Sitting Bulldog IPA
Gotlands Bryggeri

Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
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Gotlands Bryggeri
American IPA
Ranked #3,029
Ranked #22,429
3.71 | pDev: 9.43%
Dec 24, 2022
Sep 27, 2009
Introduced in September 2009.
It is an IPA "in American style", and contains 100% American hops.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Feb. 2014: 330 ml bottle, as Gotlands Sitting Bulldog IPA. Wisby is not mentioned on the label. ABV is 6.4%. New at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Amber to copper colour, moderate white head. Decent aroma of jam / marmalade and fruity hops, hints of spruce. Medium sweet flavour, with distinct fruity and piney American hops throughout, and a solid bitterness in the finish. Not bad at all from Gotlands Bryggeri.
Dec 24, 2022
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Rated by jgalaz from California

4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I throughly enjoyed this beer while in Sweden! I was very impressed with how good it felt.
Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by frozyn from New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.
Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.
Aug 02, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.
May 26, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by Aspjohansson from Sweden

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
-pours a clear amber with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
.low to medium carbonation visible
-subtle overall
-medium bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
o.k-ish IPA
May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by AJNIDEK from North Carolina

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 2.91 by AxlSkull from France

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by JMUduke from Taiwan

Nov 14, 2015
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Rated by hopitty from California

4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nice fruity aroma with a slight citrus aroma as well. Good malt backbone with a slight sweetness. Color is dark for an IPA.
Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Rickus from Taiwan

Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Waggman from Sweden

Jul 31, 2015
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Reviewed by JackieKu from Taiwan

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
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.
Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Daniellehto from Sweden

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.56 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by TheBrk from Sweden

Oct 22, 2014
Sitting Bulldog IPA from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 33 ratings