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Dogs & Boats | Beer'd Brewing Co.

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4.31/5
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238 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
beerdbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Utilizing some hard to come by hops (Citra & Mosaic) this big juicy DIPA yields loads of citrus, tropical fruit and even red berry notes.

Added by chadb on 03-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#892
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
238
pDev:
6.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
70
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 238 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by diverite:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Photo of chippo33
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look out Southern New England, here is your competition for dipas

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64 oz growler. Pours a hazey golden color with a thick tight white foamy head with nice lacing. Smell and taste is mostly like fruit basket of citrus with some light malts. Mouth feel is good with loads of taste. Beer'ds most highly brew and from what I've had so far from then I agree. Must try.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About a week old. Poured from a howler into a new Beerd snifter. Both courtesy of @homebrew

A - Pours a deep yellow, more golden color. Very hazy. Not much head even with a fairly hard pour. What is there is a very thin,tiny bubbled white foam.

S - Like a grapefruit bomb. Citrus and hemp. No shortage of very fresh, funky good smelling hops.

T - I didn't think it smelled bad at all, but the taste is far less one dimensional than I would have guessed. Still all citrus, but not all grapefruit. It is dominant, but also some pineapple, tangerine, and melon flavors. Very tropical and much sweeter than I would have predicted. Almost a candied sugar that reminds me of Great Lakes Chillwave and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. Fairly dank finish with solid bitterness. Very well masked 9%.

F - Maybe slightly below avg on the carbonation. Not too dry. Not too slick. Very much right down the middle. Alcohol not noticeable at all.

O - I am a bit biased towards tropical hops, but this a very well done DIPA. It could probably use a tad more malt balance, but when it comes to taste - I still have this one in world class range. One of those deadly easy drinking beers.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Imperial IPA from another great Connecticut brewery. This beer seriously gives Ghandi Bot a run for its money as CT's best imperial ipa.

Fantastic aroma, Citra/Mosaic combo is awesome. Very well balanced with generous malt bill.

My 1st offering from this brewery. Being only 90 minutes away, will be the 1st of what I hope is many.

Great job guys

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Photo of CayseyW
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: A golden colored ale with a very slight chill haze. Modest head but somewhat creamy which leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: The smell is big, really big. It starts with a lot of citrus–mostly grapefruit and moves to a fruit medley. No mistaking the citra and mosaic hops.

Taste: The taste is dangerously good, and that's in the literal sense because it goes down way too easy for a DIPA weighing in at over 9%. The flavors don't deviate from the smell.

Feel: really soft feel for such a big beer. I find it more biter than it used to be but I find that sort of refreshing in this age over overtly soft and juicy IPAs.

Overall: It's borderline world class for sure. When I first tried this I thought it was going to explode once it went to cans and expanded distribution but the latest "it" beers have sort of left this great beer as an obscure outsider in New England craft.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A clear DIPA that delivers a delicious combo of citra and mosaic hops. Dangerously quaffable at 9% abv. A must-get whenever offered.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at the brewery on June 26th. Casked on white peaches. Poured a super cloudy light gold with barely any head. Smelled so damn fruity and sweet. Taste is super sweet upfront with peaches in the middle. Finishes with a strong juicy hop note from the citra and mosaic that totally lingers. Ultra smooth mouthfeel and super easy to drink.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at The Beer'd Brewing company.
Look - pours an apricot gold color with a slight white head. Retention rather low. Lacing is moderate.
Smell - grapefruit and orange rind dominate the nose on this citrus-forward hop missile. Crackery malt aroma is there as well.
Taste - bitter orange peel is the first assault followed by a piney, boozy slam on the buds. I get a bit or pine as well. Mild bitterness.
Feel - medium and chewy. Carbed just right. Finish is slick
Overall - nice boozy hop assault with good balance. Not elite yet, but very good.

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Photo of Roguer
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy, pulpy orange brew. Huge fluffy white head with incredible retention.

Huge sweet citrus and tropical aroma with light biscuits. Green and hoppy.

Taste follows. Even fruiter than I'd guess for the hops. Juicy. Slightly dank finish.

Like drinking juice. No heat or sting. Slightly syrupy, but it doesn't detract.

Fantastic, juicy, drinkable DIPA.

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Photo of JRFresh
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SenorQuesadilla
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head and a chunky collar.

Smell - Citrus hops. A little boozy. Pale malt and some cracker.

Taste - Citrus. A little tropical. Pale malt sweetness. A touch astringent. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation, maybe a function of the growler. Medium to medium heavy.

Overall - Really nice. I'd prefer it be a little less sweet, but it's really good.

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Photo of geofftrojans
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Tukiluka
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevincredible
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onemoresolo
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Haywire in Westbrook, CT. Short review: It's pretty good, but not great.

It was enjoyable, but definitely not mindblowing, which of course is totally fine. Despite what some people on here are claiming, there's no sense in comparing this to any of the top tier NE IPAs. This is more on the level of Two Roads Road 2 Ruin, which is certainly far from a bad beer, but relatively generic tasting. Maybe it was an off batch? I'd definitely give it another whirl; it seemed promising.

Obviously straight 4s isn't a bad score, but for the amount of people raving about Beer'd IPAs, this one just doesn't deliver. I had their P^2 porter recently and was quite impressed by that one.

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Photo of richj1970
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can dated 9/15/2017

A: Clear orange with one finger white head that settles reasonably quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and tangerines mixed with floral hops notes.

T: Nice punch of tropical citrus with pineapple, mango, passion fruit with hints of grapefruit rind. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Soft texture and very easy drinking.

O: Citra and mosaic hops. What’s not to like? This is an outstanding DIPA and nicely executed.

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Photo of GmAn613
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a grapefruit bomb, and I absolutely loved it. I'm not caught up in appearances, so the minimal head and lacing had no effect on my overall review. It smells and tastes delicious. Absolutely thrilled to have tried it. Beer'd is doing something magical with IPAs.

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Photo of ScottieD
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vicirus
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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