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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeofunk (2) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Complex yet simple. Hoppy and happy.roasty, caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy, alcohol, vanilla,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2008
A top-tier IPA. Not quite black, but a nearly opaque dark amber with a solid hopped head that mostly dissipates upon a few sips. Cascade hop burst greets the nose with wonderful floral and piny hoppiness. Mellifluous. Flavor is wonderful and full of Cascades and perhaps some balanced bittering Chinook. This belongs in the pantheon of IPA’s. Perfectly crafted from start to finish. A near perfect IPA experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdp (59) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Had on draft @ the Laughing Dog brewery and in 22 oz bottle (from the 11Jul2008 bottling). Pours a porter-like dark brown/black with a nice tan head. This smells amazing. Roasted dark malt mixed with flowery, resiny, pine.. just great. Taste is perfect for this style... great malt flavor, nice burnt slight coffee bite and a huge add of resiny, piney hops. Do you like simcoe?.. this has plenty of simcoe and all that it brings. This is a great beer. You want immense hop flavor and aroma and a great dark malt backing.. this is your beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2008
On tap at TND. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly light tan head that laced. Aroma of fresh hops, toasted malt, chocolate, lightcaramel and pine. Flavor is all hops up front, pine resin, grapefruit, caramel, chocolate...loads of hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
In short: An intense resinous coniferous black IPA. One of the best black IPA out there.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh one to two months after purchase
The look: Dark brown body topped by a large beige head
In long: The intensely hoppy is full of coniferous trees and hops resin with notes of black pepper and black liquorice. From the nose in a blind tasting I would not known this was a black IPA with so much resinous coniferous hops upfront. Taste is aligned with the nose. Lots of coniferous tree, lots of hops resins, lots of highly roasted malts, lots of orange peels, burnt chocolate cake, condensed citrus juice, rich dark caramel, black chocolate. A little sticky. This is not a harmonious beer, nor is it well balanced. This is a brutally hoppy/bitter dark IPA. Quality wise I think it compares to the best of the style (Rogue Brewer, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale, etc.). Dogzilla urinates on municipal water tanks.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2013
This is a pretty decent black IPA. Very roasty, some sharp bitterness. Dark appearance with a huge head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Nectar. Pure nectar. Truly an IPA that utilizes both hops and dark roasted malt to achieve maximum bitterness. Aroma is dark semisweet chocolate. Flavor is charcoal-chocolate bitterness, with malty notes - showing almost woody notes. Flavor has an underlying sweetness that reminds me of bittersweet chocolate - but at the same time the grassy hops are not absent on this one. This one takes an easy #2nd against Stone XI as far as Black IPAs go. Learn it - it is a new style. Explore it. Enjoy it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Picked this up since I’ve never seen or heard of this brewery, glad I did though, great hop aroma, and then the pour is a really dark brown with a long lasting foamy head. Hop flavors up front but balances out smooth with the extra malt. This has great balance and is amazingly smooth. I will defintitely purchase again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 22, 2010
22oz bottle. clear brown under a large, frothy, beige head. aroma of burnt caramel, chocolate, sugared coffee and hops. flavor is sweet for the style with sugared coffee, cream and hops. hops are tamed with the sweetness. creamy and medium bodied. really good. i enjoy the sweetness here. a different take on a new style!

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