Pale Dog | Hops and Grain Brewery

Pale DogPale Dog
BA SCORE
3.76/5
172 Ratings
Pale DogPale Dog
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery
Texas, United States
hopsandgrain.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
55 IBU

Added by omnigrits on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,787
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
172
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 36
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This rating is based on a tasting from the tap at the brewery.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours from the can bringing a clear amber with a reasonable head that leaves a shard or two of lacing behind

Smell: Citrus galore, with some tropical fruit undertones (grapfruit and a hint of pineapple)

Taste: A hint of biscuity malt underpins the bitter hop flavors (citrusy grapefruit and a hint of pineapple ) that build, in the middle and linger through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A really nice APA that could easily be mistaken for an IPA

Thanks, Phoenix2443, for the opportunity

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Photo of LXIXME
4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big light tan head slowly settles into a nice lacing with a small biscuity mound in the middle of the glass. This orangeish caramel honey colored pale ale seems to be well carbonated and not really clear, sort of lightly filled with small suspended particles giving it a semi cloudy look.

Citrus hops dominate the aroma with maybe orange peels sticking out the most.

A nice citrus hops with some light pine notes overwhelming just about anything else that is trying to make it's presence known in the taste of this well done beer.

A slight bitter edge with some lingering hops with a dry aftertaste on this medium bodied Austin based beer.

I really liked this pale ale, it's as if someone asked me what kind of beer do you like, and I would have answered "a nice citrus hops style beer that isn't to overbearing or expensive".
And they handed be this, and my day is thus completed, except for an afternoon of sittin' back and downing quite a few cold ones.

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Photo of jlindros
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yay craft cans, thanks to AdamR46 (reddit).

The can pour forces a huge fizzy 3+ finger head that forces me to stop pouring even, fades at a med pace and leaves mild soapy lacing, very hazy orange-yellow colored beer.

Nose brings some fresh hops, a big citrus pop right off with a big shot of fresh grapefruit being squeezed, mild orange juice and tangerine, hint of rind bitterness too, touch of a peachy stone fruit, and just a touch of a sweet malt base.

Taste brings more of the citrus and grapefruit, a nice grapefruit squirt and juice, with a bit more orange juice, rind bitterness, tangerine, etc, similar to the nose. Then a little floral slight herbal hop kicks in very lightly, A mild grainy toasty malt flavor with a little sweetness and fluff. Finish brings fair bitterness, pretty dry too, a little more grapefruit and citrus pop, hint of tangerine too lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall pretty nice for a pale, well done bitterness, nice malt base, and good citrusy hops with a nice flavor and aroma, pretty well done.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The wonderful JenRay sent me some CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and I have fallen terribly behind, but I am getting caught up! Many thanks for these inclusions to the ongoing madness and I promise to do better.

From the CAN: "Sustainable quality"; "Hoppy, Crisp, Dry Hopped"; "glass PINT temp 47 [deg.]"; "At the Hops & Grain Brewery we know that good planets are hard to find. That's why we are working hard to save our own by packaging our beer in the most recyclable {CAN]tainer on the Earth. Aluminum!"; "An homage & accolade TO OUR CHAIRMAN: always EAGER FOR COMPANY always HAPPY TO SEE YOU and always leaves you IN A GOOD MOOD".

I experienced some initial foaming action on the Crack, so I allowed it some calming time before initiating a gentle Glug into my awaiting glass. I got a finger of tawny head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was a hazy amber (SRM = TBD). Nose smelled of minty hops and caramel malt and it once again begs the question of where do APAs leave off and AIPAs begin? I guess that I really do not care, but it is sometimes difficult for me to determine one from another. There was a great scrubbing effervescence in the mouth and on the tongue, quite welcome, actually, following an earlier Berliner Weisse. The taste was equal parts mint and caramel, a nice bland of the flavors and not so hopped-up as to be CANsidered an AIPA. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing. Overall, it was one of many in terms of the style, but on the other hand, it was a new CAN and that made it all the more worthwhile. Remember, though, I CANnot be a ticker as CANs do not Tick, only Glug!

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. No can dates from what I can see.

Deep blonde amber, slightly hazy with a real bright white fluffy three finger head. Lots of super fine micro carbonation and pill like soapy lacing.

Slight amounts of cookie malt like character, mild sweetness and a sense of lemon lime hop action but quiet on the nose Chewy sensing and inviting, as some hop exploration not being expected obvious provides some good citrus aromas.

Palate comes with a bit of unexpected watery quality even for a pale ale, but not too bad. Hop forward flavors of grapefruit and lime zest a bit, almost oily consistency feeling and a good aftertaste. Malt sweetness is taking a back seat but manage just enough body and control to bring some chewy character. Moderately but nicely carbonated, with a somewhat loose feel though.

Overall just needs to get into the real solid range with a bit more malt depth and body.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that tipped off at a clean subtle pace. Mild lace slid into the beer.
The aroma had some sweet to bitter citrusy and floral hops up front over top of a clean biscuit/white bready malt bill.
The flavor was sweet and bitter at different times, not fully blended and bringing the malt bill in the same way. Aftertaste was faint and somewhat malty with a touch of the citrusy hops.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt pretty spot on.
Overall, pretty nice APA. Expectations were achieved.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Whip In.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of orange citrus notes, with a little bit of biscuit malt. The flavor is similar at first, but there are also some odd notes. I get some orange notes, but there is also a dirty character which makes the beer a bit difficult to drink. There is a decent amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold and straw colored pour with a foamy one finger head. Flowery hop flavor upfront. Body has a bit of citrus and a good malt balance. Finishes with a nice strong bitterness.

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Photo of rudzud
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured an impressively clear light copper hue with a nice almost 3 finger head that slumped down to an almost one finger thick, creamy blanket.

S - Light piney hops and some sweet malts. Shockingly appealing.

T - Taste isnt bad. A bit on the malty side for my liking. The hops are slightly older perhaps, not quite as fresh as the nose. Still not too bad though.

M - Mouthfeel is solid too, nice carbonation, again a bit too sweet for me. Nice bitter finish.

O - Overall I'm relatively shocked at this beer. So far I think this is my favourite non Jester King beer from Texas.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Pale Dog from Hops and Grain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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