Imperial Dog | Pub Dog Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An aggressively hopped double-IPA.

Added by Drknight on 11-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
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Photo of Scott_Mart
4.71/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Really good beer at a great price, 2 - 10oz beers per order. Love this place

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenShawSr
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

copperish orange in color, slightly bitter taste. As one reviewer noted probably would go great with a cheese plate

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Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
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

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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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Imperial Dog from Pub Dog Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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