detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a clear deep copper color with a good inch of cream colored foam. Nice lacing. Prominent citrus hop aroma is noticeable even from a distance.
Caramel malt and citrus hops spar with each other to see which is the prominent taste. Then they decide to just blend into a tasty hoppy brew. Not overly complex, but very well balanced. Superb citrus and pine hop bite in the aftertaste.
Full bodied, softly carbonated.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 (Bottle) Pours slightly hazy amber with a white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma with rasin and pine. Mango, tangerine, pineapple and other fruits. Sticky malt. Hints of dried figgs and canned pears. I can imagine that it has lost some hops after two years, but still -pretty darn yummy. sweet, fruity, thick and sticky mouthfeel with a nice bitter hoppy ending. Mango. Hints of figgs and raisins. Small notes of shellfish. Medium to big body. Second try: (Bottle) Pours deep reddish amber. The aroma is of citrus/resin/floral like hops and cookie/mild caramel malt. Very fruity with tones of kiwi, mango, starfruit, pears and tangerine. Notes of creamy/doughy yeast. Some acetone alcohol warmth. Hints of vanilla. The flavour is hoppy up front with resin, grapefruit and roses. Malt brings tones of buttery cookies and caramel. Fruity in the flavour as well with tones of pineapple, apricot and orange peel. The mouthfeel is round and sticky. Light sweet with a medium to full bitter/dry palate. Medium full bodied. This is a very good example of an IIPA and one of the better, if not the best beer from this brewery.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 10 yr. anniversary bottle #8375 aged very nicley poured 11-106.Poured heavy forming nice frothy white creamy head.,amber red in color. Aroma of friut cake and dark cherry. Huge sweet malty flavor quickly shifts to balanced mix of floral/spice hop.finishes warm from alchohol and is a tongue peircing monster of a beer... Way more like a barley wine than a douple pale ale as the label claims. Don’t tackle the bottle alone...
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had to go to a liquor store to get this one. Fantastic, a really rich taste that lasts. Good level of bitterness to finish.
Tmoney99 (11684) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration. Shared with freinds and got a positive response from all.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber with a tan head. Resiny pine and citrus nose, some floral notes. Big malty flavor, but remains balanced, somehow. Creamy mouthfeel. Flying Dog finally impresses me!
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Immy’s. Large bottle. Hazy orange pour with tan head. Nose is resiny orange, herbal and floral, a little bit of everything in there along with grapes. Flavor is resiny pine and herbal, mixing with the caramel malts. Creamy palate. One of the standouts at the tasting.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy amber, creamy head. Aroma is spicy malts. Full malt, not too sweet. Meduim bodied a warming alcohol. Really enjoyed this one from Immy’s Tasting
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 01/13/2009. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet resiny and citrus hop aroma with caramel hints. Resiny pine, floral and citrus hop flavor with a caramel background and lots of lingering bitterness. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a sticky finish. 8/3/8/3/17 - 3.9
7/22/2006: From Immy’s Tasting. Slightly hazy amber color with a small tan head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Sweet caramel and floral hops flavor. 7/3/9/3/17 - 3.9
unclemattie (4349) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had a 750mL bottle cellared for two years. Gave it to beerlamb for her 25th B-Day today. BOTTLE #8065 Poured a beautiful amber with a little bit floating around in it. Right from the cork, hop florals from the cork all the way to the bottlom of the rocks glass. Heavenly hop bitterness through the entire brew. From start to finish. If only every Flying Dog tasted as powerful as this masterpiece, American Double PA. A Hop Masterpiece!