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CBoTB- Flying Dog: Super Hook

One thing that I’ve picked up from the handful of conversations I’ve had with local brewers is that Sours tend to be an acquired taste. I’ve sampled a couple before, but haven’t really been able to formulate an opinion on them. So earlier this week I was very excited when someone from Flying Dog came to the station and brought me a six pack of Super Hook: High Octane Fruit Punch Sour. I was told that some people find that Super Hook tastes, strangely enough, like a Fruit Roll-Up. So needless to say, I couldn’t wait to take it home and enjoy my Wednesday night tradition of pouring myself a beer and watching Pro Wrestling because after all, I’m a man child.


First, let’s talk about the aroma of this beer. It smells DELICIOUS! It has an amazing fruity smell that definitely entices you in. At first taste, I’m not going to lie, I couldn’t decide what I thought of it. Not being very well versed in Sours, it was a new type of taste, and I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked it or not. So, I finished the glass, and decided to give it a night.


When I got home last night, I wanted to pour another glass and give it another try. And for whatever reason, all of a sudden this time around, I could taste all of the tropical flavors of the pineapple and blood orange and I fell in love with it. This just reaffirms one of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey, and that’s to keep an open mind. Something that you’re not sure about at first, if you revisit it later on you may find that your opinion on it has totally changed.


Now Super Hook is exactly what the bottle says, a High Octane Fruit Punch Sour. So definitely drink these slow and enjoy them. Because this beer clocks in at 10% abv. and its juicy, tropical taste may lull you into letting your guard down, and as the boxing metaphor on the label reads, that’s when you’ll get caught with the hook.



Matt Weitzel

100.7 the Bay’s Craft Beer Guy


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