Devil Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful copper body with orange hues beneath a light tan head that is packed with dense bubbles of carbonation that float in a pillowy cloud-like formation before leaving behind an intense amount of lacing.
Abundant hop aromas waft from the glass, which include herbal and citrus notes as well as pine needles. As the beer warms the malt sweetness appears as well.
The flavor is fantastic featuring similar herbal and citrus hop notes to the aroma with more pronounced caramel malty sweetness to follow that sometimes almost seems nutty. Pine needles are also noticeable towards the back of the palate as this warms, it becomes a bit sweeter and the alcohol really kicks in and there are even touches of sweet fruit.
Medium to full in body with generous carbonation and nice alcohol warmth as it warms. This is a pretty big beer.
This is a nice Impy IPA with plenty of character and while it leans more towards the malt than its counterparts, there is no shortage of hop punch.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 03:43:49 | More by CHADMC3
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3.81/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clearish auburn tinted golden body with two finger head and a descending lace ring. Typical strong, overpowering citric, piney, sharp hop aroma that is typical in these beers. This wasn't a bad beer but for some reason it just didn't click with me and became a chore to finish as I got down to the last quarter of bomber. Citric hop bitterness is plenty here (might I say tenfold) and the ABV isn't a nuisance until beer warms near finish. However, outside of the hops there wasn't too much going on in this simplistic beer b/c I found the malts (sweet caramel, bread) that could add balance and complexity to this beer to be minimal at best. A decent "DIPA" but not my first choice.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 16:09:18 | More by clayrock81
Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.