Flying Dog India Pale Lager (Brewhouse Rarities)

Posted: April 9, 2016 in American Pale Lager, Flying Dog Brewery, Reviews

One of the stories in beer in the last two years has been the increasing popularity of India Pale Lagers, which in my opinion, has been a direct result of the increasing popularity of IPAs. I’ve found a few ones that I really enjoy and I’m hoping I can add this one to my list.


ABV: 6.3%

Style: American Pale Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Now on tap and soon to be in your glass is our latest Brewhouse Rarities release, an India Pale Lager. Brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops and fermented with a lager yeast strain, this hybrid style combines huge tropical fruit hop bitterness (typical in our favorite IPAs) with a crisp and clean lager finish.”

Random: This is the 30th beer I’ve reviewed from Flying Dog.

The brew poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated quickly, but left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was lightly hazy with moderate carbonation. The nose had a lot of citrus hops, lemon and grass as well. The taste had significant bitterness. It started with pine resin and then went into grass and old citrus rind. I didn’t pick up any tropical fruit notes, which was a shame, because it would have improved the beer. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It had a crisp finish with the same citrus pith. A single of this was $1.67 ($.14 per ounce). This was a decent beer, but I was missing the tropical fruit notes. This beer had a lot of potential, but just fell a bit short for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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