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Big Dog’s War Dog Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our big, bold double IPA for lovers of the hop. We employ loads of Warrior, Simcoe, and Galena hops in this wonderfully bitter and aromatic brew. This beer is dedicated to the War Dogs that aid and protect our brave troops.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
500mL can, pours a cloudy deep dark orange with a light head. Aroma is extremely malty, with lots of caramel and not enough hop resins. Flavour is extremely malty and cloyingly sweet, with cloying brown sugar, subdued hop resins, and nasty cloying sweetness, almost a tartness to. Really bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottel. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel linger with pine.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Tallboy can. Crystal clear golden color, white head. Huge tropical fruit aroma. Taste has pineapple and bittersweet grapefruit. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6175) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Willrunforbeer hand carried this 22 oz. bottle back from Vegas, much thanks! Golden / orange color with fast dying head. Aroma is pretty fruit upfront and turns into pine.

The flavor profile is pretty good. Grapefruit, nectarine peel or citrus like pith. The bitterness is pretty substantial with lingering pine. Lengthy after the sip. The malt bill is big enough to help with balance but still displays the hops. Dry texture with normal carbonation level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bomber that was gifted time by Jeff at Shakespear’s in Henderson, NV. Thanks! Pours orange gold with a grayish off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, a touch of honey, a touch of garlic. Flavor is caramel malts, pine, grapefruit pith bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2015
22oz bomber pours with a wonderfully hop hazed looking deep gold body that has thin copper hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweetened ripe citrus and juicy smelling mango with thin spicy onion like hops in the background. The taste is big and full and juicy with pineapple and mango like hoppiness. To midway it picks up tangelo citrus flowing into spicy bitter onion hoppy dankness. This is working very well with a pleasing blend of juicy and bitter spicy hops supported by an adequate malty base. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2015
Where is the aroma? Solid mouth feel. Maybe over carbed? Malty hoppy enjoyable. No head. No aroma. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Tap at aces and ales tenaya. Pours clear golden limited head and some lacing. Nose is fruity. Flavours peach and lots of grapefruit. Some sweet notes. Taste med/light bitter med/big bitter. Full sticky body lively carbonTion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA championship, Buffalo NY @ Gene MCCArthy’s.golden orange pour. Medium body. Ok resiny bitterness, sweet malts orange, resiny bitterness, decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7687) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
Sample at the DIPA-festival in Hayward. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pineapple, grapefruit grass, some light caramel. Fairly relaxed and with a dry finish.


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