Lucky SOB | Flying Dog Brewery

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3.53/5
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294 Ratings
Lucky SOBLucky SOB
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with four-leaf clovers.

While karma's biting you in the ass, it's kissing his. A profit of prosperity, he's the guy you love to hate. And just when you think his fate's on the brink, that bastard's life falls right back into place.

Malts: Irish Pale, Caramel
Hops: Galaxy
Yeast: English Ale
IBU: 28

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,064
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
294
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
68
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of deansellers
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Precisiondigital
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber dark hue. Thick creamy head. Light bodied. Chest nut and hints of maple syrup... creamy feel

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Photo of ajm5108
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I found this to be a tad sweeter on the malt profile than many Irish reds, which helps mask some of the blandness, and there is a slightly floral element that maybe from the four-leaf clover though really not sure if that would impart much flavor. Either way a good easy drinker for this time of year

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color. Medium carbonation with just below average body
Aroma is malt forward, grain,cracker and a little bit of a sour grain mash smell
Malt is dominate in the flavor followed by some grain and cracker. It did have a sour taste that seemed off a bit

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Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very dark brown in color, but when held up to a bright light it is clear and very dark red with a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense light beige head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of tea leaves and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having tea-like flavors with underlying notes of pale malts and hints of toffee. There is a light amount of bitterness and hints of earthiness in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation, which also seems to lend a bit of smoothness.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good representation of the style. I particularly liked the amount of carbonation in this beer—from the high quantity of rising bubbles, the dense head, and the smoothness of the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of ChefBrown
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good

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Photo of shulmm02
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of megamick
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotunsynth
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyclonece09
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red with a hint of orange and a small off white head. Smells of sweet darker grain. Tastes of sweet grain with hints of fruitiness, not quite apple but hints of it. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of C_Adams
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, burnt amber color with a reddish tinge. Head had a reddish tinge as well. Not much retention as it faded to a cap quickly. Ok lacing.

S---Not much aroma. Malty?

T---Heavy on the maltiness. No necessarily my preference, but good for the style. Caramel& nuttiness.

F---Sticky & a bit cloying. Could've used some more hops to balance it out more.

O---Not really my cup of tea, but it's good for what it is. I'll pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeWard
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz ottle into a pint glass. est before 7/1/18, so plenty fresh enough.

reddish amber body witha small off white head. decent carbonation, and leaves some lacing.

aroma is malty and faintly funky vegetable.

a little bitey tasting, mildly bitter with a solid malt background. there is an underlying off putting vegetable taste which is non too pleasant to me.

mouth is between medium and full, finish slightly bitter.

overall, and i admit this isn't a big style for me, this beer just doesn't seem to have much going for it,

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Photo of Nosquatch
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chiefz1
2.82/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely, clear copper-rust hue with a creamy white head. Some lacing.

S) The smell is nutty, a smidge roasty, bready, and toffee-like. It is quite inviting.

T) Everything in the nose is on the tongue, with the addition of a slight floral and sappy bitterness. It is quite well balanced. I am detecting slight amounts of butter, but it may just be my mind playing tricks on me.

F) This brew has a nice body and a medium-high carbonation. It is very refreshing.

O) This is quite enjoyable for the style. Would pair great with any kind of savory pastry or roasted root veg. I wish it had a smidgen more butter though.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a deep amber brown with a smallish head. The aroma is dense, with a bit of roast character, and notes of caramel, coffee, walnut, sweet bread, chocolate, and butterscotch. The flavor is quite sweet, with notes of brown sugar, banana, walnut, chocolate, and a grain bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is quite full, with assertive carbonation. Overall this is a interesting beer - perhaps too sweet for the style, and the flavors do muddle together a bit, with some unwelcome grain bitterness at the finish, but the richness is rather pleasant.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMan247
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Initially, the first sip reminded me very much of Guinness, so this beer is convincingly Irish. Although I am quite inexperienced with Irish Red Ales, I know that this beer is a pretty palatable version of one. Not too much of a smell, but the sip of this amber ale brought tastes of coffee barley and spices. I probably wouldn’t get one again, but I’m not too much of a Red ale guy anyway.

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lucky SOB from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 294 ratings