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RATINGS: 144   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Soapy floral hops. Amber color, sudsy head. Peppery hop finish with mild bready malts not doing much. A bit on the lifeless side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear honey gold / orange with a soft white head. Interesting nose, a soft mingling of hops, light fruit, and a light Belgian yeast. More bitter flavor than the nose suggests, especially in the back palate. Soft orange notes, some spice in the front. Lingering bitterness is a tad extreme. Some alcohol burning. Nice brew here though, pretty good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Have been really looking forward to it as I’m a hop head with a soft spot for wheat beers. This was bottles in the 3rd week of November so it has about 3.5 months on it. 22 oz bottle poured into my snifter. A- Perfect, IMO, for what a hoppy wheat should look like. Body is a translucent rusty amber hue that pours with a 2-3 finger foamy white head. Head eventually fades to 1/2 finger and has perfect retention from there. Lacing and film is left all the way down the glass. Cloudiness is very thick and between uniform and dynamic. Bubbles can be sen rising to the top (when held up to the light) and some cloudiness can be seen moving about the brew. S- The nose is hoppy and very sweet (maybe a little too sweet). Lots of grapefruit and citrus come through first but there is also a big sweet bready yeast in the background. The smell ends with a slight presence of phenols and big almost sugary sweetness added to the mix. T- The flavor upfront is somewhat mild and consists of a mild herbal and citrus hop presence with a big bready yeast backbone. The finish is mostly hop flavors with a smooth grapefruit and slightly aggressive hop bitterness emerging as well as a big bready sweetness. What is left to linger is a medium strength resiny hop bitterness and the impression of sweet bready yeast. P- Medium carbonation and medium weight body. Goes down easier but could be a lot smoother (as I am being picky). Could be more oily or more bready in order to do so. The hops add more of a crass, abruptness to the mouthfeel rather than oils. O- This is an awesome beer and I am glad to have tried it. This is my 4th IPA/wheat beer combo and it measures up just as well as the others. The ABV is virtually unnoticeable (though not super high) and that makes this beer all the more sneaky...because it appears sessionable. A great beer that may have been brighter when completely fresh...and I wish I lived in AK so that I could have experienced this. Still a great beer over all and something that I wish was a lot more easily accessible. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-11-2009 20:33:33

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 13, 2009
This bottled brew from JSquire a rating party poured a large sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a slightly hazy softly carbonated orange colored body. The aroma wasof mild hops. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of sharp yummy hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, orange-amber body with a lasting, medium-sized, white head that lefts generous rings of lace on the way down. Smell: Small base of light malts with some mild crackery hints crossed the nostrils before you’re besieged with sharp, stinging wafts of citric pith cooked in boiling resin, though there are some modest floral hints floating around in there, too. I think I can see where this one’s going to go. Taste: Lightly malted barley with a lesser degree of malted wheat and no more than a touch of sweetness. This all quickly derails into a particularly caustic hop profile with predominate tastes of citrus pith, tongue-blistering resin, finely-ground aspirin and a big, long bitterness. Some secondary flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and newly-mewn grass do very little to forestall my big, fat, frowny-face. Splash of warming alcohol. Finishes dry and bitter with one last dusting of Goody’s Headache Powder. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Some oily viscosity to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: Thanks, but no thanks! It’s one of those Double IPAs that’s an embodiment of coarse, citric bitterness with few redeeming qualities to it. This one instantly brought to mind Stone’s 9th Anniversary, a beer I also didn’t care for with its excessively harsh Amarillo hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Deep golden color out of the 22 oz bottle. Foamy off-white head. Soft apricot and citrus nose with noticable alcohol. Soft mouthfeel with flavors of manderin oranges, some pineapple and grapefruit. Very nice addition of wheat to an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: light sweet citrus aroma, crystal sweetness, grapefruit
Flavor: light citrus flavor, plenty of bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (984) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bomber poured into a tulip. This one says 7.8% ABV and 70 IBUs. Hazy dark-orange in color. Two finger whitish head that leaves sticky lacing. Citrus, pine, and wheat are present on the nose. Sweet caramel malty flavor, medium body, and creamy mouthfeel. Sticky, bitter finish. Nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Awesome nose, lemon, grapefruit, mango. Flavour doesn’t live up to the nose, bitter with a poor ending of metalic flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle from my friend in Oregon. Rob got this one for me a few months back, so I was hoping it would still be fresh. Fortunately for me, it was. Pouts out an orange color with a thick off white head on it. Smell is a ton of hops. That is it. Nothing else to be noted here. All aspects of hops are all that comes through. Taste is likewise as hoppy. Incredibly bitter, yet somehow easy to drink. Fruity and has a quality of a white beer, sort of. Pretty good, but I was kinda expecting better.


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