Dog Bite High Gravity Lager
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #45
Ranked #30,242
2.23 | pDev: 39.91%
Jan 02, 2022
Nov 18, 2010
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerDog Bite High Gravity Lager
Notes: A lager with a hard bite shouldn't be hard to drink. That's why dog bite is brewed with select hops and malted barley for a well-balanced, mellow taste that'll have high-gravity drinkers coming back again and again.
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Rated: 1.95 by smi69 from New York

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BCole281 from Texas

2.24/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Purchased as a 24oz can, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a golden color. Initially thick foamy white head recedes quickly; poor head retention and no lacing. Lots of small bubbles rising through the brew.

S - Adjuncts, alcohol, and malty notes abound. ABV is not very well hidden here.

T - Malt and sweet corn to start, with fusels and a faint sour apple flavor showing up on the finish. Not as egregiously tart as Stack 101 but it's noticeable.

M - Thin-bodied with medium carbonation. It goes down relatively easily, but the mouthfeel of this HGL leaves much to be desired outside of that.

O - It has a cool can design and the product is inoffensive enough not to be a drain pour, but nothing about it really invites me to try it again. Tick complete. Reviewed to style, YMMV.
Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 2.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by happybday529 from Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A random pickup from a local wine store's cooler, I couldn't ask for a lower price on a themed drink to go alongside my D&D game later that day, which featured a similar dog creature.

The upsides of this beer stop about there.

While not bad, nothing about this beer stood out from under the label. Drinking straight from the can, I can't speak of colour or clarity, though a lager that doesn't try to coat me with the head foam as I open it isn't trying hard enough.

The most appealing feature of this brew seems to be the 24oz can of 8% ABV for around $2, since I'd compare it to the big brand light beers, but trying too hard to be bursting with the wrong sort of flavours.
Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

1.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Drank from a 24 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - Very attractive, almost looks like a fancy craft beer. Stands out nicely on the shelf. Doesn't look at all like a malt liquor.

Smell - Tiny wisp of corn, mostly metallic water.

Taste - Like a brownie covered in black pepper. Incredibly sweet, slightly chocolatey, and a strong alcohol bite.

Feel - Thin body, very mild fizz, and some throat burn. It needs to either be thicker or bubblier.

Overall - I had low expectations based on its $1.50 price tag, and it hit them. It's not good, but it isn't offensive. I'd have it again, but it definitely wouldn't be a first pick.
Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 1.05 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

2.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Why am I rating this? The hell if I know, let's say desperate times call for desperate measures.
Poured into what? Uhmmmm...just a regular pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy clear yellow to mild orange color with speedy carbonation rising to fill a rapidly dieing head. No lace.
The aroma had stiff sweet corn, rice, fusel alcohol and burnt grass.
The flavor had a huge alcoholic sweet buffing throwing itself into burnt grass, burnt toast and sweet corn. The aftertaste was distracting through fusel alcohol, sweet corn and burnt grass and toast.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with no sessionability whatsoever. It's a sipper by all means, that's if one wants to sip it. Carbonation did feel appropriate for what this is supposed to be. ABV seemed as projected. Finish was fusel alcohol, sweet corn and burnt toast.
Overall, didn't really like this at all for me but without being too harsh, I realize this style doesn't really clean up too well. Keep trying, maybe a brewer out there eventually will be able to brew a kickass version of this. I seriously doubt this brewery will.
Feb 27, 2019
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Reviewed by ravisingh from Connecticut

1.89/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This beer tastes like watered down Natty Daddy. It has a slightly greater fruity taste, but it's subtle. The can is interesting with an orange color and Cerberus design. If you want to get buzzed for cheap you can't beat it.
Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.06 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

May 18, 2018
Rated: 2.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

May 01, 2018
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Rated by physicslover from New York

2.94/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very smooth for 8% beer. Tastes kinda like Coors original but nearly twice as strong.
Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 1.99 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Pours a perfectly crystal clear light yellow. A white fizzy head dies quickly.

Aroma of corn, spent grain, spent hops, and fusel alcohol.

Flavor has a neutral note almost, then the corn and rice sweetness sets in. Small, stale hop does a little to balance, then a soft alcohol note. For 8% it could be more ghastly than it is.
Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Ethandomaingue from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +124.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nasty yellow color, but it does product a full inch of head, even if it quickly vanishes with no lace, no trace. Aroma was metallic alcohol.

Fuck, the body is thin on this, lots of corn syrup, aluminum and rubbing alcohol. Eventually it starts to numb your senses with the alcohol burn and thin body. Man, I can appreciate some malt liquor, but this is asking too much of me.
Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 2 by hopnado from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are preset in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular along with faint hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell, but flavors of alcohol start to creep in. There is a lingering aftertaste of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as offensive compared to some of the other malt liquors that I've had.

Serving type: can
Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 1.93 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 2.22 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Nasty yellow color, but it does product a full inch of head, even if it quickly vanishes with no lace, no trace. Aroma was metallic alcohol.

Fuck, the body is thin on this, lots of corn syrup, aluminum and rubbing alcohol. Eventually it starts to numb your senses with the alcohol burn and thin body. Man, I can appreciate some malt liquor, but this is asking too much of me.
Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 2.2 by zaraspook from Illinois

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 1.88 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by tubeyes from Texas

2.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
A. Sudsy piss yellow
S. Sweet syrupy corn
T. More nasty sweetness
M. Crazy carbonation, corn rind aftertaste
O. Didnt expect much else, had from gas station at pride parade in Dallas
Sep 20, 2015
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Reviewed by JohnLasher92 from New York

2.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Bought this at my local Kwik Fill after getting out of work. Wanted to try something I haven't had before.
Appearance: Golden malt liquor color. Didn't actually know this was considered Malt Liquor by most people.
Smell: Smells like your average american adjunct brew.
Taste: Really isn't bad, but isn't necessarily amazing either. Pretty average and definitely tastes more like an ale for a high gravity brew. Disguises the alcohol well.
Feel: Decent carbonation, and again this one tastes and feels just like a typical lager/ale all the way through.
Overall: Anyone who takes a look at the can before buying knows that this is something that is going to get you buzzed quickly. And for that, you should already know.49 what you are getting into (especially when you are paying less than 2 dollars for 24 ounces). I thought that for the style and price, this was a decent brew. I wouldn't seek this one out, but when I am looking to get my buzz on, this would definitely be an option. I paid $1.49 for this. Considering Blue Moon is the next step above this, and that you would have to drink two BM's to achieve the same buzz, this gives you the best bang for your buck (a pint of Blue Moon in my area is $2.20). I was also happy to find out Genesee Brewing Co. based out of Rochester where I am from, made this and not some mainstream Maco company like Coors or Bud Light which amazingly dominates the market. Overall, read my review and decide for yourself if this is something you would want to spend your pennies on. To each his own, but I would drink this again if I intended to get a buzz and enjoy a decent brew.
Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
From the 24 fl oz can. Sampled on July 1, 2015.

Yellow pour. White head that fades.

Toasted biscuit, corn, and grassy hops on the nose.

Smoother than some malt liquors. Not cloying. A thin body.

The flavor has this strange vegetable oil character with the toasted biscuit and grassy hops. Not a headache-inducing malt liquor like so many of them can be for me. So that puts it in a slightly higher class IMO.
Jul 02, 2015
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Rock Wall Brewing Co. "Dog Bite High Gravity Lager"
24 oz. can, no freshness dating
$1.79 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Dog Bite is a surprisingly fruity malt liquor, delivering notes of apple and grape. It was so fruity in fact that I had to check the label to make sure it wasn't flavored. As to its being a "lager", yes it's lager yeast, but it's clearly fermented warm.

It appears in the glass like any other malt liquor with a deep golden body beneath a short head of white foam. The head retention is fairly good, and it actually leaves some really nice, although thin, lacing about the glass. It's somewhere between medium and medium-full in body, and just below standard carbonation at maybe 2.4 volumes CO2/liter which leaves it smooth across the palate.

The aroma is malty with the suggestion of fruit and a touch of alcohol.

Beyond the fruitiness there is alcohol, but it's not "hot", and there's also a note of sugary, almost mint (which may or may not be coming from hops) as well as a pleasant note of cereal and some floral character. It's not overly sweet though, especially for a malt liquor, and despite its limited bitterness it's still able to dry in the finish; and that's great because unlike many others in the category it doesn't build upon the palate.

Although I was initially surprised by the fruity component, it's not something negative within the style, and is actually pleasant. It gives it some character and charm. For fans of the style I'd say you have to check it out.
Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 2.25 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 18, 2015
Rated: 1.77 by Jason_cs from Florida

May 10, 2015
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Reviewed by John_Squires from New York

1.48/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Sometimes you get what you buy. I don't know what I expected but what I got was a flashy can and a bad taste in my mouth. If you just wanna get drunk and can hold your nose than go for it.
Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 2.18 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 2.36 by squack from Virginia

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 3.24 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Oct 22, 2014
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.14/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
24 oz. can
Served in a Firestone Walker pils glass

A - It pours a crisp golden color that is devoid of any floating imperfections. The effervescent body continuously feeds a brilliant white cloud of foam that leaves traces of its presence down the side of the glass.

S - It has an initial sweet candy aroma. Upon further investigation I discover the scent of candied apple and some floral notes.

T - The taste begins sweet with some grain flavors. Then a floral taste crosses my palate. Then I get smacked with the alcohol. Then, as quickly as it came, the alcohol taste subsides leaving a clean, crisp finish.

M - Thin with biting carbonation.

O - This beer starts out a little harsh. Once the 8% numbs my tongue it becomes rather easy to drink. It is an exemplary example of an underappreciated style.
Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 1 by CraigTravor from California

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 1 by BoSean_Rodriguez from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2014
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Reviewed by witchfaerie from Texas

2.83/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A little too sweet, good price for the quality. Anything is better than Bud or Coors, right? The aroma isn't bad. The name is catchy and reminiscent of upstate New York. I usually drink lager or ale warm, but this was ice cold. No way can I drink more than 4 oz. Just a bit too flavorful and I might gain weight. Italians make their beer and wines too sweet.
Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by jpd026 from New York

Jun 28, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by Histic from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by TheBeerNation from New York

Jun 23, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by bombventure from Washington

May 06, 2014
Dog Bite High Gravity Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 56 out of 100 with 146 ratings