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Dirty Dog IPA - Big Dog's Draft House

Dirty Dog IPADirty Dog IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%


Brewed by:
Big Dog's Draft House visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
India Pale Ales were originally brewed in London and shipped to Her Majesty's British troops in India. Very hoppy!

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-05-2004)
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-26-2013 06:28:38 | More by Vigilante
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prock180

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-23-2014 16:57:02 | More by prock180
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-11-2014 00:11:55 | More by IPAchris
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured to tulip

Appearance is clear medium gold, with a gorgeous creamy off white head, 2 fingers laying down to a persistent pencil width, nice lacing

Aroma initially had an odd rubber note, quickly replaced by citrus, pine and some floral hop notes, some light toffee aroma as it warms further

Taste is very hop forward west coast style, lots of bitterness with notes of black pepper, pine resin, and orange peel. Good stuff, but romps all over the malt

Mouthfeel is sharp and refreshing

Overall: I love it when my first experience with a brewer new to me is awesome, and Dirty Dog is all that. Visually, this beer sets the bar higher than even some IPAs I may have rated higher, I want to take pictures of it as much as drink it. Only negative was that odd aroma right after the pour, which quickly resolved to more normal ipa things, perhaps a non-traditional aroma hop in use? Flavor is well out of balance to the hop side, perhaps even bitier than 70 IBU would suggest. I used to have a rule about never buying a beer with a happy dog on the label (I think a god awful Spanish Peaks brew and an early meh Flying Dog were the genesis of that), that rule is hereby rescinded. This dog can hunt.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 01:38:55 | More by ryannosaurus
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Jordan444

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

02-22-2014 04:52:48 | More by Jordan444
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-27-2014 06:08:36 | More by CWVegas
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markhobbs1

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-17-2014 06:43:11 | More by markhobbs1
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-04-2014 01:44:31 | More by ssimpson89
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-31-2013 14:14:52 | More by Kevin_Young
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber courtesy of jh1982 pours a hazed orange color with a magnificent off-white head...creamy, dense, long-lasting and leaves lots of lace.

Nose is biscuity malt with a piney hop backdrop. Light tropical fruit and maybe even some bubblegum. Smells more malty than many IPAs out there.

Taste has a fair amount of malt, but it also has plenty of hops. A nice earthy, spicy blend of traditional hops seem to be used and give a lingering piney bitterness. Malt is a rich, near-burnt biscuit with a velvety mouthfeel. Good job on the carbonation here. Overall it is a pretty good IPA, one I would be more than happy to drink a few of while doing a little gambling or playing golf in the desert.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 22:40:29 | More by twiggamortis420
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2013 13:57:51 | More by mdaschaf
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Burger Bar in Mandalay bay, Las Vegas. Bright orange color, good head, huge lacing. Aroma is hops, citrus, kind of surprising. Flavor was pretty West Coast which also surprised me. Overall this was a good IPA and I might go back for another before its all said and done.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 21:26:00 | More by ArrogantB
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-08-2013 21:44:01 | More by brokentee
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-06-2013 18:07:31 | More by brandoman63
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DeanMoriarty

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

11-05-2013 20:20:46 | More by DeanMoriarty
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-26-2013 20:31:05 | More by jaydoc
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from the source at Big Dog Brewing Co (Las Vegas, NV). 5.00. No bottling date. Served in a small wine glass.

Pours a dirty gold with a full finger of thick cream head which fades to a thin cap that laces well.

Aroma is heavy with citrus and floral hops with some malty biscuit in the background.

Flavors of petals, citrus rind, a little tropical fruit, some pine, cracker, biscuit, slight spice and just an ocassional trace of alcohol.

Medium light body with average carbonation. Bitter biscuity pine finish.

An above average IPA made better by the scarcity of other decent local brews. Naturally I enjoyed it on tap at the brewery more than from the bottle but still good. Worth a try if your in the Las Vegas area and come across it.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 05:52:33 | More by ThickNStout
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ryko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-29-2013 04:14:56 | More by ryko
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -34%

09-24-2013 23:28:36 | More by mhaugo
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andy1701

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-21-2013 18:47:29 | More by andy1701
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-18-2013 21:06:32 | More by sansho
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-13-2013 21:02:58 | More by Rhettroactive
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-30-2013 02:11:38 | More by Cynic-ale
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a copper pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated slowly leaving behind a great amount of lacing. smells of west coast hops, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and grassy. nice hoppy bitterness up front followed by a sweet caramel malt, then more hops come through mixed in with a nutty malt character.. pretty well balanced and very tasty. grassy/herbal and bitter. medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

this is a pretty solid ipa.. 2nd beer i try from this brewery and i have to give them props for being a solid beer again. i'd love to try more from them.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 16:13:29 | More by facundoCNB
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-19-2013 19:14:51 | More by LXIXME
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Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.