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Big Dog’s War Dog Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Golden pour with a white head. Plenty of citrus hops such as tangerine, orange, and grapefruit. Notes of pineapple, some floral, and pine hops, too. Good malt sweetness of caramel and biscuit. Really nice fruity hop flavor. Pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit notes, some mild pine bitterness, and a light floral quality. A bit of biscuit malt and some caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Appearance was hazy orangish amber brownish with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are citrus fruits, pine, resin and sweet caramel malts. Taste are fruits of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, resin, sweet rich malty backbone. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with full body, then citrusy lasting smooth balanced finish. Wonderful local brew...Yummy

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Poured a nice golden color with a tiny white head. It had a lot of carmal malts and hops aromas. Sweet and malty with a decent hop taste to balance it out. Very drinkable with a smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
A golden DIPA with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a classy sweet malt with cotton candy, c-hops, mangoes, tropical fruits. In mouth, an oily smooth DIPA with floral and resinous hops, very classic. On tap at Tenaya Creek BC, Jan 29 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Clear light amber color/ white head. Nice grassy, spicy hop, caramel aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Big hoppy pine, grapefruit bitter flavors on a lightly dry caramel base- good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Draft at SD Strong Ale Fest 10. Slightly hazy golden orange, off-white head. Grapefruit, lots of hops, citrus, and bits of bready malt. Mostly on the citrus hops side. Good DIPA, glad to try it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Gift from southern Johnny. WOW! A beautiful hazy orange pour with a nose of grapefruit, pine and orange peel. A sweet malt, piney taste. Blended perfect with a crisp hoppy finish. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Growler shared by Mike at Hangar. Pours a very clear golden color with nice head. Aroma was very piny with some citrus notes. Taste was hoppy with a nice malt balance. Very easy drinking DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Growler shared at Hangar 24. Rating #27. Dark gold with a decent white head. Big piny aroma with some juicy grapefruit. Very easy drinking DIPA with a nice bite on the tongue and with just a slight sweetness, really nice brew. (1145)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Shared from a Growler..golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops...verrrry hoppy with citrus hops..hop monster.


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