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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

andy1701, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

sansho, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rhettroactive, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Vigilante, Jul 26, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

facundoCNB, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

LXIXME, Jun 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Brew33, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

barefoot71, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jbertsch, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bman_85, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

GRG1313, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

richkrull, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tom-Peters, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ralphw56, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ucsbmullet, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

3Hops, Sep 28, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%

The dim bar atmosphere makes for a difficult appearance assessment. This was my very first beer I had on this trip to Vegas, came in from the north, hit this place on/off/or near Cheyenne as I recall. It appeared to be orange, but might have been lighter than that because of the lack of lighting.

Aroma lacking, faintly pine/citrus (shocking!) but had to really search for it, especially with about 75% of the patrons smoking inside. Taste was a little better, lots of c hops for sure, and that's never a bad thing. Alcohol sting present, but not bothersome. Plenty bitter, the beer doesn't pull any punches. True to form, this Vegas ipa is like a West Coast IPA. . . from 10 years ago. Fitting, style wise.

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Ejayz, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chugs13, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

heresy22, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Dirty Dog pours a lighter yellowish golden hue with some real nice conditioning. Nice streaming carbonation. Capped with a thin rim of white that settles out to a collar leaving spots of lacing down the glass.

S: Smells of fairly sweetened pale malts with a nice layering of fruity hops. Good mix of citrus, apricot, and a bit of mango going on.

T: Taste is in line with the nose displaying a significant sweet toasted caramel and bread malt presence. Has a nice dash of hoppy orange flesh paired with overripe apricot fruit. Good even level of bitterness across the palate. Detectable ABV's. Kind of your standard IPA. Both malty and hoppy but never really tipping too far to one side or the other.

M: Medium body brew with some slight creaminess and a nice dry crisp finish on it. Solid carbonation throughout. Touch of resinous hop linger.

D: Good but not great. A tad more "East Coast" in style with a relative amount of caramel malt sweetness but with just enough American hops to pull it off.

Nothing to compare to Port's house IPA's but then again little do.

Nugganooch, May 14, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

On tap at the draft house. Served in a 23 oz glass.

Pours a copper gold color and is clear. There is a frothy white head atop the beer.

Smell is a fairly nondescript citrus aroma.

Taste is representative of the style. There is no malt to speak of. The taste is primarily pine and sour grapefruit flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp and fairly clean. The beer is well carbonated.

Drinkable enough but a 23 oz glalss at 7.5 ABV is plenty.

RJLarse, Jun 26, 2011
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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.


sholland119, Jun 21, 2011
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
Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.