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Hop Dog India Pale Ale - Big Daddy's

Hop Dog India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 12.5%

Brewed by:
Big Daddy's
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mralphabet on 05-14-2009)
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2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a chance to try the Hop Dog IPA at Awfule Arthurs in Roanoke. The beer poured slightly hazy copper with a thin off white head that laced. The smell was more floral than pine/citrus....thanks to the East Kent Goldings. Some sweet and earthy undertones as well. The taste was very bitter with floral ever present and a slight hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with big hop bitterness. Overall it is an ok IPA....a bit to bitter and floral for me!

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 00:25:44 | More by WoodBrew
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United Kingdom (England)

3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3 Feb 2013: Super Bowl, draught pint into a plastic cup in 'Jacks bar in the Cannery', San Fransisco.

Wasn't expecting something so English in San Fran, really enjoyed it though.

Amber body with an off-white head of bubbles.

Malts just about out sniff the hop content in the nose and the taste, subtle more than strong and forceful. Malts certainly first, with grains and a floral hop feel coming along behind.

Nice easy balance, drank in between a Moose Drool and a Black Bute Porter, calmed down my taste buds well.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 16:21:38 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

10-18-2012 23:19:29 | More by skrblr
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

10-02-2012 23:47:36 | More by jaswilson2
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3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Slightly hazed golden copper with a thin off white head that reduced a bit and left decent lace.

S-Mildly sweet caramel, and the distinctive aroma of EKG hops with floral and earthy notes coming out.

T-More assertive bitterness on the palate with a touch of citrus behind the floral and earthy notes. Well supported by the sweet caramel and biscuit malt

M-Medium bodied fairly sharp and crisp with good lingering hop bitterness.

D-A surprisingly solid 100% EKG hopped English style IPA. Decent hop profile and good crispness make this one easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2010 11:20:10 | More by Deuane
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3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I did the Sample Pack of the 5 normal beers they have on Tap.. They normally have 6 all the time on Tap beers... 1 was out so they gave me the Seasonal in place of it...

Each sample was 3 or 4 oz.... So this will be a quick review.

A: Auburn in color, another unfiltered looking brew...Nice little head on this one.

S: Very strong Hops smell on this one.... Pretty much over powers everything else...

T: Just like it smell, Hops, Hops & more Hops with a strong bitterness to it. I'm not much on this style but if you like hops you'll love this one.

M: Mid bodied..with some bite...

D: It is hard to tell with only 3 or 4 oz... This is not my style so I'm one and done on this one...

Give it a try... Support your locale Brewers

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2009 20:41:46 | More by mralphabet
Hop Dog India Pale Ale from Big Daddy's
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