War Dog Double IPA | Big Dog's Draft House

War Dog Double IPAWar Dog Double IPA
BA SCORE
80.6%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 67 ratings
War Dog Double IPAWar Dog Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,956
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
67
Liked:
54
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
9.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of busternuggz
3.01/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a pint on draft at Big Dog's Cafe.
Clear yellow-orange color with a creamy white head. Left sheets of persistent lacing.
Mostly pine and grapefruit zest on the nose, pretty faint overall.
Aggressive and slightly astringent pine hits you on the taste, followed by some bitter grapefruit and lemon zest. Very bitter with only slight malt presence. Finishes dry with little to no aftertaste. Manages to seem "big" but not very full flavored for a DIPA.
Light-medium bodied, clean. A little creamy up front.
Not very drinkable for me, I'd like more malt balance and flavor. Didn't really feel like finishing the pint.
I enjoyed their Dirty Dog IPA much more, this beer just didn't seem to have a lot to offer other than bitterness.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Beardcore
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of colts9016
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of imagese
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Big Dog Draft House. Menu listed the beer @ 8.8% abv

A- golden with a one finger. Impressive lacing on the whole glass, but the color seemed to be missing something

S- I didn't get much smell. A SLIGHT piney astringency

T- big pine hops. A little cereal maltiness, but very little. A slight alcohol burn at the end as well

M- quite thick and left a lot of bitterness

D- nice overall

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Photo of emwilke
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emmasdad
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to schmittymack for bringing a growler of this one back from Vegas ("another tick") Dark golden color, with a surprisingly huge amount of white foam (considering this growler was filled 4 days ago--I thought it might be flat, at this point). Fairly hoppy, medium to full bodied, crisp and carbonated, Fairly sweet, malty and good. Thought I might have to find someone to share this growler with, but I think I might just finish it myself (tomorrow morning's gonna suck).

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of paulys55
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Broden
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MSL94
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mordhaus
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRJMellor
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy godld orange and amber color with big, foamy white head that left shards of lace all over the glass.
Aroma of a citurs grove with resiny hemp.
Flavors were a bit muted but a nice interplay of juicy caramelly malts intertwined with some citrus and hop oil notes.
Mouthfeel had just a hint of thinness and metallic notes to it. (slight oxidation maybe) Anyway not unpleasant just not quite full on kick ass DIPA material.
Drinkability was pretty high, potent yet really thirst quenching.
This place has promise.

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Photo of jw4free
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardsfan
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable dipa. Color was pretty good and smell was not over the top but seemed to lack something. Taste was good...not to boozy and good hops blend with citrus. Feel was good and overall a good enjoyable dipa.certainly would get this again and would like to try more from this brewery.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty702
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Proud of Big Dogs for this one.

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War Dog Double IPA from Big Dog's Draft House
Beer rating: 80.6% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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