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Dirty Dog IPA | Big Dog's Draft House

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34 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Dog's Draft House
Nevada, United States
bigdogsbrews.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ales were originally brewed in London and shipped to Her Majesty's British troops in India. Very hoppy!

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-05-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
21.11%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by facundoCNB:
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3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a copper pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated slowly leaving behind a great amount of lacing. smells of west coast hops, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and grassy. nice hoppy bitterness up front followed by a sweet caramel malt, then more hops come through mixed in with a nutty malt character.. pretty well balanced and very tasty. grassy/herbal and bitter. medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

this is a pretty solid ipa.. 2nd beer i try from this brewery and i have to give them props for being a solid beer again. i'd love to try more from them.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The dim bar atmosphere makes for a difficult appearance assessment. This was my very first beer I had on this trip to Vegas, came in from the north, hit this place on/off/or near Cheyenne as I recall. It appeared to be orange, but might have been lighter than that because of the lack of lighting.

Aroma lacking, faintly pine/citrus (shocking!) but had to really search for it, especially with about 75% of the patrons smoking inside. Taste was a little better, lots of c hops for sure, and that's never a bad thing. Alcohol sting present, but not bothersome. Plenty bitter, the beer doesn't pull any punches. True to form, this Vegas ipa is like a West Coast IPA. . . from 10 years ago. Fitting, style wise.

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Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brokentee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of socon67
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of DenverBigRed
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of nickd717
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Nevada beer for me. Had this on tap at the '09 Bistro IPA Fest in Hayward, CA. Uploading now to get my ticking stats on BA up-to-date.

Golden amber color with a white head. Pretty nice lacing.

Big pine and citrus aroma with a little sweet malt. Smells great.

Flavor, however, falls a little flat relative to the nose. Pale malt and earth with somewhat muted citrus/pine hops and a little cheese.

Palate somewhat standard for the style. Average body and carbonation with some good hop resins to it.

Decent but not great overall. Drinkability is a little above average.

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow with one finger white head with large bubbles. Heavy sticky lacing.

S: Citrus and floral hops and saltine crackers.

T: Lemon and grapefruit. Pine resin and orange peel. A touch of malt sweetness.

M: Very light with steady bubbles, and a dry bitter finish.

O: A light refreshing IPA with flavors that opened up nicely as it warmed.

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Photo of elricorico
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes: Very orange gold, and clear. Slim white head with just a little lacing.

Aroma is quite nice, citric and piny at once. Very strong citric rind impression.

An unusual citric sweetness up front followed by bitter hops. Both flavours are a bit cloying at first, though that may come from the beer being a touch too cold. Flavours improve as it warms, becoming a nicer, citric hop heavy brew.

Light bodied and fairly well carbonated. Could use a bit more to the body, but it isn't bad.

First impression wasn't great, but it got better by the end. A bit better than the average brewpub IPA.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from the source at Big Dog Brewing Co (Las Vegas, NV). 5.00. No bottling date. Served in a small wine glass.

Pours a dirty gold with a full finger of thick cream head which fades to a thin cap that laces well.

Aroma is heavy with citrus and floral hops with some malty biscuit in the background.

Flavors of petals, citrus rind, a little tropical fruit, some pine, cracker, biscuit, slight spice and just an ocassional trace of alcohol.

Medium light body with average carbonation. Bitter biscuity pine finish.

An above average IPA made better by the scarcity of other decent local brews. Naturally I enjoyed it on tap at the brewery more than from the bottle but still good. Worth a try if your in the Las Vegas area and come across it.

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Photo of Gusler
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after separating from the tap pours a slight muzzy amber color with a large bright white head that is creamy in consistency and the resultant lace a fine veil to obscure the glass. Nice hop floral nose, sweet and crisp, fresh to the senses, start is malt sweet, the top modest in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasingly acidic, the hops potent but pleasing to the palate, very dry aftertaste, a fine beer and quite refreshing on these hot summer days in the desert.

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Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
3.79 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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