themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lived up to the name of trying to be a big dog... might try a little harder but still a great ale, I thought it had a nice sweet malty flavor that turned hoppy towards the end. Great color though, but as a IPA wish it had more of a bite
BK7 (759) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Reno Brewpub. Some citrus and caramel. Unbalanced and weak. Finishes with a light bitterness and an odd aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"had higher hopes for this one, but this is the kind of beer that’s puts BB in the "eh" category. Aroma is ok, but a little too understated. Body is nice, but nothing special. Flavor is a little unbalanced, leaning way more towards the bitter and little citrusy or floral hops in there. Not enough malt either. All said and done, it was still an IPA, but a below average one."
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Golden pour nice dense white head golden lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and a touch of caramel AMD a hint of nuttiness. Avg palate. Flavor followed aroma pretty clear a light bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brew brothers in Reno. Taste is nutty with a weird aftertaste. Color is on the amber side.
Cybercat (3571) - 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.
JohnnyJ (4624) - 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.
Bif (1580) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap- Has a clear Copper color with a decent head that faded fairly quickly with very little lacing. Nice clean grainy aroma with a trace of a citrus-sweetness. Has a mild citrus and hops taste with a so-so bitterness. Fairly medium body & smooth. fairly well balanced but expected a bit more. Decent beer, maybe good for a couple. Considering the brew house is in the middle of the Eldorado Casino, its a nice oasis.
jcwattsrugger (11279) - 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 IPA–on 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.
kmweaver (3207) - 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? It’s like I’m 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.
kp (10884) - 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