Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States
seadogbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fashioned after the famous ales from Burton-On-Trent which took on such bold character after surviving the long, rolling voyage from London to Calcutta in the days of the Empire. This is an amber colored masterpiece in the world of beer styles.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,468
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
262
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of q33jeff
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
07/22/14

Aroma, hops, caramel, veggie.
Appearance, clear copper ,decent white head.
Taste: basic resinous ipa ,kind of harsh, ash , flowers ,pine. not enough sweetness to balance.
Feel, medium low carbonation; below average body. A little flat.
Overall....almost so-so, not my type of IPA.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.09/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is citrus/fruit, caramel and mild tea. The flavor is citrus, English malts, fruit, tea, hops and a mix of mild bitterness and slight heat in the finish.

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Photo of awesomea
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJoe
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phigg1102
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

4/17/15 Tampa

The best part is the smell. The taste is harsh hops that is pretty bitter and stays on the tounge. Not good

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3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lgmol
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very little hop character in the aroma and taste, and just not very pleasant overall.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good IPA! from Maine. 12 oz. bottle.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of SoulFroosh
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Served on tap at Seadog, Brunswick.

Didn't really taste like an IPA to me. Barely any hoppiness. It's all sweet prunes and caramel, which as it happens, I enjoyed.

I ordered an IPA, though, and at $5.50 a pint, I was expecting it to at least taste like an IPA.
My negative score reflects that.
However, if you're looking for a herbally sweet English style beer, it might be worth picking this up.
Cheers.

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Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SuperHop18
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Steve_Trick
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%

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Sea Dog Old East India Pale Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 262 ratings