White Dog IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

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White Dog IPAWhite Dog IPA

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86
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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:
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(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-06-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Two fingers of off white foam lifts above a very hazy gold/amber body. Retention on this beer is quite good as is the messy lacing that slathers the entire glass.

New Zealand hops dominate the aroma with an opening bright tropical number, tangerine citrus follows hinting at pungent herbs. Somewhat grainy in character the wheat malt brightens up the tropical aromas as the lemon zest and classical wheat aromas get lost in the hops.

The malt profile is grainy and somewhat flat/stale, some sweet donut batter in the mix, the wheat doesn't possess quite the burst in brightness that the aroma does. Hops are an even blend of tangerine citrus, hay/grass, pine and the holes patched up by an airy white peach. Finish lingers with the light pine and grasses, occasionally the lemony wheat pushes through. A crowd pleaser as far as IPAs are concerned, bitterness on the lower end of the spectrum.

The carbonation was really active upon pouring but as the beer sits and warms it gets quite flat. Easy body a shade more drinkable than average. Bitterness is low but so is the drying feel. Malt sits flat and stale on the palate.

This beer has some promise but like alot of the beers that hit heavy in tropical fruit aroma it fails to follow that into the flavor. The wheat component really thins out this beer putting focus away from the bitterness but adds very little else. I'd group this into the starter category for those developing a taste for hops.

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White Dog IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.