Flying Dog Fresh Hop Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Straw in color with a subtle citrus aroma, Flying Dogís limited-edition Fresh Hop Ale has a solid malt backbone that balances perfectly with intense hop bitterness. The fresh Cascade hops used were grown a mere 20 miles away from the brewery and used within 12 hours of the harvest. With a nice, clean finish, itís the perfect beer to sip after a long day working on the farm (or a long day dreaming about owning one).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2015
This beer has been brought back draft only and only at the brewery tasting room. Poured a straw yellow color, with a malty aroma. The flavor was sweet and very subtle. A bit grassy and some faint citrus. Not much hop flavor in there as far as I could tell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
This poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was sweet plae malt, grassy and light citrus hops. Flavor was almost all pale malt. One could barely tell this is supposed to be an IPA. Where is the imense hop bitterness that the description depicts?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a finger of white head that exhibits pretty decent retention. S: Smells incredibly bread forward for an IPA. Some grassy hop notes in the background, but not very fragrant at all. After that, just some more bread. T: There is at least a little bit of pine flavor in the beer, but still mostly that faint grassy touch to it. Lots of malts which are primarily the bread variety and maybe slightly toasted. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Not really sure about this beer. As an IPA, itís certainly awful. Even as a pale ale, itís not all that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Looks good. Not a ton of hops in the aroma. This is quite nice. The hops really come out in the middle. Overall a light flavor though. Had on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2872) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Golden yellow in color... Smells like sprite, extremely citrusy aroma... Flavor is sweet and citrusy, like sprite and beer mixed together (rattler in Germany)... Hops are subtle, come through on the palate well... Pretty good beer, dont know if i should call it that, interesting to say the least...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 4, 2011
On tap at champs. Golden amber with half inch head. Aroma is pine. Flavor is also pine. Very one-dimensional IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at home. Funky horse blanket aroma - guessing from the fresh hops. Pours clear copper. Very even, light to medium body finishes with a little bitterness & another "tinge" I canít put my finger on. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft at Pizza Port. Clear golden pour, small white head. Citrus, grapefruit, hops, and light bread/caramel malt. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap @ Pizza Port OB. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small bubbly white head. Lightly hopped nose with some cereal grain in the mix. Not really fair for me to rate this beer right after I tried a 9.5% double red....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Golden pour with big white head. bready malt nose with underlying grassy hops. bitter middle and skunky resiny dry finish. You only got the wet hops in the back palate and otherwise tasted like a generic amber. Not bad but not great either

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