*18.0% ? ABV
“Triple Dog is now Double Dog 18. New name, same flavor. Don’t ask us, ask our lawyers.”
Featuring citrus and lingering hop notes that dominate the aroma, Flying Dog Double Dog 18 Triple IPA’s has hints of Cirtra and Simcoe hops.
Deceptively smooth and drinkable for a gigantic beer has any right to be, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick Maryland brings another monster to the field.
Like many other beers in their impressive portfolio of beers, Flying Dog continues their long tradition of flying in the face of others.
With what many would consider to be absurd amount of alcohol per volume for their beers, Flying Dog has been pushing the boundaries for beer for over a decade.
According to their own story of events: “It’s a trip.”
“More than 30 years ago, a group of oxygen- and alcohol-deprived amateur hikers convened in a Pakistan hotel “room after summiting the world’s deadliest mountain. There, Flying Dog was born.
“George Stranahan — a PhD in physics, founder of the Aspen Center for Physics, professional photographer, writer — lead that expedition to the summit of K2 in 1983, at the age of 52. In 1990, George opened a brewpub in Woody Creek, Colorado with Richard McIntyre, a man who continues to be well ahead of his time.”
“The tavern attracted ordinary neighbors and one less ordinary celebrity — gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. At his urging, Stranahan hired famed British artist and illustrator — the one, the only and the inimitable Ralph Steadman — to design the labels.”
“GOOD BEER, NO SHIT.”
“Live on the BBC, Ralph scrawled those four simple words across his canvas and our mantra was born. We embrace the weirrrd and view craft beer as an art form unlike any other.”