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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

581 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 581
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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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-16-2014 01:39:26 | More by zestd
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mpg2384

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-12-2014 14:51:19 | More by mpg2384
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-10-2014 23:21:52 | More by wvbrewcrew
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 02:45:43 | More by WillAndSarah
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Walshwi

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-01-2014 20:00:07 | More by Walshwi
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-31-2014 22:41:28 | More by andrenaline
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 21:35:13 | More by Latarnik
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 02:55:56 | More by OKCNittany
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-22-2014 00:30:35 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-18-2014 00:54:08 | More by Boone757
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-10-2014 07:07:12 | More by brpendergast85
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coombski

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -33%

05-06-2014 22:50:11 | More by coombski
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-28-2014 02:51:44 | More by MistyMountainHops
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-25-2014 21:01:39 | More by DOCRW
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-19-2014 05:53:58 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-16-2014 18:08:08 | More by rogerdandy
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-14-2014 02:13:35 | More by bismarksays
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-09-2014 23:55:58 | More by harrisjohnson
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-06-2014 04:43:59 | More by paulish
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JonAdams

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-03-2014 22:44:57 | More by JonAdams
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of weak pine and citrus
Head enormous – initial pour gave 13.5 cm of off-white creamy foam and only 1 cm of liquid. This slowly diminished to a 2 mm layer with a 3 cm center rising like a volcano from the ocean.
Lacing is good, covering about 50% of the glass surface, but in random patterns, no distinct rings
Body is medium orange with chill haze.
Flavor is very non-descript, with a little hop bitterness and a slight alcohol taste, ending quickly with an alcohol stomach warmth. No malt, no diacetyl, no discernable hop flavor.
Palate is medium, watery, and has lively carbonation

Overall, this is an OK beer. After the initial shock of a 13.5/1 head, as the hypercarbonation fell, the beer became very presentable with some head retention and that volcano-like final layer. Both the nose and flavor were very muted, but not like an old IPA, just one with either no hops (IBU = 126) or weak hop character. Frankly, I wouldn’t have guessed this was an IPA.

03-31-2014 12:37:32 | More by Ozzylizard
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-29-2014 20:24:15 | More by VeganUndead
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-25-2014 02:30:11 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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frlrv1020

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-24-2014 23:29:21 | More by frlrv1020
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Boto

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bomber: This one pours a clear, darker golden color. There was about a finger of off-white head on it that left minimal lacing. An interesting nose for a DIPA. It is a bit lighter than I would have expected. Earthy, musty and some floral notes. Sweet malts and some pine also. The taste is good. Not as bitter as I expected, but still a good bite. Lots of malts, minimal sweetness. Earthy, faint citrus. Good, but not quite up to sctartch with the rest of them.

03-13-2014 17:14:36 | More by Boto
Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.