Dirty Dog IPA | Big Dog's Draft House

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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
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of JDV
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Medium gold colored pour with a semi-hopy aroma. Not as hoppy as some reviewers mentioned, at least when I had it. Taste was mild bitterness, with less hop flavor. I found the hop harvest to be a strong flavored, and better IPA. Needed more malty sweetness and hops to make it pop a bit.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of speedvagen
2.97/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Afraid that Pour24 inside New York, New York was working of an old keg. Either way the malt had clearly taken over... Hoping to try again at a later time to make sure....

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Photo of jwent91
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of numbers
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Its got a light nose

very clear

tastes okay. not a lot of punch.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The inside of this place is dark as a coal mine. Seemed orange and yellow. Dry hopping was insubstantial. Minimal notes of pine and citrus.

Plenty of c hop bitterness. Grapefruit. Lots of alcohol noticeable in the mouthfeel. Malt doesn't come off too much of any one dimension. One of those substantial bitterness kind of vibes.

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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at the Ale House into a pint glass. The beer had a very light gold color for an IPA, with no head. The beer had minimal aroma, which I have always found to be a big part of IPAs. On initial tasting, the hops flavor hits mid-tongue, and there is a bland hops aftertaste. It is an easy enough beer to drink, but there are much better IPAs available.

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3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Served in a pint glass at Big Dog's in Las Vegas.

A - Thin head came with this clear yellowish amber brew. Retention is decent, as was the lace.

S - Nice floral hop profile, not overpowering, but inviting.

T - Unfortunately the appearance and aroma are a bit misleading. Decently bitter, but not nearly as hoppy as it boasts. Flavor is lacking and is quite one-sided, which would be acceptable if it were a hop bomb. Alas, it is not.

M - Crisply carbonated, thin, almost feels like a lager.

D - Mediocre IPA, which is a shame, as every other brew I've had from Big Dog's has been quite good.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Dirty Dog IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
3.79 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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