dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells fantastic! Floral and fruity. This has a very nice bitterness that isn’t 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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big Dog’s Dirty Dog IPA is a crystal clear and lively orange-golden ale with a big, frothy white head that’s very persistent and leaves nice lacing on the glass. A huge, citrusy aroma fills the room with orange and grapefruit smells upon pouring it. It’s a very resiny aroma when it’s up close. It has a super smooth medium body and it leaves the mouth a little oily. There’s plenty of bitterness but, moreover, plenty of hop flavor. Orange, grapefruit and pine dominate the taste. There is a touch of sweetness that’s 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!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 Dog’s 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, apricots…), pine needles. Full malty body, sweet, with a respectable amount of resins, fruitness, bitterness. Superb. My best draught beer in Las Vegas.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Holy (831) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at Big Dog’s Brewery. This was the highlight of the day! Huge hops in the nose and massive grapefrui throughout the sip. Bitter through and through. Nice.
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one really surprised me. Clear and deep golden with a creamy, fairly lasting head with intricate, lasting lace patterns. Fulfilling texture -- not too light and not too thick. Healthy caramel malt backbone; some rye-like notes, too. Big, wafty flowers. Piney and citrusy goodness throughout. Rather tasty IPA.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Medium amber gold with a medium cream-colored head. Bright hops aroma with some citrus, pine, earth, and spice. Clean bitterness with dry malt flavors and hops. Lighter-bodied IPA with clean bitter finish.