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Devil Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Devil Dog Imperial IPADevil Dog Imperial IPA

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very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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nmann08, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

cjgiant, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

tbryan5, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

firstlighthiker, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

tadmuchowski, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

bigred89, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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AndrewMichael, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BRLockwood, May 27, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I haven't tried too many of Laughing Dog's offerings since they've started coming through this area, but I'm fixing to rectify that. This case-in-point pours a clear orange-brass topped by a finger of bone foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, pine resin, pine needles, a hint of tobacco, and a sprig or two of mint. It's a mess of butter and clashing greenery. The taste follows suit, with a nice bit of alcohol on the back end to provide warmth and to exacerbate the battle already underway. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this was just a mess of a beer, one that is riddled with butter and unwilling and seemingly unable to form any semblance of balance or peaceable interaction between this buttery juggernaut and the hops that seek to unseat him from power. Can't we all just get along?

TMoney2591, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

infi, Apr 26, 2013
Devil Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.