This was one of my favorite of the bunch. It was pretty hoppy, but it wasn't overpowering like some are, where they just have the hops loaded in but nothing else going for it. A decent, well-made ale. Definitely a nice relaxing beer, or something you would have with dinner. It's not too bad for the summer, either.
Reviewed: October 13, 2002
The first time I had a Flying Dog brew I was underwhelmed. And the label so annoyed me, I pretty much deemed all their beers sub-par. Well, color me chastened. I picked this one up on a whim because it was newly available in our local grocery, so I figured it had to be fresh. Maybe my first Flying Dog try was from a stale batch. So I poured this up: deep copper color, as you'd expect. What ho? It smells delicious. So I took a sip: oh, baby! What have I been missing all these years? This is a delicious ale. Sweet and malty, with a nice hops balance. A perfect ale to have in your fridge year-round. Just ignore the annoying label as best you can. Ick. I'm looking at it now, and it makes me twitch.
Reviewed: July 16, 2005
I wasn't as impressed as Steve or Sam, apparently. By no means does it suck, but there was a taste that I couldn't place that was off-putting. My wife said it tasted like grass. I'm willing to give it another try; not exactly by choice, though. I bought a sample pack, so there is another bottle of this with my name on it. I'll rewrite this review if my opinion changes. Oh, and for the record, I love their labels.
Reviewed: March 06, 2011