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C-Dog Double IPA | The New Old Lompoc

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Brewed by:
The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
'A collaboration with Lucky Lab and the last beer to be brewed at the former Lucky Lab brewhouse in use at Lompoc's 5Q for the past six years. C-Dog is a 50/50 blend of C-son's Greetings and Superdog mixed in one fermenter, with nine types of hops added in the kettle. The beer was then dry-hopped with another eight types of hops for a ridiculous total of 32 pounds of hops in a 300-gallon batch."

Added by John_M on 04-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of madtappers
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle in standard shaker glass.

Pours a dark copper color with a slight haze.

Lots of piney hop scent

Very undercarbonated and not much of the piney hop scent comes thru on the taste.

Very average beer considering this beer is a collabortion on 2 flag ships beers know to be hoppy and full of flavor.

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Photo of loren01
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this beer at Sidebar yesterday.
A: Pours a nice clear orange color good sized head with nice lacing down the glass
S: Smells very citrusy ase well as some pine scents
T: Sweet caramel maltiness up front with a nice piney hop aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied beer carbonation may be a tad on the low side
O: I liked this beer quite a bit, not the best imperial IPA out there but very drinkable. Not sure what the low grades on this beer are all about, maybe a bad batch of bottles or something??

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Photo of Docer
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle at Lompoc's Sidebar as only about a case or so was left.

- A very nice ever so slightly cloudy rich copper color, very minimal head.. nice small amount of lacing... slight off-white traces above the brew. Really west coast looking.

- Nice smooth semi-sweet caramel and slight sugary malt... zesty pine, resinous, citrus and fruit. Nice hops.. smells well balanced.

- Very fruity hops, big resinous bitter pine.. slight floral notes. Touch of spice with the lightly sweet tea-like caramel malt. Some biscuit, dry zest..

- Medium bodied, perfect carbonation.. and lightly creamy. Slightly chewy and drying of the palate.

- A very cool blend of two big IPA's. I think it is very smooth, tasty, and hoppy. I don't understand the 'D' grades... unless they had an infected bottle or something.. but the one I am drinking is quite good.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.06/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass, from the ever-generous ramnuts. Thanks, Frank.

Opened at a tasting. From notes.

A: Pours a clear, dark copper-gold with well-formed beige head. It retains poorly, but as it falls, it leaves some sticky washes of lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Pine on the nose, but it is quickly overtaken by wafts of caramel, bread, and even a suggestion of toffee. This reminds me of an imperial amber in some ways.

T: Pine-dominated, with mild notes of grapefruit, but it's on the malty side with flavors of caramel and bread. And yet, it doesn't have any sugars to support them, so the flavors aren't sweet. The body is thin and overattenuated, without a lot of hop flavor to fill the space that the malt leaves. I really don't understand how two great IPAs can be combined to produce one that measures up to neither.

M: The flavor is incredibly malty up front and watery on the back end. It falls off the tongue and leaves no indication of hoppiness or backbone in its wake.

O: One of the few drainpours of the night, and I mean a lot of it was thrown out. I enjoy Super Dog and C-Note on their own, so whatever happened here is mystifying.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.36/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2


Bottle courtesy of Frank (Ramnuts), thanks! I'm a big fan of both Lucky Labrador and New Old Lompoc, so I had to try this. At 7.4%, this is on the low end for ABV for the style. Bomber poured into a snifter.

A: The body is a dark copper with good clarity. The head is a two finger beige bubbly froth that takes a couple minutes to recede. The head leaves much spotty lacing in its wake. It's a pretty dark color for the style.

S: Strong caramel and bready malt notes. The hop profile is primarily pine resin, with apricot and grapefruit coming out with vigorous swirls of the glass. There's also a dash of mint in the background, as well as earth and maybe a touch of pepper. The malt profile is quite a bit stronger than that of the hops, which is muted.

T: Heavy pine resin in the flavor with notes of grapefruit and a dash of apricot. Malt is pronounced in the taste, imparting bread and caramel, though there's nothing sugary or overly sweet about it. Hops provide an upper moderate bitterness but a minimal amount of flavor, and alcohol is pretty well masked. This is well balanced, with the scale tilting in the favor of the malt. Overly malty with a less than impressive hop profile. Odd. This doesn't seem like an IPA or DIPA at all.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: This beer is quite malty and the hops aren't exactly expressive. For me, there's a bit of nostalgia when it comes to these two breweries, but this isn't something that will blow you away if you're an IPA lover. I really appreciate the chance to try this, but Super Dog is far superior to this collaboration.


I opened my second bottle of this and it was a lot worse than the first one, which I graded quite generously. It was pretty much dead, with no hop character and burdened by way too much malt. I love Lucky Lab and New Old Lompoc, but can't at all recommend beer.

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Photo of daveytheformer
4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce into a nonic pint.

Pours a clear golden amber with a spotty white head that fades to some lacing.

Nose is of flowers, pine, and citrus.

Taste is similar with a light zesty pepper like bitterness rounding out the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.

Overall is a really good beer.

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Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at SideBar the other day...

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all DIPA goodness, with considerable pine, white pepper and dry citrus. This beer smells like a serious west coast DIPA/IPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose very closely, and as expected, it is full, rich, very bitter and quite dry on the finish. There is some noticeable sweet malt on the mid palate, but it's completely dominated and tamed by the hoppy bitterness in this beer. As with the nose, the pine in this beer really stands out, which only adds to the impressive hoppy bitterness in this beer. Drinkability is pretty good, which probably speaks to the relatively low alohol (in the 7% range if memory serves). The alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and the beer is not the least bit heavy or tiring on the palate.

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C-Dog Double IPA from The New Old Lompoc
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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