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DogZilla Black IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

DogZilla Black IPADogZilla Black IPA

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461 Ratings
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 21.66%


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 chickenflea:
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chickenflea

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut colored ale with tall rocky and persistent head. Aroma is moderately malty, toasted - caramel, moderate citrusy hops, moderate to heavy bready notes and strangely enough some yeast. Flavor is moderately sweet and moderately hoppy, long bitter finish. Body is thin, texture is watery, soft carbonation. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:11:29 | More by chickenflea
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DubCo21

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

04-16-2014 02:31:33 | More by DubCo21
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ronbo5421

Washington

3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

04-13-2014 07:01:50 | More by bernat1971
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tbraun1

Maryland

3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap to a tulip glass. Pours deep black with minimal head and lacing. Smell was decent but nothing really popped to me to be honest. Taste was minimally hoppy with a bit of smoke malt. Very drinkable but wish it was a bit more hoppy. Mouthfeel was a bit thin to be honest. Overall it was okay although I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 23:14:37 | More by tbraun1
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was really looking forward to opening this, got to say I'm a little let down by it on a few levels. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a stemmed glass, wonderful dark brown but with no head...only clear bubbles around the glass. Smell of rum soaked raisins and a faint chemical hint...possibly the sweet smell of anti-freeze (smell NOT taste!) was present. The taste started out bitter and flat...bitter is fine but the flat was like a true old style Porter...this is not a Porter so it didn't settle well, alcohol and some hops bitterness are about the only flavors..mouthfeel is medium but seems to start out thin and then settles medium on the tongue. As a side note as you drink this the hops come out in the aftertaste...I've had a few Black IPA's and this is not among the good ones. Overall I think maybe this might be infected because I've read reviews about massive foam...and some with the clear bubbles that I had...either way it's not what I want in a Black IPA...or any beer for that matter...might try it again if the price is right.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 19:47:09 | More by Bear1964
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Wisconsin

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Montana

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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MrLacinak

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-19-2013 19:06:56 | More by MrLacinak
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.39/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

When poured mildly down the side of a standing pint glass from a 22oz bottle, I got an explosion of foam, enough to fill the glass with maybe 3-4 oz. of liquid. Two minutes later, after a good portion of the foam had dissipated, I was able to dribble enough in to just exceed halfway.
The color is that of a brown ale, chestnut with a light tan head. Not exactly the black promised but nice. Scattered lace remains.
Smell is .... interesting. Some malt, a wee sampling of hops, a touch of nut and an over-riding smell of industrial floor wax stripper. It isn't off-putting, but it is the prevalent smell. Additionally, there is nothing to indicate that this is the IPA the label states.
Taste is malt, hops, fresh oak and some bitter grapefruit rind. Balance is decent but again, nothing to indicate this is an IPA.
Medium bodied and, strange considering the pouring explosion, not overly carbonated, just medium for the style. All told, it isn't a drain pour, but the thought did cross my mind. Here's hoping it's just a bad bottle, but I doubt I'll have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 23:52:54 | More by PorterLambic
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DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.