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Laughing Dog India Pale Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog India Pale AleLaughing Dog India Pale Ale

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83
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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A profound love of hops and big brews led to our IPA. A little over the top it is a hophead’s dream come true. An Intense hop aroma and Malty body are followed by a smooth clean finish.

Generous amounts of Pacific Northwest malted barley along with some of the best hops from the fields of Yakima have come together to create an IPA that is very hoppy but very balanced with complex malt flavors.

Served Cool not ice cold so as not to subdue the hop aroma this is the beer that says don't mess with me I’m a BAD DOG.

(Beer added by: woemad on 01-23-2006)
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MikeM417

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-16-2014 02:01:55 | More by MikeM417
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2014 01:55:18 | More by KAF
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mactrail

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Robust white foam on the golden amber brew in the De Proef tulip. Hugely aromatic with fruity and flowery hops. The mouthfeel is sprightly.

This is a lusty big IPA that is not overly bitter. The label lists the hops as Cluster, Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe, and the ABV is 6.2%. The fruity hop flavors are delightful. It could be a double IPA with all the aromatics, but it is just generously flavored without the excesses. Well balanced with just enough sweet malty.

The canned version seems to date from the end of 2013. Overall, this seems like an improvement, and it's a highly drinkable IPA. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

Serving type: can

07-15-2014 05:30:06 | More by mactrail
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 19:58:40 | More by PickwickHopz
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-29-2014 16:52:11 | More by Jmbbabson
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2014 15:39:16 | More by Kegatron
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-27-2014 19:18:21 | More by let8it8grow
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: fairly hazy; burnt orange in color; steady stream of bubbles rising; less than a 1 finger head that dissipated quickly; a little lacing;

S: really nice combination of floral and pine;

T: no hint of the floral; pine is predominant, but not overwhelming; there is an underlying bitterness; malt sweetness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; semi-dry finish;

O: I really hoped the flavor would match the aroma; still enjoyable;

Serving type: can

06-23-2014 00:49:56 | More by HamdenHector
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sunshinethewolf

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-18-2014 01:43:52 | More by sunshinethewolf
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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GratefulNole

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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GrizDave

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-03-2014 17:34:54 | More by GrizDave
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > mason Pint

A - Slightly hazed orange gold with a finger of foamy off white head, medium lacing.
S - Run of the mill aroma, citrus zest, orange juice, big bready malt, pine, grass.
T - Some dank pine, sweet orange, bread malt, light grass and floral notes.
M - Medium feel, a slight chew to it.
O - Better than I remember it before, and to be honest its the only thing from Laughing Dog I'd consider getting again. Most of their other beers are flat out awful. This though is just a good average IPA. You know what you're getting with this one.

Serving type: can

06-03-2014 03:04:22 | More by Omnium
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-01-2014 17:34:50 | More by KevMo84
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-28-2014 03:41:00 | More by BayouBengal1537
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Laughing Dog India Pale Ale has a very thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, with tiny white specs suspended throughout, a few lazy ascending bubbles, and fairly heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet malts and piney hops. Taste is of the same, with an overriding sugariness, and there is an underlying hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Laughing Dog India Pale Ale finishes semi-dry and easily drinkable. No alcohol shows up with this beer. I suggest checking this out.

RJT

Serving type: can

05-07-2014 21:16:24 | More by RonaldTheriot
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-05-2014 19:39:07 | More by MikeWard
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-19-2014 16:47:10 | More by Mikecap
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Laughing Dog India Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.