Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale - Sea Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.23/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle from their mixed 12pak. Freshness date on the side.
Appearance: Pours a slight chill-hazed dark amber beer with orange hues and a settled, tight, creamy, white lace.
Smell: Bready malts, fruit esters, leafy / floral hops.
Taste: The carbonation creams up on the palate immediately, providing a smooth and full mouthfeel. Malty, near chewy, with a distinct bready character and light buttery/caramel backbone. Notes of wood. Bit of spice and alcohol presence. A sharp rind twang prevails over the malts, for a bit, but then smooths into a pretty and sweet fruity (berry-like) ester character, splash of cordial. Some bitter flower characters in the hops. More bready malts towards the finish, with nutty overtones. Dry biscuit finish with a lingering sweetness and coarse, dirty, earth feel and taste.
Notes: Not as hoppy as I expected from this IPA. Big on the malts and fruity flavours, and in comparison the hops played little more than a balancing role. Interesting, but it stops there.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2002 20:29:58 | More by Todd
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz. brown long neck with a best enjoyed before date clearly notched.
Appearance: Orange-amber with a very faint haze, the light tan head dissipates quickly.
Smell: Juicy grapefruit and oranges with the Ringwood trait buttery diacetyl followed by more fruit of ripe pear.
Taste: The hop bitterness and alcohol spice it up a bit by tingling the tongue. A pearish fruitiness floats around in the middle with a good dose of malt sweetness, light butter, citrus rind and a nutty biscuity malt flavour. The leafy hop flavour tires to dry all the way yet the residual sugars take a while to linger out. The alcohol start to warm up the body a bit also.
Notes: Not a bad IPA at all ... knock down the malt a bit or hop it a bit more and this could make for a great IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2002 08:50:20 | More by Jason
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Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
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