Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very rich malty aroma. RAisins, rum and cherries. Citrusy hops. Big, sweet flavor. Roasted malts evolves into slightly sour, bitter grape aftertaste.
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12FL OZ Bottle From Drankencentrale Geers Oostakker. Dark amber color with rocky head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of pine and malt. Tastes caramel, bitter hops at the end. Strong alcohol taste. ***
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a somewhat murky brown, almost like dirty water. It is not in an unappealing fashion, though. Nice 1" to 1 1/4" head that dissipates quickly.
Smells of hoppiness and your grandma’s soap. Also, some iodine and bubblegum buried in there.
Despite the off-putting nose this is a drinkable beverage. It’s got a nice balance to it that was unexpected. A little bit of sweetness in front that blends very nicely into the hops on the backside of it. Just a little hot on the end, though.
Feels quite nice in the mouth. A little on the creamy side, with a bit of bite from the hops.
As far as pale ales go this is very decent. If you’re into the hops, I’d recommend it to you. Personally, I don’t dig overly hoppy tastes. I could, and most likely will, drink many more of these. (As long as another bottle of stout doesn’t get in the way.)
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. (vintage 07) Pours a very seductive amber/orange color with a BEAUTIFUL white head that has amazing retention and perfect lacing! Im not sure I have seen lacing this nice before. Aroma is surprisingly malty but still very heavy on the hops. Mostly citrus hops plow through the nice pillow of a head that is still in my glass. Flavor is mostly citrus fruit, grapefruit.... There is a very nice warming at the end from the 10+ %abv. Very smooth on the other hand. I have said it before, this beer could get you into trouble. The heavy resiny palate compliments the beer very nicely too. This beer is under the Gonzo shadow and I almost think it should be the other way around.
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber, brilliant clarity with beige head. Intense aroma of pines, caramel and herbs. Very bitter, however well balanced with a malty backbone. I think of it as an IIPA.
aleph (231) - - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange gold pour, slight disappearing head. Very aromatic, so hoppy, piney, fruity. Taste is same but also malty and with caramel. Medium strong body with mild carbonation. One of the better Flying Dogs.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque orange amber with a relatively slow moving head. Instant whiff of pine and citrus, followed by a slight metallic aroma. Nicely balanced sweetness and bitterness, respectively. Pales aren’t my typical style, but this was enjoyable.
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big heavy beer. bitter all over the front of this thing. little bit of roasty flavored malt in the middle and then a bitter finish. i would have liked a bit lighter sweet malt flavor on a pale, but overall it pretty solid. the alcohol in this is giving off some weird flavors. pretty interesting.. banana, but ive been tasting banana in a lot of beer lately ?? even though you can taste the alcohol, its pretty well hidden. This is a lot more like an IPA than an american strong ale, maybe the percentage is too high??? page here says 10.5 but my bottle says 11.5. pretty good stuff. expensive as hell. nite!
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours an unclear orange/amber colour with white head. Aroma and flavor is all about hops. Also present is fruit and malt. Completely dries aout your mouth and leaves your palate begging for fluids. Absoloutely lovely.
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
just a hoppier version of the pale ale. flying dog makes some of the best beer i’ve had! always a full body!