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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPAAlpha Dog Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

576 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A true hop bomb brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood hops for a piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.

127 IBU

(Beer added by: bitterthebetter on 02-14-2009)
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Trueant1

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3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great pour. Thick white head. Lots of smooth lacing. Lots of small bubbles. Orange/brown color.
Average smell for the style. Apricots, pine, sweet malts, and spice. I love IPA's that fill the room when you open. this does not.
Good taste. Very bitter, but expected for this style. Sweet malts with citrus/apricots trying to peer out of the bitter hops. Bitter hops win. Lots of fine carbonation that goes very well with this brew. Seems too watery to me for an imperial.
A good offering from the east coast!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 07:07:48 | More by Trueant1
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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.