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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

599 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 18
Gots: 34 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Texasfan549, Jul 12, 2012
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ww54174, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong notes of malt and pine hops, a bit oily and a bit floral. A citrus-grapefruit taste cuts in and helps round the beer out, but this needs some better balance. On the whole, its still a pretty good DIPA, but its a bit wild on the notes. If that doesn't bother you, give it a shot. But if you like focus or balance to your DIPA's, go elsewhere.

DM1293, Jun 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JSchock7, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

59rockabilly, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a bright, slightly hazy golden color with a small white cap, that retains well and leaves good lacing.

S: Pine needles, orange peel and a whiff of caramel

T: Pine needles up front with an immediate IBU presence, light booze coupled with orange peel and some some light flowers. Caramel present from start to finish. Finish is a a bit dry and bitter

M: Medium body with good carbonation, IBUs hit the palate hard. Pine and citrus cling to the palate along with caramel and honey, a bit sloppy on the end

O: Not to bad, a good rep for the style, not something I would go for again but not bad but I would question the 127IBU's

barleywinefiend, Jun 05, 2012
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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.