Brew Review- Black Dog Ale

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Alright gents this post kicks off our twice a week Brew Review Section (Sunday and Thursday) where we at the Dapper Young Gentleman will be lending you our better than expert opinions on all things beer related. You’ll notice that we review everything from tiny craft brews to the major domestics. We do this in order to give you, the reader, a better sense of the relative quality of each beer we review, a baseline if you will.

Today we review Black Dog Ale, a West Coast craft brew that is available (though hard to find) throughout the country. I’m enjoying mine on Balboa Island in sunny California, and this english style amber ale is only adding to the relaxed atmosphere. It has a very sweet taste with notes of brown sugar and a distinct hoppy kick in the middle. It’s not in any facet an excellent brew, but it’s better than average. If 50 is average (we’re not going with 50 as fail here, think of 50 as a C) I’d give Black Dog Ale a 67. It’s good, not great.