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Tire Bite Golden Ale

Flying Dog Brewery
Denver, CO

Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 5.0%

Jill’s Rating:
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Hmmm … Tire Bite? You think Flying Dog is trying to poke a stick at fellow Colorado brewery New Belgium’s famous Fat Tire? Let’s take a look.

In the glass this beer looks perfect. It’s the perfect shade of gold with the perfect size head. If I hadn’t poured it myself, I might’ve thought it was a wax beer a restaurant might put in the window for display.

On the nose, I got a whiff of sweet hops, but the taste was surprisingly bitter. I did get a dash of sweetness on the end before it slid down my throat. It’s a beer that surprises me, spreading wide in my mouth, with most of the taste in the front of the mouth.

It does have a nice bite to it, showcasing that great name, and I feel a little snarky and rebellious while I’m drinking it. It’s better than average, but its one drawback is that it’s a bit watery, which makes me think I can down it quickly. However, it’s got more craft behind it than the watery taste would make me think, and when I’m not careful, this stuff turns around and bites me in the ass.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on January 2, 2008.
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