Sleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPA | Sleepy Dog Brewery

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Sleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPASleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sleepy Dog Brewery
Arizona, United States
sleepydogbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smooth & perfectly balanced, yet with a cascade hop finish. Makes you want to fight wild animals.

Added by t0rin0 on 04-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
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9
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Photo of Eagleperry338
4.04/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA. Had a decent head from the tap. It's more of a looker than a smeller; great color. Excellent taste. Nothing to crazy with a hint of citrus. If you like most IPAs, you'll like this.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
4.23/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm75
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Biggie39
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Yesdog
2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ute2828
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lccrunchy
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonAdams
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap at the brewery into a standard pint glass.
Color is a deep golden amber,
Smell is clean and crisp.
Taste is bitter, sans citrus, almost acerbic.
Mouthfeel is rich, fine carbonation, can taste the added sharpness.
The head is supreme, with a wonderful lacing that remains long after the beer is gone.
Nice beer and one I'd recommend to my more bitter

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Photo of Photchkiss
2.15/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another bitter IPA, pretty sub-par.

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Photo of Relay21
3.92/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

smooth with no after taste

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Photo of beermemarge
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wamba
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of alextreinhard
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of dozier77
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DryHoppedStout
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Sampled on tap at Sleepy Dog; March 2011
The beer arrives with a clear, copper color and is topped by a long lingering, pale tan colored head. There is a tinny, but bright citrus and hop fruit character to the nose; I get a sort of tropical fruit character and some lychee noticeable. There is again something like dishwater aromatics in the nose and there is also a touch of cracker like malt and a hint of crystal malt notes here as well.

This has a bright, hoppy, citrus character as well as some herbal bitterness to it that reminds me of hemp and pine. Sweet notes are accentuated by the fruity hop character. This is light bodied and quaffable. There is some sort of off character here; perhaps a hint of moldy dish-water and a sort of metallic note. This is hoppy enough to not be bad, but it is certainly lackluster. If it was cleaner it would be a nicely light and quaffable and I like that I has some hop character to it.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Sleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPA from Sleepy Dog Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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