Laughing Dog DogZilla Black IPA

Laughing Dog DogZilla Black IPA

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Brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing

Ponderay, ID, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

6.9% Alcohol by Volume

69 International Bittering Units

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DogZilla Black IPA is black and hoppy. A true Northwest IPA with a dark malt twist. A Big Bold Hoppy IPA that finishes with a dark twist. True to its IPA roots Dogzilla has a massive hop presence that is Piney and Citrusy. A malty backbone, along with the dark malt gives it a bit of a roasty finish. Brewed with Simcoe and Cascade Hops, Pale Malt, Munich, and Black Barley.

ID: 33236 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank2781
Overall Percentile94.6
Style Rank31 of 338
Style Percentile90.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.658
Weighted Score3.526
Standard Deviation0.385

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    came close to buying a bottle of this a couple of times just because it was one of the only things in store that i hadn't had, lucky i found out when going through some backlogs- i'd actually had it.. woo! .. Tap @ the Hay Merchant .. . pours brown .. medium foam, lacing is quite good .. . light bitterness, medium roast, and burnt to crisp caramel .. . light mouth .. medium finish .. did the job and an ok example of a black ipa but nothing to fancy .. . . i drank a lava lamp, it wasn't lava..

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    sour in the mouth with a woody taste, not oak, not piney, reminds me more of acorns. Very tannicky, though not oakey. Has a nice fat head that goes down slow. Like the dyslexic parody of god zilla.. Got mine in ashland wi at a liquor store. My first dark ipa. I drank half the pint bottle, then half of that a day later, then half of that a day later, than the rest three days later. As the days progessed it got... now you were thinking flat, but no, I have these special copper and rubber caps that keep that from from happening, no what I was going to say was that it got less sour and more of the dark flavor came through, though it did have more of a pencil shavings flavor. For those of use who remember what pencil shavings smell like its a nice aroma.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nearly black pour with a tight cream long-lived head and huge drapes of lacing. Chocolate-pine aroma with a dash of citrus hops, some caramel malts. Taste is a meld of cocoa-pine hops, very lightly sweet molasses, a touch of orange. Another good hoppy dark ale. Worth seeking, tasty.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark brown with a nice and full tannish-white head. Aroma is very sweet with lots of caramel, unlike any other I've tried. Lots of thick lacing. Citrus hop scents start to sneak out from behind the sweet malt. Nicely balanced. Finish is bitter, but better than other Black Ales I've had. I've seen reviews on here and other sites of people complaining about infections. Too bad for them, because I really liked this beer.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Had this twice. Meh. Dark pour, okay head and lacing. Hoppy aroma of pine intermingled with a roasted caramel malt. Flavor similar...this is definitely more of an ipa with some roasted malt thrown in rather than the hoppy porter character some black IPA’s have. I prefer the latter. Plus, this has a real funky off-flavor that was rather unpleasant..like a creamy lactic flavor. Meh.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle from SL. Deep brown black pour with a pillowy rocky head. Aroma was citrus and pine hops over a nice roast. Flavor followed with some licorice and chocolate and dark fruits and caramel under it all. Firm and dry but pleasant bitterness. A nice one, comparable to the Iron Hill Black IPA I did not too long ago in WC. I’m diggin’ these.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Strong aroma is like freshly baked rye bread with an undertone of yeast and just a hint of citrus. It pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick, fluffy, fairly persistent, pale tan head. Flavor is more rye-like and yeasty than hoppy, rather bitter, hint of grapefruit. Texture is smooth as soymilk and just a little bit tingly, leaving behind a sharp, slightly bitter, rye finish. OK, but I have had better.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A deep brownish mahogany colored beer with a big frothy textured, tan head. Good hang time and an impressive lacing of thick film on the sides of the glass and thick cap atop the body. Roasted malt and a ‘wash cloth scent’. Thick like a stout. Roasted, bittering coffeeand citrus hops in the tasting. Except for that ‘wash cloth’, this is pretty good.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    pours dark brown...little light gets through. very hoppy nose up front followed by rosted malt. feel is ok...a bit carbonated and a touch thin. flavor is pretty unique, even for a black ipa. it reminds me (slightly) of stone's 13th av. ale, but like a redheaded stepchild, not really kin. but theres a weird spicy hop flavor not present in the aroma, it's a bit weird but works with the heavy malt. finishes dry.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is a really dark IIPA. Tis more sweet and malty than hoppy, as traditional IPAs tend to be. The nose is carroty and smells like pee-pee kind of. It's got a bit of bark on the bite.

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