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RATINGS: 2164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Very good beer. Dry-hopped to the max for a pale ale. The hops are all up-front. Which is the way I like it. Body is a bit light. Could use a little more pale malt. Still, extremely quaffable. This one is probably my favorite American Pale Ale. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
I think this Pale Ale fits the style better than the Flying Dog IPA fits that style. This was an above average, medium bodied ale with a good citrus hop flavor. Mildly resiny and chewy. Normally I shy away from beers with really cool labels or 'dog' in the name (except Dogfish Head) - this one wasn't bad though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Dark amber. Pretty good but nothing stands out as being particularly interesting. More hoppy than I expect from an APA, though. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Good pale. Made even better by generous hops. Recommended, doubly so if you might be a Hophead

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4776) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
A truckload of hops in every bottle. A bit too overpowering in that department for my tastes, but it seems to be a fair example of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2003
what a hell of a brew the hops melt my nose hairs and make my palate melt.very good pale ale.A+

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2005 9/29/04
After sampling a couple of these today, I’ve found that the quality of the beer has greatly diminished. There was a strange skunky-ness in the background and there seems to be a starch like corn flavor. This was a 3.5 rating before.

This puppy pours an amber / mahogany colored body with a respectable off white frothy head. The aroma is both heavy with malt and hops, aromatic citrus hops, caramel malts.
The flavor is well balanced, nice toasty pine notes with a pronounced grapefruit zest character. Finish is crisp, bitter/sweet and dry.
Overall, this turned out to be a far better APA than I was expecting, recommended!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Great hop aroma and decent head. Pleasant hoppy flavor but I thought the body was a bit thin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Had some warnings this brand wouldn't be very good. You must have gotten a bad bottle like I did with Bell's Oberon. This stuff is very good and is very sweet and bitter like a pale ale should be. Nice head. A little Lacing. I think this is a very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Very dark amber with almost no head. Extremely hoppy aroma. Very nice. The malt flavor balanced a nicely bitter finish with a lingering dry aftertaste. Not watery. Very nice, I want another one.


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