DogZilla Black IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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3.78/5 rDev +12.5%
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!!
12-01-2013 02:00:39 | More by pkalix
2.99/5 rDev -11%
Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- No head. Just some clear bubbles. Black body with no opacity.
S- Earthy hops and dark malts. Chocolate.
T- Chocolate sort of flavor, earthy hops. Muted flavors.
M- Thick bodied and dry.
O- Not a great beer.
11-08-2013 03:54:49 | More by Murrhey
2.04/5 rDev -39.3%
I saw this at Total Wine with a price label that had a beer advocate rating of "93" printed on it, so I decided to give this beer a try. When I tasted this beer I was shocked that it received such a high score, and after checking online I knew I made a huge mistake.
The beer looks like coca-cola without the fizz. It smells of chocolate (which isn't a bad thing, but not really my thing). But the taste. Oh god the taste. It doesn't work. The chocolate stout notes don't mesh well with the light citrus/pine notes. It's not a terrible beer, but it's not a good beer either.
09-14-2013 05:39:10 | More by GiveMeBeerToDrink
2.46/5 rDev -26.8%
First and foremost, we don't appreciate the misconception that this is not a stout. It has stout all throughout and will frustrate even the most ignorant beer drinker. Some dude in Idaho though he could sell more beer if he plugged it as an IPA and here we are.
The appearance is fine, but for a stout this beer had more head than a bald chick participating in a windsurfer contest or a fat white chick at a biker convention.
It's a black swan in a white goose world and this bird is flying like a peacock but without the colors.
Save the trickery for your Idaho friends, it does not fly here as an IPA.
Very open to hearing feedback on what components of this beer result in it being called an IPA.
The rest was used to cook food. I expect way more from Laughing Dog than laughs at this attempt at mockery.
09-01-2013 03:15:06 | More by BabaYagaRIS
3.21/5 rDev -4.5%
Bomber > Sensory Pils glass
A - Pours a brown color with a huge amount of head, almost half the glass. Big off white lacing. Not really looking like a good black IPA
S - Weird smell, lots of darker kinda dried fruit aroma, biscuity malt, bacon grease? drain-o , resinous hops. Huge turn off from the start.
T - Follows suit from the aroma, big malty sweetness, mild dank hop bite in the middle, acrid bitterness on the end.
M - Horrid aftertaste.
O - I cannot believe how bad this is, the smell and taste is so far off-target from where it should be. I dont know where these weird flavors come from, but Laughing Dog, do yourself a favor and dump this recipe down the drain with the rest of this beer.
08-26-2013 22:30:19 | More by Omnium
DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.