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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Devil Dog will chew you up and leave you whimpering for more, At 98 IBUís and 5.2 pounds of hops to the barrel it is an all out assault on the senses. Devil Dog Started as a labor of love but quickly took on a life of its own, leaving us drooling like Pavlovís dogs at the mere mention of its name. Triple dry hopped and at 10% ABV, more than one of these bad boys will cause you to howl at passing strangers and chew up your toys, or anything else you can get your sharp little teeth on. Hops: Columbus, Northern Brewer, Ahtanum, Cascade and Simcoe Malt: Pale, Carmel and Munich

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
22oz bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland, OR.

Clear, copper colored beer capped with a thin, wispy head. Nose of grapefruit, some cattiness, some fusel alcohol heat, and just a touch of diacetyl buttery character.

The flavor carries more of the same, but throws in some grainy, bready malt and some fruity esters for good measure. The body is right where it should be; not too heavy, but hefty enough to support the massive amount of hops they tossed in. Subdued carbonation and silky texture create a creamy mouthfeel with just a little pricklyness around the edges caused by the hops finding their way into every nook and cranny of your mouth. The finish is surprising for a beer this hoppy. It leaves some spicy, piney hop resin in the sides of your mouth, but thereís almost no burning hop bitterness in your throat. I guess you could almost call it "smooth" which seems like a strange adjective to use when describing something thatís supposed to be so big and burly.

All in all its a pretty good beer, and I wouldnít turn one down if it was offered, but it costs about the same as a bottle of Hopsickle, and I think Iíd prefer one of those 9 times out of 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1254) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22 oz bottle pour split. Pours an orange color with a big foamy head. Nice hops and piney aroma. Thicker, creamy body to it with a ton of caramely malt flavor. Nice hoppiness to it. Rich malt flavor towards the end, and the double digit ABV is well hidden. Decent imperial here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (229) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle pour at home split thanks Andrew for sharing, golden amber pour, this beer has a unfinished taste to it, you get a lot of mash and wort taste in this beer. Not saying itís bad, itís just different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (331) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Pour from a 22 Oz bottle I got from Total Wine & More Boynton Beach. Hazy, dark orange with a one finger high creamy white head. A lot of lacing stays on the glass when the head dissapears. Nose: A lot of hops! Orange, grapefruit, sugar, malt, apricot and peach. Taste: Nuts, pine resin, apricot, citrus, brown sugar and biscuits. Body: Full, complex body with light carbonation. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. A very soft beer! The alcohol is very well hidden. A great balanced beer between the bitterness and the sweetness. If I had the chance I would go back to this beer often!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle from Hop and Hound, Bothell, WA; good price; 10.9% ABV
It pours a hazy orange-copper-amber color with thick creamy head. Caramelly brew, sweet but not syrupy, mellow, fruity, with a touch of vanilla; it has a good body and itís not chewy; it provides a lot of hop resins witr some piney character. Possibly too sweet in the final.
Very good, not exciting as a pure pale malt IIPA, but also more drinkable than a first style darker example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2818) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Hop assault right from the beginning. Hazy orange/amber body with small soapy head. Aroma is strong pine cleaner, taste is sharp and bitter, hops and citrus. Tang hides the high ABV which lurks in the background, but does provide some warmth in the throat. Medium lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (1183) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Cloudy copper color with off white head. Aroma fruity malt with citrus and pine. Caramel malt with a bitter pine finish. Purchased this bottle then realized it had expired in December 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (974) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2014
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, orange with a small head but a lot of lacing. Aroma of hops and citrus fruit combined with some malts. Taste a bit on the sweet side, the bitterness of the hops is there but perhaps a bit too sweet. Not bad, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
I have a devil dog at home. 18 years old, full of spit and vinegar, two year cancer survivor, lived her life allergic to grass and with a bad liver. Now blind and deaf but well loved, comfortable, lives to eat and smell her way through all her haunts in the back yard. This devil dog beer does not match her, all the right parts, funk, fruit, citrus, alcohol, and malt, but just never all comes together. Not bad, just not special. Wouldnít say no if offered though ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (666) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Appearance: very hazy bronze color, pours with a huge beige head, the head is very creamy Aroma: syrup, grass, roasted malt, grain, butter Taste: citrus, apple maybe, alcohol, bitter finish, Palate: average carbonation, leaves mouth feeling wet, has a bitter aftertaste Overall: this is a good IPA with lots of subtle complexities about it, the alcohol is a bit high and dominates much of the experience,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
22 oz bottle - June 2012 bottle rated on Jan 6, 2014. Gusher. Thatís not a good sign. Once it stopped overflowing, it poured alright... hazy orange with a big off-white head. Then it got weird. I smell some grapefruit but more than that, I smell dirt and rot. No, itís not "earthy" in some positive way. Itís more like the bottom of the compost bin. What the hell? The gusher part makes me think infection but itís not sour. Fortunately it doesnít taste like compost, not that Iíve tasted compost. Itís extremely bitter with some citrus notes, an underpowered malt backbone, an underlying off character, and alcohol. I think that in the flavor the massive bittering hops mostly but not entirely overwhelm the serious flaws that show up in the aroma. Disappointing.

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