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Road Dog Porter by Flying Dog Brewery

Today is Veterans Day in the United States…make sure you let any veterans you may know how much you appreciate the sacrifice they have made to keep this great country of ours free.   It is because of them you and I can enjoy the liberties and freedom we enjoy every day of our lives.

This is also Nigel Tufnel Day (The Nigel Tufnel Day Appreciation Society and Quilting Bee in Favor of Declaring & Observing November 11, 2011 as Nigel Tufnel Day (in Recognition of Its Maximum Elevenness), legendary guitarist from Spinal Tap.  If you haven’t seen This Is Spinal Tap…do so.  It is one of the funniest movies you will ever see…you have my word on that.

Unfortunately, I am quite under the weather today.  Lots of congestion and just feeling plain yucky.  So I will not review beer #348, Road Dog Porter by Flying Dog Brewery, since I can’t smell or taste much of anything.  In the spirit of the 365, I will drink it though.

Here is to hoping I feel better tomorrow.

And I will leave you with one of the most famous quotes of all time “These go to 11.”

And there were 17…

Rating: n/a

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Dogtoberfest Marzen by Flying Dog Brewery

As a Cowboy fan, I wanted to choke Tony Romo last night but I figured why bother, he will choke on his own…which he did.  Oh well…on to beer #288.

Dogtoberfest Marzen by Flying Dog Brewery is my brew of the day.  Brewed in the style of an Oktoberfest or a Marzen in Frederick, Maryland, this brew has an ABV of 5.6%.  This is just about the right time for this type of beer as Oktoberfest (a famous German festival) is just about ready to begin.  Get out those drinking mugs and lederhosen.

Dogtoberfest poured a nice amber color with a touch of red to it.  It had a thin white head.  The nose was caramel malts and an aroma of something similar to those old butterscotch hard candies I still like to this day.  It tasted mostly of caramel and had a bit of an apple taste towards the middle and back end.  It had a nice slight bitterness towards the end also.  The body was somewhere between medium and light and it had a moderate amount of stinging carbonation.

This was a nice brew that was quite easy to drink.  It was a solid beer that would make any Oktoberfest celebration quite enjoyable.

Rating: B

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Woody Creek White by Flying Dog Brewery

Yankees (yeah baby!) vs. the Red Sox (boo)…battle for first place in the American League East.  Good stuff…even better if the Red Sox go home with their tails between their legs.  Lets go Yankees!!!  Time to watch and crack open a beer.

Beer #191 is Woody Creek White by Flying Dog Brewery from Frederick, Maryland.

Stats – Witbier with an ABV of 4.8%
Appearance – Hazy yellow with hints of orange with a small white head
Nose – Citrus, lemon mostly with a bit of orange, herb spiciness, wheat, grains, farm-like…possibly wet hay
Taste – Lemon up front, the spice is there too (coriander according to the bottle), a orange peel bitterness near the end, funky almost sour aftertaste
Mouthfeel – Light body, crisp, moderate carbonation

This was an easy drinking beer, very light in both the flavors and the nose.  A decent Witbier that the wife liked more than I did.  Ahh but what does she know being a Queen and all…Kings know best…don’t they?

Rating: C

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Double Dog Double Pale Ale by Flying Dog Brewery

Today is a milestone for me.  One month into the 365 Days of Beer we arrive at beer #30.  Only 11 months to go or to put it into numerical terms, 335 more beers from far and wide to taste.  To be honest, I’m surprised I have made it 30 days.  There just are some days I really don’t want to have a beer (I know, seems impossible) let alone having to gather my thoughts and blogging about one.  With that said, onto to beer #30.

Beer #30 is Double Dog Double Pale Ale by Flying Dog Brewery.  I dare you to try and say that 10 times real fast.  Flying Dog is from the Maryland and this particular brew is an American Double/Imperial IPA.  This one packs a wallop with an ABV of 11.5% and an IBU of 85.

The color was a slightly opaque amber or copper with a small white head.  It smelled like any other IPA I have had, pine & citrus hoppy aroma, with one exception.  There was something sweeter going on in here.  I’m going to say the sweetness was from the malts.  It tasted just like it smelled, pine and citrus/grapefruit, but there was also that sweet component.  It finished off on the hoppy bitter side.  Mouthfeel was much heavier then I expected, almost syrupy.  You have to take your time with this one, the alcohol really starts to pack a punch and had me starting to feel quite happy!  You know what happens when I start to feel happy, OK, maybe you don’t but I do and so do the ones who know me best.  Good times for all!

Not a bad beer, maybe just a tad bit too sweet and syrupy for an IPA for me.  If sweet and bitter and syrupy are your thing, and you like Flying Dogs (I’m more a cat person myself…here pussy, pussy), then give it a go.

Rating: B+


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