War Dog Double IPA
Big Dog's Draft House

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From:
Big Dog's Draft House
 
Nevada, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.27%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 17, 2020
Added:
Mar 02, 2005
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
War Dog Double IPAWar Dog Double IPA
Notes: This is our bold Imperial IPA, made for lovers of the hop. We enlist Simecoe, Warrior, Citra, and Amarillo hops to create this wonderfully bitter and aromatic brew. With the strength and courage of a War Dog, this brew does not back down. This brew is dedicated to the War Dogs that serve alongside our brave troops.
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Big Dog's might have been the first beer made in Nevada I ever had, back when they were located on the Strip.

Anyways, first time I came across this was at the Bistro's 2006 double ipa festival when it was made by Dave Otto.
Came in a color somewhere between amber and orange. 1/2" white head. The recipe has evolved since then, now it has Citra hops.

Taste was a slightly below 100ibu kind of double ipa from that era, not super huge on the crystal malt, but you know, it was there. I believe the consistent hops used from the start were Simcoe and Amarillo. Usual dry bitter notes and that mix of citrus from orange, grapefruit and a bit of a hay/grass note as well. I'd have to say over the years its been my favorite from them. Since went through an evolution over the years as many recipes do, would be nice to see perhaps a tweaking of the malt bill, seems like all the rage is getting rid of that crystal malt and doing something lighter, or even hazy/flaked oat/wheat thing. Why not.
Apr 17, 2020
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Rated by Radome from Florida

3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at the brewpub in Las Vegas, NV.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by smcel371 from New York

Apr 17, 2017
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An amber color with a one finger head. The clarity of the beer is good and a decent amount of carbonation. The beer did present with some lacing on the glass.
Huge hop profile, floral, grapefruit, citrus (lemons/oranges), herbal, and pine. A decent malt backbone with toasty notes, and some biscuit notes in the background.
Big hop profile grapefruit, oranges, lemons, herbal, pine, and floral. Decent toasted malts and biscuit.
Medium body, medium high carbonation, and a lasting finish.
A good beer but not great, for me the balance in the beer is lacking. I was expecting more; the hop profile is awesome, but the malt backbone lacked sturdiness.
Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by rifleman_zach from Arizona

4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Really good DIPA. The aroma is not so strong but the taste is amazing! The hops and malts compliment eachother very well. This has that dank-like taste thats killer in ipa's. Definitely will be trying other brews from them. Poured into a frozen stein, hazy-golden color with a 1/4 in head.
Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by jw4free from Kansas

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by msumike89 from Colorado

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by Blcookies from Nevada

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by emwilke from Nevada

Dec 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by Mordhaus from Texas

Nov 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevem68 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color. Has a malty aroma with notes of light hops. Flavor is clean, has nots of citrus with a malty backbone. Has a nice mouthfeel with a bready like quality. Overall a solid IPA
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by torr99 from Nevada

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by kscaldef from Oregon

Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Apr 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.36 by ucsbmullet from Colorado

Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by azdback from Arizona

Feb 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeerZombies1 from Nevada

Feb 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jan 30, 2015
 
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Rated by Lefty702 from Nevada

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Proud of Big Dogs for this one.
Jan 01, 2015
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Rated by largadeer from California

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Surprisingly nice fruity and dry west coast style IPA from Vegas.
Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.23 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.08 by VegasGolfpro from Nevada

Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.2 by JeffLynch

Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by HopHead84 from California

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulys55 from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by midnitesun11 from California

Mar 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by MSL94 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Oct 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Beardcore from Nevada

Aug 22, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by coolandy007 from Nevada

Aug 02, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Jul 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 20, 2013
War Dog Double IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 69 ratings