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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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ALPHADOG Imperial IPA 127 IBU’s 8.5% abv AlphaDog Is our New year round Imperial IPA Available in Draft and 22oz bottles Alphadog Is not a Replacement for Devil Dog we will continue to brew Devil Dog for release once a year "this is from the website"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours golden amber with a darker shade of brown. Medium bodied. Not much head at all. On the palate I get hops, citrus and floral notes some malt as well. Decent lacing on the glass. This one just didn’t do it for me though. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
very tasty stuff .. pours a dark murky gold .. . light honey and dog bone .. . great aftertaste .. not overdone .. . a very nice example of a DIPA.. . The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle from Hophead22 beer tasting, compliments of Mike and Di. Light hop aroma with caramel and toffee. Cloudy golden color. Tastes a lot better than the smell, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 Tap at the brewery. Hazy golden amber with off white head. This just into full bodied IPA had a nice, fresh toffee/caramel malt flavor and there was a pleasant fresh hop presence but the entire experience was overwhelmed with an awful industrial hop burn and bitterness. The bittering hops were an added on feature that did not fit with the rest of the ingredients. The 8% alcohol seemed well hidden but it was hard to tell actually with the bittering hops dominating the palate. I had a strange aftertaste from the bittering hops for at least half an hour after drinking it. Extremely unbalanced. I won’t drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
22oz bottle from DuffManSW via mikendi 0n BA, much thanks.Hazy yellow/orange color. Sweet aroma, kind of funky. Smooth upfront, a good amount of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2009
22oz (new to MD) - Tasting at the Wine Source. Clear gold, creamy white head. Deep grassy pine aromas warm to swirls of honey dew and peachy toffee. Intense bitter resiny citric hops balance on a undercurrents of caramelized melon. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. A very well crafted I-IPA...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Nice golden color slightly cloudy. A very nice Imperial IPA. Nice hoppy flavor with slightcitrus flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Earthy, weed-like aroma. Pours copper with a lacy white head. Toffee and citrus taste with a fiercely bitter resin finish. I think I’d be happier if the finish wasn’t so sharp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2466) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Nice white head, good retention and nice lace. Lightly hazy copper hued ale. Nose of pine, citrus and some floral notes. Medium bodied, lightly resiny with a good carbonation level. Great hoppy flavors, citrusy orangey notes most notable, piney, fruity and juicey with a nicely lesser caramel maltiness hanging in the balance. Fairly dry, fruity hop finish, solid bite, nice quaff. Bomber received in trade from dmschefke, thanks bro!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (385) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Amber hue, white head, very hoppy, crisp and bitter, decent imperial IPA, comparable to the better in the class

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