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Laughing Dog India Pale Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
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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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-18-2013 19:27:10 | More by AngusOg
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-30-2013 14:34:36 | More by davet100
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-18-2013 02:14:27 | More by harrisjohnson
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2013 02:45:24 | More by EBeckett3
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-21-2013 18:35:33 | More by Adamostella
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-05-2013 03:30:31 | More by Kmat10
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pkalix

California

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so I wonder how the hell Total Wine got this one in stock . . .
pours a nice golden neon yellow with some thin white topping...
smell is floral, citrus, pine. bits of grapefruit....
taste is . . . . same. but thin. easy to drink though, I guess. Idaho, huh? well, I guess they tried.... and they have phil Jackson....
overall, a decent brew. I wonder what else they have on tap . . . .

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 01:06:30 | More by pkalix
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-02-2013 18:04:29 | More by IDABEERGUY
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-27-2013 02:41:12 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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DyingBreed

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-25-2013 01:47:43 | More by DyingBreed
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-25-2013 00:06:44 | More by jaxon53
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2013 19:28:11 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-12-2013 20:53:54 | More by JMUbrewz
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-22-2013 19:39:31 | More by DeekNayvuz
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-21-2013 21:53:02 | More by alelover
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TD2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-13-2013 17:24:38 | More by TD2
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-09-2013 02:40:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-07-2013 00:50:48 | More by AndrewMichael
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Brenden

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear brew that goes just beyond gold but doesn't reach amber, the head on this one is as close to white without being pure white as it gets. It reaches nearly one finger and keeps a steady, strong foam the rest of the way. It leaves a large area of densely spotty lacing down to about the middle of the glass with sparser spotting the rest of the way.
I'm a little surprised by the fruits and pine coming out of this one, both in aroma and flavor. It's not as weak as I've head some people say it is by any means. It is nicely balanced, which some hopheads might not appreciate, though it makes it technically better. I want lots of hops without being choked. This delivers, and gives me a nice caramel and honey biscuit sweetness beside. It does have a floral or slightly grassy aspect and, as it warms, something interestingly almost nutty comes out into the finish.
The mouthfeel is nice and smooth without compromising crispness. Carbonation is moderate. The body can't manages medium, though on the light side, but enough to provide support.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 19:33:16 | More by Brenden
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Clear gold in color, with a big, two-nch head of white foam
Aroma-Piney hops, spicy note
Taste-Piney hops, toasted malt that just manages to acquire a semblance of balance, followed by a long, lingering bitterness that follows to the finish. Bright and bitter this IPA would shine with a spicy food pairing.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:27:00 | More by hosehead83
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baklo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2013 23:03:14 | More by baklo
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roostor07

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -45.1%

03-20-2013 19:19:11 | More by roostor07
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Hopscat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured to pint glass. Golden , clear with beautiful off white head and good lacing which sticks to glass.
This is my second LD brew and the spicy hops note is there again. Is this rye (?), probably need to check the brewer website for notes.
Taste is some fruity and some spicy hops with a nice malt balance.
This IPA feels great with good body medium to full with good carb. Very drinkable/sessionable. A solid IPA and I'll pick up again, though the price point is pretty high. Paid $2.80 for a single.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 17:34:04 | More by Hopscat
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-09-2013 00:24:30 | More by ejimhof
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DukeX13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-21-2013 23:33:59 | More by DukeX13
Laughing Dog India Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.