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RATINGS: 2162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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


3.7
   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 (4768) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 Bottle pours a nice clear amber with a decent head and nice lace. The aroma is quite hoppy to the point of almost acting to clear my sinuses. The flavor is very hoppy with some malt to balance it well. The palate is good for an APA. I like this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9086) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
(draught) Clear dark amber. No head. Citrussy, lemonbalm-like hops aroma. Nutty and citrussy hoppy flavour - good American hops. But there's precious little malt to balance. Very little body. OK - but nothing more.


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