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RATINGS: 2180   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


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (1994) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Yet another case of an average beer in a cool label. I was dissapointed with this beer as I drank it. Flavor was dusty and the beer itself seemed unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2003
This is pretty descent stuff. Good to lookat nice copper color. Good head that left some lacing. Aroma was floral nice hop presence. Flavor was also good-n-hoppy some citrus notes coming through. Good effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Pale amber. Large,creamy head. Lots of bready/toasted malts and earthy hops in the aroma. Fizzy,creamy mouthfeel. Little to no malt flavor to speak of up front. They come in in the back,barely before the finish. Finish is quite hoppy(earthy,leafey).Light malt in the finish as well. Get's better as it loses some fizz,not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Bottle. Light amber color with small white head. Kind of a fruit hop aroma with a bit of malt. Basically the taste I was expecting based on the aroma. I'm not really a fan of american pale ales, but as they go, this one is pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Ok, this is my 3rd beer in a row by Flying Dog brewery, and they are all starting to taste the same...which isn't a bad thing! Nice hoppy flavor, taste a lot like their Scottish ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2003
A clear amber color, topped by a tan head. There is a hoppy slightly piney, slightly citrusy aroma. There is a hint of malt under the hoppy aromatics as well. Nicely bitter up front in the mouth. There is a light maltiness in the finish. The beer is a bit too cold at first, so I warm it up for a bit. The hop flavor is a mix of piney, & orange/ citrusy. Finishes with a good pale ale level of bitterness. There is an after taste here that I cannot quite pin down, it is part of the hop flavor. Perhaps a hint of menthol in the finish, along with a bit of grassy hop flavor. This is a good solid example of an American Pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a thin, white head and a orange-copper body. Fruity cascade hops nose with a thin, hoppy but not overpowering taste. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
Amber coloured with nice thick head which laces. Nice hoppy aroma with a little citrus, nice malts with west coast resinous hops (cascade?).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - NOV 23, 2003
I enjoyed this one pretty well. I like how the hoppiness wasn't as in-your-face as some other well known examples of similar styles. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2003
As usual, this bottle is easily recognized by the unimitable Ralph Steadman's artwork. A hopsy and slightly bitter concoction that is a pretty red-brown in color. A cool beer and a good beer, but I just didn't find it to be a great beer! A bit too pungent and sweet & soury for me. Hearty taste and a bit weak on the finish.


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