Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a 4-pack of this for my dad and took one for myself. Thanks dad! Dark copper color, no real head. HUGE hop aroma, tons of malt as well. Flavor is the same. You better be a hop-head if youíre drinking this one because they are strong!. Lots of malt to back it up though. Very well balanced ASA. Iíd been looking for this one for a long time and it didnít disappoint when I finally got to try it.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I may have just found a new favorite. has the uber hops of an IIPA, the strong malt profile of a BW and a well hidden big alcohol presence of an Amer. Strong Ale all nicely blended into one 12 oz. offering. what more could a person ask for? well done Flying Dog, I think Iíll have another.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Really big fan of this. Lots of hop flavor, not overally sweet like many DIPAís. Alchol is hidden well...unless yo let it get a little warm, then....whoa! One of my new favs for sure...to bad its tough to get round these parts....
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - APR 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice Mahogany if you will, deep amber if you wanna be a d*** about it. I drank a 22oz stone imperial russian stout and then this, and it got me toasty so it has that going for it. Actually very good beer. Aroma is a piny hops. Piney? piny? Has a nice hops character, not too much of an alcohol burn considering its 10.5% although you do know its there. Nice strong hops flavor, piny flavor to it. Like I said, you do know the alcohol is there, you cant taste it... but it doesnít burn so Iím happy. Marginally cool bottle although no tribute to Hunter S. Thompson. Anyway, all in all I would say this is a quality brew and Iíd be glad to get toasty off of it anytime.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12oz). As Double Dog. Deep clear burnt copper colour, fluffy off-white lasting head, plenty of sticky lace. From a distance (armís length) I got bready yeast, sweet malt and alcohol ... up close itís lush citrus/resin hops, alcohol and sweet toasty malt. The taste is reasonably strong, booze and resin/lemon pitch bitter hops, malt decidedly in the background - very warming. Average, almost creamy body, alcoholic and astringent, quick finish but a long bitter bite-into-a-grapefruit aftertaste. Excellent, really - my ears are really tingling.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours flat dark amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malts, grapefruit hopps and yeast esters of grape, cherry and a bit peppery. Flavor is heavily bitter and hoppy and gets sweeter in the finish which is long. Medium bodied creamy and livley.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle and the best Flying Dog to date. Poured a nice amber color with an average size off white head with a slight bit of visible carbonation. Aroma is piney hops and that was all that was coming through although it wasnít to overpowering. Flavor was a real suprise with some initial malt followed loads and loads of flavorful hops. This is one fine beer that I will be buying again. (I agree with several other RBerians that this seems more like a IIPA then a double pale ale but hey what do I know Iím a Minnesota Vikings fanatic and I live in NJ)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Scent is dominated by floral hops, as well as some pine and resin. Poured a copper/amber color with a small, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Clear but a little hazy with many tiny particles. Not sparkling. Flavor is heavily bitter and neither sweet nor sour. Flavor is very hoppy with notes of citrus, pine, resin, and a tiny bit of malts. Medium to full body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Long, dry, bitter finish. Overall, a very bitter, hoppy beer. Iím not quite sure what makes is a strong ale rather than an imperial IPA.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange-red pour with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus with some sweet malt without anything really overpowering the other. Flavors of earthy citrus hops coupled with sweet pale malts pretty sum it up. Medium body, bittersweet throughout with a bitter finish. As far as FD brews go, this one was pretty damn good.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I double dog dare you to try this hoppy brew. The brewer calls it a double pale ale, to me it is a kicked up double IPA, but whatís in a name anyway! As soon as I poured this one, I could smell the fragrant citrus hop aroma. Cloudy orange/amber color with half inch off-white head that produced excellent lacing. The flavor was at first all hops in all varieties -- citrus, pine, bitter, and pretty much in that order. As it sat for a few minutes there was actually a trace of some caramel malt sweetness, but the hops still blasted through loud and clear (to my delight, I must add). No alcohol detected in the taste at all, which can be scary at 10.5%. This is a delicious beer for the hop enthusiast.