Rabid Hop | Pub Dog Brewing

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Brewed by:
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gillagorilla on 05-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at College Station Liquors, Westminster, MD

Pale gold body, slightly hazy, topped by four fingers plus of slightly off-white micro-bubbles. Some drippy lace quickly evident.

Pine aroma, bit of hay, undefined whiffs of citrus. A lot of work for a decent sniff, especially for a DIPA.

Very sweet beginning, probably too sweet. No firmness, just slithers down the tongue. Fruitiness follows, if somewhat undefined as to what fruits. Quick bitter bite at the swallow. Tastes made well, sense of alcohol in the finish.

Smooth light mouthfeel, probably too light for the style.

The most imperial characteristic is the alcohol. Everything is just ok at best. Comes across as a decent try, but needs a lot more work to be special. Worth trying for locals, but not worth seeking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gillagorilla
2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Max's Taphouse (from notes)

A: Bronze, clear with a little head that leaves nice lacing.

S: Very faint, but a regular mellow pine and citrus scent.

T: Strong pine mouthfeel. Nice full flavor that is mainly pine but balanced well, with a bit of citrus. It has a strong even thorough flavor.

M: No carbonation and very smooth with the tiniest coarseness.

O: Decent IPA, but not a blow out the water. Not very rabid. This is my first beer from the two collaborators.

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Photo of sneth019
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Dilbert65
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of AleDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of y2jrock60
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Very hazy dark yellow with a thin heax tbat doesn't lace.

S- Floral and grassy, the alcohol is present in the nose.

T- Slkghty sweet upfront, the alcohol makes an appearance in the middle, The finish is a dry grassy bitterness.

M- Thick-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Overall, nothing special. I bought it because it was local.

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Photo of bmur112
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of TomG2751
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of StaindProject86
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Metalmaniac915
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lighter golden color with a two finger head of a foamy white color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a mix of big sweet tropical fruits and hops. The fruity aromas create the bulk of the smell with them containing lots of tangerine, mango, pineapple and some aromas of orange. Along with these smells comes a lighter doughy smell as well as lots of hops, with these hop aromas being heaviest of a grapefruit smell but containing hints of a pine and herbal smell as well. Overall the aroma is big and delicious in nature.

Taste – While the taste begins less sweet then the nose would have suggested but does have a decent level of sweetness of a tropical fruit nature. The sweeter flavors are strongest of a tangerine and pineapple nature with these accompanied by a bit of orange. Some doughy flavors are present upfront, along with a moderate level of hoppiness. At the start a pine taste is the bulk hop flavor with just a bit of a grapefruit hop present. While the pine flavor remains relatively constant throughout the taste, the grapefruit gets quite a bit more potent as the flavor moves to the end. Along with the increase in the grapefruit, the sweeter flavors dwindle a bit and the doughy flavor transitions to a slightly drier more cracker like taste. With the intensification of the grapefruit and the advent of a little bit of an herbal and slight alcohol flavor, one is left with a rather pleasant, lightly tropical fruit sweetened and rather grapefruity hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower side for a IPA of 8 % abv. with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style, the overall feel is fairly decent as it keeps it easier drinking and more crisp all while having a low enough carbonation and just thick enough body to allow the hop flavors to shine through.

Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a decent balance of hop and sweet without either really overpowering the flavor profile. While nothing super outstanding, it is certainly well worth a try.

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Photo of SeverelyHoppy
5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in shaker pint, chez White

A: color quite pretty--unfiltered orange; blossom honey; thick head, good lacing, cloudy with good carbonation
S:: orange, citrus--all hops
T: piney, resinous; hops dominate the malt; lingering bitterness; strong grapefruit 1/4th through the glass; touch of butter on the end; this comes in a bomber seemingly larger than average, so is perfect for sharing

Fantastic IPA, well worth getting and sharing.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Rabid Hop from Pub Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 18 ratings