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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: 0
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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busternuggz

California

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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.

01-25-2011 23:41:20 | More by busternuggz
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-20-2013 04:15:41 | More by LXIXME
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-11-2013 23:30:26 | More by GRG1313
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-22-2013 17:08:38 | More by Beardcore
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-14-2013 17:20:03 | More by djrn2
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imagese

California

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%

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

01-16-2011 07:43:45 | More by imagese
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

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).

10-25-2010 04:54:59 | More by emmasdad
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-11-2014 00:12:05 | More by IPAchris
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-09-2014 22:04:15 | More by paulys55
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Broden

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-01-2013 15:08:10 | More by Broden
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-23-2012 02:12:42 | More by t0rin0
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-24-2013 14:08:51 | More by MSL94
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

03-10-2006 02:41:07 | More by CRJMellor
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

05-12-2013 19:55:32 | More by cardsfan
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NorCalYeti

California

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

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

02-15-2011 00:39:26 | More by NorCalYeti
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2%

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.

12-09-2008 04:25:49 | More by hopdog
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thaichile

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

06-10-2007 13:45:48 | More by thaichile
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-30-2013 02:12:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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bman_85

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-25-2013 15:38:13 | More by bman_85
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coolandy007

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-02-2013 22:28:34 | More by coolandy007
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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-02-2014 19:54:05 | More by midnitesun11
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2013 23:45:59 | More by Jeremy6566
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-18-2013 01:18:42 | More by ThatCracker
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2013 15:08:13 | More by lunarbrew
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-26-2013 20:33:15 | More by jaydoc
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War Dog Double IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.