Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.15 | pDev: 16.51%
Oct 17, 2019
Jan 16, 2015
Notes: Debuting (and stretching its legs) in spring 2015, three years of R&D went into the recipe for Supertramp. It was inspired by two previous Brewhouse Rarities releases: Sour Cherry Ale and Black Lager with Cherries.
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3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Early 2015 vintage; drank 3/15/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/red appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

HUGE fluffy bright white head; frothy lace.

Honeyed grain & sweet cherry nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Honeyed grain & mild sweet cherry flavors up front; a hint of tart cherry on the finish.

Sessionable; suitable for a hot summer day, but not very memorable.

Oct 17, 2019
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1.84/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Nose of faint cherry, sweet malt, hay, slight perfume floral note. Taste bland artificial watered down cherry juice, slight tartness, malts, graininess, light body. Blah!

Feb 02, 2017
3.91 by Adam1993 from Maryland on Jan 14, 2017
3.1 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2016
3.2 by MaxOhle from Illinois on Feb 20, 2016
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3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kalosjakar from Rhode Island

Orange/slightly reddish in color.

Can definitely detect the tartness by the aroma.
Slightly salty like a gose, or maybe its just the sour profile.. i cant tell.

Jan 26, 2016
3 by ChrisKayler from Virginia on Jan 22, 2016
3.15 by Tlloyd417 from Colorado on Dec 14, 2015
2.51 by Spike from England on Nov 20, 2015
2.41 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Sep 25, 2015
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3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Jason from Massachusetts

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Thin white lace, clear golden rose hue. Smells of a cracker and mild cherry jam. Crisp and light bodied, a little bread with some cherry flavor and a mild tartness. A bit thin and weak about there is enough flavor to get by, just no depth. Refreshing though not noteworthy.

Sep 14, 2015
3.7 by TobiasAngel from Maryland on Aug 23, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by irrevjim from Massachusetts

look; pale golden, short head disappears instantly, central eruption of big carbonation with a`few bubbles on the outside
smell; raspberry/cherry, a little wheat
taste, cherry, raspberry, honey, a hint of sour, sweet roll malt
feel; pretty good, medium carbonation
overall; it's not tart, it's a cherry light ale, disappointed about that but a`drinkable fruity light ale

Aug 15, 2015
3 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2015
2.77 by hilgart1 from Illinois on Aug 12, 2015
3.75 by Ardeer from New York on Aug 03, 2015
3.5 by david18 from New York on Jul 17, 2015
3.36 by Mikus from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2015
3.21 by JandJMD from Maryland on Jul 15, 2015
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3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a reddish/pink hued copper color with a fingers worth of head that fairly quickly fades down to nothing

S: Cherries and pie crust malt up front, along with some general moderate sweetness. Lightly tart. A lot like cherry pie

T: Starts off with a bit of the tart cherry and maltiness then goes into a some of the sweetness and pie aspect. Finishes with some maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A beer for those who want a fruity alcoholic beverage rather than a beer that tastes like beer. Good for those who like cherry pies and fruit beers. If you're not into either, then it's probably better to avoid this one

Jul 12, 2015
2.95 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts on Jul 11, 2015
3.62 by therubicon from Delaware on Jul 09, 2015
3.68 by brotherloco from California on Jul 02, 2015
3.43 by meanmutt from Ohio on Jun 29, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by probert from New York

tart but not an overwhelming cherry taste

Jun 29, 2015
3.54 by imperialking from Illinois on Jun 24, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bgold86 from New York

Decent beer, def worthy of a higher score.

Jun 23, 2015
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4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by nelsonracite from New Jersey

I really enjoyed this beer!

Jun 20, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

Hey, a tart cherry ale named the same as a great rock band. How bad could it be? I wish mine were colder - I warmed it up a bit and that's not a great idea with this.

So it is a little red - cherries. The head is first rate. The aroma is fresh cherries. Surprise. The taste has a very low hop and yeast profile and a high .... cherry (and malt) profile. Not much "Beer" taste. It's sweet and tart, but delicately so on both fronts. It's a tasty drink. The aftertaste is a clean fruity, slightly sour feeling.

This is a bit of a wimpy drink but refreshing. I wouldn't buy it again for myself but maybe for a wimpy drinker!

Jun 20, 2015
3.22 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Jun 16, 2015
3.04 by Evan from Maryland on Jun 13, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jeffreysan from Virginia

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, golden/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into almost no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes and biscuits. There’s also quite a bit of caramel and fruity, sour cherries.

Taste: Very nice! Tons of toasted malt up front, followed by lots of brown sugar-like sweetness, some black pepper and a hint of chocolate. The beer finishes with lots of fruity, semi-tart cherries. Quite tasty!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and very effervescent as there is quite a lot of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very tasty, very drinkable, very satisfying, very enjoyable fruit beer. Malty, sweet, tart and fruity, with lots of fruit to let you know it’s a fruit beer, but lots of malt to remind you that it’s a beer, first and foremost. This would be a great summer beer!

Jun 12, 2015
3 by FreshButterbeer from Iowa on Jun 12, 2015
2.75 by zachpaschal from Indiana on Jun 09, 2015
3.34 by enelson from Illinois on Jun 06, 2015
3.63 by mthomp081 from Delaware on May 31, 2015
2.93 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio on May 31, 2015
3.66 by malfunxion from New York on May 30, 2015
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3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden high link hues. Good clarity. Tight, fine-bubbled white head sputters out quickly. Rings a thin as a pencil line.

S: Tart cherries on top a very crisp and clean, lightly toasty malt base. Perhaps some grassy hops too. There's not too much to dissect, but what's there is good.

T: Juicy and tart cherry character is the driving force, and it settles in slowly and easily. Very clean. Crackery malt flavors and perhaps some faint grassy hops don't attempt to distinguish themselves, lest they get in the way of the cherry. Lightly grainy and tart cherry finish.

M: Very light in body. Well attenuated and dry. Active and acute carbonation bring deep crispness. A lightly silky malt texture is scrubbed away briskly.

O: It ain't rocket science, but it's good. Don't expect the world. It's a simple fruit beer and should be enjoyed as such. Quaff it and be refreshed, there isn't much to ponder.

May 28, 2015
3.03 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on May 26, 2015
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