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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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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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

98green, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

djaeon, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Highstplz, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

paulys55, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Irrationalist, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

BRYeleJR, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

prock180, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

IPAchris, Mar 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev 0%
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.

ryannosaurus, Mar 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Jordan444, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

CWVegas, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

markhobbs1, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ssimpson89, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Kevin_Young, Dec 31, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

twiggamortis420, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

ArrogantB, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

brokentee, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

brandoman63, Nov 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

DeanMoriarty, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

ThickNStout, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ryko, Sep 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

mhaugo, Sep 25, 2013
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Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.