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Double Dog Double Pale Ale by Flying Dog Brewery
American Double / Imperial Pale Ale
10.50 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 8 14 3 6 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle from the mixed four from Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA. Poured into a DFH shaped pint.

A: Pours a pretty nice dark copper, almost brown. Has a nice cloudiness to it. Nice active carbonation bubbles constantly streaming. Got a good two fingers of head off the pour. Has actually some really nice retention. Goes down to a really thick top cap that creates some nice lace on the glass, sticky. This look promising.

S: Nice floral hops pour forth from the glass. You can smell the hops as you pour the beer. Grapefruit is there. There is a sugary sweet presence, like wafer cookies. More citrus in some orange peel. Booze brings it all together. Booze is a bit heavy.

T: Taste is of some bitter, floral hops. Citrus is there too, grapefruit and orange coming through. Malt is very subtle and probably needs to have more of a presence. The boozey presence really takes away from the pleasant flavors though. Needs to be tamed a bit.

M: Nice crisp carbonation on this puppy. Medium in body with a very oily, sticky feel. Booze burns throughout. Give me a break with the alcohol. Alcohol is the aftertaste. It just resonates.

D: This beer is definitely Flying Dogs better beer, but most of them are terrible so I don't know what that means. The alcohol presence takes too much away from this brew. Ah well, another one down. One more to go.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 09-22-2008 05:16:30

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a nice hazy orange body with some tight bubbles rising to the surface. One finger light tan head lies atop, sticking to the sides of the glass as it recedes.

S - Huge grapefruity hops. Pine cone. Sort of an herbal hoppiness. Toasted pale malt.

T - Supremely bitter and hoppy. Pine bitterness takes hold of the pallete and doesn't want to let go. Breaks way for some citrusy hoppiness with orange and grapefruit. Pale malt brings the background, but this beer is all about hops, hops, hops. A tongue wrecker, this is for Hop Heads only.

M - Medium bodied with slightly sticky hops. Carbonation is a bit biting, but that could be the hops too.

D - Being a hop head, I really like this, but it is lacking the balance that the truly great DIPA's have.

Price: $2.50 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/15/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 5 8 0
The best regularly made brew from Flying Dog. Pours a murky medium dark amber with a nice head and great lacing.Taste is a nice malt hop combination. Almst perfect. Goes down real easy!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by KingG on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 16 4 8 0
Served chilled and poured into my Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance is very good. Dark orange brew with a thick foamy head. Tons of thick lacing coating the glass.

Smell is good. Heavy aroma of juicy grapefruit and citrus hops. Light malt presence is detected in the background where it belongs.

Taste is good. Large grapefruit and tongue-numbing bitterness. This DIPA is all about the grapefruit and bittering hops. Alcohol and small caramel malt flavors come through in the finish. Barely any balance in this one.

Mouthfeel is good. Robust and full (for the style) on the palet with lively carbonation and an oily, slick finish.

Drinkability is good. I could easily have another few of these.

Overall: One of the better beers Flying Dog makes. An enjoyable DIPA that hop-heads would enjoy.

Served In: Tulip

Review by tavernjef on 11/22/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 12 19 5 9 0
Wow, what a great looking beer - strong amber with a thick glow. Huge, firm, lapping of lumpy yellowed, nearly tanned foam grows quickly up from the pour and sits for a good length. Fades quite slow to a tight skim always present. Lacing is thick and creates legdes of all sorts of crunchy broken sheeting that sticks like glue.

Bountiful aroma of huge hops and greasy floral orange pollen. Has a dry toasty grassyness hint that adds a nice complexity to the nose. But man if this doesn't smell like a huge field of hops growing next to an massive orange grove! Gorgeous Nose!

Taste is crazy huge with hops! This is a tingey, tangy, bold, greasy, oily, fuzzy, pithy biten orangey citrus crazed concoction with a toasted caramel glaze. Everything citrusy you can think of and know of is grazing upon the palate the second it enters the mouth and makes no room for anything else. Its nucking futs! I cannot even begin to breakdown what all is going on is this stuff other than a brigade of largely orangified goodness thats heavy on the citrus but not over pwoering in bitterrness. Its more juicy and pithy then bitter, but it does have a terrific floral grassy twist that mixes well within the oranged bite it carries within its monster hop character.

Huge big bodied fullness and a load of hops create one crazy, complex profile of hoppy action. Oily, floral, and citric in the front, fuzzy growth of hop texture and pith builds from there. High ended oily, greasy big heat and citric oily bitterness seeps off the finish with long lengthy finishing attributes. The finish is really the only area that the ABV tends to makes its appearance, making for a warm oily home in the belly and coating the throat with a hoppitue of soothing toasted floral citrus juice.

This is one crazy complex hopped up beer! Double Dog is great stuff! A hop gem sipper that Flying Dog can be hugely proud of!
I'll be tasting this for a day or two after having finished it! Wow!

Served In: Pint Glass

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