Super Dog | Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

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Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MuddyFeet on 03-15-2004

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 19
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing extraordinary. It was slightly sweet with a fairly strong hop flavor. It did have a nice citrus backdrop to the aftertaste. A small film for head with a lace that slowly did not cling to the sides of the glass. It was the color of a brand new, shiny penny.

I didn't remember seeing this beer listed when I was researching for my trip to Oregon. I called the brewery to make sure it is offered year round and I was told there are no plans to remove it in the foreseeable future.

It falls into the classification of what I call a marathon beer: For when you want to drink a lot. It goes down smooth and easy which helps with drinking many of these. Lucky Lab has far better choices.

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Photo of Deltoro
3.34/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this at their pub on-tap. Also had it at the BendBrewfest. It's great as an entry level IPA. It can't compete with the big contenders like Victory, Dogfishead, or Stone, but its damn fine.

Copper colored with a bit of cloudiness. Good head and carbonation, pretty close to average.

Sweet hopiness and bright florals come to the nose. Very inticing.

Tastes great, lots of hops, but not to oily or sappy. It goes down real smooth, with above average drinkability. Grab a pitcher of this and enjoy your night!

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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDV
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerzack for sharing the bottle at the tasting
Pours a light amber/golden color. Smell is honeydew melon scented sweet hops. Smells good. Taste is balanced nice sweetness and is very drinkable. Nice bitterness. Overall a slightly thin bodied IPA and feels somewhat delicate, but is quite enjoyable.

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3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On one occasion I was told this is a pale ale, on another, an amber. I’m calling it an IPA as it’s too hoppy for an ordinary pale and too coppery for an amber. The “super” in Super Dog refers to the hops that explode with a succulent floral bouquet and dominate the flavor. This is a full-on hop demon that won’t take prisoners. To my taste, it’s over-hopped. Others may take to the Dog for exactly this reason.

Actually, “super” may not be superlative enough to express the mountain of hops in of Super Dog. Perhaps “ultra-mega” hops is more definitive. In fact, maybe instead of IBUs, this beer should be measured in giga-hops. I’d call this a 100 giga-hop ale.

Visually, Super Dog is copper with thready lace. The mouthfeel pays the price for all the infused greenery, but rabid hopheads can overlook this. If you’re seeking balance, seek elsewhere. If it’s “death by hops” you want, have a Super Dog.

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Photo of deeplennon
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on site at their Hawthorne location. Love this space and all their spaces, very cool.

A fairly deep amber in color. Lots of NW hop character Cascade and Columbus perhaps, I would guess that it's over 60 IBU's as it has quite a bit of astringent bitterness. Not as hop flavorful and aromatic as better examples of the style. Drinks well enough but it would destroy your pallate after a while. Fun though, I'd rather have a fresh one of these than a SN celebration.

The bartender called it their hoppiest beers and estimated the ABV between 6-7 (heh). Not sure why this is classified as an APA.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ZachT
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, deep orange color. Bubbly head with streak lacing. This is a solid rendition of that classic NW style IPA. Aroma is citrus, bread malt, grass, with some earthy qualities as well. Flavor is pine, grass, grapefruit and herbs. Big hops bite with some bread malt to balance it out. A good beer overall.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reagan1984
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a Courtyard Marriott in Portland, OR. Nice beer town!

They also had SN Celebration on tap!! (but I digress)

Anyway, came with a scant foamy head that faded rather quickly. The beer was a slightly hazy orange amber color. There are intermittent bubble that lazily make their way to the top of the glass. Not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is mostly of grains, and a little of citrus. Not very strong.

Flavor was nice but I found it a bit astringent right out of the shoot. Nice burst of citrus and some real nice grains. Mostly cracker type flavors. Then you get a burst of citrus.. Some grapefruit, but a few other lighter citrus notes. Then you get a little of the dry (not quite chalky) taste again. Some nice hop lingering notes. Then it becomes more grapefruit like. I don't get much pine.. Mostly citrus.

As noted, the mouth feel is a touch chalky and body is medium.

Pretty nicely drinkable. I'm not a sweet beer fan, but this could use a touch more sweetness. A nice APA still.

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Super Dog from Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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