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Super Dog - Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

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Super Dog
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87
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
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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atpca

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-16-2014 05:52:15 | More by atpca
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BIll_Currie

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-24-2014 17:51:33 | More by BIll_Currie
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.1%

10-03-2013 23:00:34 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-07-2012 17:05:52 | More by edwardkersh
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-03-2013 00:49:08 | More by kscaldef
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing extraordinary. It was slightly sweet with a fairly strong hop flavor. It did have a nice citrus backdrop to the aftertaste. A small film for head with a lace that slowly did not cling to the sides of the glass. It was the color of a brand new, shiny penny.

I didn't remember seeing this beer listed when I was researching for my trip to Oregon. I called the brewery to make sure it is offered year round and I was told there are no plans to remove it in the foreseeable future.

It falls into the classification of what I call a marathon beer: For when you want to drink a lot. It goes down smooth and easy which helps with drinking many of these. Lucky Lab has far better choices.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2004 22:54:07 | More by MuddyFeet
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chossboss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-11-2014 03:33:09 | More by chossboss
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-31-2014 03:28:28 | More by ricecracker420
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this at their pub on-tap. Also had it at the BendBrewfest. It's great as an entry level IPA. It can't compete with the big contenders like Victory, Dogfishead, or Stone, but its damn fine.

Copper colored with a bit of cloudiness. Good head and carbonation, pretty close to average.

Sweet hopiness and bright florals come to the nose. Very inticing.

Tastes great, lots of hops, but not to oily or sappy. It goes down real smooth, with above average drinkability. Grab a pitcher of this and enjoy your night!

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2007 01:53:24 | More by SurlyDuff
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JDV

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerzack for sharing the bottle at the tasting
Pours a light amber/golden color. Smell is honeydew melon scented sweet hops. Smells good. Taste is balanced nice sweetness and is very drinkable. Nice bitterness. Overall a slightly thin bodied IPA and feels somewhat delicate, but is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 18:34:25 | More by JDV
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On one occasion I was told this is a pale ale, on another, an amber. I’m calling it an IPA as it’s too hoppy for an ordinary pale and too coppery for an amber. The “super” in Super Dog refers to the hops that explode with a succulent floral bouquet and dominate the flavor. This is a full-on hop demon that won’t take prisoners. To my taste, it’s over-hopped. Others may take to the Dog for exactly this reason.

Actually, “super” may not be superlative enough to express the mountain of hops in of Super Dog. Perhaps “ultra-mega” hops is more definitive. In fact, maybe instead of IBUs, this beer should be measured in giga-hops. I’d call this a 100 giga-hop ale.

Visually, Super Dog is copper with thready lace. The mouthfeel pays the price for all the infused greenery, but rabid hopheads can overlook this. If you’re seeking balance, seek elsewhere. If it’s “death by hops” you want, have a Super Dog.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2007 20:14:50 | More by RedDiamond
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deeplennon

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on site at their Hawthorne location. Love this space and all their spaces, very cool.

A fairly deep amber in color. Lots of NW hop character Cascade and Columbus perhaps, I would guess that it's over 60 IBU's as it has quite a bit of astringent bitterness. Not as hop flavorful and aromatic as better examples of the style. Drinks well enough but it would destroy your pallate after a while. Fun though, I'd rather have a fresh one of these than a SN celebration.

The bartender called it their hoppiest beers and estimated the ABV between 6-7 (heh). Not sure why this is classified as an APA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2008 02:57:24 | More by deeplennon
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2012 20:26:51 | More by kylemckinnis
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2014 03:26:46 | More by Braz
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GarrettFM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2014 03:39:18 | More by GarrettFM
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a Courtyard Marriott in Portland, OR. Nice beer town!

They also had SN Celebration on tap!! (but I digress)

Anyway, came with a scant foamy head that faded rather quickly. The beer was a slightly hazy orange amber color. There are intermittent bubble that lazily make their way to the top of the glass. Not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is mostly of grains, and a little of citrus. Not very strong.

Flavor was nice but I found it a bit astringent right out of the shoot. Nice burst of citrus and some real nice grains. Mostly cracker type flavors. Then you get a burst of citrus.. Some grapefruit, but a few other lighter citrus notes. Then you get a little of the dry (not quite chalky) taste again. Some nice hop lingering notes. Then it becomes more grapefruit like. I don't get much pine.. Mostly citrus.

As noted, the mouth feel is a touch chalky and body is medium.

Pretty nicely drinkable. I'm not a sweet beer fan, but this could use a touch more sweetness. A nice APA still.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 00:21:53 | More by Reagan1984
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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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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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Super Dog from Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.