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Big Dog’s War Dog Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Just based on the pure amount of hops in this baby I would’ve put the alcohol at even higher than 8.6%. The bar was so smoky it was a little difficult to smell, but the rest of the beer was so great that I assume it was too. Hops, hops, hops is this beer. Wonderful, but of course, only for the true IPA fans.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Hop aroma was surprisingly absent the first time I tried it, but it’s becoming quite a bit more evident over time. Hazy orange in color. Head similar to that of their Dirty Dog IPA, not overly foamy, appropriate for the style. LOTS of hop flavor, but still with enough maltiness to back it up. Flavor becomes even more prominent as the beer gets warmer. A very nice Imperial IPA, could use a bit more aroma, but the aroma does seem to be improving as it ages.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2426) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 Thin, small head and a hazy orange color. Light aroma of citrus hops. Very few malt characteristics--no sweetness and quite bitter. Floral resin flavors come through in the finish. Pleasantly one-dimensional: hops driven. Great crisp and refreshing mouth feel. Definitely holds your interest across several pints.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2005
as i have said before, of the poorly made beers in the las vegas valley....big dogs brews some of the best, with a realatively small percentage of people drinking it or even knowing about it. found this one uncharactistacly at a bar that wasnt owned by the big dog assoc. poured with a orange amber hue large bubbly head that raced away to nothing. notes of cascade in the nose. mouth feel was solid with lots of flowery citrus hops pushing vanilla, buttery, rock candy flavors. thin malt backbone that balanced the beer nicely. as the beer warmed increasing the sweetness and alcohol feel to this. quite a lovely beer and the best big dog beer i have had to date.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1065) - Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pale golden from the tap with a thin white foam. Big aroma of tangerine and grapefruit. Strong piney bitterness with moderate body. Finish is more hop bitters and dryness. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Draft. Pours slightly hazy orange with a decent whtie, fluffy head. Big citrus and grapefruit aroma. Hops definitely dominates, a little candy sweetness at the end. Thin and astringent mouthfeel. This is one that I have had several times and I think gets better everytime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10102) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2006
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.


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