White Dog IPA | El Segundo Brewing Company

White Dog IPAWhite Dog IPA
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White Dog IPAWhite Dog IPA

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DoubleJ on 01-06-2012

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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some really nice tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same and finishes with a malt presence. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great aroma and a tasty set of flavors.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spycow
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attractive rich yellow amber color in the big New Belgium tulip. Plenty of suds with a spritzy mouthfeel. Big nose of flowery, fruity hops.

Warm and malty with a sharp mouthfeel. Brewer says this is 50% wheat. It does give the brew a tangy edge along with the toasty Pale Ale flavor. Hops are redolent with fruit. The Nelson Sauvin mango and pineapple flavors along with some just plain bitter grapefruit pith. Bitterness overall is more than ample, with that acidic spiciness of the big IPA. Better than average hop flavor, but less drinkable than I'd like.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head. Orange and grapefruit hops on the nose with lots of pine. A mild bread and wheat sweetness, some sweet, candied citrus peel, and a touch of tropical fruit. A nice balance of bitterness and sweet hops and malt on the palate. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and mild pineapple along with bitter pine hop character. A bit of malt sweetness to go with it.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep rusted yellow, and slightly murky orange body, with a cloud appearance. Head is a good four fingers tall with about two fingers of retention and an off white color. Slightly soapy, with a creamy looking top.

Solid hop forward nose. Juicy fruit and spicy action on the hop angle. Hints faint tropical and some sweet grapefruit mixed in with some vanilla and woody like sweetness to match. Very nice, and simple.

Palate comes surprisingly different. Thick earth hop and woody bitterness. Very bitter finish with a hint of burning ash quality. Sweetness is hardly detected, letting the bitterness become dominant and bigger.

Overall not bad, but missing much of the chewy wheat depth I associate with that malt addition and the hop profile.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the brewery, and I suggest you do the same. This is a great example of a wheat IPA. I've had some that were too sweet, and some just not hoppy enough. This makes the best of the hybrid style for a beer than slightly reminiscent of Belgian IPAs, but also takes cues from light-bodies West Coast hop monsters.

The wheat lends a lighter body than you'd expect from a 6.9% beer, with just a light wheat bread sweetness. The hops taste and feel wonderfully dry and spicy, but drops of floral and citrus fruit drop in to keep this from becoming an American take on the saison. Not only is this IPA delicious, but it's a fresh take on the style—something that's difficult to find.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Muddy yellow brown body with a long lasting head and plenty of sticky lacing around the glass. Pure West Coast hops in the nose, and in full force. It's a bitter citrus medley. Orange, grapefruit, and hop leaves are among the most prominent of the aromas.

Hop juice on top of more hop juice. It's delicious yet on the border of being overkill IMO. Grapefruit juice dominates this sense, pine, bittersweet citrus, and resin tag along. The beer has a medium-full body, and well placed carbonation.

A surprisingly intense experience, perhaps because it takes the character of a Double IPA. Don't be surprised if you end up "milking" the pint.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of markgugs
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tall tulip glass.

Has that "Arnold Palmer" color that's half iced tea, half lemonade. Big foamy head and so much lacing you almost can't see glass. Nose is a bit muted but to be fair, this was bottled 2 1/2 months ago. What aroma is there is sweet like hay, moderately floral. Taste is still crisp, this has held up well. However it sticks pretty close to the tried & true west coast IPA formula, grapefruit, pine, pith, toasted grainy malts, nicely balanced. Great carb levels, very well made just not all that standout. Sneakily bitter in the finish. Solid.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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White Dog IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70% out of 100 with 140 ratings
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