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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one exploded out of the bottle, beer everywhere, lost about 1/3 of the bomber. Hazy golden color, starch-white very sizable head, good lacing. Smells like ripe bananas in a funky pine forest where sourdough is proofing. Earthy mineral taste, more pine resin, sweet orange rind and oil - lots going on. There's a farmhouse-ale mustiness to the whole thing that's quite fantastic; a bitterness that reminds me of chewing Tylenol. No noticeable alcohol flavor. Too much carbonation for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 04:14:59 | More by kaufmaal
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-11-2014 01:48:58 | More by Burkbom23
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-03-2014 23:24:22 | More by Dduquette
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2014 04:40:25 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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jwerner23

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-30-2014 22:00:01 | More by jwerner23
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-29-2014 00:05:56 | More by TubaDan
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johnmac

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-20-2014 04:37:54 | More by johnmac
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark gold. smells very sweet. taste is bitter. very little head upon a vigorous pour.
sweet malty aroma, sweet malty flavor. some hop bitterness.... decent brew.... but, this is NOT a bitter beer. 127 ibu? I don't think so. what' up with my tastebuds? sweet, caramel-like flavor. 4.0 across the board as far as i'm concerned. decent, but not extraordinary, but then, I DID a Pliny right before this....

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:09:06 | More by pkalix
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-17-2014 04:21:30 | More by FadetoBock
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Dbailey5503

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2014 00:27:40 | More by Dbailey5503
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-07-2014 15:34:06 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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MrLacinak

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-30-2013 18:49:29 | More by MrLacinak
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-29-2013 16:01:21 | More by MisledTitan
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NationalEERS

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-27-2013 07:00:18 | More by NationalEERS
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KatyC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2013 02:09:48 | More by KatyC
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-14-2013 03:29:01 | More by jaydoc
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Ronw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-29-2013 19:18:08 | More by Ronw
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2013 00:31:04 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-23-2013 18:51:43 | More by Barnsley
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-19-2013 15:22:54 | More by Exeter
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-14-2013 03:15:34 | More by MidwestBA
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2013 23:59:41 | More by buzzy
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 12:07:10 | More by Noelito76
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

11-06-2013 01:05:47 | More by ncelauro
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Hopster916

California

1.1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It looked and poured beautifully. After that it was all downhill. Every sip tasted like I was drinking a liquid pepper. Truly wish I would have read the previous reviews before wasting money on this beer. I don't know what went wrong something is not right. I'm sure it's a bad batch, however based on this bottle I would never purchase another beer from Laughing Dog.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:04:59 | More by Hopster916
Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.