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RATINGS: 1679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Double Dog Double Pale Ale Back by popular demand, our original "Wild Dog Release" is back, and this time it’s for good. Double Dog Double Pale Ale is a generously hopped ale with a deep red color and pours with a nice frothy head. The abundance of hops will conjure some provocative aromas with hints of raisins and citrus.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2006 as wawood mentioned.this wasnt the easiest bottle of beer to open.once i finally broke into it the wild dog poured a murky brown body with a white head that vanished after some time.it contained an aroma of hops,liquorice,and toffe.the flavor was sweet malts,and citurs style hops.with a smooth vinish.this is really good but a bit overpriced at 13.99 a bottle.RE-RATE:lots of the hops have faded,and alot of the sweet candy malts are still shinning through.but i must say its holding up well over time.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
It appeared that folks at Flying Dog don’t actually want you to get into their Wild Dog bottles based upon the difficulty I experienced trying to get the cork out. A friend ended up trying to use a waiter’s corkscrew and cracked the top of the bottle. Luckily, no broken glass shards got into the brew and we were able to use a winged corkscrew to pry the remnants of the cork out. Once finally into the brew, it was clear is this far away Flying Dog’s best effort in brewing. Nevertheless, it is not worth the $10.95 a bottle sticker price. A bomber of Stone Ruination is of similar ilk and mouthfeel, yet is better and only sets you back $4.50. Yup, they’re proud of it. Lovely hoppy aroma with salty sour notes. Lovely reddish orange, yellow in color. Not much head but this may be a result of having to pour carefully to make sure there were no glass shards in the bottle. Excellent lace. Very rich in flavor. Sweet, high alcohol mouthfeel, hoppy. Lasting palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Very America - aggressively hopped with lemon-orange-grapefruit-citrus-pine hop nose. Amber-brown coloured body with decent white head that recedes slowly to cover with some fair lacing. Extraordinarily sweet malt flavour with plenty of orange-pine-resiny hop flavour and a failrly intense bitterness that emerges from beneath. Some notes of alcohol. Medium body, though somewhat watery in the mouth. Strong alcohol warming. Bottle enjoyed with with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2004
Lightly hazy amber w/off white head. A ton of pine, vanilla, light citrus and spicieness with faint cherry on the nose. Heavey w/sweet mid and piney sweet finish. Pine, cream, vanilla, citrus all show on the palate but it’s a bit raw and needs time to settle down.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #19. 750 ml bottle. Cloudy dark amber, huge lacing follows the large head downward...citrusy, pungent nose, bold and strong if not original...bitterness ebbs and flows, orange-cream sweetness present throughout, body is decent but nothing more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
The Lure:
Precious and wealthy grapefruity C-hops project their resin atop a monarch head of lasting foam. A crown fit for an Epicurean.

The Festivities:
Acid citrus fruit tangoing with coniferous hops, oranges waltzing with sensual creamy bitter hop pulp. Little malty sweetness watches the ballet from the distance.

Transcendence:
Under the hot southern sun, exuberant youths harvest hop flowers, thinking of the pine cones of the north.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Dark copper body, sticky and foamy irrgeular bubbles off-white head. Good looking. Huge C-hops aroma emanates minty. Hop leaves are citrusy. Not very complex, but fresh despite not showing much malt. Different on the tongue where malt is obvious, it’s actually almost fatiguingly sweet like a pie crust. Tons of citric hops, not overly bitter despite the big hops flavors. Grapefruity, lemony, bready flavors. Interesting fruitiness: kiwi, peaches. Quite piney. Well, this was rather enjoyable, quite atypical though fairly well made and tree oil reminiscent. Nice mouthfeel too, well rounded, rather creamy medium to full body displaying soft carbonation. Alright in its genre, but not too interesting to my tastebuds.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
A nice citrus hop aroma greated me when I popped the cork on this one. It poured with a large head, and had a appealing dark red colour. Great lacing also. Sweet mid with a midly bitter end. Flying dog beers are usually pretty average, but this was nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Probably the only thing from these guys that I really enjoyed. 9% on an empty stomach may have had something to do with it... but why ruin a good thing... I will fight to urge to try another and continue to believe that there is something from Flying dog that I liked!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2004
This was a very good beer. The aroma and flavor were very hoppy and the finish was much the same. This is worth a try.


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