Imperial Dog - Pub Dog Brewing

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 22
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Drknight on 11-26-2013

An aggressively hopped double-IPA.
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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great. Very bitter, aggressive hop attack up front with grassy, lemony notes along with it. Lingers nicely in the mouth. Not super complex, but it's pretty good. (171 characters)

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3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden, slightly orange hue, settling into a misty composition with suspended sediment.

S: Citrus, tangerine, hoppy, with a background of freshly cut grass- but dying yellow grass, like when you mow in the middle of August, and you can smell a big rainstorm in the air.

T: Smooth citrus taste accompanied with an everpresent bitterness, rolling wavelike, cresting when you swallow, and crashing into a 30 second finish of lingering bitter flavors.

M: Lively acidity, but ultimately smooth and round.

O: A very bitter but not overwhelming Imperial IPA. I'd drink it again, but likely pairing it with something grilled or some strong cheese. (654 characters)

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3.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Retention is average for the style, while minor amounts of lacing stick to the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Fairly standard. I get plenty of grapefruit mainly, backed by bits of pine and orange. As it warms up, I pick up traces of Mosaic-derived dankness. Malts are fairly neutral, but I do pick up light biscuit and caramel. This is pretty much what I expect from the archetypal new-school IPA, without doing anything to stand out from the pack. (3.25)

Taste: it starts off very green-tasting, if that makes any sense. The Mosaic is quite prevalent with notes of grapefruit, pine, and sweet onion. Malts provide both a decent sweetness and a fairly neutral canvas to let the hops shine. Well made and well balanced, but the hop profile isn't my cup of tea. (3)

Mouthfeel: Decently crisp and dry, this feels like a "west coast" IPA in many facets. It still features a decent body, without being overly slimy. Carbonation is decently powerful. (3.75)

Overall: Anyone who's read some of my reviews knows I don't like Mosaic, plain and simple. I won't in good conscience be buying this again because of that fact, but that's because of how well this beer shows that facet off (for bettter or worse). There will be quite a few out there that like this more than I do, though. (3.25)

3.22/5: A good Mosaic showcase...unfortunately for me (1,450 characters)

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Imperial Dog from Pub Dog Brewing
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