Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

Doggie Style Classic Pale AleDoggie Style Classic Pale Ale
2,403 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-17-2001

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear, medium amber with a thin head, looks perfect for the end of a summer day. Smells lightly malty with a hint of crisp hops.

The first sip crosses the front of my tongue with the taste of fresh, crisp, and somewhat coppery hops with undertones of malt to balance it out. Like the pour and smell, the taste is uncomplicated but pleasant. Toward the back of my tongue the mild bitterness of the hops comes through. As I focus on the taste for a bit, I notice a slightly astringency and I can taste the distinct flavor of the alcohol, which I find unusual for a beer that's only 5.5%ABV. About halfway through the glass the taste starts to fade as my taste buds get accustomed to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, less substantial than what I've come to expect from a pale ale but not unpleasant. It goes down smoothly and easily.

Bottom line: it's a decent beer. I would definitely get it as part of a variety pack but would probably forgo it on its own in favor of my usual favorites if I were looking for just a pale ale. I certainly wouldn't turn it down if someone offered it to me.

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Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,403 ratings
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