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Hoppy Dog - Pub Dog Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: therica on 09-02-2010)
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3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle

I bought this on a limb, just to say I tried new MD brewery. The Hoppy Dog brews really gorgeous. Looks like a golden sunset, gold body with blonde hues. Big frothy white head. The aroma is above par with heavy citric rind with a floral undertone. Nice pale malts sweeten the hops. Taste time! The flavor is hints of citric rind with hints of leafy hops. The malts are sweet, not cloying. The beer has a dry-bitter finish. The feel on the beer is light with tight fizzy carbonation.

Overall: This brew is pretty ok. I don't know the age of this brew, so I got what I got. The hops might have faded, but it used to taste like a well balanced brew...(unless this is fresh..?) the only disappointing part on this brew is the bitter assault. It's almost a synthetic/medicinal bitter. It's not like Mikkeller's 1000 IBU brew. Yet it's still lingering after I'm writing this review. All in all, this brew is worth a shot.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well the nose on this is very promising. Heavy on the citrus character. I am apprehensive considering the other scores. And...I am going against the grain on this one. Nice citrus tone with what seems like an equal amount of pine. Interesting. Consistent flavor. I like it. Not sure what everyone else got, but mine is nice! Hopefully yours is the same if you choose to buy it.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.54/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades moderately quickly leaving a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a mainly bready smell mixed with some grainy and caramel smells. Along with these aromas are some light hoppy smells of a grassy and earthy nature as well as a little bit of grapefruit smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a crisp and doughy taste mixed with some caramel sweetness. Right from the start there is a little bit of an earthy hop flavor. As the flavor advances it becomes slightly more grainy in nature with the doughy flavors being lost and the caramel flavor fading some. All the while, more hop flavors start coming to the tongue. These new hops are mainly of a hay and grassy taste which when combined with the grainy flavors and the loss of much of the caramel sweetness, end up leaving a somewhat dry, moderately hopped, flavor that leaves a slightly bad aftertaste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly thinner body and higher carbonation level would have likely been slightly better for all the grassy, grainy, and slightly off flavors that are left on the tongue at the end.

Overall – Not really what I would consider a session beer as described on the bottle. Too high in alcohol, with too many off flavors, and not a crisp and easy enough drinking feel. This one did not impress me at all and is not one I will go back to any time soon.

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3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: translucent orange; persistent eggshell surface film; intricate tiered lace
S: standard pine hops, slight must
T: bitter, piney, herbal
M: dry, sharp, crisp
O: a clean, well-balanced IPA. Strong presentation. Sessionable with a decent kick.

16oz / Pint Glass / Mt. Airy Tavern, MD

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Hoppy Dog from Pub Dog Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.