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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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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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46
Gots:
339
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,406 |  Reviews: 1,004
Photo of Martine
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Speedihd
1.83/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of GregStoner
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 12/23/16 into pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is an almost perfect balance between hops and malt. Citrus peel, pine, bready malts - all working together instead of competing with one another. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A very fine APA.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden / copper body with an off-whit cap. Steady effervescence emanating from the bottom. Aromas of malt, cracker, cracked pepper. Pine, hops, alcohol, atop a sturdy malt body. Light to medium bodied. This isn't my jam, in terms of pale ales.

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Photo of Stephan16
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 118A16 (Aril 28, 2016?) DFH Tulip.

A (3.5): Pours a hazy copper-amber with just under 1 finger off-white head. Very little visible carbonation. Retains a thick ring of white around the edges and a large island of foam and a couple of bubbles in the middle. Leaves a few trails of lacing on the glass.

S (4): Smells like cascade hops! And a good dollop of malt. Kind of a sweet orange marmalade thing going on. There is a distinct cascade smell of orangey dankness. I really enjoy the smell of this beer.

T (3.5): Dry, balanced arrival. Mid palate fills your mouth with light, bready malt and cascade hops. Malt with a good bit of piney dankness at the end. Website says it has some Northern Brewer, Simcoe, and Citra. The Northern Brewer would explain that dankness at the end. And I can definitely get some citra on the finish.

M (3.5): Solidly midweight, but very active carbonation on the tongue makes it seem much lighter. This is really carbonated and tingly. A little slickness on the end that stops it from being a really clean finish.

O (3.75): If you were to ask me what does an American Pale Ale taste like? This would be the answer. Really a great go-to American pale. Perfectly balanced between malt and hops. Good for just when you want a beer and want it to be good. A little less malty or sweet than either Mirror Pond or Burning River, but very similar to both. Less hoppy overall, but more dank, and with fewer esters than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of belgianvan
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

(12 oz bottle, code 112A16... left out to sit for 30 min before opening and pouring into a shaker)

L: slightly-pale amber liquid with a faint haze... head pours high, reaching the top of the glass (2-finger width); rocky, fuzzy-dense spongy structure... looks nice all around

S: hop aromas mostly orange, with some grapefruit peel and maybe a splash of lemon/lime... bready, sweetish malt that nearly approaches balance with the hops... sort of floral highlight on the edges, reminds me of hand lotion... overall, great intensity and dimension in the aromas

T: much less bitterness than expected up front, really only a mildly-bitter, tannic hop flavor in the aftertaste... the malt rolls past in the finish with a bit more caramel than anticipated, almost coming across like an amber ale... the citrus hop flavors end up coming across like finely-shaved outer zest, with a bit of an herbal, weedy flavor lingering in the aftertaste... light toast emerges in the aftertaste halfway through the glass

F: the carbonation maintains a foamy quality in its flow, its blankety softness hovers over its thinly round yet altogether light body... the finish is rather delightfully dry, residual hop resins and malt sugars mellow, but there's a subtle pasty film left over, which I enjoy

O: pretty much a straight-forward American pale ale but perhaps on a couple points with a nod to its English forefather... can't say it's a got a unique character, though its (malt) aromas and flavors are quite alive and their resulting interplay and balance and the beer's overall dirtiness wins me over compared to a cleaner, sharper, more hop-forward take... I could see drinking this at a barbeque and I'll keep it in mind if I'm in that rare mood for a basic APA

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Photo of Guppy314
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

With an initial hoppsy and spice flavor it has an interestingly smooth blend of novelty with solid beer flavor. Interesting as this beer might be, I can't say that I'd want to drink this all night. It's just a pleasant diversion.

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Photo of Foley67
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,406 ratings
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