War Dog Double IPA - Big Dog's Draft House

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War Dog Double IPAWar Dog Double IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 55
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 5.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Dog's Draft House visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-02-2005

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 55
Reviews by DESTRO:
Photo of DESTRO
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a murky golden with a thick thick head boy. smells tart, floral...bitter. taste wise? oh snaps. big grapefruit like hops up front with more in the back. yea theres some malt sweetness but its is overruled by the hop. its has bit of a grassy like, "weedy" taste. finishes on a dry note and is actually a bit strange right off the bat, but the more you indulge the more you grow to like it, even love it. a small hit of alcohol reminds you its an imperial, but it is never offensive. deadly in its drinkability, this is good shwag. (535 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lefty702
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Proud of Big Dogs for this one. (31 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of alireza702
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CRJMellor
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy godld orange and amber color with big, foamy white head that left shards of lace all over the glass.
Aroma of a citurs grove with resiny hemp.
Flavors were a bit muted but a nice interplay of juicy caramelly malts intertwined with some citrus and hop oil notes.
Mouthfeel had just a hint of thinness and metallic notes to it. (slight oxidation maybe) Anyway not unpleasant just not quite full on kick ass DIPA material.
Drinkability was pretty high, potent yet really thirst quenching.
This place has promise. (529 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of largadeer
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly nice fruity and dry west coast style IPA from Vegas. (65 characters)

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VegasGolfpro
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewTasting
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of grub
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at the brewery & draft house june 8th/07.

pours very hazy orangey amber with a small incredibly dense white head. the head drops fairly fast and leaves lots of spotty lace down the glass.

aroma is nice. bit of alcohol. big blast of pine and orange hops. bit of apricot too. light caramel sweetness. bread and biscuit hops.

taste is great. medium-high bitterness level. big orange and pine blast, with some light apricot and grapefruit. bit of resin. nice light sweetness in the orange and caramel. big bready malt. bit of biscuit. light alcohol.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low well integrated carbonation level. nice big body.

drinkability is great. the alcohol is hidden very well under the big malt and hops. bitterness isn't too high either. well balanced and very enjoyable. definitely worth the drive from the strip. (850 characters)

Photo of hopdog
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this one on tap.

Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus -orange peels-, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus -the same citrus peels- and lighter maltiness. Medium bitter with a lighter sweetness. (259 characters)

Photo of cardsfan
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable dipa. Color was pretty good and smell was not over the top but seemed to lack something. Taste was good...not to boozy and good hops blend with citrus. Feel was good and overall a good enjoyable dipa.certainly would get this again and would like to try more from this brewery. (291 characters)

Photo of PhageLab
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Draft House, served in a standard pint glass.

A - Nice amber coloration, good 2 finger head, mild retention, slight lacing.

S - Pine hits the nose first, and oh yeah, it smells pretty hoppy. Makes my mouth water.

T - Yeah, the pine flavor is back, but it has a nice citrus backing. A little lopsided, and not quite as hoppy as I was expecting, but still quite good.

M - Crisp, light to medium body, mild carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter as expected.

D - Very good rendition of a double IPA. Not abrasive or abusive to the senses, nice flavor, pleasing going down. Much much better than their regular IPA. I'd recommend this one in a heartbeat. (667 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with a 1/2" head. Lacing through the drink was as thick as possible, almost like someone painted my glass. Aroma was of huge floral hops, grapefruit, and malt. The flavor was well balanced as thick malt, strong bitterness, grapefruit, and alcohol were up front, but some softer tones of vanilla and honey were detectable.

Medium to heavy in body, with a smooth and mildly syrupy mouthfeel. Bitterness and citrus tones ride the tongue long after swallowing. This is a very enjoyable and drinkable double IPA. (532 characters)

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjr2377
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of ralphw56
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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War Dog Double IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.