Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

2,394 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of vicsju1991
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: amber body, finger head, patch lacing

S: caramel, pine, grain

T: honey, malt, pine, slow bitter finish

M: med body, solid carbonation

O: Flying Dog has made a nice APA.
Good session brew and fine gateway
offering. Would get again.


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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Agold
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mcphish22
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +9.9%

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of avaldivia
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of bornridiculous
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a light amber, clear. The head retention was minimal, there is decent lacing.

Smell. Smells faintly of both hops and lightly of malt.

Taste: Extremely balanced, not too sweet, not too bitter. Good hop notes, with a pleasant sweet hoppy aftertaste. Malts are not too complex, not too simple.

The beer is moderately carbonated.

My final thoughts. Overall this is a balanced, moderately hopped session ale that could easily be consumed 6 at a time. A solid offering by my taste.

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Photo of pBRale
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 10-13-11
Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Amber pour (slight chill haze) with a short off-white head that quickly fades and has a couple of nice rings of lacing. Very little head is retained throughout.

Smell: A nice caramel male backbone that supports a fine nose of some fresh leaves and citrus fruit.

Taste: A nice balance between malt and hops--bready malts and resinous and herbaceous hops combine to make an almost tea-leaf taste that rounds out nicely and finishes crisp and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body, medium carbonation and a crisp finish. Very drinkable.

Overall: Not my favorite pale ale but this one can definitely stand alone on its own or pair nicely with a wide variety of foods.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a semi-translucent burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Aroma is bready with some malts and a bit of floral hops. Taste is more of the breadiness, with some caramel malt. Some floral hops at the end. Tiny amount of bitterness. Somewhat of a lighter beer with a thin mouthfeel. Easy to drink but not a huge amount of flavor. Not bad, not great. Decent beer for the mix 12 pack I got it in. Overall, nothing special but good enough.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours rather deep in colour, dark golden, almost amber hued, quite clear, and with a decent large-bubbled froth on the top. Head is pure white, but the bubbled that form it eventually blow themselves out, leaving just an oily film. Lacing is good. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is mild, with a little grain and touch of sweet honey-like malt. Some grassy hops come through, but very subdued. The sweetness dominates the balance, and it doesn't really have the refreshing bite it needs.

Taste is thin and light, with a crisp bitterness on the front, and a touch of acidity, which combines with the rather empty feel to give a hint of seltzer water. Some lingering malt characters on the finish, but it's the flavour and not the sweetness, leaving very little else. It feels extraordinarily empty and mild.

It's crisp and drinkable, I guess. You could probably drink more than one. But like any beer that is light on flavour and character, the question always remains: would you want to?

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellowish brown, nice 2 inch foamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Pale, yeasty armoma. Malts, some hops, Honey, some light spices.

Taste - Light and smooth yeasty kick. Hops are light and bitter. Has a decent malt carmal backbone. Honey and some pine add flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light, thin and easy on mouth. Minor bitterness on tounge, some sweet malts hit palette, and after taste is low bitterness and sweet honey.

Overall - Decent and real easy to drink. This would be a great starter beer for a typical macro drinker, or a person just getting into ipa's and such. Its soild and tasty, just a little to light and weak for a seasoned drinker. Not bad, a nice summer beer for sure.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very respectable and easy to drink, sessionable APA.

Bright, clear orange amber with decent white head that laces nicely. Carbonation level and mouthfeel are pleasant.

Caramelized malts and pines in the aroma follow into the taste, with the hops more prevalent in the latter. Well balanced flavours end with the tropical fruit and citrus expected in this style.

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this brewery several years ago and have consistently sought this particular beer out since. Definitely a beer I'll purchase again!

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Photo of bbb099
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Clear deep amber color with white colored foamy head that leaves a decent amount of lacing.

S - Chock full of caramel malt with only minute amount of hops.

T - Honey-like sweetness from the malt comes through the most. Presence of some piny and citrus hops is there, but not much at all. Ends on a somewhat savory note.

M - Medium bodied. Medium low amount of carbonation.

O - Hop characteristics are a little lacking but hey, at least it's drinkable...

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Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange red, almost amber. one finger head that is gone almost instantly.

S-Citrus, earthy and hops.

T-Some citrus earth, pine and hop notes. Malt backbone is strong. Balance is decent.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation though.

O-Although it smelled and tasted great the rest of the beer was just a let down. Although it was one of the more malty APAs I can recall.

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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