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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bird Dog uses only one hop variety, NZ Cascade, from the boil right through to its massive dry hopping. Single hopped beers really give an appreciation for the characters of that particular hop and The Brew Crew here at Emerson’s reckon Bird Dog showcases NZ Cascade beautifully. A copper coloured pale ale with huge amounts of NZ Cascade that has created a floral, spicy aromatic pale ale that smells as delicious as it tastes. The hop flavour is high with a firm bitterness that leaves a crisp finish. If you aren’t a ‘Hophead’ already this is the Emerson beer that might convert you!

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3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, orange, and florals. Flavor of orange, caramel, florals, grass, and toffee.

4.2
User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Amber color, hazy liquid, white head. Aroma of zest, citrus, malt. Balanced, but heavy beer. Very good.

3.2
explosivedog (1186) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2017 330ml bottle. Grapefruit, pine, apricot. Nice malt background but the hop profile comes over a little messy. Not my favourite.

4.2
Skarecrow (749) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2016
500ml bottle Amber color with OK head. Aroma is a wonderful mix of pine, grass and grapefruit notes. Taste is pretty much the same - the bitterness is understated - this beer has a real zest about it and easily one I could sit on all night. Nice one R.E.

3.7
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2016
500ml bottle, BB 29 Mar 2017. Dude at the beer shop told me it was a magical beer. Wouldn’t go that far, but it’s good. Clear copper color with a lacy white head. The aroma is nicely earthy, leafy, and spicy. Some tea notes. The flavor has caramel malts, toffee, herbal tea, balanced bitterness and spice. Medium bodied, lively on the feel. Really nice for an English IPA overall.

3.3
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
Quite enjoyable. Beautiful nose, the malt and hops aroma is amazing. Let down a bit in taste. Subtle for The abv. Light hop taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2016
Yeah wow, this is an awesome tasting beer with great aroma. Cleverly brewed with a real honest hoppy, spicy taste. Not overly bitter and well balanced on palate. Nice. Footnote: Goes extra well with Bluff oysters. Yum!

3.4
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8336-20160521] Bottle. Grainy orange citrus peel and light evergreen aroma. Clear, bright orange red body with a huge foamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter evergreen and rough malty orange flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ The Villas, Christchurch, NZ)
Overheard: "Are you a soup or a stew?"

3.5
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2016-05-21. Crisp orange body with a large foamy beige head. Aroma has a very lightly musty overtone, moderate fruity hops, lightly biscuity malt character. Flavour is pleasantly fruity, muted citrus, good amount of tropical fruit and melon throughout, moderate bitterness. Very light caramel and biscuity hop notes. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Just a touch too malty, and bit of green hops in the finish distract but the fruity hop core is very nice. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle at The Villas, Christchurch, NZ.

3.5
williamstome (1876) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Orange pour, small white head. Mild aroma, flavor of orange and caramel. Full bodied. Nice.


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