Imperial Dog
Pub Dog Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,890
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,491
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 10.38%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
29
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Pub Dog Brewing
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  6
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: An aggressively hopped double-IPA.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. Retention is average for the style, while minor amounts of lacing stick to the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Fairly standard. I get plenty of grapefruit mainly, backed by bits of pine and orange. As it warms up, I pick up traces of Mosaic-derived dankness. Malts are fairly neutral, but I do pick up light biscuit and caramel. This is pretty much what I expect from the archetypal new-school IPA, without doing anything to stand out from the pack. (3.25)

Taste: it starts off very green-tasting, if that makes any sense. The Mosaic is quite prevalent with notes of grapefruit, pine, and sweet onion. Malts provide both a decent sweetness and a fairly neutral canvas to let the hops shine. Well made and well balanced, but the hop profile isn't my cup of tea. (3)

Mouthfeel: Decently crisp and dry, this feels like a "west coast" IPA in many facets. It still features a decent body, without being overly slimy. Carbonation is decently powerful. (3.75)

Overall: Anyone who's read some of my reviews knows I don't like Mosaic, plain and simple. I won't in good conscience buy this again because of that fact, but that's because of how well this beer shows that facet off (for bettter or worse). There will be quite a few out there that like this more than I do, though. (3.25)

3.22/5: A good Mosaic showcase...unfortunately for me

Jul 28, 2015
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kgammell1 from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, not great. Very bitter, aggressive hop attack up front with grassy, lemony notes along with it. Lingers nicely in the mouth. Not super complex, but it's pretty good.

Jun 03, 2015
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CDAtkinson from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden, slightly orange hue, settling into a misty composition with suspended sediment.

S: Citrus, tangerine, hoppy, with a background of freshly cut grass- but dying yellow grass, like when you mow in the middle of August, and you can smell a big rainstorm in the air.

T: Smooth citrus taste accompanied with an everpresent bitterness, rolling wavelike, cresting when you swallow, and crashing into a 30 second finish of lingering bitter flavors.

M: Lively acidity, but ultimately smooth and round.

O: A very bitter but not overwhelming Imperial IPA. I'd drink it again, but likely pairing it with something grilled or some strong cheese.

Feb 01, 2014
Imperial Dog from Pub Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 29 ratings