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230. Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Grabbed a single of this the other night from one of our local pizza places. The artwork and names of the Flying Dog beers are entertaining by themselves and it is a good thing as this one did not have much else going for it.
Color is nice orange with a slight head that disappeared quickly leaving almost no lacing on the glass. Aroma was minimal but a bit of hops – nothing that is going to draw you in. Taste is bland, watered down and simply tastes like beer. Cannot pick out any characteristics of the malt, hops, etc. After I finished this off I went to the fridge and grabbed a Sebago Full Throttle Double IPA just so I could taste something worthwhile.
Pros: Easy to drink

Cons: Bland, watered down
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 35
Rating: ★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Flying Dog

Brewers Description: The alpha of the pack, Doggie Style complements a wide range of foods. Flavor notes: Graswsy, citrus and slight perfume hop aromas with subtely sweet malt body. Pairs with: Cheddar cheese, burgers, barbaque, Thai, Mexican.

55. Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat Hefeweizen

This beer has plenty of flavor and is different than anything I have reviewed to date. Color is great and pours with a nice head that dissipates quickly, cloudy finish found with most hefeweizens. Drink is smooth with very little bitterness and low alcohol content. The flavor to me seems a bit off and it may be the combination of banana and cloves that make this happen. Finishes clean and I believe it would be a good beer on a hot summer day. As you can tell from the photo I happened up this one on a rainy fall day. Not a bad beer but plenty of other options that are better including my favorite Hefe – Widmer Bros
Pros: Color, easy to drink
Cons: Banana / clove tastes are overpowering
Alcohol Content: 4.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 12
Rating: ★★½☆☆
Brewers Website: Flying Dog
Brewers Description: This German-Style Hefe is great with complementing (fruitness) or contrasting (seafood spices like Old Bay) flavors. Flavor notes: Huge banana and clove notes. Pairs with: Seafood, chicken, tomato or carrot soup: tangy cheeses like Feta, Swiss, and Chevre: fruit salads.