Laughing Dog India Pale Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing
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1.95/5 rDev -46.4%
Slightly hazy yellow orange body, topped by three fingers plus of white foam.
Light hay aroma, followed by hints of sour citrus.
An extra sweet pixie dust beginning. Sour lemon twang at the swallow. Way short in fruit and bitternes for an ipa.
Medium mouthfeel. No drinkability.
Blends together with the pale ale. Avoid both, and the cream.
01-25-2010 05:28:16 | More by RonfromJersey
2.17/5 rDev -40.4%
Poured bottle into a nice tulip glass, 1 finger head which quickly disappeared. The beer looked great but it had an odd smell to it. I am a huge IPA fan so I was hoping to smell some massive hops when I cracked the top but it just was not there. The taste was ok, nothing special, little thin on the mouth feel. I was disappointed with this brew b/c I read some good reviews on here. Picked this six pack up at TJ's in paoli, I need to stop by there more often, great selection of bottles and drafts. I will give a plug to the laughing dog devil dog IIPA, great brew. Hopefully some bombers head this way soon.
11-06-2008 02:37:54 | More by gibby
2.38/5 rDev -34.6%
Appearance- Pours an amber orange beer with a slight chill haze and thin yet persistent white head.
Smell-Mild citrus aroma with a hint of malts in the background.
Taste-Citrus hop and malts come early and pungent, but are followed up by a rough bitter ending that leaves an enpleasant flavor.
Mouthfeel-Thin and watery
Drinkability-Nearly a drain pour. So, needless to say drinkability is low. Other than bad flavor I have o reason to believe this is not representative of the typical beer, but in fairness I'll try this again and see if the review matches this outcome.
11-29-2010 08:12:28 | More by olmatty
2.85/5 rDev -21.7%
Pours a shiney copper, frothy, loose head that leaves plenty of lacing. Medium carbonation.
Fairly raw in the nose, malt backer settles it a bit.
Lemon zest comes through bigtime. Hops are verry bitter and unforgiving. Leafy and green. Maybe this is the trend. Alcohol is not very well disguised and was desired in this offering.
07-17-2006 03:30:13 | More by DogFood11
2.93/5 rDev -19.5%
A- Pours a deep orange with a 1 finger eggshell head which leaves quite a bit of lacing as it dissapates.
S- Smell is supersweet and floral. Already I am starting to get a little apprehensive about this one.
T- Taste is definitely hoppy but also has what I can only describe as a soapy sweetness. This one definitely did not hit me the right way.
M- Semi viscous, a good amount of carbonation.
D- I found this one very hard to drink. The soapiness in the taste really threw me off.
12-31-2007 20:23:33 | More by Lothore
2.95/5 rDev -19%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased a sixer at a gas station in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Reviewed live.
A- Three finger white head with large bubbles. Heavy carbonation in general. Fluffy head that leaves equally fluffy lacing. Caramel in color with high clarity. Moderately appealing beer.
S- Bold pine and citrus hops. Strong on the nose with a caramel malt body. Not super complex, but those hops are just reeking with hop oil. Take that as you will.
T- Strong hops with some pineapple, brown sugar, pine and citrus. Bold flavors, but again, hop-oil heavy. Almost drowns out the other flavors with the heavy hops. Not tremendously well balanced, but it does a serviceable job. Bitter linger.
M- Enough creaminess to help balance the hops on the tongue, but the acrid carbonation is not helping matters much. Surprisingly wet feel. Overcarbonated.
O- Not stand-out in anyway that is readily apparent to me. For a $7 six-pack, one could do worse. Too strong with the hop oil.
11-29-2012 04:58:07 | More by Murrhey
3.03/5 rDev -16.8%
A: Poured a deep reddish orange with good carbonationa and a nice white cap
S: Deep oily pine hops, varnish alcohol, and a good thick sugary malt base.
T: Big caramel malt upfront with grapefruit and citrus, good dose of hops, bitterness is spot on
M: Sordove oily, not to tasty, lighter body
08-28-2011 15:32:11 | More by barleywinefiend
3.13/5 rDev -14%
New beer available at Brass Rail so I picked it up for beer club.
Orange color with a cap of a white head that leaves some patchy lace. Smell is faintly citris with a strong backing of biscuity and caramel malt. Not your typical American IPA, leans more toward the earthy English IPA. Malty flavors open up the taste and it finishes bitter. It hovers somewhere between grapefruit and pine with neither one really taking over. Somewhat oily mouth. Overall very balanced but I think that hurts this beer by never letting it kick into full blown IPA range.
11-19-2008 01:47:17 | More by beermanbrian
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
12 oz bottle.
Poured a nice light tan color with a huge pillow-y white head that stayed forever and left some serious sticky lacing all the way down. very nice looking
smell was sweet floral, alot of both. very strange nose that made me not really want to try it.
Taste was more floral hop than the nose let on. I prefer pine/earthy hops, and these were definitely more floral/citrus/pithy hops. The midpalate was saturated with sweet malt that made the back of my tongue sticky and the hops were so oily it did not cut the sweetness.
Medium to heavy carbonation is the only thing that allowed me to finish this beer, otherwise i wouldnt have gotten it down. I think i will pass on this one in the future, not my thing.
03-31-2008 20:03:44 | More by tayner
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
Pours bright, burnt orange color with late rising white lace.
Aroma was pretty weak for an American IPA. There was very little fruitiness or resinous coming from the aroma hops.
The taste is sweet with a spicy, peppery bite to the hops. The body is very nice with a little fruitiness in the finish.
Seems more like a big ESB than an AIPA. Anyways, decent brew regardless of style.
07-18-2006 23:47:02 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
Laughing Dog India Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
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