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RATINGS: 2172   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


3.4
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2003
This started off as something good.... However it nosed-dived quickly. Slightly citrusy with a really bad aftertaste. This beer was across from a pale ale and a wheat beer, but it became neither in the end. The best I can say is that this beer started off with a good idea. But thanks to BeerandBlues2 for giving me this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1107) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Wonderfully stong citrusy, hoppy aroma. Pours amber with a lasting, yet very thin head. Man you can tell they don't skimp on the hops in this beer... slightly acidic aftertaste, but definitely drinkable. A surprisingly good beer. I will buy this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11840) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Wonderful pine aroma reminding me of a mango. Clear dark amber color. Starts with a heavy bitter flavor and finishes a little lighter. Medium on the palate with an oily feel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2005 Tried this again in the bottle. The body is a dark amber with a very thin head. The aroma is grapefruit and flowers. The taste is dark bread and grapefruit from the hops. Very nicely balanced. Really, a pretty good pale ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Ok bought in the 12 oz brown long neck.I hate the label..I am not a big fan of Ralph Steadman. as poured into a british style pint mug the beer has a crystal clear brown colour with a off white almost tan head that goes fast but does leave some good lace. Smell is very nicevery chocolaty and with great hop undertones. Taste however is a shocking let down.. a micro second of sweet maltiness is followed by a rather acrid bitterness..that annoys my taste buds..not good. Mouthfeel is pretty average..bit watery. I did not find this drinkable due to the horrible taste. Maybe I just picked up a bad bottle or something..but this was not good..Its safe to say I will stick to Full Sail Pale or SNPA when in the mood for a pale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Very good. Dry hop aroma, nice copper color with a slim off-white head. Flavor full of hops too. Really enjoyed this Pale Ale.

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.


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