Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale
2,414 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,414 |  Reviews: 1,004
Photo of tjdrewry
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.25/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Moderately vigorous pour produced a firm, tight 2" head over an amber body with plenty of streams of tiny bubbles. Plenty of lacing, and the head lasted to the bottom of the glass.

S: Biscuity malt with some hoppiness. Metallic note, with some grass. More balanced than I was anticipating.

T: Oh gosh, too much hops for me. The malt must all disappear when you smell it. Bitterness from the cascade dry-hopping and some notes of bitter black tea are all I can taste. GIMME SOME MALT, PLEASE!

M: Decent enough, but who wants this in their mouth? I know there are people out there who love hops, but I'm not one of them.

D: See previous statement.

I bought this to try it. Now I've tried it. I will not buy it again, and would probably say, "No thanks, I'll just have water!" if someone offered it to me for free. Overall, a fairly pretty, decent smelling beer, but when it comes to the tasting, to me it's not quite a drain pour.

 947 characters

Photo of prisdefer
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of jakubh17
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of circus_cat
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of otzhorse2
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of mwar
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of FriedGold2112
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of nickhiller
2.27/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: a hazy, golden brown with a half inch head that settles to a respectable quarter inch lacy bubbles and a good deal of carbonation.

S: a sour metallic--iron--with a slight hop undertone is all I get from the nose.

T: tastes a lot like a homebrew, in fact I've brewed unsuccessful beers that tasted like this. Not enough hops to be aromatic and bitter, but enough to excite my gag reflex. Not enough malt to be sweet, but too much to be dry. just Really boring, but unpleasantly so, I find the smell and taste abrasive.

M: the body and appearance are the only two things that I can say that I liked. Medium bodied and good carb, nothing out of the ordinary.

D: I like most of Flying Dog's other offerings, but I'm afraid they missed their mark with this one. The off smell combined with the lack of flavor (or in this case the flavors most important to beer: barley and hops) leave much to be desired. I'm kind of thinking I got a bad bottle at Central Market, it can't be this bad right?

 996 characters

Photo of claytong
2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am not a pale ale guy and since I am not I was a little giving on my ratings. I have not been impressed with Flying Dog. I hardly can get why they differentiate themselves from crappy beer. Maybe the standard is different in Maryland but I would doubt it since I know there's a lot of good beer drinkers on the east coast.
Anyways, I highly suggest staying away from most of their stuff. In heat wheat isn't bad and I've been told the raging bitch is good, so I will check that out and not buy anything else from them.
ive only had one or two american pale ales that id really ever drink again, compared to germany and austria american pale ales just seem watery and tasteless.

 679 characters

Photo of TheSarge
2.36/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pale ale has frragrances of sweet malt aromas with a tip of hops. Floral and fruity. Dark amber in color and produces moderate amount of head, and turns into fine lacing. This sample may had possibly suffered a little oxidation. Overall, this feels very watery and almost too flat. Not too bad, but I've had a lot better.

 326 characters

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.37/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

MIxed six from Uncle Mike...

28 characters

Photo of Brew33
2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow.... I'd love to find something nice to say about this but I just can't. It's watery and lacks any real body, flavor or aroma. It has an odd aftertaste similar to the Golden Ale. I can't put my finger on it but it isn't good. I noticed the same "funk" with Molson beers. Yikes, avoid at all cost.

 299 characters

Photo of charlatan
2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one was slightly redder than one would expect a pale ale to be and had a significant head.

It smelled of banana and vinegar - not a great start!

This tasted more like a hefeweizen than a pale ale. Hopefully I was unlucky and got an old bottle (the bottle says 235A05 whatever that means), but the flavour here seemed to be dominated by yeast rather than malt or hops. The hops became apparent after a while, but yeast was the overwhelming player.

 457 characters

Photo of jmcrofts
2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a custom 6-pack since I've seen it everywhere and finally felt like giving it a shot.

Appearance - Nothing of note, looks like your standard ale with unremarkable head

Smell - Weak. Nothing really interesting here, and smells too 'grainy', almost like a pale lager.

Taste - Starts off well with some decent hop character, but too weak. Very unappealing metallic aftertaste as the hops fade away altogether.

Mouthfeel - Too light and watery. Pretty good carbonation though, which I appreciate.

Overall - Definitely not impressed with this one. Nothing particularly appealing about it, and the taste wasn't very enjoyable. Not terrible, I wouldn't refuse this beer if offered, but for your money there are much better choices out there.

 755 characters

Photo of dgfool
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Danflurry
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Lwkerr
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of nitr085
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of ATXRyan
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of carteravebrew
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of enginero
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Thullin187
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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