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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bird Dog uses only one hop variety, NZ Cascade, from the boil right through to its massive dry hopping. Single hopped beers really give an appreciation for the characters of that particular hop and The Brew Crew here at Emersonís reckon Bird Dog showcases NZ Cascade beautifully. A copper coloured pale ale with huge amounts of NZ Cascade that has created a floral, spicy aromatic pale ale that smells as delicious as it tastes. The hop flavour is high with a firm bitterness that leaves a crisp finish. If you arenít a ĎHopheadí already this is the Emerson beer that might convert you!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Orange pour, small white head. Mild aroma, flavor of orange and caramel. Full bodied. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2409) - JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Wouldnít have known this was a single hop beer until I read the deScription. Piney,floral with some citrus decking. Low to mid full body with a hint of toffee biscuit. Well balanced though verging on hop bomb territory. Fantastically put together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Butelka. Pijąc piwo typu IPA na NZ polubiłem ten styl i to w wydaniu nowozelandzkim jak i amerykańskim. Polskie IPA jest za mocno chmielone(może dla zabicia błędůw). Piwo z Nowej Zelandii urzekło mnie swoim smakiem, bardzo dobre piwo.Wyważone cytrusy i goryczka.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (176) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 9, 2015
Hard to believe this comes from a single hop variety, it is very well rounded and complex. I opened this outside on a windy day, but the fruity, floral, citrus hop aroma was massive - perhaps a wind vortex is the optimal method for delivering aroma? :-) Taste was full bodied and nearly as rich as the aroma promised. Only downside was a slight saltiness that I sometimes detect in a rich IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2015
This is a real treat. Not hoppy at all but well balanced bitterness, the hops are more citrus than grassy and they donít add to a hard finish. The flavours really dance in this and the whole is really drinkable, understated bitter that is clean to drink. Superb IPA style beer that isnít hop heavy or a palate crash but a nice easy drinking refreshing beer that made me smile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (1023) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours clear amber, bit of foam there. Nice looking. Aroma is sweetish, some fruits, not really hoppy. Feels a bit old, so should have drinken this earlier. Taste has mild hops, bit of fruits, rather malty beause hops are getting fainter with time. Good and tasty drinking but I imagine I need to rerate if I can try it fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2435) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Pours a dark orange colour with a thick white head, aroma is hoppy and very fruity, taste is medium bitterness with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
The head is good, the body orange-brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, fruity, aromatic, hoppy-intensive. The taste is fruity, aromatic, hoppy, citrus, yeasty, tasty and nice. 3.4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2242) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from king liquor king, christchurch. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma is fresh hops, lot of fruits, malts, grass. Balanced fresh hoppy taste, malty body, grass, leafs, fruits. Great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobboLovesBeer (4) - - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Pours a very cloudy amber, typical bottle condition with massive head. All the typical IPA fruit and hop with hop on the nose. Not as bitter as I was expecting, has a great palate though and hides the higher alc well. Some lacing down. Great stuff from Dunedin's best brewery.


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