smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is abundant floral/citrus hops backed up by some sweet malt. taste is much the same with deep caramel notes and finish nice lingering hops. hides alc very well. very good stuff surprisingly.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, orange amber. Smell of hops, pine, lemon, grass, malt, caramel, alcohol, rye, grapefruit and alcohol. Tastes the same but even better. Very thick and chewey. Wonderful hop bitterness. I love it. Must get more.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Copper colored pour with an off white head. Aroma, earthy and citrus hop notes, some hints of pine as well, with some caramel in the back ground. Flavor, caramel up front, a nice earthy bitterness on the finish, some piny notes as well. Really good stuff, I was surprised.
jvinmadtown (1) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is now available in 4 packs of 12 oz bottles, tasted it at the brewery. Very delicious. Too heavy to have more than 2. High alcohol content, more hoppy but not overpowering. If you go to the flying dog brewery, tell Devon I said hi. She knows her shit.
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FIRST TRIAL: Purchased this bottle from Murray’s Wine and Spirits. I haven’t been a big fan of previous Flying Dog brews that I’ve had (except the Gonzo), but I liked this quite a bit. It had a nice grapefruit/citrus hop aroma and a smooth body, with a little maltiness to it. There wasn’t that huge mouthfeel that a lot of APAs/IPAs have, but it did leave a nice little bit of sticky bitterness in the back of my mouth. I did like this beer a lot, but I’m a bit surprised at the 97th percentile rating... To me it tastes similar to a Lake Louie Arena Premium (which only has about an 82). Anyway, good beer overall, and between this and the Gonzo my opinion of Flying Dog has drastically improved.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange copper. Off-white head left stripes of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, with floral, citrus, and peachy hops. Has that nice tropical fruit/flower nose of many good 2IPAs. Rich cookie to caramel malt flavor laced with ample hops, the bitterness lingering. Underlying sassafras woodiness note. Pretty good hop fix, and I like the small bottles.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn good beer. It’s all there for a DIPA. I thought the alcoho; was a bit too much at first, but as I had more it turned out I was wrong and it is hidden very well. Big beer for big fun and just nice to sit and enjoy a good long brew!! I think this batch was better then any Wild Dog I have had.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick off-white head and deep amber pour. Plenty of bubbles rising to the top throughout. HUGE hop aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit. Almost overwhelming. Beautiful flavors of hop bitterness and light citrus. Extremely bitter, but with enough malt to keep this monster at bay. Really, much better than I had anticipated. A big big beer.
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of citrus hops, caramel, and some alcohol. Flavor is a nice blend between some citrus hops and some sweet malt. Decent bitter finish with a little alcohol warming. A very delicious brew.
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was actually better than I thought it would be. Real intense hoppy aroma of citrus and some earthiness. This seemed really hoppy but still had a real solid hop profile. Pretty bitter overall. This says 10.5% on here but it doesnt seem like that. Pretty good tasting beer but it would be tough to drink a lot of this.