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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.63/5
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2,406 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

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Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,071
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
2,406
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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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
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,406 ratings
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