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Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #84
Ranked #21,127
3.79 | pDev: 8.44%
Jan 25, 2022
May 28, 2015

SPECIALTY MALTS: Brown, Crisp 77, Chocolate, Bon Munich, Flaked Oats

HOPS: Citra

YEAST: American Ale
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark hazy burnt amber to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some speckled lacing roaming around the glass. The smell started off with some sweet and roasty smooth caramel, toffee, coffee and cocoa flavors blending nicely. The taste was mainly sweet underscored with the roastiness rolling over a nice sweet malt body. A light sweet to roasty stickiness slides in on the aftertaste and leads into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Yes, this one is a bit heavier on the body compare to other Ambers. Rich sweet toastiness runs over my tongue nicely. Overall, I liked this one for me, it’s a bit different than other Ambers, but this could be a highly recommended Amber for maltheads and those who like coffee and/or cocoa beers.
Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by travelguy from Ohio

May 20, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by MeIquiades from Illinois

May 14, 2017
Rated: 2.67 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Mar 06, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2015 vintage; drank 7/26/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque ruby red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a khaki head; strong lace.

Strawberry, wheat, coffee & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Raspberry & coffee flavors up front; sweet caramel & faint hop bite on the finish. Unique & interesting; I hope to revisit this again.
Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours semicloudy brown red with a tiny white head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of dark roasted malt, little bit of nuts. Tastes of sweet grain with nice notes of nuts, fruit, and just a hint of chocolate. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.
Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 22, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by Prue from Maryland

Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by fscottkey from New York

3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: [3.75] Beer has a bottle code for (05/03/2016). The bottle clearly lists the ABV (6.0%). The beer is a murky brown color with 1 finger of off white head. It has arcs of sticky lacing.

S: [3.50] Peat scent - like a wee heavy. Some brown bread and toffee.

T: [2.75] Brown bread, toffee, something medicinal and off-putting.

M: [3.00] The mouthfeel is a little thin and watery.

O: [3.25] The weird medicinal flavor is prominent in the mid-palate. It is not a good flavor but I can't put my finger on the exact flavor. The beer smells a bit like a wee heavy but the taste is all brown ale and not really amber/red. This is not a beer I would drink again.
Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by scott2269 from Ohio

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from Hop and Vine. Murky amber pour, small soft off-white head. Aroma and taste lean towards the fruity side of the spectrum, light citrus notes. Light bodied, almost fizzy. Nice gateway ale that isn't too Happy.
Jun 27, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerBobCA from California

3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
First beer of the day, poured from 12oz bottle. Copper color, thin creamy head. Nice taste, malty, not much hop bitterness or smell. Enjoyable but not outstanding.
Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Treycotton from Oklahoma

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by Billolick from New York

May 23, 2016
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