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Black Dog Leader of the Pack IPA

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Brewed by Black Dog Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Taminick, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with lots of malt and a ridiculous amount of hops. Expect huge hop aromatics, rich malty profile and a good lick of lip-smacking hop bitterness on the finish. Perfect with bold, spicey food such as Indian curry


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (210) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
A big malty IPA with caramel and even a little chocolate combining with pine needles and grapefruit to produce a really smooth beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Surely a bit NQR? Miles off the commercial description. Old style with minerals and rust but not much by way of fresh hops and resin. Seems unduly restrained.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (332) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured a red amber with a foamy off white head that doesn’t hold. Very low carbonation, even for an ipa. Almost flat. Strong citrus and piney aroma, with a big malt sweetness to follow. Taste is a well balanced caramel with citrus and stonefruit. Resinous bitterness to match the oily texture. A nice drop, but was very undercarbed

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1431) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky brown amber colour with good head & lacing. Herbal spice malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1272) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Slowbeer bottle (28-Jun-2014) Spice grapefruit aroma.Cloudy brown colour, solid head&fluffy lacing.Big herbal grapefruit flavour.Herbal bitter finish &spicy veg aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (284) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale big hop resin pine aroma colour is deep amber with tan head taste resin hops a little to bitter

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3566) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Scratch Bar. Second beer from Black Dog and equally as awesome as the first.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Strong citrus hop aroma. Cloudy golden brown colour with great rocky head. Resinous and citrus flavours. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (549) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Cellar Door (October 2013). Dark copper/orange, strong white head, fruity aromas, pine, passionfruit, caramel, peaches, resinous bitterness, rich malt backbone, full body, slick, oily feel, long bitter finish. Superb!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1994) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours hazy copper with a large lasting head. Nose shows pine, resinous and earthy hops, sweet bready malt and alittle faint fruit. Similar hops as flavours, quite earthy, piny and spicy. Nice bready malt in the background and some peach too. Carbonation seems a little excessive. A pretty decent English IPA.


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