Big Dog's Brewing Company Reviews




slowrunner77
3.4
Big Dog's Man's Best Friend Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Reddish brown pour. Big slightly boozy barrel notes - pleasant whiskey and wood. Not getting as much BDSA as I'd like - very light yeast and fruit character. So pleasant overall, but more barrel than beer. 3.4-3.5.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

slowrunner77
3.6
Big Dog's High-Biscus Sour Hound
Bright reddish pink pour on tap at BeerNV. Has a distinct hisiscus tea like character with the addition of a moderate pucker, just enough to keep it interesting. Probably the best BD beer I've had to date.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

slowrunner77
2
Big Dog's I Ain't Afraid Of No Gose
Pinkish purple, on tap at BeerNV, Reno. Completely misses the mark style-wise. No salinity and barely tart. Just generic blueberry and malt. Bland and boring.
Friday, January 5, 2018

Bacchus66
2.7
Big Dog's Red Hydrant Ale
650ml bottle, Total Wine, SDL. Clear dark reddish brown, thin off-white head. Some toffee and malt notes, very lightly hopped. Also a fair amount of sour? Something seems off.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ratman197
3.8
Big Dog's Tripel Dog Dare
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, pear, yeast and spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, spice, fruitiness and light yeast with a smooth lingering spiced fruit finish.
Sunday, December 3, 2017

fennberg2112
4.6
Big Dog's LHAZY Dog IPA

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Bif
3.4
Big Dog's Black Lab Stout
On tap at Big Dog’s. Pour a deep brown color with tan creamy head. Aroma of malt, bit of grain and coffee. Taste of roasted malt, with coffee and trace of chocolate. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Quite tasty.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bif
3.2
Big Dog's Peace Love & Hoppiness
On tap at Big Dog’s. Pours a light golden color with a fair head. Aroma of citrus, grain and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of pine, light fruit, some malt sweetness and grain. Some bitterness and fairly clean finish. Moderate body, quite smooth and clean. Not too bad.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bif
3.3
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
On tap at the BD Draft House. Pours a clear golden color with pine, citrus and bit of grain. Taste of pine, citrus, bit of malt sweetness and grain. Good bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, crisp clean and tasty. Not bad.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bif
2.7
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
On tap at BD Draft House. Pours a hazy pale straw color with small head. Aroma on citrus, bubble gum, yeast and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of malt sweetness, bit of lemon and grain. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish. Light body, smooth and bit shy on flavor.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bif
3.2
Big Dog's Ol' Jack Pumpkin Ale
On tap at the BD Draft House. Pours a reddish-orange color with a small head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Taste of pumpkin and usual spices. Some bitterness and fairly clean finish. Moderate body, not overly spiced. Not bad for a seasonal offering.
Thursday, November 16, 2017

ChrisOfstad
3.4
Big Dog's Peace Love & Hoppiness
Taster at Rebel Republic Las Vegas. Cloudy Golden with little head. Hoppy, Tropical aroma and taste.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Bif
3.1
Big Dog's Las Vegas Craft Lager (LV Lager)
Can. Pours a light golden color with a fair head. Aroma of light malt sweetness and citrus. Taste of light malt sweetness with bit of citrus and grain. Some bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Better than expected.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MaBeer1972
3.4
Big Dog's seDATEd
Bomber bottle from Total. Poured into a snifter. Rich, sweet roasty aromas and flavors. Earthy spice hoppiness with plums. A bit too sweet though.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

dwyerpg
3.9
Big Dog's Dogtoberfest
A pretty tasty oktoberfest. A good malt flavor that isn't too sweet. Easy beer.
Monday, October 9, 2017

BVery
3.2
Big Dog's Tripel Dog Dare
Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Numerical rating only - did not take detailed notes.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

BVery
3
Big Dog's seDATEd
Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Numerical rating only - did not take detailed notes.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

dwyerpg
3.5
Big Dog's LHAZY Dog IPA
Looks amazing. Super hazy pulpy yellow. If only it tasted as amazing as it looks. The flavor is citrusy, a bit sweet and a little thin. Eh. Rather have a regular ipa.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

kathouse

Beervehasdudej
5
Big Dog's Underbite IPA

Friday, September 8, 2017

DroolYeast
3.3
Big Dog's Red Hydrant Ale
@ Aarhus tasting, saxo's place. Aroma is light malt, grain. Clear brown with off-white head. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium body, watery feel and sweet caramel finish.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

dwyerpg
3.5
Big Dog's Man's Best Friend Belgian Dark Strong Ale
This beer is good but just too sweet. It makes the alcohol shines through too much. The flavor is kind of raisin and dates.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

dwyerpg
2
Big Dog's Runt
I did not care for this much. A red juice appearance, it tasted to me like it was made with fruit extracts, kind of syrupy.
Friday, September 1, 2017

GenDV138
2.4
Big Dog's Peace Love & Hoppiness
Can shared at DCLawyer’s, thanks Chris! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, biscuit, malt, toasty notes. Tastes of wheat, biscuit, toasty notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MaBeer1972
3.1
Big Dog's Las Vegas Craft Lager (LV Lager)
Can from Total. Pours out slightly hazy light golden color with a thin white head. Light sweet biscuit malts and earthy-spice hop balance. Drinkable and better than I expected.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

eglesb
3.9
Big Dog's Peace Love & Hoppiness
hay, floral, citrus, leaves, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter. Very citrussy IPA not unlike other American IPAs, grapefruit taste. I liked it a lot but might find it overpowering after a first glass.
Friday, August 11, 2017

eglesb
3.9
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
hay, floral, grass, leaves, pale, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter. Nice IPA but rather strong at 7% but doesn’t taste that way.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

eglesb
1.1
Big Dog's Rollin Smoke
caramel, roasty, earthy, smoke. amber, brown, clear, minimal head,. medium sweetness, lightly bitter. medium body, thin feel, flat, abrupt finish. Way too smoky for me, hardly tastes like ale at all. Quite unpleasant.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

eglesb
2.6
Big Dog's Las Vegas Craft Lager (LV Lager)
Straightforward lager with nothing special to recommend it. Like so many others.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

DenverLogan
4
Big Dog's Underbite IPA
On tap at Aces and Ales on Nellis and I got a growler to go. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of pale malts, straw hops, grapefruit zest. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, pale malts, straw hops, toothpaste, grapefruit juice. Overall rich, flavorful, bold and refreshing.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DenverLogan
3
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
From a can into a Het Kapittel chalice. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of grains, pale malt, mellow hops. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of pale malts, grains, straw hops, bitter herbs, minerals. Overall rich body but quite bitter in a somewhat unsavory way.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
Draught at the. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention. Earthy and grainy wheat malt, light citrus, light banana esters and cloves. Light body and medium carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Big Dog's Silver & Black IPA
Draught at the brewery. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate roast malt, moderate citrus and pine hops with light ash notes. Flavor is moderate roast malt, ash notes, moderate pine, citrus and woody hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Big Dog's seDATEd
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention. Aroma is rich, bready malt with dark fruits, dates prominent, bubble gum esters. Flavor is moderate rich bready and caramelized malt, dark fruits, bubble gum esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Big Dog's My Gyle Likes To Parti All The Time
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate earthy, resin and herbal hops with light bready malt. Flavor is moderate earthy, resin and herbal hops and bitterness with light bready malt and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.2
Big Dog's Watch Dog Wit
Draught at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bready wheat malt, coriander and citrus. Flavor is moderate earthy and bready wheat malt, coriander and citrus with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.1
Big Dog's Dry Hopped Sour Hound
Draught at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a small, frothy white head, short retention. Aroma is moderate citrus hops and lactic sourness with light cereal and grainy malt. Flavor is tart and lactic sourness, citrus, Mandarin oranges, light cereal malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Big Dog's Black Lab Stout
Draught at the brewery. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, short retention. Aroma is moderate roast malt, sour lactose, prunes and light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate roast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, sour milk, prunes, chocolate and a medium sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Big Dog's Dank Dog
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate sweaty, dank and herbal hops with light toast and cereal malt. Flavor is heavy dank and resin hops and bitterness with light toasted cereal malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.4
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate fruity and citrus hops with medium cereal malt. Flavor is moderate citrus, pine and fruity hops and bitterness with medium-light cereal malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
2.8
Big Dog's Cherry Vanilla Tailwagger
Draught at the brewery. Pours cloudy orange with faint red highlights and a small, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is medium earthy and grainy wheat malt, light cherry and vanilla notes with banana esters. Flavor is cherry juice, light vanilla, medium grainy and earthy wheat malt with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

BeerandBlues2
2.1
Big Dog's Leglifter Light
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention. Aroma is light grainy malt and corn with nothing else coming through. Flavor is medium corn and grainy malt with faint earthy hop bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

nathanvc
2.3
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
Sample 4/4 at Yard House, Las Vegas. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin, off-white head. The aroma contains banana, wheat, citrus and very little clove. It tastes light sour, medium bitter and medium sweet with a dry, astringent finish that has some spice in it. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation (too much). Palate ruins the experience somewhat, whilst the taste is all over the place...
Sunday, July 23, 2017

dwyerpg
3.8
Big Dog's Dry Hopped Sour Hound
Pretty nice. The sourness isn’t that present in the aroma, but the body is tart without turning the stomach. Good stuff.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

cmacklin
2.7
Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin, white head that laces. Sweet aroma of wheat malt, banana, bubble gum and yeast. Tart flavour of wheat malt, lemon zest, grass and clove with a crisp, dry finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Disappointing.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hotle
3
Big Dog's Sled Dog Stout

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

stevoj
3.3
Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA
Daft at the Yard House. Dark golden with small bubbly head. Aroma is hops, leaning towards pine and orange peel. Taste brings additional citrus, tangerine, with latent bitterness. Nice blend of citrus and pine in the hop selection.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

DraftLieutenant85
5
Big Dog's Red Hydrant Ale

Saturday, July 1, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.7
Big Dog's War Dog Imperial IPA
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy cream colored head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus, pine and fruity hops with medium bready malt and tropical fruit esters. Flavor is tropical fruit esters, medium doughy bread malt, heavy citrus, pine and fruity hops and bitterness with a medium dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sledutah
3.6
Big Dog's Peace Love & Hoppiness
12oz can picked up at Total Wine in LV
Pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruity and pine. Flavor of tropical fruit, grapefruit and, zest and resiny
Good

Thursday, May 25, 2017