Pub Dog Brewing Company Reviews




BytesAndBrews
2.9
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Light amber pour with a white head. Hop aroma that’s floral and sweaty. Flavor has a little caramel maltiness with lots of hop bitterness and some sweatiness.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BytesAndBrews
3.1
Pub Dog Pilsner
Light golden pour with a thin white head and a slight haze. Subtle malty aroma of bread and crackers. Flavor similar with some floral hop character and almost no hop bitterness.
Monday, August 29, 2016

snoworsummer
3.1
Pub Dog Pilsner
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like pale malts, bready, dough, corn, and grassy hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, corn, dough, and grassy malt.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.5
Pub Dog Pilsner
Tap in fed hill. Pours clear light gold. Aroma is pilsner malt, light lager yeast esters, and soft floral notes. Flavor is crisp malt profile, soft yeast esters, and a touch of grassy bitterness. Light/medium body.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.6
Pub Dog Strawberry Dog
Tap in fed hill. Pours pink with a light pink head. Aroma is heavy strawberry shortcake. Flavor is pale malts, strawberries, faint floral hops, and a dry finish. Medium body.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

snoworsummer
3.5
Pub Dog Strawberry Dog
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours clear rise gold with a fizzy light pink head. Tastes like sweet strawberry, pale malts, dough, a hint of corn, and mild citrus hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like strawberry, pale malts, mild citrus hops some dough, and sweet corn. Very easy drinking.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

altonbrownd
3.6
Pub Dog Fubark
[Jan 9 2016] Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage.Dark black body with tan head. Nose is malty, licorice, spicy. Taste is again of licorice, sweet, malty, spicy, some caramel notes. Creamy texture. Strong finish.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

johnnnniee
2.4
Pub Dog Strawberry Dog
Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon. Somewhat amber with a hint of pink. Fake strawberry aroma seems to dominate. Somewhat plasticy flavor turns me off quickly. Drain pour number 2
Friday, June 24, 2016

altonbrownd
2.6
Pub Dog Blond Dog
On tap at Spanish restaurant in Chevy Chase. Light gold body with medium head. Nose of hop, cereal, spices and fruits, bananas. Taste more duller, of fruits, some malts. Not much. Light in the finish.
Friday, May 06, 2016

sonnycheeba
3.2
Pub Dog Golden Bock
Tap at brewpub. Pours clear golden amber. Aroma is bready and biscuit malts, some caramel notes, and some citrus notes. Flavor is malt forward with layered bready and toasted notes with a crisp finish and some citrus and grassy bitterness at the finish. Medium body.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

sonnycheeba
3
Pub Dog Red Lager
Tap at brewpub. Pours dark copper. Aroma is light bready malts, lager yeast notes, faint caramel, and faint cherries. Flavor is dry and crisp with some light malt character, yeast esters, and some faint dark fruit sweetness. Light/medium body.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Pub Dog Golden Bock
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours dark gold with a creamy off white head. Tastes like toffee, toasted malt, earthy, light booze. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like toffee, toasted malt, a hint of dried fruits and earth.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

snoworsummer
2.5
Pub Dog Red Lager
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours hazy copper with a creamy beige head. Tastes like burnt toast, toffee, stale grapefruit, and some caramel malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, toffee, caramel malt, and stale grapefruit.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

altonbrownd
3.6
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Hazy amber body with thin head. Nose is floral, hoppy. Taste is hoppy, citrus, straw. Nice creamy texture. Citrus in the finish.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

LKay
3.5
Pub Dog Hoppy Dog
Bites the front of your tongue, but flavor drops off fast. Clear auburn, light tan color.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

solidfunk
2.3
Pub Dog Thirsty Ale
Some mash malt and not much else. Pours golden with OK head. Light tangy finish. Some citrus. Tap at brewpub.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

solidfunk
2.6
Pub Dog Black Dog
Some light roast and some cream. A hint of dark chocolate. Pours dark mahogany with ok head. Tangy finish. Tap at brewpub.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

solidfunk
3.4
Pub Dog Oatmeal Stout
Light oat and some syrup. Caramel and roast. Certainly better than the first two I tried here. Pours black with decent head. Light bittersweet finish. Decent balance. Tap at brewpub.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015

HeadyDE
3.6
Pub Dog Fubark
2013 vintage pour..pours a solid black with a 1 finger mocha cream head that fades away..nose is a combo of licorice..anise with some chocolate..roasted nut essence..not getting much of the oak in the nose..but the aroma is solid for the style..the anise does seem to dominate things a bit on the taste but after that this is fairly smooth..light initial mouthfeel that does gain some depth and more complexity as things move along..but a bit dissapointed by the thin profile, was expecting this to have some more punch..however it does hide the abv well..but also lacks depth that is usually found in the style..ok stuff, a little on the pricey side however for essentially a 12 oz bottle..
Friday, November 20, 2015

altonbrownd
4.2
Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Deep dark black body with thin oily tan head. Nose is sweet, chocolate, plums and great coffee. Deeply inviting. Taste is also quite malty and chocolate comes in really well. Very nice texture, so creamy and delectable. Very nicely done.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

mabel
4
Pub Dog Hoppy Dog
[7602-20150902] Bottle. Fresh orange potpourri aroma. Hazy, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange flower and pine hops flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
Sunday, November 08, 2015

5000
2.6
Pub Dog Monster’s Mash
Bottle:   Musty nose, very lightly spiced.   Nice maltiness, lots of brown sugar it seems.   Spices are gone by the backside.   Very muted example, except the brown sugar sweetness, and somewhat heavy maltiness.   Pretty boring finish.   Needs to be spicier, less sugar, and brighter.


Monday, October 05, 2015

sonnycheeba
3.5
Pub Dog Pumpkin Porter
Tap at fed hill location. Pours dark brown with a slight amber tint. Aroma is nutmeg, toasted malts, cinnamon, pumpkin, and slight honey. Flavor is malt heavy with really nice spice mix, light pumpkin, and a slightly sweet finish. Medium/full body.
Friday, October 02, 2015

snoworsummer
3
Pub Dog Pumpkin Porter
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours clear copper nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like very sweet malt, some dried fruit, light spice, light booze, earth, and some sweet pumpkin. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toasted malt caramel, some sweet pumpkin, and earth.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Tstamba
3
Pub Dog Black Dog
At the pub, very dark with tan head. Nice balance of sweet malt and hop bitters. Very smooth... And drinkable.
Friday, September 04, 2015

Tstamba
3.6
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
On the occasion of Jason's promotion to LCDR... Draft at the pub. Hazy golden with foamy white head. Lots of pine and citrus on the nose and palate... A very pleasing DIPA.
Friday, September 04, 2015

jercraigs
3.4
Pub Dog Hoppy Dog
2015-09-02. Hazy dark orange, good sized beige head. 3+ flavour is fairly bitter, orange citrus and resin. Aroma is relatively mild, resiny citrus oil, orange. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Decent. Hops could be a bit brighter but I don’t know how fresh this was when we got it since there is no date on the bottle. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.
Thursday, September 03, 2015

BierMeHoos
3.4
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is golden, slightly orange hue. Aroma is citrus, tangerine, hoppy, with a background of freshly cut grass. Taste is smooth citrus taste accompanied with a bitterness. Palate is medium but acidic. Overall a smooth IPA.
Monday, August 03, 2015

snoworsummer
3.7
Pub Dog Honey Saison
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like honey, dry herb, biscuit and cracker malt, light citrus. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like light herb, honey, biscuit malt, citrus.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

sonnycheeba
3.6
Pub Dog Honey Saison
Tap at fed hill location. Pours clear golden amber. Aroma is honey, lemon zest, bready malts, floral notes, and light spice. Flavor is smooth and malty with good floral hop character, light sweetness, light spice, and a nice, dry finish. Medium body.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

hershiser2
3
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Bottle. Pours cloudy Amber. Small head. Taste is soapy pine. Some floral notes. Good not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 29, 2015

Drake
3.1
Pub Dog Monster’s Mash
12 ounce bottle from State Line, 4/14/15. Hazy amber, medium sized fizzy tan head, fair head retention. Aroma of strong pumpkin, mild caramel. The taste is spice, pumkin, hints of toasted malts and vanilla. Thin bodied, lingering spice.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

radio_nowhere
2.9
Pub Dog White Dog
Draft sample at MD Craft Beer Fest, cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma notes of wheat malt sweetness, bread, citrus and light spices. Taste adds some faint caramel and orange. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with faint fruity/spice finish. Tasty enough light witbier.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

radio_nowhere
3.2
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Draft sample at MD Craft Beer Fest, hazy orangy-golden color with off-white head. Aroma notes of pine/citrus hops, grainy malt sweetness and light spices. Taste adds some pepper, herbal notes, caramel and grapefruity/floral bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky, dry with lingering pine/grapefruit bitterness. On the rough side of hops but nice enough simple IPA.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

DCJack
1.1
Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014
This is pretty gnarly beer. Almost as bad as the stuff I made myself. I got the .375ml bottles in a four-pack at the Montgomery County store, Westbard, Bethesda MD. Its a heavy bottle, like a mini-bomber with 12.7 oz of beer. I took a chance since there weren’t any ratings here. Plus gotta support local brewers. But this beer is decidedly unpleasant. The first sensation is like having a mouthful of pennies. That metallic taste does not go away. Even the 10% alcohol doesn’t seem to dilute it. I tried it at three different temperatures and there was no effect. Its bad at any temperature. Sorry Pub Dog, this one doesn’t come close to being a good Imperial Stout. If they made it with old, sitting on the burner coffee from yesterday, then I guess they hit their mark.
Friday, May 08, 2015

Maxbier
3.5
Pub Dog Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
I have had this beer before from Pub Dog and was not enthralled. This however, was a fresh 12-oz bottle I picked up yesterday. I don’t know if the ingredients are different or the fresh bottling helps, but this was a decent brew: Black with thin dissipating brown head. Aroma of very roasted malt. Taste is very dry, roasty, bitter. The finish is bitter dark chocolate. A little like a west coast dry stout. Would pair well with a rich desert or a food that has lots of sugar in it (ribs, baked beans, BBQ chicken, etc).
Thursday, April 30, 2015

strongpieman
3.4
Pub Dog Super IPA
Draft. Stronger IPA, plenty of flavor, medium body. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, February 14, 2015

kayres
3
Pub Dog Super IPA
Hazy orange thin white head. Dull hoppy aroma. Full bodied green harsh hop. Crisp fresh and no balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 08, 2015

Maxbier
3.8
Pub Dog / Baying Hound Scratch ’n Sniff Vol. 6 of 6: Double Down Under
Slight haze golden color. Orange peel citrus aroma. Slight bitter lemon pith, nice sweet bitter balance. Aged nicely (been in my cellar or six months). Delicious lemon citrus finish. I would not object if they collaborated again on this one.
Monday, February 02, 2015

mansquito
3.4
Pub Dog Pumpkin Ale
At a Superbowl party: Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel. Taste is much the same. Pretty standard pumpkin ale with a nice juicy malt backbone. Spices are all in good balance. Pretty darn good.
Monday, February 02, 2015

dliberto
4
Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with a very tiny tan head and very little lacing. Aroma is coffee, nuts, vanilla, and licorice. Taste is roasted coffee that is sweet on the tip of the tongue. Upon further tasting the oak really comes through. It finishes with a small lingering bitterness. Medium bodied beer with low carbonation and a chewy mouth feel.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

dliberto
2.5
Pub Dog Apple Pie
Poured from bottle into a glass. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma consists of apples, yeast, hay, and corn. Taste is sour and sweet. Bodied is thin with a lot of carbonation. Not really a fan of this beer.
Friday, December 19, 2014

Travlr
2.8
Pub Dog Imperial Dog
Draft. Hazy orange amber color, medium white head. Very floral aroma. Taste is sweet and floral.
Friday, December 19, 2014

BeerandBlues2
2.3
Pub Dog Apple Pie
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is apples, earthy hops and yeast with cracker and cereal malt. Flavor is lightly tart apples, light earthy hops and bitterness with light crisp malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation. There really is not much going on here.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

BeerdedDave
3.3
Pub Dog White Dog
pale, slightly cloudy gold color; citrusy, spicy aroma; a light, citrusy beer with spicy corriander notes; light and refreshing
Friday, November 21, 2014

adnielsen
1.3
Pub Dog Wild Cherry Porter
Bottle @ home via the old rot box. Gusher. Pours a clear, reddish brown appearance with a huge brown head. Plastic, band aid, cherry syrup, roasty aroma. Twangy, tart flavor. A little bit of chocolate and some berry/cherry notes but it’s overloaded by plastic, band aid, and medicinal notes. Awful.
Friday, November 14, 2014

jdb288
2.1
Pub Dog Wild Cherry Porter
Gusher. Came screaming out of the bottle. Too much sour, not enough cherry. A real shame! I’m not sure about cellaring before it reached me but it was way too sour. No balance.
Friday, October 24, 2014

Darkmagus82
3.7
Pub Dog Rabid Hop
Transfer from BA review on 4-29-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lighter golden color with a two finger head of a foamy white color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is a mix of big sweet tropical fruits and hops. The fruity aromas create the bulk of the smell with them containing lots of tangerine, mango, pineapple and some aromas of orange. Along with these smells comes a lighter doughy smell as well as lots of hops, with these hop aromas being heaviest of a grapefruit smell but containing hints of a pine and herbal smell as well. Overall the aroma is big and delicious in nature. Taste – While the taste begins less sweet then the nose would have suggested but does have a decent level of sweetness of a tropical fruit nature. The sweeter flavors are strongest of a tangerine and pineapple nature with these accompanied by a bit of orange. Some doughy flavors are present upfront, along with a moderate level of hoppiness. At the start a pine taste is the bulk hop flavor with just a bit of a grapefruit hop present. While the pine flavor remains relatively constant throughout the taste, the grapefruit gets quite a bit more potent as the flavor moves to the end. Along with the increase in the grapefruit, the sweeter flavors dwindle a bit and the doughy flavor transitions to a slightly drier more cracker like taste. With the intensification of the grapefruit and the advent of a little bit of an herbal and slight alcohol flavor, one is left with a rather pleasant, lightly tropical fruit sweetened and rather grapefruity hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower side for a IPA of 8 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, the overall feel is fairly decent as it keeps it easier drinking and more crisp all while having a low enough carbonation and just thick enough body to allow the hop flavors to shine through. Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a decent balance of hop and sweet without either really overpowering the flavor profile. While nothing super outstanding, it is certainly well worth a try.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Darkmagus82
2.5
Pub Dog Hoppy Dog
Transfer from BA review on 3-10-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades moderately quickly leaving a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a mainly bready smell mixed with some grainy and caramel smells. Along with these aromas are some light hoppy smells of a grassy and earthy nature as well as a little bit of grapefruit smell. Taste – The taste begins with a crisp and doughy taste mixed with some caramel sweetness. Right from the start there is a little bit of an earthy hop flavor. As the flavor advances it becomes slightly more grainy in nature with the doughy flavors being lost and the caramel flavor fading some. All the while, more hop flavors start coming to the tongue. These new hops are mainly of a hay and grassy taste which when combined with the grainy flavors and the loss of much of the caramel sweetness, end up leaving a somewhat dry, moderately hopped, flavor that leaves a slightly bad aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly thinner body and higher carbonation level would have likely been slightly better for all the grassy, grainy, and slightly off flavors that are left on the tongue at the end. Overall – Not really what I would consider a session beer as described on the bottle. Too high in alcohol, with too many off flavors, and not a crisp and easy enough drinking feel. This one did not impress me at all and is not one I will go back to any time soon.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

dliberto
2.7
Pub Dog Dog Fest
On tap at the 2014 Maryland Microbrewery Festival. Pours a hazy medium gold with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, nuts, and grass. Taste is malt, corn, and caramel, with some hay present. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Its okay.
Sunday, September 28, 2014