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RATINGS: 503   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 69IBUís

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2009
I love this concept. I havenít tried this beer, but I envision some high-hopped beer with lots of chocolate/black patent malts. Letís see: First impression, appearance: Huge, light beige head. True to title, the liquor is dark brown (not black, though). It appears clear because the light shines through without any opaqueness. Excellent lace and rocky head look as it recedes. Lots of foamy lace on the glass. Good darker malt aroma--true to my prediction. Nice toastiness without any burnt smells. So, Iím leaning toward darker crystal malts here. Graham crackers and biscuits. Imagine a cross between a good porter and an IPA. I love the originality! This could be a completely new style and it combines the interests of the hop-heads and the stout lovers. (I think it leans closer to the HHís). This is very good and different. The body is thinner than I would like, but thatís a minor complaint. Is it a dark IPA or an over-hopped porter? Either way, you will experience something outside the comfort zone. AND it is still very good. If you have an open mind, seek this out and try something totally different from the usual fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
6/14/08 On draught at the Washington Brewers Festival. Aroma is classic, hop forward with light roast. Appearance is dark brown with a medium maintained cream colored head. Flavor is sweet and grassy but very well balanced for some otherwise harsh flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a resiny texture and low carb bite. Overall, quite good for a style nobody ever gets right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On tap at The Front Door Dark reddish brown with an almost non-existent beige head. Interesting aroma with citrus from the hops and caramel from the malt. Not something Iím used to in a beer. It took about half way through the beer before deciding it was great. My palate kept getting confused on what I was drinking. A porter? An IPA? It was like mixing the porter thatís on tap at my house, and the homebrew IPA in bottles. Doesnít sound like it would be all that good. It is. But it definitely has to grow on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle from SL. Deep brown black pour with a pillowy rocky head. Aroma was citrus and pine hops over a nice roast. Flavor followed with some licorice and chocolate and dark fruits and caramel under it all. Firm and dry but pleasant bitterness. A nice one, comparable to the Iron Hill Black IPA I did not too long ago in WC. Iím digginí these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2009
22 oz. bottle served in shaker (looking forward to this one, bottle from Liquid Solutions)- poured a solid near black with very dark maroon highlights when held to a light source, heavily frothy off tan head one finger head formed, laced very heavily. and growled at me (HUH?!!?). Aroma of a dark roasted malt, caramel, and hops. Hits the mouth with a hard and wide body (imagine me kicking your face-forever), malt is damn near burnt but still enjoyable (RIGHT on the cuspt, they got it right), everything holds up fine in the middle, hops come soaring in the middle, finish is acidic like a DIPA, but mild enough for a regular IPA. Great stuff- I always loved Idaho for a reason besides the great baking spuds!!! My second surprise for today, the 3rd- itís a coming down the line... Again, get this stuff to Texas, NOW!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle- Interesting, a black IPA, is it a Porter, IPA, I donít know, but it tastes good. A very smooth, full bodied IPA, pours dark amber with a thick head. Best Laughing Dog beer Iíve had. Although I would love to try Dogfather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Thanks to Texasjeep for this beer. Pours a dark brown pour with a little white head. Acidy nose of hops, flowers, citrus and fairy songs. Crisp, hoppy flavors with good roast character as well.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6116) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. This beer pours with the visuals of an American stout ... dark black with a head of tight foam bubbles. The aroma carries several inches, sharp with Northwestern hops, causing an immediate in-congruency with the eyeís impression. This drinks with a solid edgy bitterness right up front, backed with a woodsy, bark-laden bite. Delicious ... yet another home run from Laughing Dog. (#3985, 9/13/2010)

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