Devil Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing
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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
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: amber with little head and lacing
S: sweet with a caramel or toffee or butterscotch
T/M: similar to smell in beginning with a taste similar to a Werther's. Shortly after you can feel a little pull on the tongue. The hops combined with malt kind of brings out a taste of apricot. A dryness lingers after a sip that is unexpected given the initial sweetness.
O: the combination of malt and dry ended up being enjoyable. Could use a little less syrupy flavor up front, but the rest of the drink made up for it.
Serving type: on-tap
08-08-2013 21:59:20 | More by cjgiant
Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.