Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Lucky SOB Irish Red AleLucky SOB Irish Red Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of beerrat
4.48/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours red taste get a hint of hops that makes it have a mild bitter taste not bad.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.38/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of got2
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale is pretty tasty brew. It's also particularly fragrant, smelling faintly of honey and passionfruit. There's not much of a head, though that depends to a large extent on how you happen to pour. The color is a coppery-red and has vaguely floral notes.

The alcohol content is 5.5 percent, so be careful because it's a bit deceptive and can sneak up on you if you're not paying attention.

It goes without saying that since we're talking about a Flying Dog beer that it's going to have an interesting label, and Lucky SOB does nothing to pushing that trend.

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4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
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 justintcoons
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Reddish amber with half a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation.

Toasted bread, toffee and caramel. Hints of brown sugar and cocoa.

Toasted bread and biscuits. Toffee, caramel and dark candy sugars. Dusted cocoa, brown sugar and hazelnut. Light touches of honeydew and underlying noble grassiness. Has a really clean yeast character.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

This has really surpassed my expectations. As a beer touting that it's brewed with 4-leaf clovers, I was a little skeptical. Forget the clovers, this is a damn good Irish Red!

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Photo of cps98
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real clover in the boil, really cool. I didn't get any clover (not that i'd be able to identify the taste of clover) from the beer but interesting for sure. Beer poured a nice deep reddish hue and super clean / clear. Really nice tight 2 finger head that remained for the entire drink. The first sip was really nice and smooth nothing overpowering anything else. The malt and hops played nicely with each other. I could drink this all day. Really nice carbonation and medium bodied.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant copper amber under a 1.5" cream colored foam cap

S: nuts and malt with some mild spice

T: nutty with malt and tea. Kettle sugars in the middle give way to a drying, almost astringent finish

F: medium to medium low body and medium high carbonation

O: very drinkable beer with good flavors but the carbonation is too high and washes out some of the malt character

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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