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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

574 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
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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far333

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed apricot color with an unexpected three finger head that lingered long and made me have to wait to dig in.

Aroma of tangerine and orange rind hops, and some honey malt.

Flavor of honey malt and citrus hops upfront, but the flavor is pushed around by carbonation bubbles and tingles. Hops move to the forefront, grapefruit rind and pine. ABV adds some warmth. Firm hop bitterness lingers.

Tingly mouthfeel, highly carbonated, a bit too much. Tasty beer, but could be more complex and better balanced from both a flavor and mouthfeel perspective.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 04:07:39 | More by far333
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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.