Dogs vs. Shinobi
Beer'd Brewing Co.

Dogs vs. ShinobiDogs vs. Shinobi
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New England IPA
Ranked #1,719
Ranked #12,073
4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Dogs vs. ShinobiDogs vs. Shinobi
Notes: We joined forces with our Chicago brethren from Pipeworks Brewing Company for this mashup of two of our favorite brands. Dogs Vs. Shinobi takes each breweries lead brand and mashes them together into a hazy, fruit forward, lower ABV offering. Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops and Guava Puree lend notes of fresh orange peel and other tropical characters. This will certainly be a battle for the ages!
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can dated 6/24/19 to a Nonic.
Completely opaque orange haze beneath a healthy .7" head that fades to medium lacing.
Aroma is mild fruit, the guava is present under a must dank aroma.
Guava with citrus rind greats the tongue and it goes from sweet to dank to dry.
Mouth feel is medium and carbonation appropriate.
Decent beer.

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woodchipper from Connecticut, Aug 25, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange with fine, soft foam.

Smell is juicy and slightly tart with notes of papaya, pineappe and guava.

Taste is fruity and juicy, but the tartness of the guava clashes a bit with the bitterness, which isn't strong, but powerful enough to take over a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overalll, a decent beer, which is a little bit too bitter to work with the fruit.

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JamFuel from Sweden, Aug 22, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/14/19
Decent foamy thicker smaller head with great retention, soapy lacing, hazy cloudy pale orange color

Nose is a little green spicy chewy hop character, but plenty of citrus, orange juice, little mango, mild generic tropical, papaya, light doughy malt

Taste sweet doughy malt out front, plenty of suspended proteins wheat or flaked, then big hops, surprisingly some strawberry, big citrus, orange, tangerine, mango sherbet, generic tropical, papaya, little pineapple, big guava, creamy and very juicy like mango orange puree, not chalky or green, mild bitterness, drier finish, lingering loads of guava

Mouth is medium bod, creamy juicy, medium lighter carb

Overall surprisingly quite good, even during the age of all NEIPAs and I'm burnt out on them, this still stands out

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Aug 05, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy bright golden orange with a fair amount of sediment. Lots of lacing. Sweet and fruity aroma. Guava, fruity candy, pink grapefruit and orange. The taste is a blend of guava, orange and grapefruit. Some light strawberry and blueberry notes as well. Soft mouthfeel with low carbonation. Not much of an alcohol presence. Great collaboration worth seeking out.

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PicoPapa from Connecticut, Mar 24, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had to get a Pipeworks beer in a trade. I’ve rated 150 beers from them on this site, and I’ve probably had another 25 I haven’t rated. But I’m adding this collab of theirs and Bear’d to my list thanks to @patrickct.

Pale orange color, a good amount of sediment, fluffy head that turns into a light lacing.

The guava hits right off on the nose, slight hoppiness underneath. Something about it makes me think “perfumey” (is that a word?).

Taste is a mild tangy tropical fruit, subtle hoppy characteristics of bitter/dank in the background.

Medium body, slightly dry feel. Crisp, clean, easy drinker.

Interesting. Good, not great, but definitely worth trying, and better than rated.

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mschrei from Illinois, Mar 16, 2019
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3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale orange and cloudy with a good one and a half finger head.
Very juicy aroma. Lots of guava in the smell and taste. Hints of floral and pine here and there.
Juicy mouth feel.

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PatrickCT from Connecticut, Mar 10, 2019
Dogs vs. Shinobi from Beer'd Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings