Moon Dog Love Tap – RETIRED

Moon Dog

Published October 14, 2015

The evolution of Moon Dog's first ever "core" beer reaches its third (or is that fourth) and possibly final stage. The beer that started out as a double lager at 7.1 percent ABV and that, in its first iteration, we likened to drinking hop goo, was initially brought down to a more repeatable 5.9 percent ABV when first bottled. From 2015, its draught incarnation has been turning out as an even more sessionable 5 percent ABV, thus appearing as many a crafty pub's happy hour offering. And, finally, Love Tap – now a "fun" lager rather than a double lager is a flat 5 across the board.

It's still very much a Moon Dog lager: prominent lime, kiwi fruit and lively citrus hops dominate. There's a touch of light, cracker like malt in there, but only taking time for a brief wave before the hops return, leaving a lingering, resinous bitterness. Smaller than its forefathers, yes, yet still bigger, hoppier and fruitier than your average bear.

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