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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,319
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
2,406
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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46
Gots:
340
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Ratings: 2,406 |  Reviews: 1,004
Photo of EFMarkley
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale ale that doesn't offer much clarity, plenty of haze. Aroma was boozy, not hoppy, smelled of tea and toffee malt impact.

Taste had more in common with Fuller's than Sierra Nevada. Is this an English pale ale or what? Perhaps with their move to the east coast, I'm just not getting it as fresh, but damn, the hops and bitterness to a lesser degree seem conspicuously absent/diminished. I mean, toffee and tea out of pale malts? Mild floral lemon notes.

I dunno, this just came off below average in almost every category.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedWeizen83
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a good beer!

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Photo of Lettsgo3
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I haven’t had a Flying Dog in a while, but I like this brewery. I am the self-declared hop head, but am also known to enjoy a nice pale ale. This variety has a mild 5.5% ABV and promises to be refreshing, of course.

Look-It pours a pleasantly clear amber color with some copper hues that shine through nicely in the light. The carbonation trails are even and the head is two fingers this and slowly diminishes to one finger and then less later on.

Smell-The smell is approachable and non-intimidating. It has a pleasant malt base composed of roasted grains and then a dark hoppiness that lets grape and apricot shine through.

Taste-Grapefruit and apricot is a song sung highly in the hop department. Malts are noticeable first, but aren’t overwhelming. The malts and hops share the stage equally. Floral components rear their head towards the end like clover and maybe some rose and dandelion.

Mouthfeel-It is smooth, medium-bodied, and with a delayed release of mild carbonation that is fizzy and fine-tuned. The tongue is left with a fine coating of resin and grassy hop turpenes that are subtle enough to be enjoyed by novice and hop heads.

Overall-Unfortunately, the several pale ales that I have tried were either over or under hopped. This one is the first variety of its class that I have tried that is so well placed in the pale ale classification scheme. It might be more difficult to hit the bullseye in terms of nailing the pale ale style than most people give credit for, but this brewer definitely knows their pale ales and do so with finesse and sleight of hand.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NiteGod
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent pale ale. Not something I usually jump for but good for a light, easy to drink beer every now and then.

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Photo of vencad
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ojingeo
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phar0s
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of osickeym
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HabaJohn
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom87
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frothy_80
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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