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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite. After a long winter, it’s time to take the party outside. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA compliments quintessential summer fare: grilled fish, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies. And try pairing it with desserts that feature citrus--like, key lime pie or lemon curd cheesecake. This beer works with all that is summer. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA packs a punch that won’t stray, which means you need to find a sweet spot and stay. Sure…you may feel like chasing tail and howling at the moon but keep your cool. Find some shade, dog. And just relax. Unleash Summer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenhorn1 (782) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Citrus bomb. A bit heavy on the malt side, which brings my rating down a bit. Could be balanced a better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
22oz bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a pale and cloudy. Citrus and mango fruit nose. Bold flavors of grapefruits and peach. The wheat must make the malts more delicate, which seems to mix better with the bitterness. Spicy bite in the finish. Very refreshing for such a big beer. Damn good!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with a thin white head. Soapy herbal hoppy, a touch tropical fruity, tangerine aroma. Fairly bitter, quite soapy, light citrusy, grassy, orange flavor. Bleh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with thin white head, thanks Aaron! Aroma brought notes of soap, caprylic acid notes, with hints of white fruits, hints of oak, slight grass, hints of orange peel. Taste is a mix of white fruit, lots of caprylic acid, hints of white fruit, slight grass, orange, finishing fairly bitter, slightly soapy. Too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1346) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Pours a slightly cloudy amber copper color with a slight off white head. Medium mouthfeel. Biscuit and pine like aroma. Nice lacing. Sweet citrus like start. Nice resin like citrus rind hop taste. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA
Pours cloudy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, orange and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Tornado, SF. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, some cooked vegetables an malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some herbal notes, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at Toronado. It’s a hazy orange colored beer topped by a small, white head leaving curtains. The aroma is fruity, sweet and lightly grassy and spiced. Sweet flavor with some pale malts and fruityness. Some bitterness, but initially and in the end. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Quite bitter finish actually. Not the most interesting beer of the day, but drinkable indeed. 130804

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/13/2011: Midnight Sun Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA... Aroma: Dried candied pineapple, hint of papaya, and tones of citrus. Appearance: Hazy, deep gold color with a frothy beige-colored head. Flavor: Chewy toffee maltiness; lots ofhops and then some more candied grapefruit peel, pineapple, fuzzy peach; smooth, creamy wheat; moderate bitterness level throughout; balanced bittersweet; the alcohol makes itself known, but enhanced the overall flavor. Palate: Medium-full in body; thick, mellow, and smooth; creamy flavor and texture. Overall: Drinks BIG (seems bitter than 8% ABV); This is a antastic beer!

Draught (pint; 8.0% ABV) at Tap House Gill in Seattle, WA. Rating #127 for this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
In short: A somewhat sugary, somewhat boozy and very bitter-sharp blond ale. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately one month after purchase, a bottle brought to me by my man Jay.
The look: Slightly cloudy orange-golden body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is sharp, white grapefruits, pineapples, some grass. Taste is even sharper. A crisp crackery malt backbone (it feels wheat but less wheat than with most so-called White IPAs), some residual sugars and then a truckload of high alpha-acid hops. Bitter white grapefruits, lemons and such. Alcohol is too apparent for an 8% brew and adds a bite to the already very sharp bitter finish. I really dig wheat-IPAs, I usually overrate this bastard style, but this one lacked the true wheat ale feeling, was too boozy, not refreshing enough, aggressive. Overall it was just ok. Not saying a beer like this cannot be enjoyed, I like a Sweet IPAs as much as the next guy, I really do, but I don’t like the next guy, this dude has a serious attitude problem, I don’t like sweet IPAs.


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