Sleepy Dog Dog Pound | Sleepy Dog Brewery

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light American Ale with a balanced hop character. Why else can we say? Who doesn't love a puppy?

Added by Glibber on 05-21-2011

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
19.5%
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3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Sleepy Dog; March 2011
The beer arrives with a pale, wispy head that sits on top of a dark-copper / amber hued beer. The nose smells of crystal malt and has a touch of citrus hop dusting to the aroma, though it smells more of crystal malt than anything.

There is lots more hop bite to the flavor than I was expecting, based on the nose at least. It is not aggressively hoppy, but there is a fair amount of bitterness and bite to the flavor. Caramel mlat notes and toasted grain flavors do play a significant role here though and there is a lingering sweet tea like flavor that is often found in beers that have a fair amount of crystal malt in them. There is more of a focus on crystal malt than anything else in this beer, but there is at least a noticeable bitterness to it. The body is not really watery, which is certainly a plus and it has a medium’ish character to this otherwise lighter beer.

A bit too focused on crystal malt for my tastes as I prefer more of a bright, clean hop focus in a Pale Ale; it reminds me of a typical mid 90s interpretation of a Pale Ale.

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.82/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber beer with nice off white head and really good lacing. Nice amber smell, smooth going in, and a decent hop kick for a light amber beer. Has a lasting bitterness for an american pale ale, but very flavorful to drink. Tastes a little stronger than it actually is, but a flavorful drink.

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Sleepy Dog Dog Pound from Sleepy Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 8 ratings