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Devil Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

Devil Dog Imperial IPADevil Dog Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Devil Dog will chew you up and leave you whimpering for more.

At 98 IBU’s and 5.6 pounds of hops to the barrel it is an all out assault on the senses. Devil Dog Started as a labor of love but quickly took on a life of its own, leaving us drooling like Pavlov’s dogs at the mere mention of its name. Triple dry hopped and at 10% ABV, more than one of these bad boys will cause you to howl at passing strangers and chew up your toys, or anything else you can get your sharp little teeth on.

98 IBU

(Beer added by: johnbonham1980 on 03-18-2007)
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Talisker

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber received as a generous extra in a trade. Received August 2007, opened and poured December 2007. No freshness date discernible on bottle or label.

This beer can hunt with the DIPA big dogs. Pours a deep and unattractively murky reddish brown, not much yellow or orange here, nearly no head. But things perk up from there, with a wonderful hop explosion in the aroma, accompanied by rich malt that marries wonderfully to the taste. It's a bruiser - there's definitely a lot of everything going here - palate busting hops and malty sweetness not for the faint of heart - but just (barely) avoids the syrupy viscosity of too many DIPAs.

There's tons of malt, and any more thickness to the texture would put this into average territory, but Devil Dog pulls it out. Alcohol is hard to detect - BA says it's 10%, but there's nothing on the bottle and little to be felt in the drinking.

Absolutely worth more than just a try. If you're a fan of big DIPAs, then you should actively seek out Devil Dog. Up there in a the higher echelon of the style, and bests many better-known California versions of the same.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2007 05:54:40 | More by Talisker
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Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.