Hyper Dog | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jones Dog with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and coffee.

Added by MasterSki on 03-20-2012

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Photo of Khazadum
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whats this? Whats this work of beauty? This gentle tingle I hear? This scintillating tick tick tickle in my ears? Its a delightful long lasting collar of carmalized marshmellow, of inky darkness of body with soy sauce corners. Its a thick lacing with sticky retention... if only it didn't succumb to soup skin center!

I move in closer as it whispers deep secrets to me... it tells me the secrets of a bean grown far off from my homeland.. Its roasted, beautifully espresso machine roasted. I think I've wandered into an artisan establishment brewing up the java gold. Swirling around the periphery is a milk chocolate perfume that can only be cacao nibs done wonderfully for once. Just the gentle touch of vanilla as the final noticeable arrangement of delight. I can't help but fall in love with this beer at first touch.

Whats my tongue telling me? It screams coffee, espresso bitterness, milk sweetness, but not so much chocolate. This is a dream for anyone who loves a good cup of coffee that has been sweetened with vanilla, milk, and caramel. The finish has a nice astringency of coffee grounds and bitter grain. Wonderful flavors melding in such a way as to be smooth... creamy... sticky.

The body is full, creamy, smooth, velvety, almost silky. Its lingering and sticky in such a way that I want more, more, more! So drinkable, so dangerous at 7.5%. This bad boy can be put down in 5 minutes flat if you weren't watching... and I want a case of it for just this weekend.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krh
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Map Room. Another winner by Pipeworks.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dangolfs79 for sending this beer to me!

Overall, this is very good, it tastes to me like a poor mans victory at sea: same amazing flavors of the cocoa nibs, coffee, and vanilla all come out great, but it's lower abv and the base beer is sweeter and thinner than victory at sea.

Beer pours a dark brown with a tan head, pretty look. The smell has lots of coffee and vanilla, like a very nice sweet latte. Some roast in the nose but it's small. The taste is a really nice onslaught of the added flavors with some sweet malt in the back. The feel is very smooth and lucious.

A really good beer, awesome.

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Barnoloid
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nicely put together milk stout, which has a very prevalent vanilla latte feel to it. Pours a pleasing dark black with a hint of warm brown. The balance is great here - with a lower ABV than an imperial stout this really gives you an easy drinker without losing anything in body, feel or flavor. Hersheys chocolate on the finish with some coffee bitterness and almost a dry nature, which is added to by the slight carbonation. Seriously good stuff.

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Photo of Chaney
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The wife brought this one back from Chi-town for me last month. Love Pipeworks!

Served in a Port City tulip.

A: The head was absolutely ridiculous... about 3-4 fingers or so. Dark, dark brown in color.

S: Simple awesome: The coffee vanilla combo hit me up front along with sort of a chocolate brownie-like flair.

T: This is about as dessert-like as it can get without being an IS. A good bit of candy-coated booze wrapped up in brownie batter. The coffee was minimal, but added to the feel.

M: A mild bitter slap on the end (probably the coffee contribution). Sweet and delectable, without being too cloying.

O: This brew totally rocked my world. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.


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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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