Hyper Dog | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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253 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wake up and smell the coffee. Big bold flavours, strong fresh coffee, lots of sweet cream,chocolate stout, all well integrated. Dark with enormous lasting head. Full mouthfeel, satisfying, and a meal in itself. Good drinkability. From Lakeview Liquors.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—slight traces of brownish amber are visible near the edges of the glass when held up to a bright light. It poured with a short dense tan head that quickly died down, but left some wisps on the surface and a collar around he edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cocoa nibs are present in the nose. Some coffee becomes noticeable as the beer warms up, followed by vanilla.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of cocoa nibs vanilla and hints of coffee.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No creaminess is perceptible.
O: This stout has a nice mixture of flavors but I didn't get any lactose. You really need to let this beer warm up to let the aromas and flavors to develop.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kojevergas
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Local Option:

B- (3.28) / WORTHY

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Photo of emerge077
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large mug, it does the reverse cascade for about two seconds, has a head of tan foam for about a minute more. Soon enough there's no foam at all as it audibly fizzles away. Glassy obsidian surface.

Pleasant coffee and vanilla aromas, hazelnut and mild and well integrated. It has a light brownie sweetness as well.

Coffee is noticeable, fairly mellow with very little bitterness initially. Some light dry bitterness does come through in the aftertaste along with lingering vanilla traces. Mellow roast, easygoing flavors.

Smooth feel and light bodied, though somehow this is thinner and less creamy than Jones Dog... huh. Still it's pretty tasty.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with medium retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with light roasted malt is pretty intense. Taste is dominated by dry coffee notes without being too astringent and some nice creamy black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with light creamy texture with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and quite enjoyable though I would have enjoyed this one even more if the vanilla had been more predominant.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/27/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, raisin, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and the vanilla/cocoa/coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, toast, vanilla, cream, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malts with the cocoa/coffee/vanilla flavors; with big flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice milk stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and vanilla/cocoa/coffee flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tan head. Black in color.

A nice chocolate and cocoa flavor up front. Nice coffee flavor with the right amount of roast. Vanilla ends in the finish.

Medium bodied. Cola like feel to it.

Nice milk stout with a lot of good flavors. Easy to drink.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a medium beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is contains milk chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malts, some licorice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark fruit, licorice, milk chocolate and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice stout to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate cola brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy dark tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of freshly brewed coffee, cacao nibs, and roasted malts with lighter aromas of dark malts and vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts with light flavors of dark malts and just a hint of lactose sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of freshly brewed, freshly roasted coffee and light to moderate flavors of vanilla and cacao nibs. Moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A really nice combination of coffee and chocolate but I wish the lactose sweetness was a little more present. Enjoyable and a nice sipping beer.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass.

What goes better with a turkey burger covered in Havarti than a nice milk stout, amiright? This one pours a dark black-brown topped by a miniscule bit of dark khaki foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder, mild roasted malts, light molasses, vanilla bean, light brown sugar, and a small smattering of coffee. This thing just plain smells delicious, mon ami! The taste follows the nose very closely, with the cocoa coming across a bit more like dark chocolate powder than before and the coffee comes through a bit more assertively (though still not attaining any real star power). Without missing a step, the taste is just as enjoyable as the smell. Good times here. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick, silky feel. Overall, though a touch thin for my particular tastes, this was a damn tasty brew, the highlight of the evening (and, trust me, that was saying a bit of something this time...).

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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