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War Dog Double IPA - Big Dog's Draft House

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War Dog Double IPA
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89
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-02-2005)
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Photo of busternuggz
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a pint on draft at Big Dog's Cafe.
Clear yellow-orange color with a creamy white head. Left sheets of persistent lacing.
Mostly pine and grapefruit zest on the nose, pretty faint overall.
Aggressive and slightly astringent pine hits you on the taste, followed by some bitter grapefruit and lemon zest. Very bitter with only slight malt presence. Finishes dry with little to no aftertaste. Manages to seem "big" but not very full flavored for a DIPA.
Light-medium bodied, clean. A little creamy up front.
Not very drinkable for me, I'd like more malt balance and flavor. Didn't really feel like finishing the pint.
I enjoyed their Dirty Dog IPA much more, this beer just didn't seem to have a lot to offer other than bitterness.

busternuggz, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

LXIXME, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

GRG1313, May 12, 2013
Photo of Beardcore
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Beardcore, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of imagese
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Big Dog Draft House. Menu listed the beer @ 8.8% abv

A- golden with a one finger. Impressive lacing on the whole glass, but the color seemed to be missing something

S- I didn't get much smell. A SLIGHT piney astringency

T- big pine hops. A little cereal maltiness, but very little. A slight alcohol burn at the end as well

M- quite thick and left a lot of bitterness

D- nice overall

imagese, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to schmittymack for bringing a growler of this one back from Vegas ("another tick") Dark golden color, with a surprisingly huge amount of white foam (considering this growler was filled 4 days ago--I thought it might be flat, at this point). Fairly hoppy, medium to full bodied, crisp and carbonated, Fairly sweet, malty and good. Thought I might have to find someone to share this growler with, but I think I might just finish it myself (tomorrow morning's gonna suck).

emmasdad, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

IPAchris, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of paulys55
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

paulys55, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Broden
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Broden, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

t0rin0, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of MSL94
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

MSL94, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

CRJMellor, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of cardsfan
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

cardsfan, May 12, 2013
Photo of NorCalYeti
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

taste- nice, bitter hoppiness

color- light gold

clarity- clear

smell- grapefruit, pale malt

body- medium body, lean

appearance- flat, little carbonation and lace retention

overall impression- good, true to style

notes and comments- probably order again

beer spy- double ipa festival, bistro, hayward ca, 2/12/11, 6 oz. glass

NorCalYeti, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of hopdog
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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.

hopdog, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of thaichile
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orangey gold with a slight head. Nose is thick with malt and resin, some light grapefruit. Flavor is very full bodied, very malty with accompanying bitterness and resin. Ciitrus tones are well into the background as is the sweetness. This is one that the malts win, but none the less very tasty. Thanks to BlindPig for the opportunity to try this one.

thaichile, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of bman_85
4/5  rDev -0.7%

bman_85, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of coolandy007
4/5  rDev -0.7%

coolandy007, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
4/5  rDev -0.7%

midnitesun11, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Jeremy6566
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Jeremy6566, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of ThatCracker
4/5  rDev -0.7%

ThatCracker, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of lunarbrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

lunarbrew, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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War Dog Double IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.