00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW. Now i really liked this one. Has a real hoppy nose to it. The flavor is nice a bitter. Alcohol is not present at first, but the longer you let it lay on your tongue, the more present it becomes. This brew is by far the best Flying Dogg brew that I have tasted. This is something that i will deff. be purchasing for of. Outstanding job!
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange amber color with a fluffy cream colored head. Huge sharp nose of pine resin and hop pellets, almost pungent enough to be BO. There is so much hops in here. Tons of pine, spruce, rosemary, resin, and I taste basil. This is one of those beers that makes your lips sticky. The alcohol makes itself felt more than tasted. The mouthfeel and the dark breadiness form enough of a foundation for something approaching balance. This is a great hop head beer, and I’m glad its in 12 oz bottles.
Bartzilla (617) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whooooaaa Nelly! Seriously big IPA, or, dare I say it, double IPA. Certainly qualifies as An American Strong Ale, but Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale certainly smacks me like a solid DIPA would. Delicious. Nay, DOUBLE delicious. Lots and lots of bitter hops to send your palate into a tailspin. A truly heavy, strong, incredibly hopped, malty ale. Total ass kicker. Thanks Naven.
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish color, full head. Smells really nice, a blend of hops and a dash of carmel to my nose. Heavy winey taste, not as bitter as I would have expected.
riversideAK (6107) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 This beer had an aroma of some sweet malt and some piney citrus hops. Poured a brownish amber color. Flavor was mostly hoppy bitterness, balanced slightly by sweet caramel malt. This was more like a DIPA really. As it warmed it got a little more malty, but was still drinkable and pleasant for being so strong in alcohol. I liked this one.
I had this later on out of a bottle. I was less impressed as it was dominated by sweet malt. A little piney hops peaked through, but not as much as I had the draft rated. A lot of alcohol peaks through out of the bottle too. I did not like this as much the second time around.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel colored with a scant off-white colored head. Nice balanced nose - malty sweetness and punchy, citrusy hops. Medium-bodied with active carbonation. Balanced maly sweetness and hop bitterness in the flavor.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 This beer is just about perfect in my book. Simply by smelling it you can tell it has some balls (no pun intended [not dog balls]). The smell is complex, the taste is complexerer, and the more you hold this beer in your hand and let it warm up, the more the beer grows. A bit of a barleywine hint to it, a very sweet, alcohol prevalent ale. Absolutely fabulous. I recommend putting it in your freezer (it won’t freeze [it’
s 10.5%]) and sipping it slowly until it hits 60F for the last sip, because the beer will taste like a completely different beer with each warming sip.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangish bronze with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of mango and pine resin. Taste is resinous, plenty of fruity hops, notes of grapefruit and mango. Mouthfeel is full bodied, resinous with full carbonation.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow. smells of hop explosion upon opening the bottle. flavor does not disappoint, its full of tasty hops and enough abv to get you warm and fuzzy after a couple. well done.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Beer is lightly hazy, medium amber with an average-sized, light brown, frothy, diminishing, but mostly lasting head. Clingy, lasting, creamy cuff of lace on the snifter.<P>
First impression on the nose is like breaking up a hop party. The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain, moderate note of biscuity caramel; Hoppy with heavy notes of resin/pine, cologne-like herbal, moderate grapefruit oil, lighter notes of dried apricot and green grass; Yeasty with a light of dough; Moderate notes of alcohol.<P>
The flavor is is heavily bitter, heavily sweet, light-to-moderately acidic and boozy warm with a long, lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Light astringency on gums.<P>
The beer is full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is lively.<P>
A hot hop wall without a lot of complexity. Not bad, but not liver-worthy.