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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

564 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 17
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews by pinotboy007:
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pinotboy007

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Slightly cloudy amber with an amazing, globular, dense styrofoam, Duvel-like whipped head and tons of lace. Impressive by any standard; beautiful.

S - Pine, malt and (believe it or not) sweet cucumber.

T - Very hoppy Pine and grassy citrus with some malt on the back end mingled with some bitter hops and a bit of burnt straw. Finishes mostly dry and a bit of sourness that's slightly medicinal. This would overwhelm most any food.

M - Slightly astringent but with a bit of creamy carbonation. Refreshing nonetheless.

D - The ABV is high and the bittering hops a bit over the top, but it nonetheless will appeal to hop-heads.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 20:44:30 | More by pinotboy007
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Bomber poured into a craft pint

A- Orange bronze in color. 1/2" pad of an off white head, which retains really well. Great sticky lacing.

S- Pine and earthy notes, some dry citrus. Malt notes are a bit sweet, and fruity.

T- Strong hop profile of citrus peel, with just a bit of a malt background. The hop character tips the scale on this one.

M- Fairly full in body. Thick and sticky. Long dry finish.

O- There's no denying this is imperial. Bitterness is way up there, with not a lot else to help balance it out.

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.