chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I think I have reached my hop limit with this beer. And Perhaps, that was the goal here. But this beer is so bitter that the aftertaste destroys the experience. The only way to put out the fire is to drink more. But eventually one reaches the end of the bottle and must face the relentless bitterness. With a name like Alphadog, I guess I should have not expected less.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves chunks of lace behind. Very earthy hop aroma with a strong pine and floral presence. There might be a small grainy component to the aroma as well. Texture is medium-full with average carbonation. Huge resinous, sticky pine needle flavor that dominates lingering over the sweeter notes. Lingering finish. If you love hops for hops sake, this is your beer. For a more balance brew, look elsewhere.
ryanhunter_4 (209) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml poured at Browners. Smells like citrus. Tastes like orange rind. I love it. Bitter but lovely.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
a_sully (436) - - APR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is slightly sweet with hints of cedar and hops. Taste is sweet turning bitter with a long finish. Bit of a burnt wood and citrus taste. Body is hazy orange, clear, with a light white head
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chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bomber, pours amber clear with large head. Smell is malty and bitter strange to smell that. Taste is mildly malty and rather bitter not all that good butt im also getting over cold so who knows.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Ogden state store. Clear copper gold color with a big meringue head. Lots of syrupy malt in the aroma with some bitterness. Bold flavor of malt at first then maybe some spice and then long lingering, piney, bitterness. A little muddled but fine.
Sledutah (6885) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from the state store
Pours slightly cloudy orange/golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of sticky lacing. Mild aroma of grapefruit, bisquity and pine. Flavors of citrus, malty and bitter pine resin, dry finish
Good, hoppy and bitter.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Winstons. Dark copper with a foamy white head. Dissipates quickly. Aromas of fruit and pine. Taste is very fruit forward and lots of pine.
ogre71 (282) - Utah, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good hoppy IPA even with a 127 ibu rating its not overly bitter still very drinkable would recommend.
Darkmagus82 (2231) - - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of creamy looking white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of an earthy and grassy hop smell with a rather strong showing of a bready aroma. Along with these hop and bready smells, comes some lighter hop notes of a grapefruit citrus accompanied by some sweeter aromas of tangerine and a hint of a tropical fruit smell of pineapple and mango.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready taste mixed with a decent showing of some grapefruit and earthy hop. A little bit of a pineapple, tangerine, and mango are upfront as well, with these flavors losing intensity as the taste moves on further to the end. Along with the loss of the tropical fruit, comes some herbal and more earthy hop tastes. This all results in a more dry and dankly hopped taste, and with a hint of a warming alcohol that comes at the end, one is left with a rather dank and crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. While for a 2xIPA I usually like a bit more thickness and less carbonation, for the drier and more dank taste profile, the thinness and more light nature of the body were actually rather complimenting.
Overall- A rather nice more dankly hopped Imperial IPA. This was a rather enjoyable brew overall.
smcniel24 (4) - Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great choice. It had a great amount of Hops but not too much and over-bearing. So good with a quality pizza.