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Big Dog’s War Dog Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1850) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1932) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7013) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6328) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1369) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Bistro DIPA festival. Aroma is similar to sweet unfermented mamalt with medium light hop notes and a hint of alcohol. Pours a clear, copper gold with a large, fairly thick tan head. Flavor has a decent hop profile, but the under attenuated malt profile really detracts from the beer and is too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but it was way too sweet and the malty with a fairly average hop profile with a citrus and pine resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a shadowy gold with a brilliant white head of tightly packed bubbles (Brussels Lace and a rare [from me] five for appearance). Potent although simple aroma profile: hay, grass, cheese, and alcohol. The taste is actually incredibly balanced... I’m surprised for some reason. Nice but unremarkable palate. Would buy again. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2504) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA. Clear amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine resin, floral hops, citrus and butterscotch. Taste of floral hops, caramel, pine, pineapple, grass, grapefruit and other fruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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