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Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale - Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog Old East India Pale AleSea Dog Old East India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%


Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fashioned after the famous ales from Burton-On-Trent which took on such bold character after surviving the long, rolling voyage from London to Calcutta in the days of the Empire. This is an amber colored masterpiece in the world of beer styles.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-21-2001)
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Todd

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
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
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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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