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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Formerly Tail Wagger Black IPA
A Big Bold Hoppy IPA that finishes with a dark twist.
True to its IPA roots Dogzilla has a massive hop presence that is Piney and Citrusy. A malty backbone, along with the dark malt gives it a bit of a roasty finish. Brewed with Simcoe and Cascade Hops, Pale Malt, Munich, and Black Barley.
6.9% abv and 69IBU’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bomber from Surdyk’s. Very dark pour with a huge fluffy head with great retention. Citrus hops - and an aroma that reminds me of a lot of Jolly Pumpkin stuff. Crisp but balanced. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham, WA
The bottle is gushing a bit, quite a rare event for American beers and for this style; it has therefore a very large head, but rather compact, beige colored, while the beer is dark brown nearing black; nice lace too. The aroma is a nice combination of black coffee and resiny hops, with an impression of citrus fruits. The mouthfeel is dry and smooth; good flavor of roasted malts, without excessive burnt character, and well integrated with a quite strong bitterness, and loads of soft hop resins and hop oils; long final.
Very drinkable; excellent example for the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hiphops82 (3) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Good dark color with a large not overpowering hoppy aroma. Nice caramel head. Nice balance. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bomber: brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is woody, nutty, vinous and somewhat sour. This beer off? Flavour is sourish fruit, nutty dusty chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - DEC 10, 2012
12. oz bottle. Pours with a thick brownish head that does last. Looks dark brown in appearance, dark but not opaque. Aroma of roasted grains. A little chocolate. Some hop aroma. Tastes sweet up front. Bitterness in the end. It was OK.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vegasron (5) - sANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
Not a big fan of black IPAs. However, this one comes across more like an IPA. At 6.9% ABV you’d expect a jolt but the balance overcomes the higher ABV. Love the appearance and nose. The dark roasted grain does does not dominate the flavor like a lot of black IPAs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. Taste is slightly sweet up front, but has a slight bitterness in the finish. Flavor is of roasted malts, mocha, and dark chocolate. Really tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3751) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Big black beer with a 3 inch frothy head. That head settles, as they all do, but stays frothy. The aroma is stiff and musty bitter and reminds me of damp malt. The flavor is rich and bitter roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and has a bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kevobutler (18) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma- smells terrible for an ipa. Definitely an aroma present, but smells atypical of northwest ipa’s.... More like a damp, mildew filled basement or something. Appearance- looks nice, not black... Dark brown with a tan rocky head. Taste- offensive to my palate. Maybe this was infected or something. Phenolic, plasticy... These terrible off flavors cover up anything that may be good underneath. Palate- lacking in body and way over carbonated. Slightly astringent. Overall- I can hardly believe that this is a commercial beer. When I saw the score of 90, I was floored. This beer is a drain pour. The only reason why I drank half of it was for these tasting notes. I seriously want my 4.50 for the bomber back. Awful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (841) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 10, 2012
buena birria, mi estilo. no le doy mejor puntaje porque el foam que hace aburre para tomarla

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