Sitting Bulldog IPA
Gotlands Bryggeri

Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,274
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,804
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
31
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Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
Notes: Introduced in September 2009.
It is an IPA "in American style", and contains 100% American hops.
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Photo of frozyn
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an appropriately Nordic tulip glass after 10 minutes on the counter. Pours a perfectly clear copper, with a slightly off-white vibrant head that slowly recedes into a film and rim around the edge, and leaves plenty of lacing behind. Most IPAs steer away from this color these days in NYC, but the clarity is damn impressive. My half-asleep cat is confused as to why he can see me through the glass.

Honey and malt come first on the aroma, pleasantly different from my usual IPA fare, followed by an earthy, piney, almost evergreen hop note. A straight forward aroma, a bit muted, but pleasant.

Flavor follows the aroma closely at first, but as the sip warms up the hops take front and center stage. The introduction is definitely the pine/evergreen note, but it quickly changes into a fruity flavor. I get why their website talks about black currant and figs -- I would not have thought of that without looking, but it's spot on. I also get a little plum, but it's nearly non-existant, so I wonder if I'm stretching for it. There's a honey, caramel sweetness to it, and it's a quite pleasing contrast to the hops.

Light to medium body, nice carbonation zip, with plenty of resin.

The flavor is overall fairly subdued, in a very good way. It's not a beer that beats you over the head, nor is it a beer that takes excessive effort to dissect. I look forward to trying this fresh someday at the brewery in Gotland, as I imagine my future travels will inevitably take me to Sweden.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this at an Italian restaurant in the High Coast of Northern Sweden.

(L) It has an amber clear hue with a nice thick white head that dissipated slowly with nice lacing.

(A) It has a nice piney aroma.

(T) The taste was grassy, grapefruit, piney, a bit sweet, a bit dank, old style IPA.

(F) It had a medium body and medium carbonation. It goes well with spicy pizza.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma has earthy, lemony and piney hop notes with some malts in the background. Taste is balanced. You get the earthy hops but also a slightly nutty malt flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Overall this is a very old school IPA with a good malt/hops balance but nothing really special.

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Photo of drmeto
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
.low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,doughy,caramel,orange,peach
-subtle overall
T:
-grassy,orange,caramel,pine
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
o.k-ish IPA

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Photo of JackieKu
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The quality seems to be inconsistent in different batch.

Have one that was pretty good, which has fresh fruity smell (tropical & citrus).
But the others are sour and malty, not I'd like to have within IPA.

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Photo of bark
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is amber, the liquid is clear. Finger thick off-white head. Some nice lacing occurs.

The smell is dominated by a metallic bitterness. Some caramel and a sour hint.

The taste starts off with a hint of honey. Medium strong growing bitterness. Mellow malty sweetness. Hints of fresh flowers and dried fruits. The aftertaste brings a strong bitterness with English notes of toffee and apricots. The finish is semi-dry.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles medium strong. The liquid is dry.

A bit too dry for me. Elegant, classic British hops. Not very American at all.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks nice. Amber with a very thick crème head. Flavor is malty sweet with an end on it that strikes salty. But the main tone is malty and sweet. This ended up being the first of many different American IPAs produced in Sweden for me, and it's a nice one to start off with. Or have 7th...or 10th... I think you get the picture.

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Photo of rarbring
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An slightly hazy copper-toned amber beer, a firm thick beige head leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is actually typical american hops, grape-fruit, pine and flowers, a hint of sweetness as well, but in all rather weak.

The taste is staring somewhat sweet, honey, to go over into citric aromas, grape-fruit and orange, the bitterness then sets in, warm and lasting. Mainly a seedy bitterness.

The carbonation is medium low, small bubbles, smooth with a dry finish.

In all a very enjoyable and good IPA (but more American than English).

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Sitting Bulldog IPA from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 31 ratings