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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 69IBUís


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Pours a dark amber with a three finger off white head that is very frothy but subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of sweet hops and malt. The flavor was of dark malt and hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice IPA. The head retention was epic on this one. Just glad I was able to try this one. The flavors and aromas were definitely on par for this style and it was one of the top black IPAís Iíve tried to date.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (160) - - DEC 2, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours brown with a pale beige head thatís mostly lasting which leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, fabulously fresh, fragrantly floral. Really great aroma! Lightly sweet, light to medium bitter taste, and dark malts. Medium body, average carbonation, thin to oily texture and a bitter finish. Aroma blows me away! Worth revisiting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2009
On-Tap @ Baileyís Taproom poured into Shaker glass. Pours a very deep, dark reddish-brown and edging that glows with a creamy tan colored head that lasts for sometime and remains a layer atop the glass. The aroma has sweet chocolate, roasted malts and some fruity hops, although faint. The flavor has much of the same although more sweetness and has a nice soft bitter finish. Its a medium bodied beer that is plenty carbonated and has a slightly dry finish. I found it to be a more balanced "Black IPA" than most others I have tried. Pretty good. It has a soft smokiness that becomes present as the beer the warms up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Looks too hazy for a "Black" IPA. Smells very distinctly of citrus and pine as advertised in the commercial description. Tastes a little too flat, a little too watered down to compete with other Black IPA. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tabednar (139) - - FEB 26, 2012
02.24.2012 - Houston, TX On Tap Wonderfully balanced and aromatic. Long finish with a lot going on...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (135) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours with a huge solid head. Actually mild for being so dark. It's a combo of IPA citrus pine with a light caramel taste. And the head was still there when I finished the glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
very dark appearance with a nice head. Good taste of an IPA with a very nice malty finish to balance it out. Probably the best black IPA iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Never had a black IPA before and not much a fan of dark beers so I didnít really trust this going in. Itís not bad at all though. Smells legit, citrusy and sweeter than average for an IPA. Pour is AWESOME, gorgeous deep brown color with a huge bulbous tan head and insane lacing on the glass. Mouth is thick-ish and really nice. Flavor is good not great, definitely leaves something to be desired, it tastes like itís good quality but all the complexities are extremely subdued and overwhelmed by the hops. An interesting and surprising brew with awesome intangibles, but lacking a bit where it counts, especially considering the price tag.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
poured a cloudy dark ruby brown color with an uncontrollable head. musty citrus hop aroma. generous amount of carbonation. slightly sweet and piney hop flavors. malts not showing through that much. reminds me of what a belgian beer rendition of this beer style would be. tastes a little bit watered down and sour. not a bad beer for the style but not one of my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
From a bottle. Excellent dark IPA. Strong hops flavor, with a gentle dark roasty malt finish.


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