Flying Dog Lucky S.O.B.

Posted: April 9, 2015 in Flying Dog Brewery, Irish Red Ale, Reviews

The other half and I went to Rocky Hill Inn for dinner awhile ago. I usually enjoy going there as it’s one of the few places that we both get meals we like and they have decent beer. On this trip, I wasn’t as thrilled with my meal, nor the service. The beer selection did have a few things on it that I’ve never had, this beer being the first. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5%

Style: Irish Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Lucky SOB has aromas of slight sweet bread, followed by rich malt flavors, subtle hop notes, and a clean finish. It’s perfect with your favorite Irish fare, but even more appropriate accompanying drunken chants of ‘Erin Go Braugh.'”

Random: The Phillies looked pretty good last night. I was really impressed by the pitching of Aaron Harang.

This beer poured with a one finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left a modicum of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, light mahogany color with light carbonation visible. The nose was nutty with very lightly toasted malts. It wasn’t all that complicated. The taste was equally complicated. There was nuttiness along with the toasted malts and some treacle sweetness. There wasn’t much hop presence to it, except for a little bit of grass at the end of it. The body was medium thickness and on the lighter side of moderate and could have been dialed up slightly. It had a long and nutty finish with toasted bread. This beer didn’t impress me, but I think that’s a complaint with the style. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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