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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The alpha of the pack, Flying Dog Pale Alecomplements a wide range of foods. Flavor notes: Grassy, citrus, and slight perfume hop aromas with subtlety sweet malt body Pairs with: Cheddar cheese, burgers, barbeque, Thai, Mexican


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4303) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 The aroma is very hoppy and sweet with plenty of malt, sour dough bread, and nuts to balance. The choice of hops give it a smell reminiscent of spruce pines. The appearance is not bad either. It has a copper color and pours a nice head with some lacing. The taste of this ale is bitter at first, but then quickly gives way to toasted and caramel malts. The finish is buttery and somewhat nutty. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2005 Bottle: A crisp quick hitting beer. HAs a hoppy flavor to it and a nice light copper color. Dry is a good descriptor, so many beer snobs who love the smooth porters wonít like this one, but for an everyday or lots of them beer its pretty good.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Pours a clear copper with a rocky ivory head. No lace. Grassy and fruity nose with some hints of citrusy hops. Eeesh. This is one haphazard beer. Lightly fruity and really bitter and not in a good way. The flavors do not mesh well. Not tasty at all. I honestly had to plow my way through this one. A dry mouth. I thought is was really hard to screw up a pale ale. most are at least average tasting. Iíve tried this beer twice now with the same result. A sub-par beer, not alot to say about it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Had this one bottled. Not nearly as hoppy as I like my IPAs, this one was more nuanced with notes of citrus. Okay, but certainly not the best Pale on the market.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 I was very happy with this beer. Itís a bit more balanced than the IPAs that Iíve gotten used to drinking. Itís a got a good healthy dose of hops, but it doesnít completely overpower the malty flavor like in your average IPA. This stuff is on tap at the Firebird Grill in Durham, NC... Probably the best beer on tap there. I havenít seen any other Flying Dogs on tap in Durham. Also, you canít beat Flying Dog for label art. dang. Rerate: Apparently this stuff has been renamed "Classic Pale Ale." I was a bit confused at first. I rated this a little high in the appearance department first time around. 4 instead of 3. The flavor was solid for a Pale Ale, but the palate leaves a little something to be desired. Definitely a great beer overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayb0 (1081) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2005
very decent pale ale, good malt and assertive APA hopping. a bit herbal on the finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours strawlike in color with a white frothy head. Smells of flowers and grass. Tastes of grass, hay and meadow with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 a floral taste, very light yet satisfying, will find this brewery again. has a bit of a caramel after-taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Dark amber pour pretty transparent. Small head that laces a little. Aroma is caramel and hops and a little grapefruit. Citrus flavor comes through over the malt background. Nice dry bitter finish and citrus aftertaste hangs on a bit. A little watery on the palate but overall a decent western APA. If you like citrus this is the one for you.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
dark amber color, no head. mild hop aroma, kind of woody flavor. no fizz, with a slighty fruity aftertaste. overall, a bit too fruity for me.


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