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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alpha Dog — Ahead Of The Pack
A True Hop Bomb Brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood Hops for a Piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich Malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bomber. Pours a very lightly hazy orange amber color with a thick, frothy, cream colored head. Dense splotches of foam coat the glass almost entirely. The nose shows a big pine and grapefruit hop profile atop a toffee malt base. There’s a good deal of unfortunate soapiness and dirty earth notes that mess things up considerably. The flavor is massively bitter and somewhat soapy again, finishing with dry toffee and moderate astringency. Big bodied, dry, and bitter. Not my idea of a good IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of hops (floral, earth, citrus), cereal, and caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bomber thanks to scrizz. Pours a light orange/golden color, hazy with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is mild earthy hops, slightly pungent though not as strong as one would hope. Mild tropical fruit is also noted. Flavor is mildly bitter, kinda dry though middle of the road. Slightly grainy and coarse on the mouthfeel. Not too many flavors going on here. This is fine I suppose but nothing compared to the best examples in this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Alpha Dog
Date: March 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy copper, fine white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet sticky grapefruit aroma, lots of crystal sweetness, plenty of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lot of pine, well balanced bitterness without being overly bitter
Overall: liquid hops
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia WA
Aroma: Huge IPA aroma with a light malting.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Awesome IPA flavoring this was big with hops and the malt was subtle.
Palate: Dry finish, with a good Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a great Double IPA. Huge flavoring this was smooth and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours a transparent amber bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet grainy pale malt and piny resiny hops. Body starts with decent fullness and semi-sweet toasty caramel and pale malt along with a grassy hop character before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. A pretty-well balanced beer, but could use a more resinous hop strain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
22oz bottle; medium to hi carbonation; pours copper amber; EGF 3.5; big white foamy head; smell of hop, grass and citrus; hoppy bitterness; bitter carbonated mouthfeel. (#57)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is clear amber in color with an ok off white head. The smell is citrus, florals, hops, pine, and caramel. The taste is piney, bitterness, citrus, and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a hazy gold with a white head. aroma of fruity notes and grapefruit. flavor of floral and pine. light body. thanks again bob for another great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Gold in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is heavy in grapefruit, pine, grass, pepper, and caramel. Taste is of hops, grapefruit, and grass.


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