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RATINGS: 2104   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Good hop/fruit aroma. Light copper-red in color, it tastes surprisingly balanced. Decent hop kick, but doesnít quite go far enough in my opinion. Slightly watery, but not really enough to make me dislike it in any way. I like this beer, and I buy it often. Iíd really like to find it on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Bottle. Pour is light red with medium-sized light tan head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is strongly of grassy hops, mildly woody and some citrus fruit. Taste is a little fruity and pretty well-balanced. Not as hoppy as the aroma would make it seem. The sweet malts just give it a stale taste. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not worth trying again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2005
12 oz bottle. Very clear light bronze color with a slight but lasting top...woody-fruity (baked apricots) and a bit of wet pine in the aroma...predominantly sweet flavor, assertive dry late hops...watery finish, thin and perhaps a touch brackish/salty. Drinkable, certainly unremarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Pouring cooper brown in color with a somewhat retained beige colored head. Aroma has notes of citric hops, and some earth maltiness too. Not hoppy enough flavor to be one of my favorites, however combines a nice hop, earthy malt balance. Pretty good for the style. I will probably keep some of these around this summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Grassy and hoppy aroma, stronger than in SNPA. Drank it from the bottle, though -- unsure how it looks. Very hoppy APA. Great grassy/citrussy flavor. Malt is still present, but very nicely hopped. Great always there APA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2005
This is hoppy. Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy. If one were to bottle rabbits, I bet it would taste like this...or blood and fur. At any rate, hoppy, not good draught, donít do that. Bottle is fine for me, thanks.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Had some of this that my wife bought, and found it a pretty good compliment to the venison stew I made. Nothiní but hops in the aroma, sharp and interesting. Not much head, but lacing was good. Flavor was not very balanced, and suffered from a lack of body, but good hop presence for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2005
It pours a thin white rocky head that quickly dissipates but doesnít completely go away. The color is a beautiful crystal clear amber. The aroma is full of hops with a hint of fresh cut grass you almost miss. Most IPAís I have tasted had more subtle hop aroma. The flavor is primarily bitter-sweet raspberry and caramel. The malt sweetness is a bit overpowered by the hop bitterness but it does come through. It finishes with an astringent bitterness that is long lasting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours copper witha thin off-white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma, crisp and citrusy. Taste is hoppy the whole way though, its nice because its not bitter most of the way, just hoppy tasting. Very gentle malts up front, not very sweet. Doesnít really feel balanced, but isnít overly bitter which is nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
exbestgirl (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
Though the name of this one sounds like itíd be EZ, itís actually is hard to get. Well at least in Atlanta it is. I love this stuff, my fave of all time along with itís Indian buddy the IPA. Mmmmm beer.


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