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Pale Dog - Hops and Grain Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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Slaw, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Thorpe429, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

PhatAtUT, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

CheChe, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Whip In.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of orange citrus notes, with a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is similar at first, but there are also some odd notes. I get some orange notes, but there is also a dirty character which makes the beer a bit difficult to drink. There is a decent amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

DerekSmigelski, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

bmwats, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

kew, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

pmarlowe, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Ooskers, Sep 27, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Can (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, xpimptastikx!

Nearly clear dark orange and amber with a moderately sized off-white head. Leaves the head messy with thick streams of bubbly lace down the glass. Very pretty pale ale.

The nose is decidedly better than the aroma. Toasted biscuits, earth, mild citrus, and some dulled caramel combine nicely. This reminds me of many well-made, yet straightforward American style pale ales.

The flavor isn't quite as pleasant as the aroma, with a very high level of bitterness and just a touch of an onion or garlic character taking away from the otherwise pleasant biscuit, earth, mild citrus, and grapefruit character.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Very nice.

Decent, but being surrounding by the best hoppy beers in the world, this one just doesn't quite stand up. Still very glad to have had the opportunity to try it, however!

ehammond1, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

cfrobrew, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jeisemann26, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Evango, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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Pale Dog from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.