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Pale Dog - Hops and Grain Brewery

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86
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%


Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
55 IBU

(Beer added by: omnigrits on 01-17-2012)
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a very hazed, light copper color with a small, tight cap of tan head. Retention is average and lacing slightly above.

Nose is candy caramel apple with a light toasty malt aroma. Hops are a little bit of pine and tropical fruit.

Taste has pretty substantial contributions from both the hops and malt. starts with a tropical hop flavor, followed by a strong toast/toffee/caramel malt. Finishes plenty bitter as well. More of a hoppy amber than a pale to me, and the malts sometimes get carried away on the toasty side, but not too shabby. I wont have much problem finishing my sixer, but it would have to take a good sale price for me to reach for this one again.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 18:19:41 | More by twiggamortis420
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-08-2014 23:14:03 | More by Karibourgeois
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2014 15:19:32 | More by Hanzo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yay craft cans, thanks to AdamR46 (reddit).

The can pour forces a huge fizzy 3+ finger head that forces me to stop pouring even, fades at a med pace and leaves mild soapy lacing, very hazy orange-yellow colored beer.

Nose brings some fresh hops, a big citrus pop right off with a big shot of fresh grapefruit being squeezed, mild orange juice and tangerine, hint of rind bitterness too, touch of a peachy stone fruit, and just a touch of a sweet malt base.

Taste brings more of the citrus and grapefruit, a nice grapefruit squirt and juice, with a bit more orange juice, rind bitterness, tangerine, etc, similar to the nose. Then a little floral slight herbal hop kicks in very lightly, A mild grainy toasty malt flavor with a little sweetness and fluff. Finish brings fair bitterness, pretty dry too, a little more grapefruit and citrus pop, hint of tangerine too lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall pretty nice for a pale, well done bitterness, nice malt base, and good citrusy hops with a nice flavor and aroma, pretty well done.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 00:16:11 | More by jlindros
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2014 02:16:33 | More by rdooley
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afluentturtle

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-20-2014 00:01:20 | More by afluentturtle
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stumac

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-17-2014 17:21:28 | More by stumac
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-28-2013 06:25:24 | More by jenray
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nataku00

California

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy orange with a finger of bright white but loose head. Head dissipates after a few minutes, leaving some sticky patchy lacing. Good carbonation visible at the edge of the glass, tiny bubbles floating upward at a good clip.

Nose is mild but sweet tropical hops, mango and peach, with a biscuit and caramel malt accent. Not super aromatic, but smells pretty good.

Toasty biscuit malts flavors first, some mild tropical mango, grassy and pine hops. Light bitterness and slightly metallic tang in an otherwise clean finish.

Light body with soft but ample carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing. Flavors and aroma don't blow you away, but a good session beer for sure.

Serving type: can

12-28-2013 04:46:29 | More by nataku00
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-23-2013 04:28:19 | More by blastoderm55
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The wonderful JenRay sent me some CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and I have fallen terribly behind, but I am getting caught up! Many thanks for these inclusions to the ongoing madness and I promise to do better.

From the CAN: "Sustainable quality"; "Hoppy, Crisp, Dry Hopped"; "glass PINT temp 47 [deg.]"; "At the Hops & Grain Brewery we know that good planets are hard to find. That's why we are working hard to save our own by packaging our beer in the most recyclable {CAN]tainer on the Earth. Aluminum!"; "An homage & accolade TO OUR CHAIRMAN: always EAGER FOR COMPANY always HAPPY TO SEE YOU and always leaves you IN A GOOD MOOD".

I experienced some initial foaming action on the Crack, so I allowed it some calming time before initiating a gentle Glug into my awaiting glass. I got a finger of tawny head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was a hazy amber (SRM = TBD). Nose smelled of minty hops and caramel malt and it once again begs the question of where do APAs leave off and AIPAs begin? I guess that I really do not care, but it is sometimes difficult for me to determine one from another. There was a great scrubbing effervescence in the mouth and on the tongue, quite welcome, actually, following an earlier Berliner Weisse. The taste was equal parts mint and caramel, a nice bland of the flavors and not so hopped-up as to be CANsidered an AIPA. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing. Overall, it was one of many in terms of the style, but on the other hand, it was a new CAN and that made it all the more worthwhile. Remember, though, I CANnot be a ticker as CANs do not Tick, only Glug!

Serving type: can

12-22-2013 15:39:01 | More by woodychandler
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-21-2013 20:31:51 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-17-2013 01:30:39 | More by javlin624
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-14-2013 20:41:49 | More by greenspointexas
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-24-2013 19:20:15 | More by ScubaSteve00
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 07:11:32 | More by StevenLaValley
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withliterature

Texas

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is MUCH better than I remembered--the first time I had it, I thought it was bland! Maybe a bad tap, as I was at a sports bar.

Really nice, pine-y hop aroma and a smooth mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation. The balance of malt makes this very drinkable, with some balancing sweetness so that it's not a hop bomb but a very flavorful IPA. The Cascade hops really come through on the nose.

Serving type: can

10-22-2013 23:29:00 | More by withliterature
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-01-2013 01:52:56 | More by duff247
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HookemHops13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-28-2013 18:59:06 | More by HookemHops13
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a permanent white had and minimal lacing. Hazy orange-amber color. Arom ais very hop forward, with citrus, spice and Christmas Tree and a little honey/caramel in the background. Flavor is intensely hoppy with a sweet malt backdrop and fruity esters. Mouthfeel is heavy for style but good. Overall, a great APA from Texas' weird town.

Serving type: can

09-26-2013 19:50:12 | More by EagleTalon
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-26-2013 02:20:28 | More by Jame515
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bitterbartender

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-21-2013 16:55:10 | More by bitterbartender
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-19-2013 16:58:14 | More by vcoggins
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Dicers

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-16-2013 02:02:00 | More by Dicers
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thugherman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-08-2013 22:44:53 | More by thugherman
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Pale Dog from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.