JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy pale golden colour. Nose is sort of apricot-like but without the sweetness that I sometimes get from beers with this flavour in it. Moderate bitterness with some nice fruitiness.
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve drunk my share of lucky labs, and this is one of their best. Well balanced hop flavors of resin, lemon & a peppery spice. the aroma sticks more with the resin, plus caramel and alcohol. Clear amber with minima lwhite head (all the beers here lightly carbonated.) light and refreshing in the mouth. clean finish. Today they just called it Top Dog with 6% alcohol.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Top Dog Pale Ale
clear light amber, everlasting whispy head, mild flowery hop aroma with a touch of sweetness, medium dry hop flavor with continous underlying bitterness lasting through the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear deep golden. Aroma of apricot and orange. Dryish with clen, crisp mouthfeel. Nicely hoppy, yet easy going and very drinkable. Medium bitterness.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at lucky labrador. light amber appearance with a persistent head. some pine and school desk in the aroma, plenty of butterscotch flavour and a hint of menthol. just lacking a bit of bitterness
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@Lucky Labrador. Spicy US hops, lightly aromatic. Caramelly/toffee, but not overdone at all, a tad bit dull compared to there other beers, but it was still OK.
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 This one rocks. Orange with a nice head. Yummy yummy in my tummy sweet citrus burst. Floral and fruity with exceptional balance.
OldGrowth (2622) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: mild malt nose some carmel. Orange copper color. Good malt hop mix. Carmel comes to mind. Clean, kinda creamy. Not bad. Didn't wow me either though.
jazz88 (2546) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Hoppy floral aroma. Quick bite. Slightly malty. Was that the smell of dog in this beer? Oh, that was the 50 dogs that were hanging our outside the bar. They even had a band playing.