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Hyper Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-20-2012)
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sbxx

Illinois

2.39/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Batch #80
Poured into snifter

Appearance - Dark brown, kinda like black coffee. Minimal caramel-colored head fizzed up and faded. No lacing.

Smell - Cocoa, coffee, roasted malt.

Taste - Strong coffee mixed with boozy cocoa water. Expected something different. Expected more.

Mouthfeel - Very light carbonation. Light watery body. Leaves a slight film as it goes down and fades quickly.

Overall - This is why I hate spending almost $10 on an unknown product. It's not horrible; it's just pretty blah. Definitely not a drain pour, it's just gonna take me a while to finish it. I capped the 90% full bottle, put it in the fridge and cracked a different beer. Sad.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 04:17:53 | More by sbxx
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sgoro

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%

04-28-2012 04:32:55 | More by sgoro
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%

08-25-2013 21:34:04 | More by Kaveman
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Jet black stout. medium lacing with great retention.

S- Smells off for a milk stout. I am not getting any noticeable notes; just maybe some oak.

T- I am expecting a smooth, milky stout. This is not what I am getting. I am getting too much carbonation for me to examine this as a milk stout. I am getting a watered-down tobacco taste. Weird.

M- Terrible. The carbonation ruins this milk stout. Too much carbonation goes down the throat, and there is too much on the palate for me to distinguish any proper milk stout characteristics.

O- I was disappointed with this take on a milk stout. Pipeworks has let me down with the two beers that I have had from them.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:42:02 | More by gueuzedreg
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-11-2013 01:52:29 | More by krl2112
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

11-14-2013 19:18:37 | More by Ak555667
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

09-12-2013 03:10:16 | More by CityofBals
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours jet black with a decent sized coffee colored head. No retention and just slight lacing down the glass.

Smells like milk chocolate with some light roast coffee. Can tell there is lactose in this.

More milk chocolate on the palate. Finishes grainy with some coffee notes. While sweet up front, the finish is a bit drier and bitter.

Fairly smooth mouthfeel although it feels a bit thin at times. Finish is slightly astringent.

Not the best beer I've had from Pipeworks. Would have liked to see a more complex flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 20:57:59 | More by jmarsh123
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Pours dark brown to black in color. Forms a thin tan head with no visible carbonation.

S: This smells like cold coffee. And that's really about all I get.

T: Cold coffee is 90% of the flavor here, but it is rounded out a bit by some nice vanilla notes.

M: Thick mouthfeel. Mild bitter coffee hang but it lasts for longer than I'd like.

O: This is an OK beer, but it strikes me as a one trick pony...coffee, coffee & more coffee. The flavors that are present are good; what this beer does it does well. I would have preferred a more complex flavor profile, but if you're looking for a pure coffee-flavored brew, this might be the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 18:09:12 | More by macrosmatic
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itracy63

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-24-2013 23:05:18 | More by itracy63
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-06-2012 14:57:08 | More by hoppymcgee
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-05-2014 01:26:46 | More by dtomes
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-17-2014 16:10:41 | More by ackeeper
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-27-2012 13:55:57 | More by phingdong
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-12-2014 02:48:43 | More by Dave_Treat
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myuncle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-21-2013 10:38:44 | More by myuncle
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steevbr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-24-2013 20:59:48 | More by steevbr
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-13-2013 15:41:42 | More by EROCK75
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-28-2013 20:55:12 | More by fredmugs
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jokemon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-13-2013 00:13:53 | More by jokemon
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-16-2013 16:52:37 | More by thegerm87
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

10-08-2013 22:21:55 | More by scottwurst
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C20Percent

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 18:49:21 | More by C20Percent
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-08-2013 02:18:16 | More by oso
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dwendler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-14-2013 23:12:55 | More by dwendler
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Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.