Bad Dawg Malt Liquor | Evans Brewing Company

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Bad Dawg Malt LiquorBad Dawg Malt Liquor

Brewed by:
Evans Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Pit Bull High Gravity Ice

Added by BEERchitect on 11-10-2008

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by LiquidCucumber:
Photo of LiquidCucumber
1.48/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - light and fizzy, a surprisingly good looking head. Otherwise looks like hazy lager.

S - slightly malty, a little fruity. Also a bit of musty diaper or something.

T - a little bit of apple, but otherwise pretty much syrupy malts with a very metallic aftertaste.

M - fizzy and syrupy, you kind of need a chaser for this brew.

O - I want this experience to end quickly. However, its high abv places it in many people's hands who simply want to get drunk...

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Photo of supercolter
1.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Now I am not one to outright bash a beer, but this may be the worst beer I have ever tasted. Appearance is fizzy yellow, a bit of head, almost no lacing. Smell is almost non-existant which is pretty on par for the style, a bit of sweetness from the malt does come through with a touch of apple however. Taste is disgusting, lots of alchohol, a bit of sweet malt and very high amounts of metallicy taste. This is really bad. Mouthfeel is a bit better, somewhat smooth with ok carbonation. Drinkability....

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Photo of womencantsail
2.16/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks, Bobby.

Typical malt liquor appearance: pale golden straw color with a short lived white head. Intensely estery aroma, but also almost medicinally phenolic. A touch of banana along with intense sugary sweetness. Cloyingly sweet with sugar, overripe banana, corn syrup, and plenty of cereal graininess. It's also a little bit cidery, interestingly enough.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.86/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From the brewery: "2006 Great American Beer Festival® Bronze Medal Winner in the Other Strong Ale of Lager Category. Pit Bull Ice Malt Liquor can be described in 2 words - Strong & Smooth. Now, you don't have to sacrifice taste for strength. Pit Bull is one of the highest alcohol content malt liquors available, but our special ice brewing process removes the "harshness" found in the other brands, resulting in smoothest tasting malt liquor in the US. We brew with only the finest Red Robust malt, and a special blend of domestic hops - giving you a quality and consistent brew that you can always enjoy. Don't "Get Bit"!"

From my impressions: "yea, not so much." The beer poured a fizzy yellow color without much head formation or retention. Smells of pilsner malt and sulfers everywhere--amplified by the harsh alcohols. Tastes much the same with some rough graininess, some fruitiness (apples and pears) and some extra sweetness that quickly became annoying. Textures are where the beer hurts most. A heavy corn sugar laden sweetness and slickness throughout. Hot and stinging to the entire mouth. Low in complexity, the beer has no depth. It's certainly one to avoid.

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Photo of troobie
3.53/5  rDev +69.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I prefer malt liquors, and I prefer my malt liquors to be high gravity (HG.) Not too long ago 8-8.9% ABV was the definition for HG malts. Not surprisingly brewers have kept pushing the limit on ABV with 12% currently being the ceiling (for cheap, mass produced malt liquors.) This has led to a new class of HG's above the 8.9% range that I call super high gravities (SHG.)

Cheap SHG's above 8.9% have historically not rated high in the taste category in my opinion. I've always overlooked that knowing that I was drinking something special. Then I found Pit Bull. Wow.

It is important to note that this particular SHG is an Ice SHG. This is the first Ice brewed SHG I've ever had so I can't compare it to another, but I definitely can compare it to other super high gravities.

This is so smooth and so mellow the drinkability is through the roof. The smell gives you the wine/grape thing that you would expect from an HG with this high of an ABV, but the taste doesn't back that up. Smooth, mellow, creamy, and malty is how I describe it. Completely drinkable even as it warms up. You can go from a regular HG to this and not think twice about it.

At $1.29 a 24 ounce can and 10.2% ABV it can't be beat. This is my perfect balance of buzz/taste/price.

As always, don't buy a cheap beer from a gas station just so you can make fun of it and make yourself feel like a beer snob. I enjoy cheap malt liquor. How about you?

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Photo of johndoe8
2/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MasterSki
1.74/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

24oz can. This is a Pig's Eye product contract brewed at City Beverage in La Crosse, WI - as such it should be listed here. Thanks to joshuaseresse for this gem - we didn't get to it at our Epic Annual Malt Liquor Ho-down.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to some wisps and a thick ring of bubbles, leaving no lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Grapes, apples, corn, grain alcohol - pretty standard malt liquor collection of flavors. My wife says it smells like "granny perfume" - I'm pretty sure that's a negative descriptor.

T - Cloying sweetness, with a mixture of sugar, candy, corn, cotton candy, and white grape juice. Plenty of alcohol present too!

M - Sticky and dry simultaneously? Fusel alcohol warmth, grainy texture, flaccid body. Carbonation is decent I suppose.

D - This one was a struggle to put down - it's certainly competitive with Jaguar for the title of bottom of the barrel. Worth seeking out if you're into that sort of thing (like me).

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Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -3.8%

Bad Dawg Malt Liquor from Evans Brewing Company
2.08 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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