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RATINGS: 1758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Dog Double Pale Ale Back by popular demand, our original "Wild Dog Release" is back, and this time its 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.

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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Have had this in the cellar for well over a year. I expected this beer to lack some of its great hoppiness it had when I had a fresh bottl. However, the aroma certainly indicated that the hoppiness did not diminish. Unfortunately, while it smelled very hoppy, it sure didnt taste very hoppy, at all. The head was great for a year old; it lasted forever and had excellent lacing. While the aroma was much hoppier than malty, the taste was the exact opposite. There was still some hops left and the alcohol had lessened quite a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle 3353. Hop aroma of grapefruit, lemon, grass, and malt. Aroma is pretty subdued for the style. Pours murky amber with floaties. Nice frothy white head with some lacing. Initial flavor in dominated by citrus hops, and the caramel sweetness comes out as it works its way down. The earthy, grassy, resiny finish lingers nicely. One of flying dogs better brews. Charging $11.99 for 750ml is a tad high for my budget.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Very hoppy and sweet. Full bodied barley wine, to me. A bit too sweet in the long run and quite bitter for a barley wine. Demanding. Red fruits and grape seeds in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5942) - Fredonia, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This bottled brew corked and caged while brewed on 9/4 as a limited edition bottling and marked 3518 thusly poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained unnoted carbonation, was transparent with hazy yeast floaties and unnoted in color. Its aroma contained notes of brown malt hoppy musty but different. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a very tingly palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild floral dirt caramel hoppy doughy notes and was very different.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
aroma is overpowering and it promises piney hops. It delivers but the flavor is too piney and very balanced. this gets a few extra points for 10.5% But this is a poor example of its style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Pour was amber with immediate nose of hops, all kinds. I got grapefruit, grass, lemon, spruce and pine. Good lacing from the off white head. This was a chew and sticky PA, lots of bittering from the multitudes of hops. Good sweet pucker finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle #8627, September 2004. Poured a rather clear medium orange with a billowing beige head. Lots of lacing followed this down. Big aroma of Pac NW hoppage (grapefruit and pine forest) and some caramelly sweetness. Flavor much like the aroma, and hop-centric... hops were bright and fresh with grapefruit, orange zest, and pine needles (but had some apple cidery characteristics to it). Sweet and sticky caramel malt provided a medium backbone. Finish was dry and cidery, with some grapefruit and some residual sweetness. Nice and warming. Very good brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2005
750ml bottle - #1128, Sept. 2004 vintage. Fairly intense aroma, copious amounts of fruity, citric, leafy hops along with some toasty, sweet, lightly husky caramel malts and notes of freshly-cut pine, dried flowers, orange peel, pear and faint tea leaves. Dark, hazy orange-copper color with a fine, uneven, lasting head. Flavor profile is certainly focused on the hops, once again quite fruity and citric with a light woody edge and enough malts to give plenty of backbone and toasty, rich sweetness that seems strongest about midpoint. Lingering hop bitterness, alcohol and mild acidity on the palate with a creamy, rich, body. Only after considerable warming does the true nature of this canine emerge. Fairly impressive effort from Flying Dog. If you have any of the 2004 release left, you may wish to consider consuming it fairly soon before the cidery presence develops any further. Thanks to beeryum!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Thick cloudy orange-amber. Big, dense pillowy head forms on pour and never fully dissipates, preferring instead to leave huge wads of lacing all the way down the sides of the glass. Big floral & citrus hop aroma fills the room as soon as the pour starts. Lift the glass to your snout and you get more of the same with pine for good measure. Would have been nice detect something other than hops. Despite being called an "double pale ale" by the brewer and categorized as an "American strong ale" here on Ratebeer, I think at 80 IBUs and 10% ABV we can safely call this an imperial IPA. And it tastes like one. Richly hoppy flavor -- citrus, pine, hop flowers, and just the right amount of sweetness from substantial malt backbone that holds it all together. Compares well with the finest double IPAs like Dreadnaught, Dog 90 and Stoudts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1702) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Has a really strong citrusy aroma. Taste is dominated by alcohol though. I mediocre at best strong ale. not a good blend of malt and hops


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