ParrotDog PitBull

Formerly brewed at ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Inspired by the style-stamping IPAs brewed on the US West Coast, this beer begins with a huge, pungent US hop aroma leaping out of an equally sized rich, golden malt base. Followed by an enormous hop kick, it then ends in a dry, lingering bitterness. A seriously hop-filled IPA, which does not back down.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (311) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2016
Normally this would be a winner, but I had just shared an excellent Emersons Bird Dog IPA (rating 4.1) and this was distinctly inferior from the first whiff to the aftertaste. Nothing bad about it, just a relative comparison. Even my novice companion commented

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc280 (51) - - FEB 11, 2016
Hop bomb! Massive hop hit when you get your near the glass. Deep amber/copper colour. Pine and citrus taste with a full body. Taste doesnt quite work for me. Mishmash of flavours and too bitterness is overpowering. Carbonation seems spot on for the style. In my opinion good but not great.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (28) - - NOV 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Meaty nose and dark colour, good carbonation, big beery full palate with lots of roasted malty flavours, hoppy and resinous towards the finish . Good solid IPA with quite a lot of punch .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2874) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch nz. Clear amber color, white head. Super hoppy and fruity aroma. Nice crispy taste, lot of hops and fruits. Some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (891) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (June 2014). Dark amber/copper, 2cm off-white head, big, brash hop forward ale, pine, peach, grapefruit/citrus, mild sweet caramel, medium body, thick texture, dry, resinous bitter finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
Tried off the tap at the Fine Wine Delivery Co. Enjoyable if you like big American hops, personally not to my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Has a bright hop flavor over a bit of muted caramel. Bitter finish with some harsh citrus hop notes. . Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours dark amber, almost copper with a large white head. Nose shows pine, apple, peach and orange blossom along with some sweet malt. Aggressive flavours, lots of grapefruit, not much else in terms of hops. Big hop bitterness though. Some malt but nowhere near enough to fight the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Scratch Bar 080814. Sweet malty red coppery looking beer. Hops combine well with the maltiness of the beer to give it some flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
At just on cool and into a tulip glass. It looks good. Impressive, dense foam atop a mildly hazed, burnished copper body. Well conditioned with excellent head retention and residual lace. Resinous, whole hop nose reminiscent of a pineforest in Spring. Sappy, herbaceous and piney with floral and citrus notes abound. Creamy to oily and soft on the palate. Full bodied with plenty of length. All hops initially; piney and resinous like the nose with a raspy, herbal and floral bitterness. Rose petals and pot pourri dominate the palate with a heavy camphorous note in the swallow. Esters are in high form and alcohol is well masked by the big body and aggressive hops. Biscuity, toffee brittle malts add a chewy nuttiness to it, balancing it out well. Grapefruit plays a huge part too, especially late into drinking. This is quite a mouthful of good ale. Balanced to a T and offering a complexity to it to set it apart from other APAs. Another great beer from this brewer. (33cL, BB 14/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

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