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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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"


Ferris' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle - Crazy piney hops with a subtle malt to round out. Clear light amber with a thick white head. Tastes just as smells, heavy pine hops but reasonably well rounded as expected from and Imperial. Finish is resinous but doesn’t sit too long to ruin the palate. A bit of burn in the finish. Overall a nice NW style IIPA, that is bold but not as over the top as some.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, medium amber (SRM 13) body....nose is light floral, with hints of pine from the hops, cereal, with sweet tones from the malts, minimal esters....taste is lead by caramelized honey sweetness, light cereal tones, leading to a strong floral dominated, with hints of resin, moderate bitter finish.....mouth feel, medium body, mildly sticky, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation makes a moderate tingle and very light acid on the finish. The floral notes, almost rose like, are present in both aroma and flavor, and are balanced by mildly sweet malts. The bitterness, which lingers, is not the typical American hop type dominated by resin, and citrus peel. I would prefer more hop complexity, and would suggest a change in the hops to include a slightly stronger pine, resin note perhaps Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade in type. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at national beer hall Calgary where I used to live before they had good beer. Resinous aroma nice lacing. Much sweeter than the regular laughing dog IPA. Still had that cheese aroma which at this point I'm assuming has something to do with national beer hall. Nice double IPA while listening to Rudy can't fail by the clash.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Purchased a 22 oz. bottle from Carls Meat Market, Kittery, ME. Bright hazy gold, lasting head in a snifter. Aroma has a good amount of citrus, yeast and mild pine.

The flavor starts with light pine, hints of earth wood. The citrus comes in with a small amount of bready malts. The bitterness has a lingering harshness. I almost feel like the time in the bottle helped this brew. If this was draft it maybe overly bitter. Lasting pine and herbal feels like it has subsided, which is a positive thing. Medium body leaning on the lighter side. Good balance at this point.

Overall feeling: I normally do not buy bottled DIPA’s anymore. I prefer to just sample them fresh on draft. I was in the mood for big hops and this delivered and met my expectations. Nicely made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (189) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Sweet flavours of grapefruit and other citrus fruits followed by some slight pine flavours and finishing with a bitterness that’s slightly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LearninBeer (333) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle foamed over after I opened it and continued to foam over. Very carbonated, poured over when I poured a little into a glass, had to wait a few minutes for it to settle, add a little more, wait and now I have about two-thirds of a glass. The aroma is hops and a smell of Belgian yeast. The color is cloudy yellow orange, the head mostly diminishing with good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is light to medium, the texture creamy the carbonation very fizzy and the finish bitter. Hopefully this is a bad bottle, not impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (61) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Packs a bitter punch! Piney and citrusy on the nose. Flowery taste, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bright orange hazy pour with a solid white head. Aroma is citrus & hops. Flavor is mild malt, strong hops, pine, some dark fruit lingers. Finish is bitter and slightly dry. Solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (166) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber. Pours an orangish color with minimal head and lacing. Smell of earth, grass, taste of same. Decent. Nothing more. ----Hophaze out

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
22oz bomber: This one pours a clear, darker golden color. There was about a finger of off-white head on it that left minimal lacing. An interesting nose for a DIPA. It is a bit lighter than I would have expected. Earthy, musty and some floral notes. Sweet malts and some pine also. The taste is good. Not as bitter as I expected, but still a good bite. Lots of malts, minimal sweetness. Earthy, faint citrus. Good, but not quite up to sctartch with the rest of them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Well balanced and holds out on the non-pressure of cask. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Aroma of light tangerine and some florals with evident booze. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Church key.


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