Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale

Did everyone get out their aluminum poles today? Why you ask? Today is Festivus, of course. If you haven't seen this Seinfeld episode, I'm not sure how you are reading this (considering you have a computer and electricity and therefore must be at least close to civilization). This holiday is so funny, but as LoadedSanta on Twitter says, "Christmas isn't just for Christians! It's a time of celebration for all religions. Even the hilarious ones." Best parts of Festivus: the "Airing of Grievances", where each person tells everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year; and a must round of "Feats of Strength" is great!

Tonight I picked out Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale brewed by Flying Dog Brewery in Denver, Colorado and/or Frederick, Maryland. The skinny yet vicious-looking dog on the label drawing has rigged some kind of colorful winged helicopter type contraption to help him get around.

The aroma is hoppy with lemon and citrus and tea and floral type scents. The flavors start out a bit more malty, with some light caramel, bread and toasted flavors being the most prominent. Not quite sure why but this reminds me a bit of shampoo--specifically my Suave Refreshing Tangerine--a little because of the aroma, but also the texture in my mouth (not that I eat shampoo). Some hops are present and add some bitterness, yet this is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Lemon, floral, and more tea flavors stick around before a drier finish. Bread left on the palate. This was a pretty decent beer, the kind you could drink all day!

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2 comments:

Cooking Asshole said...

I try to incorporate the "Airing of Grievances" all year round!

Beer Drinker said...

Me, too. And the Doggie Style!