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Judge's Review: 95 Rating - Dogs & Boats by Beer'd Brewing Co.

September, 2016

Dogs & Boats

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Dogs & Boats by Beer'd Brewing Co. was judged as  Double IPA according to BJCP 2015 guidelines. The beer opens with an explosion of guava, honeydew melon, resin and grapefruit that can be smelled half a table away. Malt is supplementary with notes of caramel and grain.

Highly attractive, this beer is golden with orange hues, has near-brilliant clarity, and boasts a dense cream head that never really seems to go away.

The flavor picks up where the aroma left off with dominating yet pleasant lime, guava, tangerine, resin, and melon-based hop based flavors. Malt is once again supportive although the moderate bitterness could easily be higher based on the lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. The smooth alcohol further reinforces the sweetness from the malt.

Overall, Dogs & Boats is a quality Double IPA showcasing the nuances of modern American hop varieties. Highly drinkable, it’s 9.1 % ABV will creep up on you before you know it.

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