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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Ratings: 2,415 |  Reviews: 1,004
Photo of beernut7
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours with a deep red orange color with a quite lace around the glass. The huge spicy aroma only hints at the hops contained within. The initial flavor is of smooth, but mighty spicy-bitterness with a light malt balance. Nice finish good flavor.

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright tawny amber with an impressive head retention, stellar stickage and the foam takes forever to subside. Hell the lace holds to the glass almost all the way down!

Aromatic mix of citrusy hop and buttery diacetyl. More hop in the nose though and fresh at that, this is obvious dry-hopping if you have never had a dry hopped beer before.

Moderate body with a well structured mouth feel. Mouthful of cascade hops, not all bitterness just a heavy hand of citrusy flavour. Bitterness is there and quite ample. Maltiness is underneath with a base of sweet grain that more or less gets clouded out by the fresh hop flavour. Puckering dry finish.

This is perhaps my favourite of the Flying Dog brand and definitely a beer I will be trying to have in the fridge for a nice hop fix here and there.

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Photo of doho95fu
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper color, but the head seems to fade quickly and there is not much lace to go around. The smell made me think malty and then when I tasted the beer, it didn't seem that Hoppy. Maybe the smell tricked me, but it didn't have the hop-kick I like. Not the best APA, but may be a good session beer.

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Photo of BeerBob
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flying Dog “Classic” Pale Ale pours dusky amber with a light foam head from a 12oz brown glass bottle.

Nose is a monotone floral hops and palate has the same bitter hops monotaste with little if any malt.

Flying Dog “Classic” Pale Ale is a well bittered Ale, off on a wing of its own with more tails to spin... and biting off a chunk of the Ale sky for its self in the process.

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Photo of tigerpaws
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer but I wanted and thought more hops would have better served it. The taste is more on the malty side but nevertheless a very smooth one. The appearance is a little dark for a pale and it has a fair motuhfeel. A very catchy name lol makes you want to try this brew and I don't think you will be sorry...................CHEERS

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Photo of geckointhebox
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If you like good hop presence without the bite of an IPA, than you will probably like this beer. I do, and I like it. It isn't overly complex, but as pale ales go, it is a slightly above average one.

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Photo of xXTequila
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this pa. Deep amber with a thick head that stayed for the whole glass leaving decent lace. I loved the amount of hoppiness in this. Sweet and slightly salty. This one is definatley worth getting again.

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Photo of StevieW
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the reviews and the annoying label and name, this beer talked me into buying a six pack. It was a pleasant surprise. Nice tan color with a hint of copper color, the head disappeared quickly. Heavy hop smell, maybe a little strong. Taste was very hop heavy, more than I expected. Taste was still very crisp and refreshing. It went well with grilled chicken dinner.

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Photo of pbrian
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice deep copper color and piney hop aroma. It's basically a decent pale ale that starts off with a nice hop profile but the whole beer kind of fizzles out at the end.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear with the color of toned copper. The off-white head, although small, retains to the bottom of the glass. The lacing is quite thick and largely unbroken.

Aroma: Rodelent of pine tar and lesser grapefruit hops, which nearly overwhelm the malts, perhaps a bit overdone, but within the parameters of the style.

Taste: Begins with sweet malts, which are soon subsumed by the grapefruit and pine hops. Though the hops are pronounced, they are not overpowering, so the malt flavor is still able to come through. Finishes with a mild, but lingering grapefruit hop flavor and a slight metallic bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full, and creamy, with a soft touch upon the palette; simply excellent.

Drinkability/Notes: Not my favorite pale ale, but certainly a solid one, well deserving of a try and a good session beer as well. Remember to pause for a moment to admire the wonderful Ralph Stedman label art.

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Photo of Todd
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshess date.

Appearance: Pours an impressive orangey/dark amber beer and a very decent creamy foam head with incredible stick and stay. The beer is truck with chill haze though.

Smell: Malty, floral hops and a touch of citrus fruitiness.

Taste: Taste and feel are even, but a bit thin, not in a bad way mind you, but it's still thin. Mega-dextriny (from the Carastan malts?) with a nice hop presence that pulls you gently into its soft Cascade hopland. You can tell that this beer has been dry-hopped. Hops go raw and coarse, citrus salty rind-like. Earthy, woody notes. Thin fruity/grape flavour, followed by a bready malt character that runs into the finish, along with more dextrins.

Notes: I think the name and label has made this beer something more than it is ... it's not the best Pale Ale in the world, just above average IMO, but it certainly does the trick.

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Photo of John1985
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber color, metallic hop aroma was evident. Taste was fresh hops all the way through, malt flavor was kinda thin as noted in the other reviews. Sort of unbalanced but very refreshing. A great spring and summer brew, should go well with food.

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Photo of John
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

All in all an average pale ale. A reserved sort of session type brew. The labels might be cool but I haven't really been impressed by Flying Dog's beers.

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Photo of Brent
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Quite tasty. This pale ale struck me as a mellow take on their Snake Dog IPA. A good session ale. Flavorful hops, but fairly restrained.

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Photo of DOCALYN
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A truly enjoyable ale good mouthfeel nice hoppiness. Flying Dog brews are all very good and this ale is no exception. Available in 12oz,22oz bottles and on tap.

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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