Dog Days Of Summer India Pale Ale - Woof Breweries
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Reviews by ccrida:
2.78/5 rDev -22.6%
Poured into a pint glass, the Woof IPA is a clear bronze, with a moderate, off-white head that had fairly large bubbles and didn't stick around to long, but left some lace. The aroma is pretty much all malty caramel without much of a hop bouquet, though it does linger there in the boozy background. The taste is ok, predominately malt, a tang of alcohol and a firm, bitter hop finish...the aroma hops are really understated, not sure what they are, probably not cascade or any of the other west coast standbys. It actually reminded me a bit of a harvest ale, although I cant imagine a supermarket brand would wet hop a beer and not advertise the fact. The mouthfeel was a bit more carbonated then I would have like, but it had a medium light body and a nice smoothness too it. The earthy aftertaste was probably the bittering hops but could have been from hard water, but either way was a bit to astringent for the rest of the muted flavors. Inoffensive but not something I'll be buying again.
02-08-2007 05:56:33 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
Darkish gold with lots of head. A gentle pour should keep it from being too foamy and the end result is very appealing visually. Mild musty aroma that is very enticing with elements of cinnamon and pretzels. Big malt base, like Woof’s other beers, and it’s a great foundation to build from. Hops are surprisingly mild especially for a West Coast beer. But what is there is fresh and grassy. IPA fans should perhaps approach this as a standard pale ale, so as not to get those hop receptors all worked up – they will only be set up for disappointment. Still it’s a very good beer, and highly drinkable - should make for a great session beer. This tiny micro is, at the moment, primarily available at New Seasons markets, and tastings are frequently scheduled there and elsewhere, so you could plan to go to one so as to sample this beer before you buy. My opinion is, it's a worthwhile purchase.
03-13-2004 03:31:35 | More by Thrasher
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
Another characteristically malty brew from Woof with ferocious carbonation and a firm head of white duff. In fact, the head is so thick it nearly chokes the bottle and reaches at first pour to a good three fingers. A lush aroma of dark malty fruits drifts upwards like a perfume of raisin and dried plum. The body is slightly hazy in a customary amber color with impressive head retention and fishing net lace.
Dog Days is initially malt tasting -- profoundly so though the finish is heavily bittered. But the finish is heavily bittered. Floral hop notes are not prominently expressed, and my estimation is that traditional IPA hops are not to be found here certainly not in great abundance and certainly not in the aroma. The taste is therefore not entirely traditional though nothing essential is lacking.
This is not a bottle conditioned beer, but Dog Day makes for a smart supermarket IPA with plenty of flavor and charm.
11-10-2004 00:15:57 | More by RedDiamond
Dog Days Of Summer India Pale Ale from Woof Breweries
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