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DogZilla Black IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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DogZilla Black IPADogZilla Black IPA

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77
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475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
True to its IPA roots Dogzilla has a massive hop presence that is Piney and Citrusy. A malty backbone, along with the dark malt gives it a bit of a roasty finish. Brewed with Simcoe and Cascade Hops, Pale Malt, Munich, and Black Barley.

69 IBU

(Beer added by: SurlyDuff on 08-02-2008)
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Reviews by bosox941827:
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bosox941827

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomb bottle poured into imperial pint glass; oured cold and tasted as it warmed. Never tried this brewery before but have been liking some black IPAs lately, so gave it a try...
A - Pours quite dark, but a hint of garnet on the edges. With a pour right down the middle, yields an impressive, bubbly, milkshake-type head that stays all the way down the glass.
S - Interesting - smells like an English bitter to me; a bit of bready yeast and mild, floral hops - East Kent Golding? A bit of roasted malts as well.
T - Well - that explains the nose. The first part of this beer tastes like a well-made English bitter to me, then mid-palate it does an about face to roasted malty sweetness, finishing with an extremely pleasant hop bitterness. Haven't checked, but would be these are Amarillo/Simcoe hops used for dry-hopping that I'm getting at the end. Just a *touch* of alcohol at the very end, but only after the beer has warmed up a bit. Interesting beer - really dig this taste.
M - Medium bodied/carbonation. Not a heavy-feeling beer at all.
D - Awesome; I could drink this all day.
Surprised this one doesn't have higher numbers; I loved it and will not only get more, but will be hunting down more from this brewery. HIGHLY recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 23:10:07 | More by bosox941827
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DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.