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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Pour is a hazy gold with a massive white head, good lacing/retention. Aroma is wheat malt, citrus/floral hops, spicy yeast. Taste is soft wheat malt, big grapefruit/citrus hops, lemon, light booze. Palate is creamy, light-medium body, bitter finish. Kind of reminded me of 3F gumballhead taken to the next level.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2009 Total Score: 3.3
Pours light orange with plenty of white head and lacing. Taste is bitter with an alcoholic bite. Bottle was old but this is the first wheat IPA I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2359) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 (tap) clar honey amber with small white head; aromas of pine, fruit; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden orange. Thin whit head with good lacing. Good wheat flavor and then a lot of hops! This is a great beer. If you a fan of wheat and IPAs you have got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Odd blend of styles, but it kind of works. Malt flavors are chewy, wheaty and grainy sweet. Hops are herbal and floral, yet not exactly like your typical American-style IPA. Dry finish. Flavors and aromas are decent, overall. But there’s an alcohol burn that’s too harsh and too hot, and it takes away from the delicate malt and hop notes. Without that alcoholic distraction this would be a much more enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2011
22. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with orange edges. Loose, sudsy, and nicely deep off-white head. Huge bready wheaty nose, smells like cracked husks heading for a flour grinder, plus a tang of activated yeast. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Wheat, caramel, and oranges on the mid palate. Fruity, oily hop finish of oranges. Nice refreshing big old wheat beer. Would happily drink again.
Earlier Rating: 1/11/2009 Total Score: 4.4
22. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Pours a hazy dark orangeish amber. Dense but shallow off-white head. Huge tropical fruit nose: grapefruit, pineapple, mango. Creamy medium body. Piney, grapefruity, toasty mid-palate with a big resiny finish. These huge hops combine with the dense, somewhat mild but still perceptible brown-bread wheat notes so well. It’s just a natural match. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar ($11.59). Pours a very clear gold-straw color with one finger of off-white head. Aroma of mellow citrus, some tropical fruit, and bits of wheat and sweet caramel. Flavor has grapefruit as well as significant earthy-vegetal hops, ending with a noticeable (though weak) malt backbones. The wheat seems to mellow out the hop "bite" (despite the apparent marketing message for this beer). Still, it’’s noticeably more bitter than sweet. Okay DIPA, but not worth the price. (71, 544)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus and grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty and very hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Hazy deep orange/copper coloured body with a touch of a golden look and a nice, dense four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of strong hops, grapefruit, pine, flowers and a little bit of sweetness. Full-bodied; Chewy mouthful at first that is very potent - a lot of alcohol and honey tastes are noticeable at first with a deep hoppy taste of grapefruit and a touch of pine - finish is very malty and wheatie with some yeast and sweetness also near the end. Aftertaste is very sweet and very potent - plenty of alcohol bite with this one. Overall, a good and interesting take on the style with sweetness and heavy body really balancing out the tons of hops and malt in this. Nice to try, although it wasn’t my favourite imperial IPA. I sampled this 65 cL (wish they made it smaller, but I know everything that MS does is in these bottles) bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 08-February-2011 for US$11.69 sampled at home in Washington on 22-February-2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours a straw colour. Aroma of wheat, citrus hops and caramel. Flavour begins with wheat, and moves toward the citrusy hops, balanced well by caramel malts. Slightly thin, uncomplex mouthful. Quite good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pours a crystal clear apple juice color, with ample head that dissapates but leaves a thin layer for a long while, ok lacing after a bit more time. Smells immediately of wheat with some citric hops coming through the wheat. A weird smell, borderline metallic, but not too much so. Taste is kind of similar, with a LOT of wheaty malt, but also a fair amount of bitterness from the hops. The wheat is really a treat to taste, and the metallic twinge I get in the middle is actually kind of pleasant. Citrus is there, but not in spades, and I can only get a vague lemony taste from it. Body of the beer is heavier than expected, and it benefits the beer, as the flavors are quite strong. Carbonation is present throughout each gulp, and is gone before it can leave a tingle on the tongue post-swallow. Drinkability is really, really high, the 8% is not a factor in any way. Each sip is goes down so easy that I thought it was 5% until I checked the bottle. Overall this is one of the most refreshing beers I’ve ever had, and really does what it sets out to do.

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