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Dirty Dog IPA - Big Dog's Draft House

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Dirty Dog IPADirty Dog IPA

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85
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Photo of KNORDSTROM
4.72/5  rDev +25.5%

WOW, It's great to see LV has an official great IPA. strong IPA smell. I believe 7.2%abv. Crisp, Pine citrus , with pretty strong grapefruit finnish. nice webbed head. poured in 15 ounce or 22 ounce for 5.50. what a steal!!. I recommend pairing with the chicken nachos. Half order unlees u have more than 3 people.

KNORDSTROM, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of mjr2377
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

I am from L.A. and i make it a point to go to the big dog draft house when i am in Vegas just to drink their beer.
EDIT:
This IPA stands up to my favorites (i.e. Racer 5, Just Outstanding, Duet, Wipeout etc....) Great floral/citrus hop aroma. Not too sweet. Great hop to malt balance. Love getting growler fills to bring back to L.A. with me to share with my friends. Cheers.

mjr2377, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Got this one from my buddy Dave from Las Vegas.

Pours a very nice dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, a very nice two-finger plus creamy/foamy white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is big on hops, lots of nice citrus and pines, with some caramel notes. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, very nice touch of citrus/pines/caramel. Medium body. The finish is bitter and slighlty dry. Very drinkable, this is my second brew from Big Dog's and both have been awesome. I still have another brew/growler.

Wasatch, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of Jordan444
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Jordan444, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of yesyouam
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%

Big Dog's Dirty Dog IPA is a crystal clear and lively orange-golden ale with a big, frothy white head that's very persistent and leaves nice lacing on the glass. A huge, citrusy aroma fills the room with orange and grapefruit smells upon pouring it. It's a very resiny aroma when it's up close. It has a super smooth medium body and it leaves the mouth a little oily. There's plenty of bitterness but, moreover, plenty of hop flavor. Orange, grapefruit and pine dominate the taste. There is a touch of sweetness that's probably from the malt, but it may be an illusion caused by the candy-like hops. There is a long, bitter aftertaste that continues the resiny, citrus flavor. Wow. This is a bang-up American IPA!

yesyouam, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +17%

The last three times I visited Vegas, it was always tapped out. Now with a 12 day trip I was I wasn't gonna miss it this time. My favorite brew at Big Dog's.

Clear orange in color with a 1" head that lasts quite a bit. Some decent lacing develops. Carbonation levels just right. Aroma is full of floral hops and citrus tones. The flavor is well balanced as sweet malt and strong bitterness are met with tart grapefruit and sweet orange. Just a simple IPA that is big on flavor.

Mouthfeel is lightly crisp at the start, and the finish is long on the bitterness and grapefruit. Superb drinkability, several of these can be enjoyed in a session.

Gavage, Apr 29, 2005
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%

Presentation: Sampled on draft at Big Dog’s Brewing Co./Draft House as part of a Sampler during a visit with fellow BA UncleJimbo.

Listed on the large wall sign that has the names of some 12 or so house brews as ‘Dirty Dog IPA’.

Appearance: Golden amber color in the sampler, which exhibited a deeper orange color when held in the light. Nice layering of white head that lasts throughout. Good conditioning and head retention.

Nose: Deep fruity IPA aromas with lots of floral hops. Has a clean nose that exhibits a flowery hop character overall.

Taste: Lovely luscious crisp malt base start, fruity middle with a floral hoppy finish that is bitter with a fresh Granny Smith apple acidic bite in the back end. Clean and crisp – floral hoppiness wrapped in a rather overall fruity IPA.

Mouthfeel: Above average with a go anywhere body that suits both the malt bill and the fruity hoppy finish.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, the fruity middle and sharp hoppy finish all make this exciting in the short term, whilst the refreshing crispness which this has gives it a long term appeal.

Overall: Nicely balanced and Damn tasty stuff…..a classic American IPA in every sense. Recommended.

TheLongBeachBum, Mar 01, 2005
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%

On tap at Big Dog's Draft House, 6/2/11.

A-Pour is a clear orange amber, with a nice amount of frothy white head and some good sticky lacing.

S-Juicy citrus, mostly orange with some hints of grapefruit as well. Very nice.

T-Very tasty indeed. A nice malt backbone supports plenty of citrus flavors. Very juicy, flavorful hops, and a pleasantly bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied, crisp and nicely dry.

O-My favorite beer in a strong lineup of house beers. Had I been checking a bag, I'd have brought home a growler for sure.

HV

sholland119, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of UncleJimbo
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%

Sampled on tap at the brewpub.

This IPA poured a clear, orange-amber color with white foam that clinged and coated the glass smoothly. The smell was a very nice fruity hop aroma with some malt to back it up. The taste was a very nice, fruity hoppy flavor followed by some bitter hops, but with a good shot of malt to balance. The mouthfeel was smooth and hoppy with medium body and moderate carbonation. The fruity hop flavor lingered nicely as an aftertaste. This was a very nice and drinkable IPA, and made me want to have several. A very solid American IPA.

UncleJimbo, Mar 05, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

LXIXME, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Gusler
4.25/5  rDev +13%

The beer after separating from the tap pours a slight muzzy amber color with a large bright white head that is creamy in consistency and the resultant lace a fine veil to obscure the glass. Nice hop floral nose, sweet and crisp, fresh to the senses, start is malt sweet, the top modest in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasingly acidic, the hops potent but pleasing to the palate, very dry aftertaste, a fine beer and quite refreshing on these hot summer days in the desert.

Gusler, Mar 29, 2004
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ucsbmullet, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jbertsch, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

prock180, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Kevin_Young, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ryko, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%

Ratebeer's Best of Nevada has a number of brews from Big Dog. Their Imperial IPA is currently #1, unfortunately, they didn't have it. But they did have this IPA (currently #3).

A: Golden-bronze with a white head, good retention & lace.

S: Huge hop aroma, very fresh/green/leafy, weedy with a little citrus rind and tropical fruit.

T: Refer hopping is upfront, with some nice citrus & rind. This IPA is very fruity... must be combination of the hops and the yeast. Some slight underlying biscuit & toffee, but this is mainly about the hops. Moderate bitterness, alcohol is subtle.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a slight hop acidity.

D/O: Like hops?

Derek, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev +9%

Had this from someones random growler that magically appeared after the Creekside Beer Dinner.
Poured a clear orangish color with good carbonation and a nice white head. Nose is pine, citrus, dry and toasted. Taste is good. Pine, citrus, grass first think that comes to mind is Centennial. Dry, bitter bite on the end, very crisp and clean.Mouthfeel is nice, smooth, not overly bitter, citrus, pine. Very easy to drink.

barleywinefiend, Jan 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

brokentee, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Pale yellow with one finger white head with large bubbles. Heavy sticky lacing.

S: Citrus and floral hops and saltine crackers.

T: Lemon and grapefruit. Pine resin and orange peel. A touch of malt sweetness.

M: Very light with steady bubbles, and a dry bitter finish.

O: A light refreshing IPA with flavors that opened up nicely as it warmed.

richj1970, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Highstplz, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chugs13, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ssimpson89, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

djaeon, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

heresy22, Aug 07, 2012
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Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
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