Monday, 22 October 2012
DogZilla Black IPA
My favourite Torontonian living in the States brought a bottle of this stuff with her on a recent visit home, so I decided to include her thoughts in the review--also another much loved person was there, so we brought him in on the fun. The more the merrier, right?
DogZilla pours a deep, cloudy brown, topped with a very thick tan head. Said my two amigos, it looks a bit like a rootbeer float. The aroma was of a pretty mild, evergreen quality.
According to my guest reviewers, DogZilla was well balanced and smooth, though the blend of bitter hops and dark malt gave the impression of a slightly burnt taste. Both were expecting more hops.
My own take was that the molasses notes and malty profile were fairly unexpected in a Black IPA. There was less in-your-face hop bitterness than some other beers in the category. There was a little bit of dark fruit to the finish, which was quite pleasant.