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Recent Six Packs

Before I clean out my collection of six pack carriers, I decided to take a few shots for those of you who might be keeping track. Enjoy!



Flying Dog Horn Dog BWSA

Aroma is sweet and chemical. Deep ruby body with thin off white head and no lacing. Taste is dark, roasted, thinner than expected. Something in the finish is off. Texture is like a scouring pad. Not very smooth or luxurious like many other BWSA’s. A shame really. Not sweet at all, which is a relief, but the chemical flavor is very present.



Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel

Nice inviting aroma of cloves, banana, and spices. Hint of the alcohol. Head completely disappears, but body is golden and brilliant. no lacing whatsoever. Taste is flat, banana, cloves, and spices. About what you’d expect from the aroma. There is a slightly interesting hoppy finish, but short lived. Some Flying Dogs are amazing, like the Gonzo, and others, like this, are still interesting, but just okay as a craft offering.



Flying Dog Road Dog Porter

ABV: 6 %
RateBeer rating: 57
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: stem glass
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Not great, but not bad. Dark, roasted flavors, coffee and some chocolate, on top of a watery base. Aroma is faint, stale, and chocolate. Visuals are deep brown, with a quickly dissipating head. Taste is roasted, chocolate, coffee, and spices. Palate is top of mouth, somewhat hoppy and long lasting finish. Second Impression is much like the first – not great but not bad. Many others stomp on it comparatively.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20



Flying Dog In Heat Wheat Hefeweizen
05/28/2008, 3:12 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Hefeweizen (weizen) | Tags: , , , , ,

ABV: 4.7 %
RateBeer rating: 37
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Average hefeweizen – banana and other fruit influences, hazy color, good aroma, but this has a nice depth to it. Aroma is bananas and wheat. Visuals are a hazy golden orange with absolutely no head. Taste is oranges, banana, yeast, and flowers. Palate is not sharp, but carbonated – very soft. Second Impression – a very good version of the style – not bad by any means, but nowhere near the best hefe.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 7 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 15 out of 20



Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale
05/28/2008, 2:35 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Kolsch (kolsch, altbier) | Tags: , , , , , , ,

ABV: 5%
RateBeer rating: 18
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: altbier
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at:

First Impression: Nice character on a very average beer. Aroma is wheat and malt. Visuals are a pale yellow body with a thin white head. Taste is easygoing, simple, and crisp. Palate is dry, longer finish then you might expect. Second Impression: You might as well be drinking a Budweiser, but there is certainly a different sense and respect of craft here, in the finish, clarity, taste, and color.

Aroma: 4 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 4 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 10 out of 20



Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5%
RateBeer rating: 67
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass:concave pilsner
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: 1.33 as part of mixed pack
Consumed at: home

First Impression: A pretty, aromatic beer with a very steadfast head. Aroma is wheat and bread. Visuals are deep, clear copper with an impressive white head. Taste is agreeable with a bit of added tea flavor. Palate is fairly faint with a long sour aftertaste, but not very intense. Second Impression: a good beer for a certain palate: one without a horror movie sensibility – good flavor and finish, but a bit calm for me.

Aroma: 6 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 6 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20



Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
05/25/2008, 6:13 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, IPA (shaker, tulip) | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Glass: Tulip
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.30 as part of a mixed pack
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV:7.1%
IBU: 60
Estimated Calories: 170 C
RateBeer Rating: 71

Aroma 7 out of 10
Intensity: Faint
Balance: Middle
Impression: Nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Nut
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral Herbal
Other:
Fruit
Notes: A very nice aroma.

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color: Copper
Clarity:Brilliant
Head Retention: Poor
Notes: A very pretty body without much of a head or lace.

Flavor 8 out of 10
Intensity: Strong
Balance: Bitter
Impression: Nice
Malt Flavor:
Grain Bread Sweet Toast Nut

Hops Flavor:Spice Resin Citrus
Other:
Notes: A very good, deep flavor. Nice exemplar of the style.

Palate 4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: Creamy Drying
Body: Full
Carbonation: Lively
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance: Bitter
Notes: An extremely nice finish

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship: Excellent
Freshness: Fresh
Personal Taste: Liked
Notes: Another well crafted beer from Flying Dog.



Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager

ABV: 5.5%
RateBeer rating: 43
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Lager Glass
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33 as part of mixed pack sampler.
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Not your typical american lager. Delicious surprising hops depth, dark bitter finish, and very nice color.

Aroma is slightly flowery, hops and malt. Woody.

Visuals include a beautifully varied yellow, pale, amber body. Depth is variable, and visually stunning. Very clear and brilliant.

Taste is surprising; roasted toasted, nutty, smoky, wheat, corn, and malt. Clearly distinguishable from the average lager.

Palate is roof of mouth, crisp, dry, actively carbonated, with a long, dark, very nice bitter finish.

Second Impression. This is quite enjoyable, and I was taken by surprise, because I expected a much less enjoyable beer, not because of the brewery, but because of the style. Great work, as per the usual, Flying Dog.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 16 out of 20



Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
05/22/2008, 6:51 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: , , , ,

Glass: Trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver
Price: $2.75
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 9.2%
Estimated Calories: 200 C
RateBeer Rating: 98

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: Medium
Balance: Sweet
Impression: Nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Toast Nut
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral Herbal
Other:

Notes: Very nice coffee and chocolate tones.

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color: Black
Clarity: Opaque
Head Retention: Poor
Notes: A deep dark bpdy with very little in the way of head or lace. Murky.

Flavor 9 out of 10
Intensity: Strong
Balance: Bitter
Impression: Nice
Malt Flavor:
Bread Nut Coffee
Hops Flavor: Earth Resin
Other:
Notes:A nice, deep, roasty experience.

Palate 4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation:Slick Warming
Body: Full
Carbonation: Faint
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance: Bitter
Notes: A very nice dark finish

General Impression: 17 out of 20
Craftmanship: Excellent
Freshness: Fresh
Personal Taste:Liked
Notes: As with many Flying Dog brews I’ve tried so far, this is of very high quality.




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