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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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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a growler from Elkton; an easy to drink amber ale; with a very nice head, that stays

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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%

Photo of nrpellegrini
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%

Photo of LeftyBWS
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: Copper amber color. Fluffy/foamy white head, retains well. Medium carbonation. Rings of lacing at the top.
S: Small hops, citrus. Kinda wheaty/grassy too. Oddly a little medicinal.
T: Watery, some citrus/floral hop tastes and a bit of grain.
M: Watery and refreshing with a slight hoppy nip, which is nice.
D: Okay. Easy to put back but not altogether enticing.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Beer is yellowish brown in clour, with a thick, off white head. Average kind of retention (1cm) which leaves some amount of random lacing

S : Caramel and malt complemented with a robust citrusy hop aroma

T : Well balanced caramel - malt with a deft citrusy hop flavour. A classic Pale Ale taste with a nice bittersweet marriage

M : Smooth & crisp (but not dry, kinda leaves your palate pretty moist, maybe because of the citrus flavour).

D : Tasty and refreshing. With an easy ABV, you could be at it for an entire day's game.

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3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale with 1/4 finger of head and no lacing. Typical.

S: Faint hops, mild cloves.

T: Honey, clovy flavor and mild hop profile. Very nice taste, easy to drink, not too strong, not too weak. Fairly malty.

M/D: Very drinkable and smooth brew. Enjoyable pale ale. I find that while I still prefer IPAs, pales are growing on me with their simple yet complex flavors.

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Photo of beerinator
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Tea colored. Very clear with an off white head.

Aroma: Hoppy. The hop aroma rises above and beyond the nutty sweetness. There is a bit of citrus in the aroma from the hops as well.

Taste: The bitterness seems to be a bit on the harsh side. The malt doesn't balance as well as in some pale ales. The finish is dry, and the mouthfeel is solid.

Notes: This is a good beer, but not quite as balanced as others that I would prefer to keep in my fridge. Definately give it a shot, but don't expect to find a favorite.

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4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very malty with a noticeable honey aftertaste. minimal hops but what is there works very well with the other flavors.

smell is a smooth balance of earthy hops and a two row malt backbone.

mouthfeel: bitter at first, that mellows out while going down then leaves a fairly standard hop dryness on the cheeks.

drinkability: sessionable as possible, and affordable.

pours a clear pale golden with a finger of even white head.

i was really in the mood for this one.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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