Review – Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale
This brew is part of Flying Dogs Canis Series, which features this brew a Tripel known as Kerberos, Gonzo Imperial Porter, and Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale. I had this brew once before with TheFullPint’s Mike in Buellton, and found it to be quite unique and enjoyable. I enjoy Flying Dog’s more bold and strong offerings to their sessionable ones.
Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale – 12oz bottle poured into my Stone IRS glass – 10.5% abv.
Appearance: Light brown with a 1/4 inch white stripe of a head.
Aroma: Toffee and a hint of sweet hops.
Taste: Big malt, bitter hops, and a bit of fruity sweetness. Starts out with the big flavors mentioned, then fades to almost nothing. No aftertaste at all, enjoyable or otherwise.
Mouthfeel: Fills my mouth with a bouquet of fruit, the hops have a drying effect.
Overall: A unique, strong ale worth trying. It definitely sets itself a part from a DIPA or Barley Wine, although I could definitely put it in the category of a West Coast Barley Wine with its large amounts of malts and hops.