I want to like Flying Dog’s beers more than I do. I’ve tried 4 or 5 different brews now, I love the names and the artwork but I just haven’t really enjoyed the beers too much. That is until now….
Brewery: Flying Dog
Beer: Double Dog
Style: Imperial IPA
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
Pours a beautiful amber brown with a wonderful off-white head that fades rather quickly. A few days ago I talked about the Saison du BUFF looking like what “typical beer” looks like, this… this is what damn good beer should look like. It is a really beautiful beer and my picture does it no justice at all.
As soon as my nose gets close to the glass I can smell the strength of the alcohol. Past the alcohol it smells like your average IPA, maybe a bit more malt than usual and something burnt, probably grains.
The taste is fairly bitter and again has a pretty strong bite, but is fairly standard imperial IPA material.
The mouth feel is smooth and delightful with a medium body and a dry finish.
While I haven’t had much to say about this beer I don’t want people to think I don’t like it. This is a great beer, it’s like a typical IPA cranked up to 11. A straight up IPA taste but with a whole lot more alcohol.
This gets an easy 4/5 rating and I’d be happy to have it again.