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DogZilla Black IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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DogZilla Black IPADogZilla Black IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | 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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Ratings: 479 | Reviews: 277 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +19%

12-21-2013 00:44:09 | More by tdm168
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19%

12-20-2013 01:17:37 | More by MeganandDana
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MrLacinak

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

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

Florida

2.39/5  rDev -28.9%
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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berlinabb

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2013 01:26:34 | More by berlinabb
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

12-09-2013 04:41:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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rvajohn

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-07-2013 01:06:39 | More by rvajohn
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev +19%

12-06-2013 06:31:51 | More by Huffaroma
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pkalix

California

3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

popped the cap and it began rising.... dark amber liquid, tan foam, lots of stickiness on the side. serious hop aroma, serious hop taste. malts take a backseat on this one... 2nd pour is just as foamy, I swear I didn't shake this up.... surprised at the low reviews ahead of me. cant see it being less than a 3, but then we each have our opinions.
an interesting brew, and decent as far as i'm concerned, but finishes a bit thin... overall, not bad. I like the color, I like the appearance; i'm not a huge hops guy, but this is okay. I like it. not a pliny, for certain, but decent. again, i'm surprised at the low scores ahead of me... and for the guy ahead of me, no, it's NOT a stout.
each successive pour is hugely volatile (just like others have stated). infected? maybe. but it certainly does not deserve the scores I saw from previous reviewers....

afterthought: bubble gum flavor is reminiscent of a good Belgian...

2nd afterthought: this just may be infected. extremely volatile... but nice head!! wish I could get some head this good!!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 02:00:39 | More by pkalix
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2013 02:50:22 | More by quakeroatmealstout
DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.