In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Flying Dog Brewery Pale Ale

Aroma: “Intense tropical fruit notes with medium cattiness over musky and floral notes that complement the other hops flavors. Toast and biscuit malt character in the back with a hint of grassiness.”

Flavor: “The intense citrus and tropical fruit flavor shine, while the malt does enough to keep it interesting and balanced. Similar flavors as displayed in the aroma. Bitterness is spot on. Juicy and complex hops flavors come through as resiny, dank and a touch musty. Incredibly balanced and finishes clean, making it extremely drinkable.”

Overall: “A fine pale ale that showcases the hops very well while still providing a malt counterweight to keep the beer drinkable and engaging. A very prototypical pale—this beer was put together well. It’s a great APA with tons of hops complexity beyond the typical citrusy varieties common to most APAs. Very drinkable and extremely well executed.”