicy hints rounds it out.

MF- Light bodied with a puffy and frothy consistency. The carbonation is very high and crisp. Finishes just little bitter.

A well brewed Pale Ale that will get you both your malt and hop fix bringing balance to the table and slightly leaning towards the grains. These were a lot more common five years ago and this one brings you back in a good way.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePold
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle in a nonic. Fresh one by date. 2 fingers of foam, okay lacing, nothing to really get excited about. Nose is like a watered down Stone IPA, which is not a knock for a plain pale ale. Taste is smooth and easy mouthfeel. Could drink several of these, but not something I'd go overboard on.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kubishark
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at some restaurant in Frederick, MD. I'm giving this mid to high 3s across the board because that's truly how this beer looks, smells, tastes, and feels to me: good, solid, but ultimately not anything particularly special. The color is a pale orange-copper, the smell is simultaneously malty and citrussy, the taste is pretty much the same, without having either side shine or taste very notable to me, and the feel is medium bodied. It's good, but I think Flying Dog has better options.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMills52
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Doggie-Style congregates in my nonic pint as a honey-tinged amber color, with a tall, frothy head of 3 fingers. Lace is left exhuberantly on the sides as if to say "here is where I was, and yet I'm still here". Opacity is 80%.

Aroma is of the cleanest malts I've possibly ever nosed. Some barn wood, with some faint dark citrus hop. I just want to keep smelling it. Make it an air freshener (but don't get pulled over!)

Flavor comes off strong with notes of fresh citrus peel and pith, followed by a touch of toffee, pale malts, and a fresh squirt of hop juice. Super clean profile with only minimal residual off-noted bitterness.

Feel is quenching. Creamy. Light bodied, effervescent. A light parch dries on the palate with some honey-like stickiness.

A rather enjoyable pale ale that I'd have again and again. For best results, drink on a clean palate.

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Photo of steverx8
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Speedihd
1.83/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of GregStoner
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 12/23/16 into pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is an almost perfect balance between hops and malt. Citrus peel, pine, bready malts - all working together instead of competing with one another. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A very fine APA.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,397 ratings.
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