Pub Dog Brewing Company Reviews

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

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

Pub Dog Black Dog 2.6
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

Pub Dog Oatmeal Stout 3.4
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

Pub Dog Fubark 3.6
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

Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014 4.2
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

Pub Dog Hoppy Dog 4
[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

Pub Dog Monster’s Mash 2.6
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

Pub Dog Pumpkin Porter 3.5
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

Pub Dog Pumpkin Porter 3
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

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

Pub Dog Imperial Dog 3.6
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

Pub Dog Hoppy Dog 3.4
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

Pub Dog Imperial Dog 3.4
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

Pub Dog Honey Saison 3.7
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

Pub Dog Honey Saison 3.6
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

Pub Dog Imperial Dog 3
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

Pub Dog Monster’s Mash 3.1
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

Pub Dog White Dog 2.9
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

Pub Dog Imperial Dog 3.2
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

Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014 1.1
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

Pub Dog Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 3.5
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

Pub Dog Super IPA 3.4
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

Pub Dog Super IPA 3
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

Pub Dog / Baying Hound Scratch ’n Sniff Vol. 6 of 6: Double Down Under 3.8
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

Pub Dog Pumpkin Ale 3.4
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

Pub Dog Fubark Vintage 2014 4
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

Pub Dog Apple Pie 2.5
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

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

Pub Dog Apple Pie 2.3
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

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

Pub Dog Wild Cherry Porter 1.3
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

Pub Dog Wild Cherry Porter 2.1
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

Pub Dog Rabid Hop 3.7
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

Pub Dog Hoppy Dog 2.5
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

Pub Dog Dog Fest 2.7
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

Pub Dog Fubark 3.2
Fubark impy stout Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a tan-brown head that has a reddish hue. The head has a creamy, fluffy quality. A light milk chocolatey nose. Smooth and moderately thick. A lot of lactose I the flavor. Some chocolate and a hint of coffee.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Pub Dog Fubark 3.8
Vintage 2013. Nose sweet and anise-y, some chocolate, plum; the pour is moto roil black with a light brown head. Very faint smoke with interesting complex sugar. Taste with faint roast and heavy chocolate, sweet but not excessive, light bitterness, something reasonably lose to balance but still more on the sweet side. Medium body a bit watery at times, but smooth straight through; straight malt lightly warming booze, light fruit sweetness and chest warmth, extremely pleasing slow burn. Faint wood, some licorice and faint anise, turbinado character, no hops (really), all heart. Guess I’m easy to please, but this was a lot of fun!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pub Dog Fubark 3.9
375ml bottle I picked up a while back at the Franklin’s General Store. Pours a very murky, oily, black with some spitty, frothy beige head. Full disclosure, I wanted not to like this, but I did. Nose has a lot of licorice, some molasses, some black pepper, malt, the faintest bit of coffee. Flavor is sweet, plenty of licorice, plenty of molasses, black pepper is also evident, a little squid ink, some roasted mushroom, a little tobacco leaf. Big, thick, malty finish. The licorice dominates, but doesn’t over power. Probably the best beer they do.
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Pub Dog / Baying Hound Scratch ’n Sniff Vol. 6 of 6: Double Down Under 3.8
Pours cloudy orange color with white head. Some sediment floating around. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Flavor starts with citrus followed with tropical fruit and finishing with a big grapefruit bitterness.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pub Dog Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 1.6
Tasted side by side with the non BA version. The only difference was the aditional whiskey flavor.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Pub Dog Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 2
Bottle. Clear dark brown. Aroma of Hershey’s syrup. Taste is similar. Few beer characteristics.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Pub Dog Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 3
One of the better pub dog beers I have had pub dog is getting better beer by beer. Dark black color small tan head. Aroma is weak with malt and chocolate. Easy drinker malt on the front and sweetness on the rear with a touch of chocolate.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Pub Dog Lemon Shandy 2.6
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours dark yellow gold with a smooth creamy white head. Tastes like sweet lemon candy, soda, some cereal malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky lemon and sweet soda.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Pub Dog Imperial Dog 3
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is mango, pine, resin, and malt. Taste is citrus, pine, and caramel malts. Thin beer ( watered down thin) with moderate carbonation and a slight sticky mouth feel and a nice bitter aftertaste. Would be better if it had more body to it.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Pub Dog Hoppy Dog 3.3
Amusing that they’re self-labeling as a "Session IPA" at 5.6% abv, way to run that idea into the ground. Nose is light caramel, orange rind, touch of mineral and saggy yeast metabolites, but the candyish Amarillo character is coming through nicely. Hazy golden is more orange at the top, very slow and light carbonation, soapy white head. Lightly crisp and fruity taste, dries out somewhat over time, has brushes with wheat character (presumably I’m remember the next point ) but otherwise sticks to Gumballhead-like hoppiness with a little tang and mineral character, more tangerine and orange than anything else. Actually getting some of the malt here, which is nice, but it’s thin and flat, which is not. Medium body, refreshes well enough, I’m down.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pub Dog Lemon Shandy 2.7
Tap. Pours pale, straw yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is straw malts, lemon, citrus esters, light funk, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, light sour fruit notes, and faint sweetbread; crisp finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pub Dog Very Cherry Ale 2.5
Draft at Pub Dog Baltimore. Pours hazy am we with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like tart cherry, malt, creamy, a litt nutty. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet musky malt, cherry, light candy and bubblegum.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pub Dog Very Cherry Ale 2.3
On tap as Cherry Dog. Pours clear amber with a ruby rint and faint pink head. Aroma is cereal malts, faint toast, light cherries, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, light tartness, faint hops, and some sweetness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pub Dog Fubark 3.9
Pours thick dark unclear black with a gorgeous big foamy lacey bright beige head that is plastered all over the glass. Aroma is lighter sweet roasted earthy malts with a whisper of vanilla. Flavor brings lightly balanced bitter roasted malts and notes of dark chocolate on a smooth body which is not rich or thick at all, but still fulfilling and delicious! There is no booziness at all for such a high ABV! Well done!
Saturday, July 26, 2014