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White Dog IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

White Dog IPAWhite Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%


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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ADZA

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to MrKennedy for this one and pours a clear very golden hue with suddiest two finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is a good mix of NZ and West Coast hops but mostly NZ with aromas of gooseberries,a sweet herbalness,lychees and citrus but honestly it's all about the Nelson sauvin I'm smelling,the mouthfeel is very smooth well carbonated but a little light and the tastes are very pedestrian but tasty with hints of citrus,pineapple,berries,a touch of sweet wheat and finished with a passionfruit bittersweetness and overall it's tasty but a touch pedestrian for me cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 09:45:38 | More by ADZA
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mactrail

California

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attractive rich yellow amber color in the big New Belgium tulip. Plenty of suds with a spritzy mouthfeel. Big nose of flowery, fruity hops.

Warm and malty with a sharp mouthfeel. Brewer says this is 50% wheat. It does give the brew a tangy edge along with the toasty Pale Ale flavor. Hops are redolent with fruit. The Nelson Sauvin mango and pineapple flavors along with some just plain bitter grapefruit pith. Bitterness overall is more than ample, with that acidic spiciness of the big IPA. Better than average hop flavor, but less drinkable than I'd like.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 05:39:02 | More by mactrail
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head. Orange and grapefruit hops on the nose with lots of pine. A mild bread and wheat sweetness, some sweet, candied citrus peel, and a touch of tropical fruit. A nice balance of bitterness and sweet hops and malt on the palate. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and mild pineapple along with bitter pine hop character. A bit of malt sweetness to go with it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 05:36:46 | More by womencantsail
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kevanb

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into an El Segundo Pint glass.

The beer pours a clear, golden straw color, hues of orange and light amber with a 2 finger soft, cloudy white head that has decent retention and leaves a touch of lace behind. The aroma is of sweet tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and pineapple, lightly bitter pine, a bit of spiciness with some soft wheat and rich malt. Lots of pineapple on the tongue, backing passionfruit and mango with some crisp grapefruit and lemon rind, sweet malt, crushed wheat and light pine back this beer that is predominantly sweet rather than bitter and aggressive. The body is juicy, coats the mouth well, moderate carbonation with just enough prickly liveliness that finishes lightly sweet and lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice IPA from El Segundo. It's definitely on the sweeter end rather than the dank, bitter end, but the balance of flavors is really nice. The wheat component is nicely integrated, reminds me a lot of FFF Gumballhead, but less aggressive.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 01:27:11 | More by kevanb
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DoubleJ

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Muddy yellow brown body with a long lasting head and plenty of sticky lacing around the glass. Pure West Coast hops in the nose, and in full force. It's a bitter citrus medley. Orange, grapefruit, and hop leaves are among the most prominent of the aromas.

Hop juice on top of more hop juice. It's delicious yet on the border of being overkill IMO. Grapefruit juice dominates this sense, pine, bittersweet citrus, and resin tag along. The beer has a medium-full body, and well placed carbonation.

A surprisingly intense experience, perhaps because it takes the character of a Double IPA. Don't be surprised if you end up "milking" the pint.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 20:03:09 | More by DoubleJ
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ElSid

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:41:02 | More by ElSid
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some really nice tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same and finishes with a malt presence. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great aroma and a tasty set of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 02:26:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice full yellow with a bouncy and ebullient head on top. Lacing sticks around, and there's some fierce carbonation supporting the head. Delightful and promising.

Aroma is smooth and pure; a whiff of yeast, green hop cones, starfruit, melon, all carried on a cool breeze. Lovely, and as fresh as if the glass had been drawn straight from the fermentation tank.

Taste is like sunshine in a glass. Tons of grapefruit (juice and pith), lychee, agave nectar, a slightly salty hit of preserved lemon. On the swallow, there's a pleasant lash of petrol, a bright bang right before the lights go out. I like it. No malt or pine for miles; this is juicy as all get out. Incidentally, this would be outrageous with ceviche and a few al pastor tacos.

Mouthfeel is good; probably a 4.25, if such a score was possible. It's aggressive, mind you, but I think it goes with the rest of the beer's character. I'd say that they could tone down the bubbles just a little bit, but I'd worry that it would mess with the rest of the beer's character. Leave it as is.

Overall, this is positively tremendous, especially from such a young brewery. What a shot out of the gate! A pure expression of Southern California, and the best beer I've had in months.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 01:40:48 | More by ithacabaron
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ufmj

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

--> 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 22:54:12 | More by ufmj
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