realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured a light amber color with decent white head. Aroma was sweet floral hops with caramel. Flavor was mor a a pale than an IPA with mild bitterness and maltiness.
oRos (971) - 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 (2915) - 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 (4041) - 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 (1257) - 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 (10932) - 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 (3204) - 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 (10886) - 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
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice golden amber with a small white head. A slight bitter hoppiness, but nothing too intense. Makes for a very smooth taste without the distinct character that an IPA should have. It’s drinkable and tasty, but not too complex. Pretty solid.
Lubiere (9319) - 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.
heemer77 (5078) - 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.