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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
okay

475 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-29-2013 03:39:27 | More by ste5venla
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-28-2013 22:28:34 | More by jacewg
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Bstewart


2/5  rDev -40.5%

10-24-2013 23:08:02 | More by Bstewart
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -33%

10-22-2013 19:07:52 | More by RBorsato
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

10-22-2013 00:21:38 | More by Lukass
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 22:28:59 | More by RIKIM
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-17-2013 21:50:50 | More by Boone757
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.2%

09-30-2013 18:53:53 | More by sendbeer
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

09-27-2013 01:02:59 | More by MaddDogg84
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RyanMcAndrew

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-26-2013 01:47:57 | More by RyanMcAndrew
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jkroese

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-23-2013 01:59:01 | More by jkroese
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GiveMeBeerToDrink

California

2.04/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 05:39:10 | More by GiveMeBeerToDrink
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-13-2013 01:26:21 | More by djrn2
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BabaYagaRIS

Washington

2.46/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

licorice chocolate

chocolate stout

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:15:06 | More by BabaYagaRIS
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-31-2013 17:08:01 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

08-31-2013 00:58:09 | More by Minn_Joe
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-27-2013 23:51:55 | More by Anvilfarm
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 22:30:19 | More by Omnium
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2013 03:26:19 | More by KlayWey
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-ronin-

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-24-2013 19:13:05 | More by -ronin-
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-22-2013 14:40:40 | More by beernads
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2013 16:36:46 | More by FadetoBock
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-16-2013 22:54:15 | More by jaydoc
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-16-2013 22:47:33 | More by firstlighthiker
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-01-2013 16:08:05 | More by Hopheadjeffery
DogZilla Black IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.