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Big Dog’s War Dog Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 53   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.


brew4all's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Big IPA with loads of hops and bitter citrus. Very full and lingering with that grapefruit finish. Get the cheese curds to go with the brew, they go together well.


3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2015
Where is the aroma? Solid mouth feel. Maybe over carbed? Malty hoppy enjoyable. No head. No aroma. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1588) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Tap at aces and ales tenaya. Pours clear golden limited head and some lacing. Nose is fruity. Flavours peach and lots of grapefruit. Some sweet notes. Taste med/light bitter med/big bitter. Full sticky body lively carbonTion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6656) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA championship, Buffalo NY @ Gene MCCArthy’s.golden orange pour. Medium body. Ok resiny bitterness, sweet malts orange, resiny bitterness, decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
Sample at the DIPA-festival in Hayward. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, pineapple, grapefruit grass, some light caramel. Fairly relaxed and with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1013) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Bistro DIPA festival. Aroma is similar to sweet unfermented mamalt with medium light hop notes and a hint of alcohol. Pours a clear, copper gold with a large, fairly thick tan head. Flavor has a decent hop profile, but the under attenuated malt profile really detracts from the beer and is too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but it was way too sweet and the malty with a fairly average hop profile with a citrus and pine resin.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a shadowy gold with a brilliant white head of tightly packed bubbles (Brussels Lace and a rare [from me] five for appearance). Potent although simple aroma profile: hay, grass, cheese, and alcohol. The taste is actually incredibly balanced... I’m surprised for some reason. Nice but unremarkable palate. Would buy again. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2248) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA. Clear amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine resin, floral hops, citrus and butterscotch. Taste of floral hops, caramel, pine, pineapple, grass, grapefruit and other fruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"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."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1981) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Ale Alpharetta. Not sure this was that fresh, actually notes indicate a year old almost. Taste was old malts, but in a clean way. Caramel, faded piney hops with a linger bitter finish. Would have certainly been better with some freshness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours light yellow, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is floral hops, resin, and butterscotch. Very bitter, but with a nice, malty sweetness. Medium body, with a thin, astringent, chalky, and grainy mouthfeel, that somehow ends up being very pleasant. This is an over-age IIPA that’s aged surprisingly well.


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