nolankowal (938) - 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 what’s 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.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 pack of double dog. 10.5%. dark brownish orange with a small off-white head. nice strong apricot, peachy, hop aroma. very sharp mouthfeel with the high alcohol content. med-full bodied and sticky. flavor of hops and alc. i think i would have prefered the 9% version better.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Pours orange with a big stable light tan head. The aroma is malty, hoppy and citrussy. The taste is sweet and strong wtih a big hoppy bite and a decent amount of bitterness. This is a great ASA, the grapefruit that talon mentioned does come through in the tart bitterness, but after drinking so much Alpine Nelson lately it doesn’t hold up well enough for me. Good Job Flying Dog.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, as Double Dog Double Pale Ale, courtesy of Hogtown Harry. Deep copper, frothy white head. Lovely aroma of hops, fresh, sweet, some alcohol. Taste: holy crap, that’s potent stuff. Alcohol, orange citrus, really sharp bitter hops. Soft mouthfeel, medium body. Caramel sweetness in finish, and the alcohol softens up a bit as it warms and mellows. Great great stuff, thanks Harry!
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange caramel color with a nice medium lacy tan head. Fresh pine needle and floral aroma with strong hints of grapefruit and orange citrus. Taste is grapefruity and piney hoppy with a nice caramel backbone. Tasty.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 No date on bottle. Pours a nice, transluscent coppery-amber color with an average, creamy, off-white head; longevity is decent and lacing is tight and sporatic. Nose is brash and potent and quite fresh; resinous pine and ruby red grapefruit citrus hops are dominant with lighter tones of floral and a touch of caramel. Wow, flavor is totally one sided but surprisingly quite intoxicating (not a pun); pink grapefruit, a sweet caramel, and a touch of a lighter pomme fruit (maybe mango) start the flavor but it is quickly taken over by a very high, herbal bitterness filled with pine resins. A slight roast note is found in there also, to go with a bold alcohol warmth that is a bit strong, but never hot or astringent. Palate is medium to full, slightly sticky, somewhat chewy, and soft after the initial prickle. Flavor is very long and progressive with all giving way to an all bitter lasting finish with some herbal notes. This is probably the most bitter beer I have had (ASA??, more like IIPA), but the flavors worked well together. It was bold, in your face, and quite potent but done fairly well. Hope you like hops!
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber/brown with a nice beige head. Great biting hoppy aroma, with an undertone of raosted malt. Floral and soapy hop flavor, with an undertone of roasted barley malt. Palate is medium/full, dry, and pleasantly bitter. Definitely one of the better, if not best, flying dogs I’ve had, but a bit unbalanced.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Copper pour below an off-white, creamy head. Citrus, grapefruit and straw in the aroma with notes of caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet and presents a moderate to heavy bitterness. Sticky texture and full body. Lively carbonation. Enjoyable.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Others have noted all the subtle flavors I tasted in the first instant this beer was in my mouth So I won’t elaborate. However, there is an aftertaste of alcohol that makes it seem as though someone poured a shot of chhheeaapp liquor in every bottle. It ruined the beer for me, as I can mix a boilermaker on my own. I expected a nine dollar four-pack to be a lot tastier than this.