Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale
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Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JunkYardJake
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into weizen glass.
Pours a copper color with amber traces. Nice head. Nice retention. Great nose on this. Fresh piney hops are heavy and appealing. Initial taste is good with plenty of piney hop flavour and a decent caramel malt backbone for balance. It finishes very bitter for an APA however which hurt drinkability a bit. Decent ale overall but nothing extraordinary.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Despite the gimmicky 'doggie-style' name and art work, this is a pretty tasty everyday ale.

Pours a fairly thin amber color creating a decent white head. Maintains a thin layer of foam throughout the glass. No lacing noted.

Nose is predoninantly restrained citrus west coast hops with some faint piney/orange notes.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and thin. A good refreshing ale

Taste revelas a nice balance between lightly toasted malts and some aggressive citrus/piney hops. Finishes smooth, moderately bitter and crisp.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mandrake
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darkish copper with a fairly small head that is retained well and leaves some lacing. Smells of citrus and piney hops with a buttery note in the background. Taste is hoppy, with plenty of floral hop presence and citrusy fruitiness. The finish is very dry, with a slightly sour note that lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is crisp and rewarding, with the aforementioned dryness in the finish giving it some distinction from most other pale ales, and the drinkability is very good. I'd barely noticed how fast it was going down until it was gone. A classic example of the American-style pale ale.

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Photo of Frosty80
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: slightly hazy brown with some amber

Smell: well balanced. mostly malt sweetness with a little bit of hop

Taste: reminds me of an octoberfest. mostly malt throughout with just a hint of bitterness

Mouthfeel: low-med body with moderate carbonation. goes down real easy

Notes: i dont know, i think it might be better with just a little more bitterness. just a little. but this is a great easy drinking pale

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good pale ale.

I always thought I wasn't a fan of pale ale's but now I'm coming to find out they aren't so bad (or I was just drinking bad beer). The hops were good, nice spicey bite, but just enough to give you flavor. I didn't have to milk this one because of too many hops it went down smooth.. I'd try another.

Overall an above average beer in my opinion.. if you can get it take it.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,415 ratings