dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
fiulijn (18577) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours with a wonderfully hop hazed looking deep gold body that has thin copper hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up sweetened ripe citrus and juicy smelling mango with thin spicy onion like hops in the background. The taste is big and full and juicy with pineapple and mango like hoppiness. To midway it picks up tangelo citrus flowing into spicy bitter onion hoppy dankness. This is working very well with a pleasing blend of juicy and bitter spicy hops supported by an adequate malty base. Solid.
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared from a Growler..golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops...verrrry hoppy with citrus hops..hop monster.
kathouse (1545) - Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.