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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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jngrizzaffi

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 01:00:30 | More by jngrizzaffi
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-16-2014 21:33:25 | More by Durandal_777
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-04-2014 14:55:06 | More by staticmaneuver
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cackalacky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2014 00:57:22 | More by cackalacky
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

04-30-2014 14:49:42 | More by DustinSWB
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DubCo21

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-15-2014 18:42:41 | More by ronbo5421
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

04-14-2014 02:14:19 | More by bismarksays
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Maryland

3.09/5  rDev -8%
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 -10.7%
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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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-23-2014 22:45:14 | More by blivingston1985
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2014 19:15:07 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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piconaut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-23-2014 06:41:04 | More by piconaut
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2014 14:12:31 | More by bschinelli
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serebeerdrinker

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-14-2014 02:09:42 | More by serebeerdrinker
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-08-2014 07:01:03 | More by BYOFB
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-07-2014 03:15:24 | More by Smarty_Pints
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TheKitten

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

02-02-2014 16:03:12 | More by TheKitten
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-29-2014 03:25:24 | More by Jeffwildcat
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev +19%

01-28-2014 01:55:27 | More by ThreeFishes
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-26-2014 15:43:45 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Sark

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-18-2014 03:42:21 | More by Sark
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2014 22:58:58 | More by AndrewMichael
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bendukes86

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

12-22-2013 00:06:20 | More by bendukes86
DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
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