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Dog Bite High Gravity Lager - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Dog Bite High Gravity LagerDog Bite High Gravity Lager

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BA SCORE
56
awful

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.17
pDev: 42.4%


Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 11-18-2010)
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Michael-McManaman

Michigan

1.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A golden color similar to miller, It doesn't look bad, with a one finger head but man does it smell awful. It smells like a bottle return. And it tastes like old "morning after party" kind of beer I don't like it I'm struggling trying to finish this glass so I can review my fat tire but I would not recommend this beer. It feels under carbonated in under 10 minutes and it makes me gag. Spend the extra 10 cents on something better.

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 03:44:30 | More by Michael-McManaman
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Anthonyjames

New Hampshire

1.8/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm no stranger to the cheap brews. I get them frequently. And believe it or not, even as a high end craft brew drinker, I do enjoy some like Colt 45 (for what it is).

But this...It just sucks. It's got a rather bad taste to it, almost similar to Icehouse. It's 8%, and cheap, and has a cool can. That's about as much good as I can say of it. For a few cents more, get yourself something like a Hurricane or Four Loko. The flavor is just bad, no matter how you look at it. It smells like any other cheap High Grav, and possibly a bit worse. It looks just like you'd expect.

Unless you cannot find any other cheap 8% brews around, get something else. If it was still 10% like it used to be, there would at least be that as reason to get it. But with other 8%+ options, all for a few cents more (Or even less), there's really no reason to buy this. I got it on a whim, because I collect cans+bottles, and didn't have this one yet.

Your best bet with this is just to shotgun it, or have it after you've had a few. The flavor is bad.

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 01:58:23 | More by Anthonyjames
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vulgora

Oregon

2.23/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

its a corny malt liquor pours like any other malt liquor ,
its punjent its strong , its a high gravity malt liqour and not one of the better ones its ok but hurricane, steel reserve, icehouse edge,old englishe and shlits vsl is better. even natty daddy is a bit better

but its worth it for the can and you get a buzz

still better than stack , and camo ice

its isnt the easiest to drink but its 8% and its cheap but i wont buy it for a long time

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 06:56:52 | More by vulgora
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troobie

California

1.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This used to be 10.0% ABV. Not so impressive at the now 8.0% ABV. Boo to you Rock Wall Brewing Company (Genesee) for already diluting this circa 2011 beer in search of profits and pressure from the media in wake of the Four Loko flap.

A: No reason to pour this out of the can, but I did. Looks like orangey Coors Light.

S: Ugh. That super sub-premium smell as in Big Flats, Game Day, and Beer30. Strong caramel, metal, and banana. Maybe some oak, but that is interchangeable with banana.

T: Beer made from the finest dumpster water. Bitter, finishes sour. Carbonated water and pennies with a melted Werther's Original thrown in. No effort at uniqueness here.

M: Carbonated water. Super light.

O: I hate to bad mouth a malt liquor because I love the style but I have no respect to the reduction in ABV. This is drinkable but there are better options, MANY better options, in the 8% ABV high gravity malt liquor range.

To the brewer: Know your customers.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 05:27:00 | More by troobie
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

24oz can bought on a whim. sometimes i like to take a chance on hobo beer.

for what this is, it's not bad at all (just drink it cold). crisp malt liquor malts (read: bready and sweet) with a bitter kiss of *gasp* hops! it's has a little citrus before you get the semi-sickly sweet aftertaste, but not as bad as some others.

like i said, good for what it is. outclasses most others on the same shelf.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 22:52:33 | More by jimmah120
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fx20736

New York

2.96/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 24 oz can several months ago from Wegman's.

poured from can into large pint glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: yellow gold with a white head, good lacing.

aroma: plenty of malt, some corn syrup sweetness, a touch of hops,

mouthfeel: listless,

taste: corn syrup, malt, slight mustiness.

notes: not much to say

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 03:35:57 | More by fx20736
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CloudStrife

New York

2.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

24oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on Aug 26th 2013.

A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a dense white head. Not much visible carbonation. Leaves some decent lacing behind as the head slowly fades over the course of a minute or two.

S: Not a very pleasant aroma, corn dominates the aroma giving a heavy macro lager feel. Can catch a whiff of that higher ABV.

T: Malts add some breadiness and a fair amount of sweetness. Alcohol remains well hidden only giving you a bit of a cringe after swallowing. Best drink this one cold before the malts show their true colors.

M: Light to medium body with slightly low carbonation. Alcohol is a bit sharp. Finish lingers a bit with a stickiness from the malts.

Overall its a good value if you're looking to get drunk and willing to sacrifice some flavor. Don't think I'll be going back for another round though.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 02:53:10 | More by CloudStrife
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

1.43/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is the first day on here and I just have to review on this one. This is the most God awful beer I have ever had. My buddy and I are currently sitting drinking this and all we can do is make faces as we pathetically sip away at this monstrosity of a beer. You have been warned! Use your money on at least a Coors (I dislike Coors).

Appearance- Piss Yellow

Smell- indescribable but if I were to try to, think of apples

Taste- As soon as it hit my tongue I thought "I might like this" but then I became overwhelmed with the taste of what I thought was sludge.

Mouthfeel- I personally don't like very carbonated beers and this one very much that.

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 04:00:14 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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beergoot

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow body starting with a thick, white head that soon fades to a thin coating. Light grain aroma with a touch very light touch of hops. Taste follows the smell for the most part with a light touch of alcohol presence. Smooth and light feel, dry finish.

I saw this one next to the other regular low-cost, cheaply made beers near the checkout line. For a $1.59, I thought I'd give it a whirl. It didn't turn out as bad as I thought. Not great by any means, but sure as hell beats the crap out of something like Olde English 800.

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 22:48:13 | More by beergoot
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Spikester

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with a big white head. Lasts quite a while. Good amount of lacings.
Smell not much smell good or bad.
Taste is like regular Genny with a bit more body and sweetness. Hard to tell this is 8% abv.
Mouthfeel is average and carbonation is alright.
Overall if you like Genny lager you should give this a try. If only for a rating.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 05:48:58 | More by Spikester
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ehammond1


1.79/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, StarRaptor!

A hugely carbonated, light golden-colored high-gravity lager. This can presents everything you hoped and feared it would be. Corn, miscellaneous grain, alcohol presence, and some aluminum combine to make...something hardly drinkable. A tick is a tick, but this won't be seeing my lips again.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 06:08:04 | More by ehammond1
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Really weak yellow color, good 1" head that quickly vanishes leaving no lace. Aroma was of aluminum and alcohol. Do they even line these cans? Tastes au natural, this is the can to drink if you're one of those BPA causeheads! Further searching yields a sweet creamed corn malt base underneath the aluminum and alcohol aroma.

Taste, eeegad, I'm glad I was able to pawn most of this off on others. Alcohol, thin body, corn, corn syrup and metal. Pretty gross, tastes just like the label looks (terrible). I think as you drink more of it, you become a little accustomed to its shittiness, and you start to hallucinate and think you can taste green apple, that the fusel alcohol like flavors burning your ear, nose and throat pavillion aren't really as harsh as they were at first. Desensitizing I guess, which oddly, is a good thing when the beer starts out this bad.

Even judging to style, this is on the low end of things. If you really want to punish your taste buds, let it warm up on a sunny day. Starts to drink like its 80 proof stuff.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 20:32:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

1.45/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Oh geez, all these years and I`ve never reviewed this one, until now since I've had it again recently (one of those freebies):

Into a pint glass:

A: light golden colored body leaving a two finger white head that died within seconds. Some lacing appears and slides immediately down

S: uh, its like a jedi knight saying "there is no (smell) here, this is not the (beer) you are looking for." There is absolutely nothing here

T: most unbalanced of any beers I`ve ever had, absolute malts assaulting my mouth, overly sugary sweetness, (this is beer or smirnoff type stuff?

M: the only slightly somewhat redeeming quality of this thing, light to medium, nothing harsh on the tongue. Drinkable, eh, well, the alcohol was hidden fairly well, probably due to too much malts in this thing, so somewhat drinkable, I guess

O: well its the style that brings this beer to its own knees, and others if they let that abv sneek up on them. It is unbalanced in the malts, so it fits the style. This one is not for me.

Serving type: can

01-17-2013 00:53:32 | More by BeerKangaroo
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

1.13/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Good Lord, this is awful. But I guess I'm obligated to say more.

Headless, clear golden yellow. Smells of syrupy corn and alcohol. Mouthfeel is initially bitter, but immediately gives way to heavy-handed, boozy sweetness. Some apple taste. Very nasty. No redeeming features. Over-sized 24 oz. can means twice as much suffering if you decide (?!) to stick it out. Pathetic effort.

Cheap, but you'd be better to put the money to bus fare or something. Drain pour. You've been warned.

Serving type: can

12-01-2012 01:24:00 | More by TerryW
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shinerod

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the first time that I've drunk Dog Bite since the alcohol content dropped from 10% to 8%. Quite frankly, I can't see why Genesee would do that. The taste is somewhat different now. Whereas the former (and in my opinion, better) version of Dog Bite was very sweet tasting, the new formula is more run-of-the-mill as far as an HG beer goes. I also don't get the grape-ish smell of old. It's still good, and well worth whatever small amount you'll pay, but it isn't the AxeHead type of skullcrusher it once was. R.I.P. to a great beer, and hello to a decent one.

Serving type: can

11-06-2012 16:47:09 | More by shinerod
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jslice99

New York

2.9/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this at 7-11 one night and figured what the hell?

Appearance- Clear yellow color just like any other macr american lager. Had an off white head that vanished right away.

Smell- Smells of sweet corn and alcohol.

Taste- It has a taste of sweet corn adjunct but it's not as bad as i expected. Im also getting a weird bitter green apple taste for some reason. It tastes like a stronger macro american brew. For a cheap 10% beer it's not too bad.

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is light and carbonated like any other american beer but with a higher alcohol finish but not too over powering.

Overall- This beer surprised me. I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it was. Genesee brewing co. did a pretty good job with this for the style of this beer.

Serving type: can

10-22-2012 05:54:12 | More by jslice99
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ErmahgerdBerrs


1.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

One of the most foul glasses of swill I've ever had, but the cans are $1.49 locally and at 10%, two of them will easily drown away the memories of a shitty day.

Smells like rotting honey and tastes like a machine shop floor drain. Drink it ice cold and DO NOT let it get warm. It gets much worse.

Serving type: can

08-27-2012 14:45:24 | More by ErmahgerdBerrs
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obrike

Texas

1.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sometimes, you just gotta say...what the f@#k.

That was my thought tonight as i gassed up at a local convenient store and saw this bright orange monstrosity staring back at me from behind the cooler.

I put down my 1.79 and took her home, poured half into my pint glass...and chuckled to myself.

Look was actually pretty typical of an American lager...dull yellow...medium head that faded quickly, and just a touch of lace as i drank. Kinda went downhill after that.

Ajunct corn smell...some syrupy malt, and rubbing alcohol. Well, it is 10% for Christ's sake.

Holy moly...this is some foul swill. Not much flavor at all...any initial malt is covered immediately by the rubbing alcohol booze. Not much carbonation...gets much, much worse as it warms. Pretty sour aftertaste only worsens with time. Unfortunately, it's hard to drink this one fast...but I won't drain pour it, no matter what my headache is telling me.

Yes, it's 10%...but if you want to get a cheap buzz on quickly without suffering, I suggest you skip this and stick to shots of vodka.

Serving type: can

05-23-2012 01:33:12 | More by obrike
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raszputini

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It doesn't get much swankier than this. Every once in awhile, I just want to get trashy for cheap, and that's exactly what this is designed for. It pours yellow with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells sickly sweet, like a bar bathroom that has been vomited in. The taste isn't as horrible as the smell, and I can get acclimated to it. There is a boozy aftertaste, but what would you expect for a 10% tall boy for less than $1.50.

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 04:40:57 | More by raszputini
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

1.43/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

24oz can bought at a gas station for $1.25. Poured some into a glass to see what it looked like.

Off yellow color.

Malts, corn, and booze.

Horrible. Sickeningly sweet.

Watery with slight fizz.

Fucking disgusting, horrible shit. I never waste beer and this got poured down the drain. There are many more cheap, strong/special brews that taste much better. Avoid.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 23:32:51 | More by MirkoCroCough
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.08/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a lighter pure white head. The head fades fast giving way to some lacing.

Smell – Corn with the slightest bit of booze.

Taste – Sweet corn mixed with some breadiness up front. These tastes last through the middle and to the end, but lighten as the taste advances. Toward the end an alcohol flavor really becomes potent and lingers in the aftertaste. Along with the lingering of the alcohol there are flavors of metal and aldehydes. It starts out alright, but leaves one unpleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with normal carbonation. Not much else to say.

Overall – Nothing I would do again. If you feel like a malt (which sometimes I do) I would not take this one. Go with something else.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 00:28:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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powellmg

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear, straw-yellow with a white head. Good head retention. Aroma of alcohol and sour grain, but not unpleasant. Taste is winy, grainy, and slightly sweet. Viscous mouthfeel. Lingering bad aftertaste. Poured the rest down the drain.

This was an interesting tasting experience. This beer starts strong--nice appearance, acceptable aroma--and then it all falls apart.

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 01:37:08 | More by powellmg
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BrewMaven

New York

2.95/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Found this while checking out a bev place I should go to more often..but that's another story.

A slightly reserved pour still kicks up a healthy head of white soapy bubbles..They didn't hang for long. The thin remaining cover did deposit some splotchy lace though.

Smells a bit sweet, a little solvent like with a touch of yeastiness..interesting.

Dare I sip a malt liquor? Nah, I think a manly mouthful is called for here..It brings initial sweetness along with a fairly biting carbonation and a definite alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is on the thick and slick side..seems to be the norm with these HG malt liquors.

This is one of the better of this genre based on it's drink-ability and, at a buck fifty for a 24oz can, even if it sucked it wouldn't hurt my conscience too much.

Serving type: can

01-17-2012 23:35:59 | More by BrewMaven
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depechemode1983

Texas

2.53/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark clear gold in color. Lots of carbonation. Foamy white head that's gone in about a minutes time. Just a bit of lacing. Pretty average looking.

S - Very sweet with a hint of sour mildew. There a bit of a honey character as well. Alcohol is surprisingly toned down.

T - Sweet and a bit grainy. Still getting a honey sweetness only this time the alcohol is a lot more pronounced.

M - Full bodied mouth feel. A bit thick with mild carbonation despite that noticeable carbonation in the glass.

O - Eh. Whatever. I guess its alright.if you only have 5 dollars and want to get smashed then this is your beer. Other than that stay away.

Serving type: can

01-17-2012 22:42:04 | More by depechemode1983
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Lawl3ss

Texas

1.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bright orange tall boy poured into a pint glass and finished from the can after reconsidering. Recommended by a friend... heh. I'll try to be unbiased with the review.

Look- Crystal clear pale yellow with a reasonable head.

Smell- I get corn, sweet malt, something fruity, and a whiff of nail polish remover. Could double as sniffing salts. This is actually why I switched back to the can.

Taste- Corn syrup with a hint of hop bitters. Surprisingly non-bad, it doesn't have much going on, but the alcohol is more subdued than expected and it's not as terrible as the smell indicated. I didn't get the chemical taste others have commented on, just the metalic aftertaste you'd expect from most macrolagers.

Mouthfeel- Something like light syrup with more bite. Carbonation is nearly gone after the pour, but moderate out of the can. Once again, alcohol isn't as overt as expected.

Overall- Keep it in the can, if you must drink it. All I can really say is that it's incredibly cheap and will probably get you fairly intoxicated for less than the cost of lunch. Other than that, it's not a particularly pleasurable experience. +.5 to the brewers for hiding the alcohol.

Serving type: can

01-02-2012 11:03:53 | More by Lawl3ss
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Dog Bite High Gravity Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
56 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.