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White Dog IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

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White Dog IPAWhite Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-06-2012)
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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ElSid:
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ElSid

California

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

The Beers of California

#83

Bottled Date: None

A: Deep orange to copper with a big foamy and clingy off-white head, which fades slowly.

S: Pine and dankness play backseat to flowers, citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some surprisingly thick malt sugariness is also present.

T: Good strong malt backbone which supports a varied hop experience: earth, pine, tropical notes and lemon and grapefruit zest. The bitterness with a linger hint of citrus zest builds to a

M: Strong carbonation supporting a medium, oily feel with a tenacious linger.

O: The ale of uncertain age holds its own with other solid California West Coast IPA's. This will certainly be a regular if I can find it fresh and in sixers.

05-05-2013 04:41:02 | More by ElSid
More User Reviews:
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SuqMadique

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-29-2013 21:25:25 | More by SuqMadique
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Lofreqwave

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-27-2013 05:17:24 | More by Lofreqwave
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ufmj

Florida

4.56/5  rDev +19.1%

--> 22-oz bomber poured into a snifter...

A- Two fingers of white, pillowy foam atop a clear, golden-orange brew. Moderate head retention with scattered lacing.

S- Pineapple, citrus, and mango on the nose...amazing.

T- Tangerine and mixed tropical fruits up front with a subtle, almost imperceptible bitterness on the tail-end.

M- Smooth with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

O- Definitely a citrus-forward, low-hop (in a good way) IPA. A very pleasant and enjoyable surprise from a Left Coast brewery that was under my radar. Until now. Perhaps I have found a new "perma-want"...

* Thanks to choobaccaHB for this trade extra.

08-13-2013 22:54:12 | More by ufmj
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JasonFromLA

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-27-2013 21:39:25 | More by JasonFromLA
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-31-2013 01:58:27 | More by ste5venla
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-20-2013 23:58:01 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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champs86

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-13-2013 20:42:34 | More by champs86
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Had a pint at the brewery, and I suggest you do the same. This is a great example of a wheat IPA. I've had some that were too sweet, and some just not hoppy enough. This makes the best of the hybrid style for a beer than slightly reminiscent of Belgian IPAs, but also takes cues from light-bodies West Coast hop monsters.

The wheat lends a lighter body than you'd expect from a 6.9% beer, with just a light wheat bread sweetness. The hops taste and feel wonderfully dry and spicy, but drops of floral and citrus fruit drop in to keep this from becoming an American take on the saison. Not only is this IPA delicious, but it's a fresh take on the style—something that's difficult to find.

05-25-2012 04:14:03 | More by tempest
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2013 02:45:49 | More by zonker17
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-05-2013 23:51:31 | More by ScottieD
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-09-2013 21:13:39 | More by GRG1313
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DownInToMyBelly

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-06-2014 00:12:16 | More by DownInToMyBelly
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TrojanRB

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-26-2014 19:24:22 | More by TrojanRB
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-13-2014 06:00:26 | More by g_jenkins
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-23-2014 04:56:20 | More by mrcraft
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep rusted yellow, and slightly murky orange body, with a cloud appearance. Head is a good four fingers tall with about two fingers of retention and an off white color. Slightly soapy, with a creamy looking top.

Solid hop forward nose. Juicy fruit and spicy action on the hop angle. Hints faint tropical and some sweet grapefruit mixed in with some vanilla and woody like sweetness to match. Very nice, and simple.

Palate comes surprisingly different. Thick earth hop and woody bitterness. Very bitter finish with a hint of burning ash quality. Sweetness is hardly detected, letting the bitterness become dominant and bigger.

Overall not bad, but missing much of the chewy wheat depth I associate with that malt addition and the hop profile.

07-12-2014 20:03:58 | More by smakawhat
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crib

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2012 02:58:55 | More by crib
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-11-2014 18:52:42 | More by OnryAndMean
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-30-2013 23:16:09 | More by largadeer
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 05:00:57 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Cadusk

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2013 22:06:16 | More by Cadusk
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2014 15:29:39 | More by teledeluxe
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-09-2012 05:05:41 | More by Beerbuddy21
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-16-2013 02:51:35 | More by BGsWo22
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White Dog IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.