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Dogs And Boats - The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Dogs And Boats
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chadb on 03-07-2014

Utilizing some hard to come by hops (Citra & Mosaic) this big juicy DIPA yields loads of citrus, tropical fruit and even red berry notes.
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4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stands up to the best

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4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesMantooth
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About a week old. Poured from a howler into a new Beerd snifter. Both courtesy of @homebrew

A - Pours a deep yellow, more golden color. Very hazy. Not much head even with a fairly hard pour. What is there is a very thin,tiny bubbled white foam.

S - Like a grapefruit bomb. Citrus and hemp. No shortage of very fresh, funky good smelling hops.

T - I didn't think it smelled bad at all, but the taste is far less one dimensional than I would have guessed. Still all citrus, but not all grapefruit. It is dominant, but also some pineapple, tangerine, and melon flavors. Very tropical and much sweeter than I would have predicted. Almost a candied sugar that reminds me of Great Lakes Chillwave and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. Fairly dank finish with solid bitterness. Very well masked 9%.

F - Maybe slightly below avg on the carbonation. Not too dry. Not too slick. Very much right down the middle. Alcohol not noticeable at all.

O - I am a bit biased towards tropical hops, but this a very well done DIPA. It could probably use a tad more malt balance, but when it comes to taste - I still have this one in world class range. One of those deadly easy drinking beers.

Photo of Homebrew
4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I felt the need to review this beer after I made a second trip to the brewery for it within a month (90 minutes each way). Numerically this is not my highest rated beer, but I think it might be my personal favorite to drink. This is the top beer in what I consider an impressive portfolio of brews from Beer'd, and it holds up as world class IMO. Anyway:

Look: Slightly hazy and golden; small head but somewhat creamy which creates noticeable lacing.

Smell: The smell is big, really big. It starts with a lot of citrus–mostly grapefruit–but there is also an herbal thing going on after the citrus notes mellow. It's very unique and very inviting.

Taste: The taste is dangerously good, and that's in the literal sense because it goes down way too easy for a DIPA weighing in at over 9%. The flavors don't deviate from the smell and I'm glad. You get the grapefruit you were promised in the aroma right up front and then it finishes with subtle herbal notes. There is a lot going on here, especially as the beer warms. And the hop balance is immaculate.

Feel: I find the carbonation to be ideal, but from a technical standpoint it's probably on the light side. That said, you shouldn't miss the carbonation because it's still there. Forget about the ABV (not literally if you have someplace to be tomorrow), you wont notice it. The hop balance is such that you get the perfect amount of sticky sweetness, softened by a mild, dry bitterness.

Overall: I pretty much said it in the intro, this is maybe my favorite beer to drink. It holds up to the other world-class DIPAs I've tasted or rated. If Beer'd continues to expand its output and begins canning this I expect it to become highly sought after by enthusiasts around New England and beyond.

Photo of chippo33
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look out Southern New England, here is your competition for dipas

Photo of ExtraStout
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64 oz growler. Pours a hazey golden color with a thick tight white foamy head with nice lacing. Smell and taste is mostly like fruit basket of citrus with some light malts. Mouth feel is good with loads of taste. Beer'ds most highly brew and from what I've had so far from then I agree. Must try.

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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weiserr
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a grapefruit bomb, and I absolutely loved it. I'm not caught up in appearances, so the minimal head and lacing had no effect on my overall review. It smells and tastes delicious. Absolutely thrilled to have tried it. Beer'd is doing something magical with IPAs.

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4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kristinagates
4.75/5  rDev +6%

easy to drink, extremely flavorful. delicious!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of frenchysdf
4.75/5  rDev +6%

I am biased, I used to live in Stonington, CT and got to have their beers fresh every Friday. I really enjoyed speaking with Aaren and Precious (the owners); I now live in PA and I have yet to find a beer that matches their quality!

Now Dogs And Boats where to start...? An amazing DIPA, fresh and crispy. Any beer coming from Beer'd is a bang in your mouth, the mix of hops is amazing. Aaren is truly a hop magician!

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Dogs And Boats from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.