bgburdman9 (859) - 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.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a little bit of dense white head. Pleasant tangerine and pineapple aroma with a slight off smell which might be a result of the yeast that was in the bottle. Flavor goes much the same with lots of wonderful tangerine flavors that I would normally fall in love with but thereís a slight unpleasant aftertaste in this one that sort of keeps this one from being something Iíd keep in regular rotation.
Maddog (422) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I killed the keg at Bostonís in Dayton, OH with this pint and it was still an explosion of fresh hop aroma and a beautiful citrusy hop flavor. It wasnít all one dimensional however, DD had some malt to back up all those wonderful hops. Well balanced and very tasty.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear golden with a light golden head. Head duration is fully lasting with nice lacing down the side and small, tight bubble cascading up the beer. The aroma is very hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Flavor is equally hoppy with loads of pine, earth, and citrus. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and leaves the palate with hoppish goodness.
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 Murrayís Wine and Spirits. I havenít been a big fan of previous Flying Dog brews that Iíve 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 wasnít 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 Iím 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. Itís 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.
Lowe1983 (1367) - 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.
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.
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coppery brown with big tannish head. Aroma is amazingly hoppy and floral. Taste is just as hoppy but loses the flowers, and picks up more citrus, and malt. It is almost cuttingly bitter, but always delicious.Mouthfeel is thick and slippery. Further, this bottle indicates 10.5ABV/85IBU. $2/12oz