Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallboy can. Crystal clear golden color, white head. Huge tropical fruit aroma. Taste has pineapple and bittersweet grapefruit. Tasty.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 2007-10-02, 8.3% ABV, draught at Big Dog’s Cafe and Casino in W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 8-4-9-5-18=44
Cloudy orange-copper color. Huge hoppy aroma, well balanced between fruits, resins and Brie cheese. Strong body, good malt flavor, a lot of sugars, huge caramel-toffee flavor, huge hopping, both resiny and fruity. Very long and strong final. Very powerful.
2006-03-27, 8.6% ABV, draught at the brewpub in N Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, 8-4-8-5-15=40
Light amber color. Fruity, malty, resiny, strong bitterness, but less complex than the Dirty Dog IPA. One of my best draught beers in Las Vegas.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured a clear amber with a small but lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, oranges and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit, orange and light carmel with a smooth, lingering bitter finish.
Lubiere (12549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas. Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy hops, pine and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus -orange peels-, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus -the same citrus peels- and lighter maltiness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
clear dark yellow, whispy white head, sweet piney citrus aroma, sweet malt flavor, lots of bitterness, need for flavoring hops,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
slowrunner77 (9392) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a nice enough dbl ipa that would’ve done better not being stacked up against the Big Boys. not a hop monster, but still well hopped and bitter. medium bodied and thickish. fresh hop aroma, a little more malt heavy flavor profile."
DuffMan (9016) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, Vegas. Light amber, hazy, with a thick off-white head. Surprisingly, this is not nearly as hoppy as the Dirty Dog IPA. Given the freshness and abundance of hops in the regular IPA, I had high expectations for this imperial version. I was very disappointed. Not that this beer was bad, just woefully underhopped compared to the excellent Dirty Dog. Oh well.