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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours with a hazy golden body and a white head. Aroma is hoppy, showcasing citrus, and mango. Also a nice grainy sweetness. The taste is grainy, wheat, and citrus. Nice hop profile. Well attenuated with lively carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small, white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of marijuana, orange and caramel. Very strong hops. Taste is hoppy, dank and sticky with tons of citrus and a back bone of caramel. Light carbonation, and a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1391) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Weak aroma and dominated by a somewhat bland grapefruit rind bitterness. Hazy gold liquid with a thick off-white head. The aroma is a bit hard to pick out, but it’s mostly floral hops with a bit of wheat. The taste is quite bitter. Lots of grapefruit rind, some pine resin. Little delicacy. Little booze but a lot of astringency. All that said, it’s still rather refreshing and kinda enjoyable for a little while, but, ultimately, I’m not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2010
bomber; clear dark orange with billowing cream white head; sharp bitter pine hops, lemons, grassy wheat, pinsol; light orange, creamy wheat, almost sticky, dry lemon and mildly astringent hop combination; dig the texture, but heavy hop and wheat doesn’t really come together for me: astringent nose and finish; lemon, sweet candy malt
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2009 Total Score: 3.4
22 oz. bottle - pours copper with thick white head; aromas of wheat, hops and lemons; really liked the nose with the fruity, bitter, wheat mix; drinks very bitter and a little harsh; floral and sweet, but flavors are a little strange and mildly metallic

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Hazy amber color/ off white head. Very nice spicy, fresh ganja bud hoppy aromas. Rich smooth wheaty mouthfeel. Citrus fruit, spicy, floral hop flavors on a solid malty base. Great ipa.
Earlier Rating: 12/15/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Clear amber with a white head. Sweet, pungent, fresh ganja bud aroma. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Big ass bitter grapefruit hop flavor on a neutral malt base, only wheat i found here was in the smooth texture. Hop heads may love this brew, but it is a bit off balance for my palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Very hoppy aroma and the flavor to match. Lots of lemon and hints of tropical fruits. Wheat gives it a little more roundness than your typical IIPA without being very sweet. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (719) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours deep straw to light amber. Minimal white head. Lightly hoppy aroma and a bit grainy. Flavor is big hops right up front. Really surprised at how hoppy it is. Bitingly bitter but letting the hops shine as the wheat is less balancing than more maltiness. That is okay, it all works (if you like hops). Lingering hops finishes this out. Really nice. I really like Midnight Sun.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Huge hop nose fruity and floral with a good malt backing.
Appearance – Amber Orange in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Great flavor roasty malt and big hops – Nice fruity and floral flavors from the hops.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good 2XIPA Mouthfeel.
Overall – Midnight Sun never misses the mark. Great Beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a 3 finger foamy off-white head. Aroma seems heavily floral. Medium body with foamy carbonation. It’s really bitter - I’m going for citrus and floral - and fairly bready. There is so much hop I’m not certain about the wheat. But this is a really good beer. Finish very bitter. It’s like medicinal hop!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2010
pours like a typical hef; cloudy orange with mid density white head. Faint citrus aroma that i find to be a bit lacking if you are gonna say its an IPA. the taste does not falter, however, delivering a massive resinous hop punch while still maintaining the wheat beer feel in the mouth. great long lasting, bitter hop finish. quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Nose is full of wheat, pretty sweet and malty smelling with light citrus and some hop presence, but a rather generic one at that. Notes of alcohol as well. Smells like a super strong American Wheat. Pours cloudy orange yellow, thin head, some lace. The flavor has a good deal of wheat malt, light sugary sweetness, bitter hops, light lemon. It is really an amped up American Wheat with a heavier body, more noticeable alcohol, and a stronger hop presence. I was hoping for less sweetness and a more pronounced citrus character. Not bad, but would not revisit.


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