Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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82
good
264 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:
264
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of crow
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spindelphia
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five+ finger off-white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear red/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose, grassy malt and flavor is piney, grassy not much malt. Light bitter finish. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle at Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH

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Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OTP27
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeLacy
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cook82
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therica
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

IPA version of an Irish Red Ale. Poured carefully into a pint glass.

A = gorgeous copper-rust, very clear, with some nice white head turning to active rimming and lacing.

S = this is the best part of this ale, a very hefty nose of excellent quality malts, and some hops florals.

T = a bit of a downer after the nose, it's a bit tinny and biting. After a while it starts to sort out as very dry grassy malts, both sour and bitter qualities. Some hops are evident. I'm not enjoying the taste very much, but i keep going back to the nose and the qualities are still enjoyable.

F = almost unpleasantly sour and bitter and very lingering on the palate.

O = overall it seems off-balanced. I suppose if I just wanted to sit for an hour and sniff the joyous scents I'd be happy. But I'm not happy with the taste, regardless of its stated style.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattparsons
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber/light brown with a small quickly dissipating head. Sweet malt on the nose, not much else. Odd taste. Sweet malt flavor quickly gives way to leafy, semi-bitter hops. Finishes dry with an almost lager-like crispness. Low/medium carb with a weird lingering bitterness - probably too much for the style. Meh. Crushable enough, but not something I'd grab again.

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Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 7/1/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark copper with a subtle haze; fluffy off-white head that sticks around leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts. Lots of grains and fresh dough as well. The flavors are loaded with malts. Lots of caramel and toffee with some hints of cocoa as well. Solid sweetness to this one. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's light, fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice Irish Red Ale. If you're a fan of malts or the style, then this is worth checking out. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Impeccable pour that really shows you the flair of the red ale. Burnished with color and glimmering with hues. Red, orange, golds, copper. Just tan head of creamy foam that lasts. Nose is biscuit & caramel. Floral and hop spice with a citric tang. Drink is smooth and malty. Creamy full malt made brisk by hops. Floral takes the middle of this beer and permeates it gently while biscuity malt glides to the finish. Clean soft carbonation. Modest bitterness that flourishes. Leaves with a light slightly nutty aftertaste and orange zest. They said it was brewed with four leaf clovers but I drank all mine and none fell out.

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Photo of enelson
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Could not rise to this, but I like it better than most BAs. Try 1.

A: Almost Marzen like, dark, brownish, ruby amber, white foam without enough lacework.

S: Again Marzen-like malt with lightly toasted malts, caramel, buttered dark bread.

T: Caramelized malts lead the way, like a Marzen. Balanced with spicebread, sweet and spice cupboard, and a bowl of white grapes, and it drinks clean, simple, and finishes dry enough.

F: Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

O: Solid Irish ale, sweeter and more malty than in Ireland, too sweet for me. True to style. Try 1.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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