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Super Dog - Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

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Super Dog
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87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MuddyFeet on 03-15-2004)
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fortheunheard

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

02-12-2012 18:43:39 | More by fortheunheard
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LandWorld

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-15-2012 17:22:57 | More by LandWorld
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Davekim_md


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-30-2012 23:06:07 | More by Davekim_md
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial pint, on tap at the brewery.

Super Dog looks, well, pretty super. The body glows golden orange with a bright white head. Very active visible carbonation dances all the way til the last sip. Tons of sticky lacing from the top to the bottom.

Big floral and fruity hop bouquet. Plenty of orange/tangerine/grapefruit and fresh cut flowers. Some pine simmering underneath. Very fresh and lively.

Tastes great. Loads of fruitiness both tart and sweet- grapefruit, lemon zest, fresh squeezed orange and tangerines, hints of pineapple. Enough pine to sting, but not to curtail the juiciness of the fruit. The liveliness of the carbonation is an excellent match for the freshness of the hops.

Overall impression: Incredibly tasty IPA. My favorite offering from my favorite brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2009 22:41:34 | More by PDXHops
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on-tap 06/04/07 at the Lucky Labrador Bewpub in Portland, OR.

Cloudy copper color with a moderate off-white head and decent carbonation. A very BIG citrusy hop Pacific NorthWest India Pale Ale. Super hoppy - almost like sucking on a wet hop! Medium-full bodied and creamy smooth with a very big nice hoppy finish.

A very nice PNW American IPA !! If you like hops this is the one for you !

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2007 17:35:55 | More by RBorsato
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic grapefruity IPA with piney notes galore. Kind of like Bridgeports version but even bigger. Not much to complain about with this beer as it delivers the goods in a PNW package. Mouthfeel was just right and finish was long. One of the best IPAs I have had in awhile

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 17:12:54 | More by canucklehead
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HopHead84

California

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Northwest location after a fine day in Portland. Served in an imperial pint glass. This beer is incorrectly classified as an American Pale Ale on this site. It is in fact an American IPA. This is, in my opinion, the best single IPA in Portland, if not the Northwest.

Pours a light straw colored golden with a nice white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus and pine. Grapefruit, orange pith, and a small caramel malt backbone. Some pine is evident, but this is mostly citrus in the nose.

The flavor is bitter grapefruit, orange, and pine, with a crackery malt backbone. The bitterness is at a medium level and the sweetness is very low. Alcohol is completely hidden by the hop flavor. The finish is dry and bitter with citrus a hint of sweetness.

The beer is light bodied with a medium-high level of carbonation and a dry, sticky mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2009 07:36:06 | More by HopHead84
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ralree

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nutty brown, no head, about what I'd expect from an IPA.

S: Grapefruit is rather strong, hops smell sweet and fresh.

T: Hops are nice and string, grapefruit permeates all, good clean flavor isn't hindered by anything else. If you like hops, along with grapefruit, it's that with very little barley. Not sweet, though!

M: A bit oily, but not enough to be irritating. Drinks cleanly, but oil sticks around. Carbonation perfect. Slight astringence.

D: Goes down easily, but would be easier if it were sweeter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 07:16:18 | More by ralree
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digita7693

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2013 07:49:25 | More by digita7693
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kmeyer45

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-02-2013 15:20:29 | More by kmeyer45
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Benjamyn


4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-03-2014 01:42:34 | More by Benjamyn
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John_M

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber gold color with good head retention and lacing. Predictably, I get a lot of citrus and some pine on the nose. The beer smells very hoppy (to no great surprise). On the palate this beer is hugely hoppy, with fabulous bitterness. Can't even imagine what the Super Duper Dog must be like. The beer is medium bodied, and drinkability is good, though this beer is so hoppy, a little bit goes a long way.

This is a very impressive beer. I get a kick out of the fact it's listed as a pale ale, rather then an IPA. This is one of the hoppier IPA's I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 19:09:38 | More by John_M
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange-golden color with decent head that fades to ring and spots.

Grapefruit and some tropical notes, mostly pineapple. No astringent or alcoholic aromas.

Big fruity hop flavors, red grapefruit, pineapple, orange all jump off the light malts leaving a bitter finish. Great West Coast IPA.

Soft, light-moderate mouthfeel with low carbonation helps this hop juice go down. Highly drinkable hop bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2008 08:38:26 | More by BeerZack
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BrutalBeerFan

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped in at the Beer Hall on Quimby and the fine young beer maid suggested this as a popular, hoppier offering.

A- A glowing, slightly hazy golden Imperial pint with a slight head. Minimal retention, fine lacing.

S- A wonderful bouquet, floral notes dancing punctuated with hints of citrus.

T- A lovely hop flavor that matches the nose. Not overwhelmingly bitter.

M- A bit thin bodied, mild carbonation.

D- Overall it was a very fine pint, one that I will go back for. All around a winner in my book, enjoyed it from start to finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2009 01:51:45 | More by BrutalBeerFan
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velosuds

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Presents a golden-orange color with virtually no head. Thus, no lacing.

S-Floral and citrus hops are fragrant and pleasant.

T-Grapefruit and piney hops are aggressive without overpowering the taste buds since it is balanced by delicate malt sweetness from the pale and caramel malts. One of the better tasting IPAs I have enjoyed that is brewed in Oregon.

M-Very smooth except for a slightly oily feel.

D-Quite drinkable, and would be more so but for the disappointing appearance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 05:32:59 | More by velosuds
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-26-2011 07:19:37 | More by GarrettB714
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2014 21:47:32 | More by Dcbelkot
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2013 05:15:13 | More by SocalKicks
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ellswrth

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-17-2012 23:07:45 | More by ellswrth
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Greels

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2013 16:14:07 | More by Greels
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PKS

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2013 23:17:34 | More by PKS
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Arbitrator

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in SE Portland. Thanks to ramnuts for the ride!

A: Poured a cloudy, essentially opaque, dark amber in the glass. A finger of off-white head retained poorly and vanished into a film on the glass, leaving no lacing behind.

S: Citrus (grapefruit, orange rind), caramel. Some pine. Very pungent, so much so that when I requested a taster, I just handed the glass off without even sipping it. What a full and robust aroma. Just incredibly pleasant.

T: Following the nose pretty well, a lightly dry blend of citrus hops in grapefruit and orange varieties. It is supplemented by pine hops, with an undercurrent of caramel and bready malt. Surprisingly tasty, and while it's not as dry as the Triple Threat I am having, I personally enjoy this one far more.

M: Light-medium body with light-medium carbonation. Slightly dry. This helps it sit on the palate very lightly and aids drinkability.

D: On a personal level, I'd prefer this to the Triple Threat on my next visit. A great beer, and I can see why ramnuts speaks of this one so highly.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2009 06:52:26 | More by Arbitrator
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2011 04:34:01 | More by CoryR
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-05-2012 22:21:07 | More by shelby415
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ Lucky Lab Beer Hall poured into Shaker glass.

Pours a slightly murky orange-amber color with a finger of white fizzy head that eventually leaves a nice ring around the glass and allows for nice heavy lacing as this beer is drank. The aroma is bitter orange peel, grapefruit and some touches of malt. The flavor is citrus peel bitterness upfront and follows with some grain and more hop bitterness on the end. Its medium bodied and is nice and crisp. Very enjoybale IPA, I really cannot say one thing bad about it. Exactly what I was looking for when I ordered it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2009 02:16:41 | More by DiabolikDUB
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Super Dog from Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.