kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Big Dog IPA
Date: July 05, 2009
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, lots of lace
Aroma: big fresh citrus hop aroma, touch of crystal sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: flavor is all hops, well balanced with crystal sweetness, light bitterness rounds it out but the flavor hops keep in control
Overall: creamy grapefruit delight
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Dog IPAĖon tap-pours a rich light tan head and cloudy amber color. Aroma is pine/grapefruit, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine/citrus-orange/pineapple/grapefruit/resin hops, sweet medium malt-roasty. Medium/full body. Soft carbonation.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin lacing white head. A distinct pleasant citrusy, floral hops, very west coast. In mouth, a goos hops and caramel malt balance, light solvent notes. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 2007.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On-Tap at the Brewery (There for the 04í Reno Air Races)
Mahogany brown color, average head, etc. Aroma is sweet & full bodied with notes of alcohol, hops, caramel. The flavor burns with alcohol & malts. The hops sting you in the finish to top it off. Balanced per se but not subtle. Finishes sharp, exhale thoroughly. The last beer of the place and itís still a disapointment.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was dark copper with an off white head. The aroma was present grapefruit and almonds. The flavors were about the same, more grapefruit and almonds. Actually, this was decent.
JohnnyJ (3904) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Citrus, bitter hops, orange, and lightly bready. Decent.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Brew Brothers El Dorado. Pours a murky, pulpy orange-golden color; bright, seemingly unfiltered; glistening, fine-bubbled lacing. Dense, chewy citrus and orange and earthy bitterness in the nose; oily; minimal astringency; a great nose. Loads of hop flavor and bitterness, following the nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy oranges, light-to-medium citrus acidity, earthy bitterness; a dense, chewy, generous and beautifully put-together IPA. In a casino. Wtf? Itís like Iím not even rating the same beer...maybe the same as KP. Lengthy finish, with a nice show of toasty malts, candy sugar, and lasting orange-tinged bitterness.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold,;asting head. Faint malt nose. Fruity malt foretaste with considerable hops in back.
Cybercat (2783) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the tap a hazy dark honey-amber. Got little head, but this apparently was an artifact of the pour. Strong aroma is very hoppy and has a good undertone of grapefruit. Hoppy flavor is somewhat bitter and, like the aroma, has a grapefruit underpinning. Texture has good body and fizz. If not an outstanding IPA, still a worthy one.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2003: Amber color, no head, malty alcohol aroma. Starts lightly sweet and ends bitter. A bold tasting beers, but it isn't an IPA.