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Pale Dog - Hops and Grain Brewery

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86
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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withliterature

Texas

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -8.6%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Oklahoma

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -2.1%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-08-2013 22:44:53 | More by thugherman
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

09-01-2013 05:31:47 | More by Stinger80OH
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-20-2013 02:54:25 | More by zonker17
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-18-2013 20:55:57 | More by sendbeer
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-18-2013 20:33:41 | More by Theortiz01
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tgeorgf

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-16-2013 02:25:26 | More by tgeorgf
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale Dog pours to an orange/tan color with a memorable nose of floral, citrus, pine, and toasted malts. The foam on this beer is nice and it leaves lacing all along the glass as you drink.

Pale Dog delivers a taste that is very similar to its nose. Flavors of caramel malt, biscuits, and pine provide a good malt backbone, and they are more than supplemented by tastes of grapefruit and tropical fruit from the somewhat oily and resinous hop character. The hops dominate, but they do not go to extreme like they are prone to do with other American versions of this style.

Pale Dog Pale Ale is a nicely balanced beer, medium in body and likeable all- around. It doesn’t over extend itself in any direction and its flavor is more than enough to please the palates of most all who consume. It isn’t easy to find, but I recommend trying some if you get a chance.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 03:22:18 | More by BryanCarey
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2013 22:02:10 | More by sliverX
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darocny

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a surprisingly dense head. Leaves light lacing. After an initial fruit blast after the pour, things mellow out. Smell is malty sweetness followed by mild citrus. Taste is apple and herbal. A little too dry at the end. Still, a good APA and everyday drinking beer. We are lucky to have Hops and Grain dropping shipments in Houston now.

Serving type: can

07-28-2013 02:01:41 | More by darocny
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cam12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-16-2013 02:28:25 | More by cam12
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TXBulldog

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a Live Oak stange.

Pours a beautiful rich amber - a little darker than I was anticipating from an American pale ale. Has a little haziness to it that was also unexpected. Decent foamy head subsides fairly quickly but never completely dissipates. Moderate lacing.

Malt dominates the nose on this one, but floral hop notes are present as well.

As with the nose the malt dominates this one as far as the flavors go, but there's plenty of hop bitterness in there to counterbalance any sweetness.

Not too heavy with mild carbonation and just a bit of bite to give a nice crisp finish.

One of my favorite beers that I've had in a while, although I am admittedly partial to pale ales.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 00:11:58 | More by TXBulldog
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-08-2013 05:00:23 | More by Zbeetleman
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hoody711

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a buddy move to Austin this week and he brought this back to Houston for me. Cheers Mario.

A - poured from a can into a tulip, cause duh, tulip. It's a beautiful color - dark orange with sunset or whatever. It's a really nice color. Visible carbonation. No head, but others I've had had some head. No lacing.

S - there's a bit of maltiness and just a little bit of fruity hops. I get the maltiness mostly, but the entire thing is pretty muted. There's some alcohol on the end if you huff it like Scarface.

T - yum. Solid citrus up front, mostly, um, grapefruit or orange or lemon zest or some other shit. I don't know, it's bright and fresh and good. The maltiness in the nose follows with good balance, and there's a little tang at the end. Really solid. It does have that "Texas" taste that all beers made here seem to have.

M - fresh and bubbly, nice. The bitterness sticks around for a bit, but it's not overly unpleasant.

O - distinctly Texan beer. A solid pale ale but nothing that is particularly unbelievable. Seems to be the MO of most of the beers I've tried down here.

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 00:57:22 | More by hoody711
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bmurray10

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-28-2013 23:30:54 | More by bmurray10
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2013 01:19:32 | More by DIPAFAN
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backphish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-10-2013 01:16:40 | More by backphish
Pale Dog from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.