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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
22oz. Bottle. Apparently this one is a summer seasonal so I’m guessing this bottle is a little stale. Pours a dark straw color with a heavily lacing collar of froth. Nose is remarkably absent considering this is supposedly a 2IPA, some stale hop aromas with a hint of some citrus that was probably stronger a few months ago. Still has some grainy wheat aroma kicking around. The flavor is mildly bitter with a fairly intense spiciness from the wheat addition. Other than the bitter kick there isn’t much else going on with the hops in the flavor. The palate is a little on the oily side, but the wheat keeps it from being resinous like a standard 2IPA. The finish has a grassy note that doesn’t inspire me to have more. Will have to re-rate this if I can get my hands on a fresh bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pinewood hoppy and mild peachy. Citrusy, peachy and pinewood hoppy flavoured. Bitter and dry yet with a crisp hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
cloudy orange, smooth white head. yeasty wheaty aroma. mild. flavor is quite hoppy, hop flavors are a nice mix of bitterness, flowers, dryness. also a good malty balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of scrizzz. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Sweet fruit in the nose and citrusy hops. Medium body, rich, sweet fruitiness with a massive, dry hop bite. The finish is almost astringent. 171210

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, golden orange color with aroma of sweet cantaloupes, flavors of bitter malty citrus and hop finish
Earlier Rating: 4/4/2009 Total Score: 3.8
bottle, clear golden pour with slight foam, aromas of lemon and spice, flavor of bitter lemons, sweet hoppy, finish is good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Thanks to Eric for the bomber! Poured clear, light orange with a short, but easily-resuscitated white head.. looked aiight. The aroma picked up somewhat muted lemon and herbal hoppage paired with grassy wheat.. a blend of caramel and pale malts supported.. on the sweet side. The flavor found pale malts and a little honey at the core.. grapefruit, perfume, and tart wheat surrounded.. bitterness and spicy alcohol stuck on the finish. Heavier-bodied with a smooth feel on the palate.. OK transitions.. solid brew, but it was missing a little something that would’ve made it great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2010
Bouteille partagée avec Ibrew2or3. Couleur est dorée avec une fine brume, mousse est blanche et épaisse. Arôme de houblon bien citronné, note de fleur, blé. Palais, reste bien citronné tout en conservant ce coté un peu amer du houblon. Ce citron rappelle plus la citronnelle, frais en bouche, possible que cela soit du houblon de type citra?Au finit je note un aspect soyeux presque de miel ou de floraison qui accompagne le houblon. Le rajout de blé fait de cette DIPA une bière intéressante et délicieuse à déguster.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Sampled on 11/20/2010. This ‘Double Wheat India Pale Ale’ pours a deep orange gold color from the 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is citrusy and grapefruity, with some apricots and sweetness. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, mostly apricots and peaches, but with some graininess. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy with some pineapple. Nice carbonation. Juicy hops. The wheat add some graininess and body to a West Coast IPA. Nice lingering bitterness. Very Drinkable IPA. Good hop flavors without being overwhelmingly bitter. The overall sweetness of the beer seems to increase as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle from South Bay Drugs, glad to see them carrying Midnight Sun stuff now. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a two-finger thick eggshell white head. Aroma of earthy hops, wheat, apples, sweet malts, citrus fruits, and earth. Flavor of bitter resinous hops, sweet malts, apples, wheat, and grass. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter, resinous mouthfeel. Would have liked this more if the bitterness didn’t dominate some of the other stuff going on.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. Fruity, grainy nose – wheat, white pepper, grapefruit and orange or tangerine. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is bitter, but not overly so. Flavorful hops and wheat are standouts. Finishes coarse, bitter, and then dry.


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