Sitting Bulldog IPA
Gotlands Bryggeri

Sitting Bulldog IPASitting Bulldog IPA
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From:
Gotlands Bryggeri
 
Sweden
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 9.46%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
23
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 07, 2018
Added:
Sep 27, 2009
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  12
SCORE
84
Good
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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Reviewed by frozyn from New York

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +3.5%
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 -2.7%
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 -15.4%
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
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 +19.5%
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 +5.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.9 by Florya from Norway

Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by OscarMaad from Sweden

Aug 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Aug 06, 2014
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Rated by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A very solid and tasty India Pale Ale in which the taste and aroma goes hand in hand.
Jul 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by eet_fuk from Sweden

Mar 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jah_Json from Sweden

Feb 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by gnikola from Serbia

Sep 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by pkenkman from Estonia

Sep 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Feb 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by aztraz from Sweden

May 27, 2012
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
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.
Jul 02, 2011
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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.
Jun 20, 2010
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +13%
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).
Apr 27, 2010
Sitting Bulldog IPA from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 31 ratings