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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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 (6036) - 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 (7182) - 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 (6895) - 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 (5287) - 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 (6836) - 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 (9549) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.

Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, apricot, moderate yeasty, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101030]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bomber. The pour yields a lightly hazy, glowing, deep amber body with a tall, spongy head of off-white to beige foam. Settling in slowly, the head forms an uneven, ramped-up, frothy blanket, never completely subsiding. Thick, sticky walls of pronounced lacing coat the glass almost entirely. Pretty brew. The nose booms with juicy citrus hops, very much in the San Diego mold, showing notes of tangerine and pink grapefruit amidst some tropical pineapple and faint mango. Wisps of pine resin nod to the Pacific Northwest, but remain secondary to the citrus. Malts are toffee based, but are lightened a bit by a prominent wheat contingent. Alcohol is there, but not egregiously so. The flavor largely follows suit, perhaps not as well defined, but of the same mold, for sure. Grapefruit, lemon ring, and juicy tangerine all come to mind. Tropical notes are not as prominent. The candied wheat malt and lightly buttered toffee comprise a nice base for the citrus hops to shine. On the palate, the substantial body is moderately carbonated, contributing to the sticky feel of the finish. Weighty, and not as dry as I’d like, the mouthfeel serves as a bit of a letdown. Still, I understand it with 100 IBU’s to balance out. Overall, a very solid IIPA. If only the fantastic nose translated to all facets of the beer, this would be world class. As it stands, it’s still pretty damn good.
Earlier Rating: 9/3/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bomber. Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange-amber color. A thick, lasting head of beige colored foam leaves sticky, dense, patchwork sheets of lacing all over the glass. The aroma is bright and hoppy, yet balanced, with big orange, grapefruit, and pine resin notes being countered by a substantial wheat and toffee malt base. The flavor follows suit, strikingly sharp and bitter from all the floral citrus and resinous pine, yet deliciously countered by sweet, toasted toffee and glazed wheat grain. Big bodied and smooth, the palate shows a hint of an alcohol burn, particularly on the semi-dry, bitter finish. I didn’t get this one as fresh as I would have liked, but it was still damn good nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
22oz courtesy of savnac. Pours a hazy light orange with the lace of god. Huge sheety lace covering the oversized tulip. Aroma of baked apples. Taste is bitter apple skins, baked apple chips, nutty bitter, some fairly serious biting alcohol with nothing in the body to balance. Moving to almost medicinal. Palate is creamy, rich, soft. Almost perfect palate. Could possibly be the only beer I rate a 6/5/6/5/13. This beer is kicking ass on the special teams, but still not scoring any points on offense.
Earlier Rating: 11/18/2009 Total Score: 3.1
22oz courtesy of tastybeer.

Finally losing my Midnight Sun virginity! Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that leaves just excellent, thick lacing. Aroma is characteristic stale DIPA (that’s what I get for having to come from Anchorage to Portland and then to DC). Lots of strawberry cheesecake, cheap candies, green apple, overripe pears,blackberries. Taste is a bit watery but there is a massive hop bitterness in the finish, which changes to a long, dry, bitter aftertaste. As it warms the alcohol really shows through; almost a tinge of vodka in the aftertaste. Woah. But this is still surprisingly light bodied. I’m glad I tried it. Wheat DIPA is certainly difficult to find.


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