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RATINGS: 2092   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
A nice, spicy hopped American pale. Fairly dry flavor, despite low ABV. The beginning of the pint is fairly hoppy, but the strength fades near the end, and it all tastes a little watery. Nice, good, but not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2003
I wasn't very impressed with this. Glad I had the barleywine first or I might not have drank it. Pours a brownish amber with a decent head. That's when it hit me. Cascade and hoppy bitterness. Moreso than any beer I've had in a while. Upon reading the description it seems it shouldn't be this hoppy, but mine is. Taste seems a bit sweet but has the bitterness from the hops I don't care for. Finishes a little dry but with a bitter kick. Not my cup of tea.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacomino (4) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2003 does not count
This really nice ale has "enough hop character to satisfy hop-heads" (flying dog website). Being a hophead myself, I couldn't stop trying to get all the flavor out of each sip. Very satisfying and unique brew that must have come from some very clean lines and a fresh keg. It left nothing to be desired.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Well, this was very disappointing. Pale gold color, with a foamy white head that diminished fairly quickly. Very watery palate, and totally bland. It was horrible, but there just wasnt anything good about it either. Gotta say, dont bother.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2003
If I were rating this on the label art it would be an easy surrealist 5.0 - but since the label (or tap handle in this case) is not my primary concern, I must rip this flying dog a new asshole (would that improve aerodynamics or decrease them?). Watery watery watery...the "load" of hops must have been downsized for this batch, or else during the mid-air coital doggiestyle the brew managed to shake its flavor, because this was plain, without aroma and in serious need of some reworking. A girl tonight told me this was the best beer she's ever had, when I asked her why she said "becuase you can't taste it."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Head is initially average-sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Unbalanced (sour/bitter clobbers), uninspiring.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Well, this isnít hopped enough to satify THIS hophead, but it is a mere pale ale, and not an IPA. Very crisp, drinkable. The finish is a bit wheaty, which seems to be a traight of flying dog beers, but I donít enjoy very much. This is a decent pale ale, but there are many better that are worth buying first.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This is a decent pale ale. It is Hoppy, but not to the point where it could be confused with an IPA. There is a touch of bitterness in the finish, I donít really care for, and itís a bit yeasty, but all in all, this is a very drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Nice middle of the road pale ale. Decent hoppy character but not as well balanced as I would have liked. Appearance was good with a nice coppery color. Off white mostly diminishing head with moderate carbonation. Medium bodied and good mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2003
I was intrigued by the spicy bready malt undertones and didnít have to fight through overhopping to get to them, which was nice. They make some weird stuff at this brewery.


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