slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I HATED this beer the first time I drank it. True I was new to beer, but it made me scared of IPA's for awhile. Having said that, now I enjoy IPA's. This beer is nothing specail, yet surely not worthy of "HATE"ing. I enjoyed the very lite hops of this brew. It was still somewhat odd. Another flying dog down.
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a chalice.
A: Pours a dark orange to copper amber color forming a small thin bubbled yellow color. Good retention and many soapy and molasses lacings left in the glass.
S: Very hoppy in the nose. Skunky, grassy and piny. Caramel malts backbone
T: Follows the nose. Quite pine-citrus-grassy hops bitterness mixed with sweet caramel malts in upfront. American IPA character. Delicious hoppy sting in the end
M: Medium body. Bit molasses. Good carbonation. Nice hoppy, skunky bitter aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Delicious American IPA specimen
[ BA Review @ 2/21/2010 ]
BierMeHoos (240) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From an old bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is light malty with hoppy aroma. Flavor is malty, some hoppy. Pretty good.
danielyabu (1339) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
average white frothy head. translucent thick dark yellow body. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: orange, flowers, heavy hoppy, honey, caramel. if: light bitter moderate sweet. ff: moderate bitter sweet; long duration. palate: light body, lively carbonation, watery texture, metallic finish. average, nothing special. R$40. 60s
Beerhammaren (1260) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.35l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours clear golden with low head. Leaves lacing. Aroma is hops, yeast, malts and dried fruits. Flavor is hops, malts and fruits. Some yeast.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is light malty with spizy hoppy aroma. Flavour is malty with bready caracter, some citruzy hop caracter.
skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obviously been a minute, but I don’t remember this being so different than the newer version, so here’s the same rating: Well balanced well hopped single IPA. Nothing special here, just a good drinking brew, especially in summer!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rating is a memory of the old brew. I’ve always been a fan of Flying Dog (and have also long been a fan of IPAs) and remember being very excited to try this years ago. The result was not what I had expected and was a huge disappointment. Having had the newer brew on numerous occasions I have to say it is much more like what I expected out of a flying dog IPA when I first had this a long time ago.
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr hopfig-trockener Geruch, zudem aromatisch und etwas karamellig. Der Antrunk ist vom amerikanischem Hopfen geprägt, trocken, aromatisch. Der würzige Hopfen wird extrem süß und wirkt deutlich übertrieben, auch im Abgang ist der volle Hopfen zu deutlich präsent und unterdrückt andere Aromen weitgehend. Lecker, aber nicht so gut dosiert.
Test vom 27.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,11,11,12,8,12 - 11,20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! This bottle 6.4% abv. Crisp refreshing US beer. Bitter citrus. Very drinkable!
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled many moons ago. Thank God they changed the recipe on this guy. Not that the old stuff was truly bad, but it certainly wasn’t that great. The new recipe is a vast improvement. Nice job from Flying Dog figuring this out.