UnderDog Atlantic Lager | Flying Dog Brewery

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UnderDog Atlantic LagerUnderDog Atlantic Lager

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 04-09-2012

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4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You've probably heard the one about the guy who walks into a bar. No? He says, "Ouch!" Bro. Woody went to Ardmore last Saturday to see what he could see and walked into a bottle shop. He said, "Yay! Look at all of these new CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)!" It is called The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore Plaza and for those that do not live in PA, you have no idea what a rare bird it is to find a quality bottle shop, especially one that provided me with no less than five (5) new CANned beers on my first visit. This is one of those beers.

From the CAN: "Don't be an underdog in this crazy game called life. Now is no time to be a pawn. The kings and queens rule the board, so that's who you've gotta be. Keep your head up, stand tall, and carry on. We're pulling for you."

Oh, man. Ralph Steadman art on a CAN!?! Marketing is all and even if the beer is schiesse (it shouldn't be), it goes in my cooler. Then, the spent CAN goes on my Shelf of Cool-Looking CANs.

Another brimful craft CAN on the Crack! I love my life. The inverted Glug garnered a finger of dense bone-white head that held up in defiance of gravity, my desire and everything and everyone. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy lemon-yellow. Nose smelled of grassy hops. I was sent! Talk about a lawnmower beer - this would pair perfectly with the scent of newly mown grass. Mouthfeel was medium-to full, with a great Saaz hops bite on the tongue. Finish was dry and refreshing, just the way I like my lagers. Get the unwanted adjuncts out of the way and gimme dem Czech hops, grrr. Woof! I'm doing it doggie style! Get outta my way!

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a pleasant surprise.
It poured a bright golden color. Almost clear with a white foamy head.
Pretty lacing was left on the sides of my glass.
This beer is on the lighter side of being medium bodied.
Has a grassy smell, some lemon comes through.
Tastes like a pilsner to me - The citrus hop bitternes is the dominant flavor, and has a crisp dry finish.

This would make for a nice spring time or summer beer.
It went perfectly with my grilled salmon dinner.
This would be a great beer to have with salads or lighter meals.

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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle with an unintelligible string of numbers printed on the bottom of the label.
Clear pale straw gold with some slow rising carb trails, spotty lacing, rapid champagne streams.

Soft floral aroma, honey, crackers.

Cris flavors of honeyed crackery pilsner malt and lightly grassy noble hops. Clean and easygoing with a moderate carbonic bite to it. Finishes pretty dry and clean, very light residual malt sweetness. Not a bad lager at all, a little more hop presence than its European counterparts.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, lemon yellow and gold coloring with a thin, white, foamy head that coats the surface. Aromas of toasted grains, citrus highlights, and a light, floral hops presence. Flavors are hop forward, with a bitter and green character, followed abruptly by a heavily roasted grain profile with a tangy citrus overtone. Sharp, light mouthfeel that fits the palate perfectly. The aftertaste is tangy, floral, and resiny bitter. Crisp, clean, slightly bitter finish that dries slightly. Very smooth and flavorful.

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3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has the typical hazy yellow-orange look with a large, foamy off-white head.

Smells of lemon, grass and even a few interesting cake-like notes.

Tastes of grain, straw and lemon with a bit of a hint of hops at the end.

Light bodied and primarily smooth.

More often than not a lager is a lager, and that is the case here. Nothing spectacular, but nothing to frown at either. So pour a couple into a large mug and go to town.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light gold with a pillowy white head that settles to a thick, meringue-like cap. Light aromas of bread dough, crackers, lemon zest, and faintly grassy hops. Clean and uncomplicated. Taste is similarly pleasant and middle-of-the-road, with biscuit malt, toasted crackers, and grassy hops. No complaints here, and the Sixer will likely disappear over the course of my football-watching day. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a thin body and ample carbonation. Overall a solid Pale Lager that gets the job done. Nothing more, nothing less.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured nicely with golden straw color. Decent head for a "lager" which held on for most of the tasting. Observable lacing. Smells grassy and grainy with citrus presence. Taste was crisp and clean with notable hops. Almost too much I thought for the style but I liked it. I gave it it's own character. Mouthfeel was bright. Overall pretty good beer. Would buy it again when looking for something light but different.

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3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bright gold with a thick foamy head that slowly descends to a thin, lasting cover. Lacing follows down the glass with quite a bit of stickage.

The smell is grainy, slightly fruity with a bit of dry yeast. Nice taste - noticeable hops, though not quite as "clean" as expected for a lager. Has almost an "ale" aroma, which is fine for me.

The taste is sweetish with some fruity/citrusy hops giving it a bitter-ish balance. A touch of salt is noticeable at the start, but fades away. It has a sour bite in the finish.

It is pretty crisp. Light-bodied, but not too watery or thin.

Not bad. I don't know that a lager drinker would be crazy about it, but I enjoyed it. Nice touch of hops here.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a shorter white head
lighty grassy aroma
Tastes like a fruity citrusy soda
mouthfeel is great, light bubbly and creamy very refreshing
very tasty and refreshing! would be a great beer to pair with burger or sausage. Poured the last bit to deglaze a pan of hot italian pork sausage and it complimented the flavor very nicely.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium straw yellow in color with some hints of copper and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall dense white head that barely reduces over the life of the beer, leaving more than a quarter finger thick head with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy and caramel malts along with some grassy and citrus hops.

T: Moderate flavors of grainy malts along with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. There is a moderate amount of grassy and citrus hops that impart a light amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and one I would get again. Easy to drink and a nice beer for the summer, with a little more flavor than some of the other offerings associated with summer.

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3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear paler gold, with several fingers of thick bright-white head. This retains with a big frothy dollop of foam in the middle of the glass, which hangs heavy swathes of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fresh and grassy, with a splash of tart lemon and green citric character. The malts sit along the back with a toasted bready presence.

The taste is has a crisp and leafy citric bite the whole way through, with a complimentary splash of lemon flavor and then a tight neutral graininess across the back. This is dry and lightly bitter and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp up front with more of a smooth and creamy feel as you swallow.

This was a great first beer to put in a can from Flying Dog. It’s fairly hoppy for a Pale Lager but that just gives it some extra crisp quaffability that pairs up nicely with that already smooth Lager body. This is a great one to take on the go with you. Especially in the summertime.

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UnderDog Atlantic Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
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