Hyper Dog | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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88
very good
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Ratings:
246
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jones Dog with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and coffee.

Added by MasterSki on 03-20-2012

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Reviews by C20Percent:
Photo of C20Percent
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a nice big tan colored head of foam. Color is nice. Body is clean. Head is holding steady. I think lacing will tell the story here. Lacing is pretty nonexistent. Okay, got near the bottom of the bottle, and something very strange looking dropped in my glass. Not cool. Gonna drain pour. Can't see what it is -- so definitely not going to drink it. I only hope it was sediment.

S: Coffee aromas front-and-center. Smell is similar to Founders RIS -- only here I can't really tell if it's the coffee or roasted malts I'm smelling. Vanilla is holding steady over the dark chocolate. Not smelling any hops or anything like that, though. Not bad here.

T: Taste a little flat to be honest. Not tasting any quality malts. The coffee flavor comes and goes very quickly. I don't have a problem with that, but nothing really remains after that. It more or less taste like your average milk stout -- this vanilla is coming through now. We'll see how it continues to change and evolves as the brew warms. *Sweetness starting to comes through as beer warms. Tasting vanilla more, but that's not really pushing the score.

M: Felt a little flat at first. Maybe that's because it's not as creamy as I would have though. Medium body. Medium carbonation -- decently done. Not much chewiness. Honestly, pretty average feel for me.

O: Not exactly sure what I was expecting. When you're selling beer for $9 a bombers then you think it's going to be something special. And, this just isn't that. There is a little age of this -- not even a year, though. So, I expected the coffee flavor to be mild. What's left is pretty average for the most part.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerhunter247
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Mattco
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of richkrull
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into snifter no bottled on date

A: very little head but looks slightly off white with just the ring it leaves. Body is pitch black in color.

S: lots of tootsie roll sweet chocolate. Light hints of coffee, a little bit of caramel.

T: lots of chcocolate, some anise, light bit of a roasted nut and coffee flavor with a little bit of burnt malts.

M: starts a little watery but shapes up midway through with a full feel with a little bit of chalkiness

O: Its pretty average. The coffee is almost non existent and the chocolate is just there with not much stout around it. This is a mess of a stout with an awkwardly bad muddled taste.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wake up and smell the coffee. Big bold flavours, strong fresh coffee, lots of sweet cream,chocolate stout, all well integrated. Dark with enormous lasting head. Full mouthfeel, satisfying, and a meal in itself. Good drinkability. From Lakeview Liquors.

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Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Omensetter
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tukiluka
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vonerichs
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Extremely dark brown color. It has a flat appearance with no head to speak of.

Heavy scents of coffee and cocoa. I also pick up the occasional whiff of dank, which is odd for the style yet still enjoyable.

The coffee is huge in the flavor, too. The cocoa is muted. The bottle indicates vanilla, but it don't pick up much.

Good body to the mouthfeel but I was hoping for it to be a little more creamy and rich.

Another solid Pipeworks offering. It's not as good as coffee break abdication but still a recommended milk stout with a healthy dose of coffee.

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Photo of JSBILK
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Jennkim
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of coffee to start with a roasted bean flavor. Light vanilla, lactose-sweetness and marshmallow at mid palate. This ends with a strong bit of cacao nib. Hard to believe all this comes in a 7.5% package.

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Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jaycase
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: black, tan slightly frothy 1 1/2 finger head.

s: chocolate, roasted malts. slight coffee

t: sweet chocolate tinged with a slight vanilla. coffee taste comes in midway through the finish

m: smooth, creamy. Light carbonation. medium body

o: very nice offering from Pipeworks. This has a strong coffee accent but not overly so. Easily drinkable and tasty, Can't ask for much more than that.

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Photo of dwendler
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of beersdmf17
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large mug, it does the reverse cascade for about two seconds, has a head of tan foam for about a minute more. Soon enough there's no foam at all as it audibly fizzles away. Glassy obsidian surface.

Pleasant coffee and vanilla aromas, hazelnut and mild and well integrated. It has a light brownie sweetness as well.

Coffee is noticeable, fairly mellow with very little bitterness initially. Some light dry bitterness does come through in the aftertaste along with lingering vanilla traces. Mellow roast, easygoing flavors.

Smooth feel and light bodied, though somehow this is thinner and less creamy than Jones Dog... huh. Still it's pretty tasty.

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Photo of blue-dream
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with medium retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with light roasted malt is pretty intense. Taste is dominated by dry coffee notes without being too astringent and some nice creamy black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with light creamy texture with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and quite enjoyable though I would have enjoyed this one even more if the vanilla had been more predominant.

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Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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