Pale Dog - Hops and Grain Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can. No canning information available. Poured into a white wine glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy, yellowy, amber color. Full finger of white fluffy head. It's nicely carbonated.
S: I get a good amount of fruity and piney hop aromas. Actually pretty surprised that it smells this nice. I get a little light malt bill behind it.
T: Pretty nice little sip here. I get some nice fruity hops on the tip of the tongue. Then its met in the middle of the mouth by just the right amount of malts to help balance the sip. A dry close here too.
M: It's light leading to medium bodied. Not quite an IPA.
Serving type: can
05-14-2012 17:54:19 | More by inlimbo77
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Their flagship pale ale is a solid contender, one that hits the right notes with pizzazz. Pours a clear golden color. Light, hoppy aroma on the grassy side. Same grassy flavor profile with a long dry finish. The kind of pale ale I enjoy. This dog’s a keeper.
Updated March 2012
Apparently they revamped and revised their recipe. So it was worth revisiting this one.
On the latest/new version of the Pale Dog I noticed a much more pronounced honeyed sweetness, honeyed flavor and sweet finish. Grassy hop profile remains but there’s more of a sweet malt balancing this out. I can picture this one being an excellent candidate for cask conditioning.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2012 20:26:51 | More by elNopalero
4/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A. Pale amber bordering on yellow, with an off white head.
S. Sweet malts at first, some grain in the nose. A good dose of citrus.
T. The grapefruit hops come in straight away and then give way to some sweet maltiness. Really well balanced with neither overpowering the other. A pleasant bitterness in the finish. There are some tropical fruit flavours that lend a touch of sweet perfume to the beer.
M. Medium bodied with a nice carbonation.
O. A solid APA that's got it right in all the right places without going OTT. Very drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2012 00:30:39 | More by omnigrits
Pale Dog from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.