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Hop Dog Harvest Pale Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Hop Dog Harvest Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woemad on 10-18-2007)
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another fresh hop festival in Yakima selection. Brighter yellow appearance, in a stretch, could describe it as hefe like. Good aroma of hops, and even have that green vegetal wet hop smell, well done.

Hops are in a right quantity, not hitting you over the head, delicate floral tones, never a tongue scraping bitterness, this is a solid pale with attention to detail and finesse.

Malt stayed the hell out the way!

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 14, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found my notes from the 09 Fresh Hop Ale Fest

OCT 3, 2009
On tap at the Fresh Hop Ale festival. This was my first stop at the festival since Laughing dog had won 2 years in a row. It was instantly apparent that they were on track to win again. The beer was great. Huge nose. Floral but not gardeny. Big citrus. Actually balanced which was surprising concidering how big the hops were. Great beer. Go hop head Fred!

June 02, 2010
This beer took 3rd place. Looking forward to this coming festival.

Lakes, Jun 02, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this beer to be very hoppy, if you are not a hop-head I doubt you will enjoy this beer.

Had it on tap at Andy's (Bogota, NJ), served at a perfect tempertaure. Took a nice full whiff and the hops smell nearly knocked me over...

Really felt like this was a session beer, I had one and felt although it was tasty one was enough. Very good mouthfeel and taste, but it was "a little much".

thor638, Nov 01, 2009
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint consumed at The Elk in Spokane for $4.25. I don't believe this is bottled, though I could be wrong.

Served with a gorgeous, creamy white head. Lots of lace.

This smelled like a moderately hoppy pale ale. While it's hoppier than some, it is not a massive hop bomb of the type most people imagine when the phrase "west coast pale ale" is spoken. It smells damn good, though, in a citruisy/spicy hoppy kind of way with a biscuity malt backbone that keeps it from sailing off to IPA land.

The taste is much like the smell. While the hops hit the tastebuds first, they are admirably balanced by the malts. The taste ends on a modest dry note. A very yummy pale ale.

Mouthfeel is just right for this medium bodied beer, with a slight hop resin oiliness.

An outstanding example of how a pale ale can be both hoppy and restrained enough for the palate to find sessionable. This compared favorably to the Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale I followed it up with.

woemad, Oct 18, 2007
Hop Dog Harvest Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.