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  • Brewery: Flying Dog Brewery
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  • Country: United States
  • State: Maryland
  • Style: Weizen / Weissbier / Hefeweizen
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  • PHM Grade: B-

Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat

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It’s all in the name. I have to admit the name caused me to buy a bottle of this one by Flying Dog. As I was scanning the selections on the shelf at the liquor store, the name “In-Heat Wheat” caused me to do a double take with this beer. As I picked up the bottle, I saw a picture of a dog that was apparently in-heat with its eyes crossed and tongue sticking out. The picture brought back bad memories of seeing what happens when a dog is in heat as a child but I bought the beer anyway.

It pours a thick, golden color with a head that quickly disappears. It smells like wheat with hints of orange, banana, and some spices. With my first sip the taste of citrus hit right away then more of the sweet malts and the taste of banana came through.

This beer is a bit overboard on the carbonation which distracted from the flavor. It was a fairly refreshing beer but not something I would get again. Perhaps the purpose of the unusual name is not only to get you to buy it but to distract you from its average taste.

ABV: 4.7%

Grade: B-

Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat, 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
  1. Had this brew already and I agree with your review. Flying Dog seems to be hit or miss!

    brett hildebrand — December 16th, 2009, 2:08 PM
  2. Hey Britton! I’m Erin, the new marketing and communications specialist with Flying Dog. Thanks for your review of In-Heat Wheat. I loved your description of the bottle art. All of our packaging is designed by Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman. If you’d like to learn more, his stuff’s pretty amazing…

    I saw you’ve reviewed some winter ales. Perhaps our K-9 Cruiser Winter Ale is more your style?

    Erin — December 17th, 2009, 9:34 AM
  3. I’ve had good experiences with Flying Dog- try their Pale Ale. Solid.

    Matt — December 17th, 2009, 9:40 AM
  4. Erin, thank you for your recommendation. I will make sure I give the K-9 Cruiser a try and I’ll be sure to write a review.

    Britton — December 21st, 2009, 6:55 PM
  5. Wow, this beer wasn’t that good, just had it!

    Kelly — July 9th, 2010, 8:11 PM
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