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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,933
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
262
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 138
Reviews by AaronHomoya:
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3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle from a six-pack from Trader Joe's.

Appearance was a nice, rich amber color with pretty good head. Smell was fairly malty-sweet but with some hoppy aromas in there too. Taste was also fairly malty, with a bit of toasted character and a nice balance with the hops. Definitely more of an English vs. west coast IPA. Good mouthfeel, not too carbonated. A very drinkable IPA that hides its decent strength and whose balanced character should appeal to all.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the pub in Topsham ME.

Poured in to a pint glass to the brim thus no head to speak of, leaving a brown gold color with some cloudiness and no lacing.

Smell is a faint sweet malt, some caramel and faint light brown sugar. Very hard to find.

Taste is slightly better. Small sweet toasted bread feel, and a chew of brown sugar. Some caramel notes on the aftertaste with a sugary somewhat finish, with at least a decent body. The beer also has a honey stickyness quality to it in the palate also.

Drinkability is pretty good and easy at a simple 6.2 ABV.

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Photo of biggred1
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange amber with a fizzy,light tan head that leaves a little sticky lace on the glass. Smells fruity and buttery with some imported smelling hops. Tastes fairly bitter up front with caramel malt, citrus and sweet fruitiness leading to a crisp and somewhat buttery finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty average EIPA.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of changeup45
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent beer, but nothing more than average. Copper color, medium off-white head, with a fruity aroma with mild traces of malts and hops. A little too sweet and could stand to have more hops. Calling it a true IPA may actually be a stretch, this seems like more of a Pale Ale than an IPA.

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Photo of tigg924
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: small 1/4 inch head big carbonation, clear, orange-brown

The smell and taste follow close together. They both contain mild hops, malt, and grass.

Mouthfeel: light body, moderate carbonation, smooth, with a slightly bitter end.

Drinkability: This is a very average IPA that almost drinks more like a regular pale ale. I do not get the hoppy bite that I am accustomed to with this style. It is not overly distinguishable. One is enough.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap this beer was a true amber color with a khaki-colored, two-finger head. The retention was good especially as a clingy collar that left good lacing in 'torn curtains'. The aroma was dry and piney with some herbal elements as well. The flavors were similar, piney and resin-like hops (Simcoe?) with some woody elements. The malt backbone was not quite big enough to stand up to the hops and it thus lacked balance. Distinctly bitter without sweetness. The mouthfeel was good, the carbonation fine and the acidity high.

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Photo of barnzy78
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of orcasteve
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this looked great in coler and smelled nice but as an ipa this one is lacking thunder, it starts out great and finishes well but is a bit off in the middle. thiss one isend as bitterb as i like my ipa's, all and all bthis is better than any macro brew, thiss one i will drink agan if it crosses my path

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

Sampled at a beer tasting at Barb's Beer Emporium on July 2, 2009. The pour is amber with a beige, foamy head. The aroma has a sugary sweetness about it, whcih makes sense since Sea Dog specializes in fruity beers. But this one was not fruity. The taste was more sugary sweet than hoppy like most IPA's. I could drink this one because the hop bitterness is more subtle.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

KBC IPA has a thin, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, orange-copper appearance, and a slight lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, fruity, toffee candy. Taste is of caramel candy, citrus pith, English hop bitterness, and sugar, with a background of bread crust. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and KBC IPA finishes crisp and semi-wet. It is certainly an unusual IPA and most definitely NOT of the West Coast style. Overall, this oddity is interesting and enjoyable. Its mouthfeel and finish are lager like.

RJT

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

Dark golden caramel in color, 1 finger head with decent retention and cap.
Malty aromas with noble hop spice, seems like some Pils like skunk to me.
Tastes as it smells with malt backbone first, followed by a quick hop finish.
Medium/thin body, high carbonation.
Enjoyable English IPA, I am learning that I seem to prefer American IPA hop profiles than EIPAs, but seems liek a solid example of the style.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
1.97/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pristinely clear amber with a frothy sand colored head. Expires 1/13 so I'm assuming this is pretty fresh.

Smells like..toasted malt with a little sweetness. Hops, hops anyone?

At 6.2% this doesn't have a lot of malty depth. Or hoppy depth for that matter either. I shouldn't have to try too hard, or try at all, to find flavor in an IPA. There's some toasted malt up front with some cloying sweet, wet grass for a finish but this couldn't even pass for a hoppy pale.

Don't know that I've ever met a Sea Dog I liked.

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Photo of bakerm3
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly cloudy copper with a big bubbled head.

S - Grapefruit, some floral spice. Pretty weak nose.

T - Clean grapefruit across a sweet buttery malt. Green apples, white grapes, and pineapple. Hops provide good balanced but are muted.

Very clean and easy drinking. Not spectacular but a good. Very drinkable.

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Photo of oldvines
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GratefulJack
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of light hops, some floral notes. Taste is lightly hopped, a strong malt backbone, some mild citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a bit light on hops for the style, but highly drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of berley31
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with a small, off-white head, and a light amber colored body. Good carbonation, slightly hazy. Good hops smell, maybe a bit malty as well. Pretty good hoppy taste... not the hoppiest IPA I've ever had, by any means, but not too bad either. Again, there's notes of malt in there as well. Slight lacing left on the glass. Overall, not the worst IPA I've ever had... it has potential, but there isn't a whole lot to set it apart from other IPAs. Reliable, but slightly boring.

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Photo of thegodfather1076
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Decent looking label and graphics with a very nice color scheme. Label has a bit of brewery info and ABV info. Neck label looks the same as main label.

Appearance: Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz snifter. Pours a hazy copper orange color with a 2 finger light and airy off white foam head. Retention was 2min 37sec before fading into a bubbly foam head.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of floral hops with an earthy tone along with slight hints of orange and caramel malts.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of floral and resin hop bitterness on the front-end with a slight caramel malt sweetness that finishes with an earthy resin hop bite. Very good.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the light side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: Overall I thought this was a very good offering that was very well balanced and while not spectacular I thought this represented the style admirably. Classified as an English IPA @ 6,2%. Consumed 5/8/2013.

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Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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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