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RATINGS: 491   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 69IBU’s


2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
S. Philly Taproom. Nearly black with a small ring of tan head. I appreciate that the floral hops overpower the nose but it’s really hard to pick up much of any malt. Taste is a bit unbalanced, lacking the sweet backgone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Excited to try this but bitterly, very bitterly, dissappointed in the results. Way too much burnt malt character and nuttiness that I did not find meshed well with the IPA hop profile. Lots of rough citrus and an aromatic floral component that was ruined by the burnt malt. Not as good as Stone’s 11th.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a deep brown/stained glass red color. Big, thick, foamy head. Sweet dark malt and syrupy hop aroma. The taste is odd, not quite what I had hoped for in the style. Harsh soapy hops with a sugary sweet malt background. A little disappointing, but the brown sugary sweetness kind of saves it. Unique at best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bomber from John’s Marketplace. Nose of flowery and citrusy hops and some malty sweetness. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is mildly bitter with somelightly sweet caramel. Finish is a hint of bitter with some licorice. More like a slightly hoppy amber than an IPA!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtpatton (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
Dark Color with a big head. The nose is malty and citrus. Soft mouthfeel, but I was really disappointed with the overall flavor and finish of this beer after the great aromas initially. Something in the finish reminded me of the licorice halls cough drops I had as a kid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Nothing special, hops, sweet malts, and carmel. Much better than the alpha dog though. Light palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2927) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
this beer is very overly herbed, but unfortunately the herbs and spices are not 100% effective which cause almost medicinal and soapy flavor. still this is a love or hate it beer and I can drink if I have to.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2011
Bomber shared by TimE. Nose was metallic, oxidized, with caramel. Light malt flavor, metallic again, grass, strong sour edge. Thin, hard palate. No body. Verging on unpleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1891) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Strong sour malt aroma. Brown color with a large tan head. Light sweet beginning with a tangy bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color that is comletely opaque with light mahogany edges when held to a light source and a two finger pillowy, frothy light beige head tht seems to last forever. Lingering thicj cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing. Aroma has a good amount of earthy and floral hops that are countered by a roasted chocolate malt presence with hints of toffee, hazelnut and caramel. Slightly smokey making or a strange combination of earthy, floral and citris hops along with rosted dark malt notes. Very bitter dry piney hops up front that are quickly countered by a very strong buttery toffee presence. There is a strong dark caramel and chocolate malt backbone with hints of dark fruit, mostly sour cherries and dark berries. It really does taste like a very biter chocolate covered chrry. Very odd and unpleasant combination of flavors. The bitterness lingers thorughout but the strange malt backbone is very rominent and the whole beer is a bit of a mess. Not a fan.


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