Hop Dog India Pale Ale | Big Daddy's

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Brewed by:
Big Daddy's
Virginia, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mralphabet on 05-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by WoodBrew:
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2.82/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a chance to try the Hop Dog IPA at Awfule Arthurs in Roanoke. The beer poured slightly hazy copper with a thin off white head that laced. The smell was more floral than pine/citrus....thanks to the East Kent Goldings. Some sweet and earthy undertones as well. The taste was very bitter with floral ever present and a slight hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with big hop bitterness. Overall it is an ok IPA....a bit to bitter and floral for me!

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3 Feb 2013: Super Bowl, draught pint into a plastic cup in 'Jacks bar in the Cannery', San Fransisco.

Wasn't expecting something so English in San Fran, really enjoyed it though.

Amber body with an off-white head of bubbles.

Malts just about out sniff the hop content in the nose and the taste, subtle more than strong and forceful. Malts certainly first, with grains and a floral hop feel coming along behind.

Nice easy balance, drank in between a Moose Drool and a Black Bute Porter, calmed down my taste buds well.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I did the Sample Pack of the 5 normal beers they have on Tap.. They normally have 6 all the time on Tap beers... 1 was out so they gave me the Seasonal in place of it...

Each sample was 3 or 4 oz.... So this will be a quick review.

A: Auburn in color, another unfiltered looking brew...Nice little head on this one.

S: Very strong Hops smell on this one.... Pretty much over powers everything else...

T: Just like it smell, Hops, Hops & more Hops with a strong bitterness to it. I'm not much on this style but if you like hops you'll love this one.

M: Mid bodied..with some bite...

D: It is hard to tell with only 3 or 4 oz... This is not my style so I'm one and done on this one...

Give it a try... Support your locale Brewers

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Photo of jaswilson2
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Slightly hazed golden copper with a thin off white head that reduced a bit and left decent lace.

S-Mildly sweet caramel, and the distinctive aroma of EKG hops with floral and earthy notes coming out.

T-More assertive bitterness on the palate with a touch of citrus behind the floral and earthy notes. Well supported by the sweet caramel and biscuit malt

M-Medium bodied fairly sharp and crisp with good lingering hop bitterness.

D-A surprisingly solid 100% EKG hopped English style IPA. Decent hop profile and good crispness make this one easy to drink.

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Photo of skrblr
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Hop Dog India Pale Ale from Big Daddy's
3.3 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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