Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.63/5
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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:
#38,408
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
2,414
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Had on tap at some restaurant in Frederick, MD. I'm giving this mid to high 3s across the board because that's truly how this beer looks, smells, tastes, and feels to me: good, solid, but ultimately not anything particularly special. The color is a pale orange-copper, the smell is simultaneously malty and citrussy, the taste is pretty much the same, without having either side shine or taste very notable to me, and the feel is medium bodied. It's good, but I think Flying Dog has better options.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMills52
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Doggie-Style congregates in my nonic pint as a honey-tinged amber color, with a tall, frothy head of 3 fingers. Lace is left exhuberantly on the sides as if to say "here is where I was, and yet I'm still here". Opacity is 80%.

Aroma is of the cleanest malts I've possibly ever nosed. Some barn wood, with some faint dark citrus hop. I just want to keep smelling it. Make it an air freshener (but don't get pulled over!)

Flavor comes off strong with notes of fresh citrus peel and pith, followed by a touch of toffee, pale malts, and a fresh squirt of hop juice. Super clean profile with only minimal residual off-noted bitterness.

Feel is quenching. Creamy. Light bodied, effervescent. A light parch dries on the palate with some honey-like stickiness.

A rather enjoyable pale ale that I'd have again and again. For best results, drink on a clean palate.

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Photo of steverx8
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,414 ratings