Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Lucky SOB Irish Red AleLucky SOB Irish Red Ale
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.

Added by Rifugium on 03-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
263
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Clear reddish amber, sufficient lacing on the glass. Malty, light caramel, toasted bread, grape skin, ripe plums and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Somewhat smooth, malty, biscuity, light caramel, apple skin, peppery hop bitterness, hint of alcohol, toasted grainy finish.

A fun quaff for the most part, was hoping for a bit more on the malty side or pushing the envelope in other ways.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm buzzed I liked it. Why do have to justify my answer?

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Photo of Herze
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of briandaube
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of slim24
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Zonian1
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber, red with lots of carbonation.

S: Malty graininess, light caramel, toasty notes.

T: Smooth, malty, some caramel, cereal grain, graininess, green herbal edge, pepper, and hops.

M: Medium and dry.

O: A little more hoppy than other reds, but an enjoyable mix of flavors. Smooth and easy to drink, Lucky offers nice flavor without overkill.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, deep, dark reddish/mahogany color with 2 full fingers of white-colored head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toast malt up front, imparting notes of biscuits, soda bread, and English muffins. I also get notes of black pepper, a touch of coriander, and some floral notes of hay and clover. Finally, I get some aromas of honey and caramel.

Taste: Nice flavors of toasted malt up front, immediately followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness. There’s a pleasant touch of floral/slightly bitter hops at the finish. Really good!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a delicious Irish-style red ale! Great flavors of malt and sweetness, wrapped up in a creamy beer. I’m definitely getting a six pack of this every year!

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Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Photo of kgammell1
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of whatname
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Kloby’s Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on 3/17/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a near finger of bright-white foamy head. This retains with a smooth creaminess that rings the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma smells fresh and leafy, with a good bit of buttered cracker pushing through, while sweeter toffee notes pull up the back.

The taste has a crisp green bite to it that is set against a smooth feeling malt backbone of caramel and buttered toast. This finishes with a light leafy bitterness that lingers some. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer feel up front that then firms up nicely on the tongue with a smooth crispness. This is easy drinking.

This wasn’t anything too earth shattering for an Irish Red Ale but it’s flavorful enough with a nice crisp bite to it that keeps this quenching on the palate. This was a good one to pair up with some barbecue here.

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Photo of hophugger
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwa357
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a nice looking burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of sustaining white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had a good blend of toast, caramel/toffee malts, leather, dried leaves and a light honey right before some earthy hop spice slid in for a fairly nice blend. The flavor leaned towards the sweet side and though the hop spice didn’t fully blend all of the way, I wasn’t worried so much about this one. As the aftertaste seemed to take the toast and malts towards that light hop spice decently. The feel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt fine as well. Overall, pretty good Irish red ale.

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Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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