LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong aroma-- sweet and hoppy, kind of malty. acidic, hoppy, carmel, almost like a mix between an amber, a fruit beer and an IPA. coats the mouth. ... ya, i’d fly the dog again...
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 Rating for Wild Dog: Ruby red color. Very pretty. Creamy white head. Very interesting aroma. Some sweetness, some hops, hints of alcohol. Odd hoppy flavor. Alcohol twang. 7/4/4/3/12
RERATE: For Double Dog Pale Ale in 12oz bottle. Pour is a deep dark orange color with a nice white head of sticky lace. Aroma is strong and up-front hops with a strong caramel malt backdrop. The flavor is strong bitter hops with a good caramel backbone that is able to keep up with the obvious hop level. I don’t know that I would say the 10% alcohol is well-hidden, but it is hardly as dominant as some have reported. I would say this is one of Flying Dog’s better offerings.
Ungstrup (30270) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hazy amber beer with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet hoppy - like sticking your head into a hop plant. The flavor is sweet hoppy with notes of hop acids, caramel, leading to a powerful, sweet sticky and slightly dry end.
Oakes (13466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy copper-amber colour. Some woody hop notes and crystal malts. Resiny, with lots of crystal malt, and a little toasty.
BeerandBlues2 (10716) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled September 2004, no. 8398. Pours caramel nut brown with copper and amber tones and a huge off-white frothy head. Produces thick and clingy lacing. Fragrant floral hop aroma with a strong pine nose. Initial draw is alcohol caramel nalt with a dry hoppiness that trys to steal your breath, then finishes dry and malty with faint yeast notes. The flavor mellows as you drink more and the hoppiness seems less hoppy but is still very noticeable. Warm full-bodied palate that starts dry and somewhat spicy yet contains a subtle creaminess.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nicely balanced beer considering how hoppy and strong the beer was. Nice melony malt prescence. This beer doesn’t overdo it, but manages to be damn flavorful. I did enjoy it.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy copper colour with a off-white head. Heavy hoppy, pine, light sweet aroma and a hoppy bitter dry taste. Medium to full body and a long very bitter dry finish. Great !!!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A citrus/malt aroma, opaque copper/orange, and a little toffee head. Full malt flavour is noted then hops present themselves. Medium bodied, well balanced and some of the alcohol is apparent. Nice one! Thanks wolhfs.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish amber w/ generous, creamy dark beige head. Big, fresh grapefruit aroma w/ notes of caramel in the background. Thick, chewy, very viscous feel. Flavour is sweet & malty (caramel, cookie dough) w/ a fresh hoppy character & fruity notes. Alcohol is a little too present. Overall a little unbalanced.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. This was another good hoppy ale. hazy copper colour, small sticky lace. some yeast sediment floating around in there. nice and hoppy up front, a little bit of sweetness. long lingering bitter finish.