Review: Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Review: Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale by Cody La Bière
I recently reviewed Flying Dog Brewery's Snake Dog IPA, and since I'm behind on my reviews recently, time to review the sister beer to the Snake Dog, the Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale. This is one of the beers from Flying Dog that have a name that doesn't really appeal to some people over the crudity of names like "Ragin' Bitch", but hey.. they're not making a beverage for children, are they?

Appearance: An amber honey, slightly hazy, not that clear, a beige-eggshell white head, minimal carbonation but decent head.

Aroma: It has a sweet malt-forward smell to it, like caramel, some hop notes in there, quite bitter of grapefruit and even a pepper spiciness in there. Your average American Pale Ale.

Taste: Lighter caramel malt than the flavour, slight peppery spiciness to it, as well a decent bitterness coming from the hops, floral, little bit of pine, at first kind of reminded me of lake water (you know that smell), but gets better as you drink it.

Overall Thoughts: The flavour isn't as strong as the aroma, so it's not as caramelly sweet as expected, but more bitter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Your standard East Coast American Pale Ale, more malt forward, but still lots of hoppy bitterness in there. 5.5% ABV

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