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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What do Swedes love almost as much as a juicy double IPAs? Apparently, David Hasselhoff as JC learned during his summer visit to Stockholm. Photos of The Hoff were plastered throughout the brewery for the collaboration brew, which invoked powerful memories of JC's 'favorite' Hoff photo... one where he is strategically "covered" in puppies. After sharing this photo with the Omnipollo crew, everyone immediately agreed this would be name of the Double IPA we were brewing.


Initially brewed and released as a draft only beer in Sweden, Covered in Puppies has now arrived stateside! The label design was inspired by Karl & Kevin's favorite artist when they were kids: MC Escher. Karl and Kevin were able to fully realize the inspiration from Escher and meld that with the respective styles of each brewery. A nose of tropical fruit and bubble gum take the lead with and woody resin undertones. Palate is juicy with flavors of creamy pineapple and freshly baked bread, wrapping it up with a soft -as-a-puppy bitterness.

MALT: Pale Malt, Dextrin Malt, C-15, Torrified Wheat

HOPS: Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy

Added by bhatch729 on 12-07-2017

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#1,107
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
108
pDev:
5.31%
 
 
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5
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Photo of goalie35
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Remarkably hazy, cloudy peachy orange pour with one finger of white head. No light getting through here - almost sludgy: aroma is hoppy over ripe orange, grapefruit, touch of sweat socks. Taste is hop forward thick citrus, some tropical fruit with a palate attacking bitterness that lingers in the full slightly dry finish. Most excellent.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is juicy orange, opaque. Head is white, dense and lovely. The appearance is really great.
S: Mango, pineapple, resinous profile, Citra, Galaxy, it's an incredible aroma.
T: Taste starts off a bit bitter from the resinous profile then turning to the almost tropical to citrus touch, finishing off in a clear resinous bitter profile agora. It ends as it starts. In a fluffy and sweet tone.
M: Body is medium to high. Bitterness is big but not highly strong - it's not super fresh. Alcohol is felt but just a little.
O: Of course, this collab couldn't really go wrong.

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Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - so, this has something to do with David Hasselhoff? Why weren't hamburgers involved? What? Too soon?

This beer pours a murky, medium apricot amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent broken web lace around the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of dank pine resin, bready and doughy caramel malt, a muddled tropical fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is juicy orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus flesh, grainy and bready caramel malt, still hard to parse exotic fruity notes, some stoney chalkiness, chewed-out pink bubblegum, and more earthy, herbal, and musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-placating frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of hop bitterness maybe taking things down a notch or so here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed frootiness carrying the lingering day.

Overall - this is a genial enough version of the style, however, not quite as grand as the fan-boys I see now before me seem to opine. Could be another Alberta agent issue (oh, Craft Beer Importers, gee, really?), as the BB date is November of this year, for a big, hoppy brew.

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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky orange with a one finger creamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerines, orange peel and pineapple.

T - The taste is pineapple, tangerine, mango, biscuity malts and dank hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - A solid collaboration beer. The flavors are nice and juicy with a dank finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Very hazy orange, juicy color, quarter finger white head, superb lacing, light carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops. Wonderful.

T: Tropical fruits, hops. Bitter on the back end. Excellent!

F: Light to medium bodied. Extremely drinkable.

O: Very good DIPA. Bravo!

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Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Europe version, 330ml bottle. Quite hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has overripe fruits like peaches and oranges, slightly fermented and boozy. Taste is hoppy, fruity, light fermentation notes, a bit earthy with medium bitterness on the finish. Quite good but it has some off flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/07/17. Consumed on 2/25/18.

Deep orange with a creamy white head.

Nose of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), also some citrus notes. After reading the description, I do get a lot of dubble bubble gum from the aroma.

Creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitterness on the tongue.

Fantastic double IPA that I will continue to enjoy immensely. Thanks CUBANICHI!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is for the version of Puppies brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus in Sweden.

Pours a hazy light orange with fine, thick foam.

Smell is juicy with loads of mango, pineapple and a bit of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose but cranks up the pineapple and adds a soft hop bite.

Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Another terrific IIPA by Omnipollo. Can't go wrong with these guys.

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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