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Hoppy Dog - Pub Dog Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews by deansellers:
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

deansellers, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Consumed 11/28/09. 5.4% ABV
A) Pours with a two finger head. Creamy and fairly tight. Lacing is sticky and creamy. The body is hazy. Noticeable upward carbonation. Bronze in color.
S) Floral nose. Grapefruit. Mellow caramel malts.
T) Malty sweet up front. Then moves to a robust hop bite, that quickly takes over. Very earthy. Black pepper. Lingering hops from the finish and beyond.
M) Mellow fizziness. Medium body. Tannin feel. Slightly dry.
D) A decent APA. The hoppy bitterness is nearly obnoxious and on the verge of ESB status.

u2carew, Nov 28, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

mendvicdog, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dsshuck, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

terrysjag, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

jimpyle48, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours cloudy orange with a tiny head. Smells of citrus and floral hops but not too strong. Tastes of citrus and earthy hops. Beer is light bodied and nicely carbonated, very drinkable. Overall a slightly above average beer.

cyclonece09, Nov 13, 2013
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3.92/5  rDev +20.2%

bigeyedfish89, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

AngusOg, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

candcholt, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Boone757, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

Nlawrence301, Jun 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

bmur112, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of therica
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather nice for a pub-stock on tap, had at Mt Airy Tavern in Maryland with dinner last night.

A= modestly nice head, some retention, somewhat golden.

S= billowing hops florals and some medium sweet malts.

T= We were told it was an IPA by the restaurant but it makes more sense that it turns out to be an APA. Fairly nice hops bitters, maybe in the 50 IBU range, strong for an APA but modest for an IPA. Decent hops bitters, florals and some malts but a bit weak and watery in the follow.

M= light floral hops remnants, slightly watery, could have had more of a solid base to it.

D= Nice before and with our meal as either an APA or IPA as a "house-stock beer." No conflicts with burgers, clam chowder or salads.

therica, Sep 02, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

duceswild, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Proclarush, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.54/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Darkmagus82, Mar 10, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%

RedTarmac, Monday at 07:06 PM
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3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
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

RandomExile, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

jbexphys, Jul 07, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A very nice looking cobalt blue 1L swing top. Poured into my nonic pint glass. Appears a hazed pale yellow color with about a finger of fluffy bone white head. So far, so good. I spoke too soon. Nose and flavor are of wild skunk cabbage, caramel, lemon, toasted bread, more skunk cabbage, vegetal, not too pleasant. Decent carbonation levels with a light body. More thought should have been put into what is in the bottle rather than the bottle itself. Steer clear.

ClockworkOrange, Oct 07, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

cjac, May 24, 2012
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Hoppy Dog from Pub Dog Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.