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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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If you like your beer very strong and very hoppy, then this brew is for you! I.P.A.ís were originally brewed in London and shipped to British troops stationed in India.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Smells fantastic! Floral and fruity. This has a very nice bitterness that isnít too much, easily allowing this to be a session IPA, unlike their one-at-a-time War Dog. Excellent. On tap at the Draft House, where all the Big Dog beer is made.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Big Dogís Dirty Dog IPA is a crystal clear and lively orange-golden ale with a big, frothy white head thatís very persistent and leaves nice lacing on the glass. A huge, citrusy aroma fills the room with orange and grapefruit smells upon pouring it. Itís a very resiny aroma when itís up close. It has a super smooth medium body and it leaves the mouth a little oily. Thereís plenty of bitterness but, moreover, plenty of hop flavor. Orange, grapefruit and pine dominate the taste. There is a touch of sweetness thatís probably from the malt, but it may be an illusion caused by the candy-like hops. There is a long, bitter aftertaste that continues the resiny, citrus flavor. Wow. This is a bang-up American IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub in Rancho Drive, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Light amber color. The aroma is quite fruity and resiny. Good body, caramel flavor, sweet, with strong hopping, again giving a strong earthy character (manure...; it seems to be the brewer’s signature) and fruitness (grapefruit...). Very good.

2007-10-02, draught at Big Dogís Cafe and Casino in W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Brewed exclusively with Summit hop.

Orange copper color. Very nice hoppy aroma, fruity first, with pine needles too. Medium body strength, malt flavor with a lot of sweet toffee from the hops; very strong hopping, resiny and fruity (bitter oranges). Very good.

2006-03-27, draught at the brewpub in N Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, 9-4-9-5-18=45
Light amber color. Very nice fruity aroma (grapefruit, apricotsÖ), pine needles. Full malty body, sweet, with a respectable amount of resins, fruitness, bitterness. Superb. My best draught beer in Las Vegas.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
20 oct 07, draft at BD Cafe & Casino, LV. Small cloudiness. Golden color. Light that the (HolyCow!) Pale Ale. Nice lacing. Huge aroma of Pine Trees and Grapefruit. Flavor is all hoppppp bitterness. Spruce Tea. Hop Heads Beware!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2004
(Draught)<P>The beer after separating from the tap pours a slight muzzy amber color with a large bright white head that is creamy in consistency and the resultant lace a fine veil to obscure the glass. Nice hop floral nose, sweet and crisp, fresh to the senses, start is malt sweet, the top modest in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasingly acidic, the hops potent but pleasing to the palate, very dry aftertaste, a fine beer and quite refreshing on these hot summer days in the desert.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Very nice citrusy-hoppy aroma. Bright orange in color. A decent amount of carbonation, but not a foam monster - appropriate for the style. Nice hoppy flavor with just enough malt to back it up. A solid American-style IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
This 7.9% version pours up at AZ Strong Ale Fest 2014 with a clear copper body that has gold hues and supports a nice firm tight off white head. The aroma offers up spicy hops and oniony dank hops sweetened nicely by a smooth smelling maltiness. The taste presents a nice even mix of dank onion like hoppy goodness as well as grapefruit, tangelo and clementine citrusy hoppiness. These hops mingle with a happy degree of hop flavor and bitterness all riding along a thin river of sweet malts. This is smooth tasty rich refreshing and pleasingly sessionable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1157) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Itís good. Itís solid. But ultimately not any different than any other good, solid IPA. More pine oriented than citrus or resin. Some malt backbone but not much. Not a beer to seek out, but if itís available Iíll happily order it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
Sampler at Big Dogís Brewery. This was the highlight of the day! Huge hops in the nose and massive grapefrui throughout the sip. Bitter through and through. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle shared by iadler. Pours hazy light amber with a white soapy head that dissipates to a thin film and lacing. Aroma has big pine grapefruit and pine and subtle pineapple with a good faint malt scent. Taste is piny grapefruit mango tropical fruits with a nice subtle caramel malt finish. Palate is medium and stick and finishes dry.


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