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DogZilla Black IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
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483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Seabass1964, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of smanders
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Having become addicted to this style by consuming Wookey Jack on a regular basis, I couldn't pass up Dogzilla at $4.99 per bomber at TW.

Appearance - mocha colored head with dark, cola brown body.

Smell - ??? I know I don't care for it.

Taste - not really any malt, nor hops. This is one odd/off ale. Drain pour; life is too short.

Mouthfeel - medium.

Overall - Totally disappointing. As well as Wookey Jack represents the style, Dogzilla represents poorly.

smanders, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

wrightst, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

hoppy91, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

JDeming, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

kybeerdrinker, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of brojas91
1.96/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I am still waiting to find a black IPA that can beat Unita's Dubhe. This is far from being that one.

A- The head was massive, i know how to pour a beer and regardless the head came out huge. Its a dark brown more than a black.

A- Licorice? or some kind of dark fruit, not sure but I don't find it too pleasent, as well as a grainy smell

T- the taste goes with the smell, taste of licorice mixed with some type of fruit. Very little taste of hops, more of a malt/grain taste, with a very unpleasent finish

M- once you get passed the head its medium bodied, nothing special at all.

O- very disappointed, Total wine BA score is a lie because it rated it as a 93, and for $3.99 for a pint, I thought this would be a steal, was definitely the opposite.

brojas91, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

Jcpilotak, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

KAF, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

M_chav, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

user785335, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mpg2384, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

xJMFCx, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

gatorlove, May 24, 2014
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think everyone is rating this as an IPA. It definitely isn't that. It tastes more like a light stout. Pours dark. Not quit pitch black, but very dark brown. No clarity at all. Small head that doesn't really last. Virtually no lacing. Has a roasted almost sweet smell. Maybe chocolate? Maybe caramel? The smell is the best quality. Dark, malty up front taste with a moderately bitter roasted aftertaste. Again, maybe chocolate? Sweet. Could be raisins? There a dark fruity taste. Virtually no bitterness from hops. It is lacking balance. Not bad but would buy many other beers before this one. Wouldn't ever turn it down, though.

jngrizzaffi, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Durandal_777, May 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

staticmaneuver, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

cackalacky, May 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DustinSWB, Apr 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

ronbo5421, Apr 15, 2014
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DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.